Meet Your Greensboro, GA Dental Team
Front Office Team
Lea Justice, Office Manager
Lea assists the dentists with office operations, develops systems, and focuses on patient retention. She's also our human resources manager. Lea grew up in Athens, and she now calls Eatonton home. Her education includes a paralegal degree from Georgia College. She finds the patients to be wonderful and the team to be amazing, and she appreciates that each day in the office is different and exciting. For 15 years, Lea worked in the hospitality industry, and she has a strong background in customer service – she loves people! Her hobbies include reading, being outdoors, spending time with her husband and daughter, and spending lots of time on the lake. Her husband Chris owns Justice Marine, so boating is an important part of family time.
Rebecca Toledo, Front Office Team Leader
Rebecca may be the voice you hear on the phone when you call, scheduling your appointment or greeting you when you check in. Originally from Haines City, Florida, she now lives in Greensboro and first joined our practice in 2012. With her Associate’s Degree in Hospitality, she's a great fit for customer service. Our staff, office environment, and service to the community are all reasons she enjoys being on our team. When she has time, she enjoys reading and crafting, and she's married with a young daughter.
Julie Menke, Financial Coordinator
Julie addresses and responds to all questions regarding patient accounts, insurance, financial arrangements, claims, pre-determination estimates, appeals, statements, and collections. She's also the contact person and event manager for Dentistry From The Heart, a national non-profit dedicated to helping those in need receive dental care. Originally from Frederick, Maryland, she moved to Greensboro in 2006 and joined the practice in 2007. She has a BA in economics, and she's continued her education in computer graphics at McFadder Technical Center and Sheridan Technical School in Florida. She also studied community association management at the Community Associate Institute. She loves the commitment to lifetime dentistry and dental excellence offered at our practice, and she has complete confidence in the clinical knowledge and skills of our dental team. Meeting the needs of our patients in every way possible, including making their visits stress-free, is at the forefront of her mind at all times.
Julie spends her free time reading, being outdoors, and taking on all kinds of new projects. She's an active member of her church, and has five children and six grandchildren, the oldest of who is a dental hygienist.
Mindy Hardison, Scheduling Coordinator
As our scheduling coordinator, Mindy ensures that the office continues to run smoothly every day, scheduling and confirming appointments, answering patient questions, and much more. She joined our team in 2015 with her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and more than two years of experience in the medical field, as well as many more in customer service. Mindy truly loves our amazing team and patients, and takes every opportunity to make others smile. Away from the office, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Angela Westenfeld, Dental Concierge
Angela joined our office in April of 2013 and has more than 25 years of experience in her field. Among other duties, she is responsible for assisting our patients with scheduling and answering their financial questions in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand. Angela loves the fact that our practice is so focused on customer service, and she really enjoys making sure that our patients are thrilled with their treatment. She and the rest of the team take great pride in the artistry of the doctors’ work. Angela and her husband Terry have two sons: Charles, who is married to Adrianna, and Jackson, who is married to Breanna. She has been a proud member of the Gator Nation since 1983 and is a lifelong Braves fan. In her free time, she likes relaxing by the pool, reading, music, and spending time with her loved ones and dog Jerome.
Taryn Stanley, Dental Concierge
Brand new to the dental industry, Taryn joined Lake Oconee Dentistry in August of 2015. Taryn’s friendly, welcoming attitude made her the perfect choice to serve patients as a dental concierge. She is happy to assist patients with questions, concerns, scheduling, and payment planning. Originally from Gwinnett County, Taryn studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta and still loves nature photography. She lives with her husband and parents on a farm in Madison and spends a good deal of her time outside the office working on the farm and caring for her dog Baloo and three cats. Taryn loves trying new things and is currently working on mastering guitar and archery, but her favorite pastime is relaxing with family and friends.
Tabby Binion, Dental Hygienist, Hygiene Team Leader
After graduating with her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pensacola State College, Tabby wanted to finally get started in the dental world. We opened up our doors and welcomed her to the family, and she has become a valuable member of our group. Genuinely passionate and caring, Tabby loves to help patients achieve optimal oral care, giving them a thorough cleaning when they arrive for an appointment. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her high-school sweetheart husband, her young son Tripp, and their dog Kilo.
Angela Gary, Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela was born and raised in Hawkinsville, Georgia. She graduated from Florida Community College of Jacksonville in 1996 with her Associate’s Degree and has been a practicing hygienist ever since. She also obtains continuing education hours regularly, especially in the areas of periodontal disease, sleep apnea, and Invisalign clear braces. Angela joined our team in March of 2002. She educates her patients about long-term optimal oral hygiene and shares with them the newest research about the correlation of oral and full body long-term health. Angela knows that she’s a perfect fit for her job due to her passion for overall dental hygiene and meeting new people. She strives to work with her patients so that they receive her great care while improving the health of their mouth. She says that she’s blessed to have the greatest, most dedicated patients!
Angela and Mike are happily married and have a beautiful daughter together. She enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping, boating, and spending time with her friends and family whenever she can.
Janalyn Rissmiller, Registered Dental Hygienist
Janalyn focuses on providing root scaling and planing as periodontal therapy, as well as giving advice on proper teeth cleaning. She's from Warner Robins and now lives in Monroe, and she joined our practice in 2012. Her education includes earning her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, and she loves her job because she enjoys meeting new people and keeping things clean. Her favorite things include animals, reading, jogging, decorating, and watching movies, and she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd. She has three dogs named Bobby, Joe, and Lucy and three cats named Batman, Zelda, and Stinky.
Bridgette Daniel, Registered Dental Hygienist
Bridgette is from Gray, GA and graduated from Central Georgia Technical College in 2010 with her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the staff of Lake Oconee Dentistry in 2012 and regularly performs dental cleanings to remove calculus and plaque, reviews health history, develops dental X-rays, and educates patients on oral hygiene. She loves the patients that she cares for and the never-ending educational experiences that she comes across. Bridgette appreciates the growth opportunities that her career provides. Her interest in dentistry was sparked during her time as a Dental Tech for a veterinarian’s office, and she knows she’s a perfect fit for this job because she enjoys interacting with patients to make them smile and enjoy their overall dental experience.
A’dre Harper, Dental Hygienist
As one of our valued dental hygienists, A’dre genuinely enjoys working with our patients to help them meet their oral health needs. She emphasizes dental hygiene education, providing everyone who sits in her chair with the information they need to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. A’dre loves the way that our entire team works together to provide our patients the best comprehensive treatment possible. Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, learning how to cook, and being outdoors. She and her husband Shannon have two precious children named Aubree and Shannon, Jr.
Tricia Graham, Registered Dental Hygienist
Tricia was born and raised in Milledgeville, GA and joined our team in 2015 with three years of experience in the dental field. After she earned her Associate’s Degree of Applied Science, she went on to pursue her dental hygiene education at Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, GA. One of her favorite things about working here is the way that we all come together as a team to give our patients the best care and treatment options available. Tricia especially enjoys her hands-on time with her patients and absolutely loves what she does for a living. Away from the office, Tricia loves reading books, keeping up with all of her favorite sports (she’s a diehard Florida State Seminoles fan), going to the mountains and the beach, and spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend Chris.
Dental Assistant Team
Brittney Flowers, Dental Assistant Team Leader
Brittney became a member of our team in April of 2013 with her Associate’s Degree in both Science and Business Administration, as well as her basic and advanced dental assisting certifications. With a detail-oriented personality and a genuine passion for helping others, Brittney is an excellent asset to our practice. She thrives on interacting with our patients and seeing them love their smiles with the help of our restorative and cosmetic services. Outside of work, Brittney enjoys being outdoors, fishing, going to concerts, and cheering on the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs, as well as spending time with friends and family back home.
Jessica Stanley, Dental Assistant
Originally from Mansfield, GA, Jessica joined our practice in October of 2012 as a certified dental assistant. She loves the daily opportunity to assist the doctors and interact with our amazing patients. In fact, one of Jessica’s favorite things about her job is the ability to help our patients overcome their fears so that they can receive the care they need. For Jessica, patient satisfaction is always #1! She and her husband Billy have two girls named Natalie and Paylin, and they love to stay active as a family. Their hobbies include getting outdoors, kayaking at local lakes, and participating in local 5ks.
Ashley Hamilton, Dental Assistant
By receiving personal training from our experienced doctors, Ashley has grown into one of the most talented dental assistants around. She has the ability and technical prowess to assist the dentists with any procedure, and she does so with care, as she loves to help others. When a patient enters the room – new or returning – Ashley is always the first to smile because giving patients comfort and happiness is her goal. She is an animal lover, an expert at scrapbooking, and a friendly, caring individual.
Tara Harrison, Dental Assistant
Tara is originally from Covington, and she has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration as a Management Major. She loves the friendly atmosphere here at Lake Oconee Dentistry, as well as the fact that everyone’s always wearing a smile! She also enjoys the opportunities her job gives her to be a great team player. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, going to church, crafting, watching HGTV, kayaking, and playing with her Pomeranian, Phoenix.
Michelle Alexander, Dental Assistant
Michelle is actually new to the Greensboro area, having mostly grown up in Cartersville. She enjoys assisting the doctors, taking impressions, and making temporary restorations whenever needed, and her favorite part of her job is how well everyone works as a team to ensure that patients are all properly cared for. Her caring, calming personality and strong work ethic make her a great fit! Michelle earned her diploma in dental assisting from Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and in her free time, she enjoys fishing at Lake Oconee with her husband and going to the North Georgia Mountains and the gulf for vacations.
Michelle Ciavola, Marketing Director
Michelle originally hails all the way from Rochester Hills, Michigan, but she has lived in Georgia since 2001. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and has over 14 years of experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing. She’s responsible for Lake Oconee Dentistry’s business development, which includes their planning, development, implementation, and tracking of all marketing strategies. Michelle also assists in the creation of artwork and design for the marketing efforts. She loves that the whole staff of Lake Oconee Dentistry works together as a cohesive team toward their common goal of achieving 100% patient satisfaction. Michelle is happily married to her husband Todd, and together, they have three wonderful children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, waterskiing, and spending as much time on the lake as possible with her family and friends.