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Our Dedicated Team

Each member of our dental team is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to every patient who enters our dental office. Whether you’re visiting us for a simple checkup and cleaning, or a more complex treatment like dental implants, we’re here to guide you through the process, help you feel comfortable, and never make you feel like you’re left in the dark. We’re proud to say that our team rivals the highest expectations of customer service in the area, and we truly care about your wellbeing. You can learn more about each of our team members by reading below.

Front Office Team

Lea Justice,
Office Manager

Dental office manager Lea

Lea assists the dentists with dental 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 dental 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.

Tiffany Porter,
Front Office team member

Front office admin Tiffany

A Greensboro native, Tiffany loves being a part of the excellent team here at Lake Oconee Dentistry. Before this position, she worked at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Oconee for 18 years! Outside of work, she and her wonderful husband have three beautiful adult children, as well as four grandchildren who keep them very busy. As for hobbies, she spends her free time binge-watching TV shows and listening to music.

Taryn Stanley,
front office team member

Financial coordinator Taryn

 Taryn joined Lake Oconee Dentistry in August of 2015. Taryn’s friendly, welcoming attitude made her the perfect choice to serve patients. 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 dental 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.

Beth Bryan,
Front Office Team member

Front office admin Beth

Beth helps take care of patients following their clinical work, making sure their next appointments are scheduled and that their financial obligations are in order. She has her Bachelor’s in English and Spanish. She is a lifelong learner and really enjoys that this job gives her so many new opportunities to gain knowledge! She also loves that the team is always willing to work together for the benefit of the patient. Beth was recently married in April of 2018, and her personal hobbies include drawing and writing.

Ashley Myers,
front office team member

Scheduling coordinator Ashley

Joining our team in 2020, Ashley is one of the newest members of our dental office. In the time she has been here, she has genuinely enjoyed working alongside her amazing colleagues to help each patient have a phenomenal experience. In fact, that is her favorite part of her job! Outside the dental office, she enjoys drawing, painting, and watching classic movies. One thing you may not know about her is that she used to work with a children’s book illustrator and has helped with various art projects in the community.

Kene’ James,
front office team member

Concierge Kene

Kene’ may be a relatively new member of our team, but her ability to provide genuine, compassionate care to our patients is evident from the moment you meet her. She completed her studies at DeVry University and joined our dental office in 2020. She loves ensuring that each of our patients feels comfortable and cared for, no matter if they are coming in for a routine cleaning or last-minute emergency care. In her free time, she loves doing yoga, enjoying music, and playing video games. When asked an interesting fact about herself, she shared that she worked in software development before making the switch to dentistry!

Alex Voecks,
Front Office Team Member

Front office team member Alex

Alex’s hometown is Lawrence, KS! She completed her studies at the University of Kansas before moving here to Georgia. She loves getting to help people feel more confident in their smiles and their overall health each day. Outside the dental office, Alex loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, being on or near the water, and watching sporting events. For her, the best way to end the day is by curling up with a good book!

Cherrie Brulport,
Front Office Team Member

Front office team member Cherrie

Since joining our team, Cherrie has thoroughly enjoyed caring for each patient and working alongside an amazing team that works so well together. Although she is originally from West Palm Beach, FL, she attended college at East Carolina University. Before joining the dental field, she worked for Macy’s for 42 years in both retail management and IT. In her free time, some of her favorite things to do are spend time with her loved ones (including her two pups), traveling, going to arts and crafts festivals, and being by the water. Here’s something you may not know about her: she’s been to Australia twice!

Reagan Brandon,
Front Office

Reagan’s hometown is Social Circle, GA! She joined our team in 2022, and, so far, her favorite part of her job is getting to work alongside an amazing team. She and her high school sweetheart are celebrating their 10th anniversary in November 2022. If that wasn’t exciting enough, they also welcomed their first child in February 2022. When she isn’t with family, she loves being outside, spending time with friends, and shopping.

Hygiene Team

Tabby Binion,
REGISTERED Dental Hygienist, CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dental hygiene team leader Tabby

Tabby came to our dental office in 2013, having earned her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Pensacola State College in Florida. She loves that the Lake Oconee Dentistry team focuses first on patient comfort and care. The dentist’s office is a scary place for many people, so being able to help them feel relaxed is always wonderful. She goes above and beyond to help patients stay healthy and happy by providing thorough cleanings and educating them on good oral hygiene practices. At home, her family (which includes her husband Jeb and her sons Tripp and Carris) is all about dinosaurs these days – most of her free time is spent crawling around on the floor. Other hobbies include walking, spending time on the lake, and soaking up peace and quiet on her mama’s porch.

Angela Gary,
Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Angela

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 enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping, boating, and spending time with her friends and family whenever she can. 

A’dre Harper,
REGISTERED Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist A'Dre

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

Dental hygienist Tricia

Tricia was born and raised in Milledgeville, GA and joined our team in 2015 with three years of experience in the dental field. She earned her Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in dental hygiene 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 dental 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, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.

Leeanna Goss,
Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Leanna

Leeanna has her Associates in Dental Hygiene, and her career in dentistry spans over seven years and counting. She joined the Lake Oconee Dentistry team in 2017 and truly loves the people she works with. Her detail-oriented nature and love of helping make patients comfortable will shine through from your first appointment. Outside of the dental office, Leeanna and her husband Preston have a smart and funny daughter named Bailee. She enjoys spending quality time with them when she isn’t busy at work and teaching her little girl all about life. She also likes doing arts and crafts (Chip and Joanna are her inspiration).

DeAnna Blizzard,
Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist DeAnna

DeAnna is relatively new to the world of dentistry, but she already loves being able provide high-quality oral healthcare to patients in mind and educating them on the important of good oral hygiene habits at home. She earned her Associates in Applied Science from Central Georgia Technical College. She appreciates the strong teamwork here at the dental office and truly enjoys her job! Outside of working hours, she spends lots of quality time with her husband Eric, her daughter Skylar, and her son Carter. Other favorite hobbies include fishing and running.

Alyssa Garnto,
registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Alyssa

Alyssa attended Central Georgia Technical College before joining the dental field nearly 5 years ago. When asked the best thing about her job, she said that it is getting to know each of her patients and learning about all the different places they have been. She also loves that the dental office environment is very positive and encouraging! When she isn’t at our dental office, she likes spending time with her family, especially her niece, and her puppy, Finn. You can also find her traveling, hiking, and just about anything involving water and sunshine.

Kimberly Leverett,
registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Kimberly

Since joining our team, Kimberly has loved the positive atmosphere while getting to know each patient. She studied at Central Georgia Technical College and currently is certified in CPR. Another Georgia native, she and her husband have two amazing children, Ryker and Taylin. Her favorite things to do outside the office are being on the lake, spending time with her family, and watching her son play baseball.

Melinda Reeves,
registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Melinda

With 20 years of experience under her belt, Melinda joined our team in 2021. Since then, she has thoroughly enjoyed building relationships with each of our patients. Originally from Rochester, she attended high school in New York before studying at Macon State College. Life outside the office consists of lots of family time. She and her high school sweetheart have been married for more than 30 years and have one son and three grandchildren together. As a family, they love to take weekend trips in their camper, boating, kayaking, and hiking!

EMILY WEATHERFORD, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Dental assistant Tabitha

Since joining our team in 2022, Emily has enjoyed helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles. She attended Georgia Southern University and Augusta University for her studies, which is where she earned her bachelor’s degree in public health and dental hygiene. Plus, she is certified in CPR! Outside the office, she likes playing with her Golden Retriever, going to the lake with her husband, spending time with family, and cheering on the GA bulldogs every Saturday. Here’s a fun fact about her: she’s traveled to over 10 countries in her life!

Dental Assistant Team

Makayla Mathis,
Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Makayla

As one of our assistants, Makayla loves being able to help patients feel comfortable and at ease in the treatment chair! She always goes the extra mile to send them off feeling better than when they arrived. She is the oldest daughter, granddaughter, niece, and cousin of her family. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV shows, laughing and chatting with loved ones (she can talk for hours if you let her), and generally having a great time.

Jessica Stanley,
Expanded functions Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Jessica

Originally from Mansfield, GA, Jessica joined our dental office 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.

Michelle Alexander,
expanded functions Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Michelle

Michelle grew up in Cartersville and has been a dental assistant since 2010. 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. In her free time, she enjoys fishing at Lake Oconee Dentistry with her husband and going to the North Georgia Mountains and the gulf for vacations.

Amanda McMullen,
expanded functions Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Amanda

After working in dentistry over a decade ago, Amanda is now returning to the field after being a stay-at-home mom. She’s currently enrolled at Penn Foster in the Dental Assistant program. The team members here at Lake Oconee Dentistry already feel like family to her, and the dental office has a great environment that fosters learning and growing on both personal and professional levels. She really loves getting to know new people through her work and helping them so directly. Outside of work, Amanda and her husband have a son and a daughter. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, watching the Bulldawgs, volunteering for community events through her church, and (of course) spending quality time with family.

Syreeta Lumpkin,
Dental Assistant

Dental assistant syreeta

Syreeta is originally from Madison, and as one of our dental assistants, she does a great job of making sure patients are being cared for properly and that the doctors have what they need when they need it throughout the treatment process. She is a CDA and received her training from Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta. She loves that the entire team makes everyone feel welcome and right at home, and her adaptive, friendly personality makes the position a great fit. Outside of work, she has a son named Dylan and a daughter named Khloe. Her favorite hobbies include baking, spending lots of quality time with family, and taking her kids to Chuck E. Cheese.

Averie Earnest,
expanded functions Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Averie

Averie loves coming into work each day to work alongside her amazing teammates. She actually went to dental assisting school during her senior year of high school – her graduations were only two days apart! Now, she is looking forward to many more years of helping patients improve the look and functions of their smiles. Away from the office, her favorite thing to do is be on the lake and fishing.

Tabitha Bailey,
Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Tabitha

After six years in the dental field, Tabitha joined our team in 2021. Immediately, she loved the environment, the team, and the ability to truly help people achieve their dream smile. She attended Augusta Technical College and Penn Foster for her studies. Away from the office, she loves spending time with her family. She also has several hobbies, including making shirts and tumblers, cooking, and practicing photography!

BRI SMITH,
DENTAL ASSISTANT

Dental assistant Tabitha

Bri was born and raised right here in Georgia. For her studies, she attended Georgia Military College. Although she was a Paralegal for several years, she switched to the field of dentistry in 2021. Since joining our team, she has thoroughly enjoyed making patients feel at ease during what is sometimes a scary situation for them. Away from the office, you’ll most likely find her spending time with her son, Camden. She also enjoys riding RZRs, watching Alabama football, and going to the lake.

Marketing

Michelle Ciavola,
Marketing Director

Marketing director Michelle

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.

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