Our Team

Our team is dedicated to make your dental visit as pleasant and comfortable as you would expect from a family oriented dental practice. From the moment you enter the office, you will be treated with the utmost respect you and your family deserves.

- Dr. G

Practice Manager

I began my career in 2001 as a pharmacy technician while attending the University of Georgia. I soon learned how much I loved patient care so I went on to Mercer University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program for my graduate degree. In 2005 I graduated and continued my career in pharmacy.

For the past few years I was privileged to serve as the Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta.

As of 2009, I am very happy to say that I am now able to be a part of this wonderful practice. I have been a part of many teams in the past and have made many friends along the way; however, this team really works well together! Everyone here truly cares about each other and our patients. This caring attitude comes across in all the little day-to-day interactions that make this practice so special.

It is great to come to work everyday and really love what you do. I believe that the patients, staff, and dentist here really make the work I do so enjoyable.

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I began my interest in Dental Hygiene when I received the privilege to do volunteer
work at Oakwood Smiles for a work-based Learning program at my high school. I
was able to observe the hygienists and learn information that will be beneficial to myfuture. I soon realized that dental hygiene was a career that I would seriously pursue.

I am currently working part-time in the front office as a student of West Hall High
School. I plan to attend Gainesville State College and Lanier technical College in the
fall of 2011 to start my Dental Hygiene Major.

I am very proud to say that it has been a great experience getting to know the dentist,
our staff, and our patients. It is truly a joy to work with such friendly people who
really care about our patients and their health.

Natalie is the youngest of the practice, joining our group when she was only 16 years
old. She is a fast learner who we feel has a bright future in dentistry. Now heading
to college, Natalie is the kind voice your hear when you receive your appointment
reminder phone call. These reminder calls lead to one of our patients to say, “who was
that sweet angel that called to remind me of my appointment” when he came to his

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Patty Brown
Dental Hygienist

I began my interest in Dentistry as a young child, my mother worked with the only Dentist in Buford. Mother was trained back in the day when Hygienist were trained by their Dentist. I am a 1978 graduate of Dekalb College. When my son was born 30 years ago I did leave hygiene. I returned to the dental world 21 years ago. I was so fortunate when Oakwood Smiles called me to temp. Now I am a permanent employee with happy people and a beautiful office. You have realized by now I am not the youngest person here. Growing up in Buford I am now living in the over 55 community of Village At Deaton Creek. My Son is an Attorney in Florida about to move to Birmingham. I have 2 dogs, Rosie and Poppy.

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Dental Hygienist

I am a 1979 graduate of Macon college of Dental Hygiene with an associate of science degree. I have been a member of the oral health profession for 31 years. I have practiced in public health, periodontal and general dentistry.

I joined this practice in 1996. I feel our mission is to improve the dental health of our patients and help them to have a beautiful smile. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. We work as a dental team and our patients quickly become aware of our outstanding commitment to service, making their visit more comfortable, our commitment to patient education makes decisions about dental care easier and our constant focus is on the patient.

I attend CE classes yearly where I learn about the latest procedures and the most
advanced technology available.

We love Phyllis’s outgoing personality! We have also decided that it seems that she has provided dental care for everyone in Northeast Georgia at some point over the last 30+ years she has been providing care. She is very active with The Moose Lodge, with her husband Kenny. They are often seen performing at local venues with Phyllis at the Mike and Kenny on his guitar. Now that their son is grown and a father himself they spend their free time traveling. We are all very proud of her son, Mac, for serving and protecting us all as an active service man of the U.S. Army. Most recently she became a very proud grandmother of an adorable little girl.

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Dental Assistant

Education: Lanier Technical College

I began my career in the dental field in 1986 and joined this practice in 1994.

What I enjoy most about working in the dental field is improving people’s smiles along with their self-confidence, easing patient's dental phobias, meeting new people and developing their trust as well as their friendship.

What I enjoy most about this practice is the ability that we share to work as a team, the
friendship and the fun we have in as well as outside of the office. This is just a great
place to work!

Shawn is our native “Gainesville-ian.” She not only grew up here but also married and
raised her son, Trey, in Gainesville. So a lot of our patients are literally like family to her. Shawn always has a sweet smile and kind words for our patients. Whether you are family or it’s the first time you meet her Shawn is always very gentle and makes everyone feel at home.

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I began my career in dentistry as a dental assistant while still in high school. I graduated from DeKalb College in 1985 with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I am married to Dennis and have two wonderful daughters. My oldest daughter is in her second year at Kennesaw State University and plans to pursue a nursing degree. My youngest daughter will be in high school next year. My hobbies are gardening and enjoying my animals. I have two ornamental fishponds with goldfish and turtles. I also have six Bantam chickens, four dogs, one cat, and two Leopard Gecko lizards. I am proud to be a part of a quality dental practice where patients receive the best dental care available. I look forward to meeting and treating your whole family.

Tammie is always happy and bubbly. We feel it’s impossible to be around her without
smiling. You will often her laughter coming from her room several times a day. She has a natural ability to brighten everyone’s day!

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Financial Coordinator

With 15 years experience in the dental, financial, and administrative field, I strive
to provide the best for Oakwood Smiles in order to establish complete patient
satisfaction. I believe that assisting patients with financial question is key to helping
obtain optimal care for our patients. We as a team enjoy creating relationships with
each patient and strive to demonstrate a welcoming and warm environment as they
walk through the door.

I enjoy and appreciate being a member of a qualified and friendly office that operates
with a high tech advantage, without diminishing the human touch quality. I feel very
blessed to be part of such a wonderful team.

After spending 12 years in South Carolina, I relocated to Georgia in June of 2007. I
am blessed to have a loving husband, three beautiful children, and a wonderful son-in-
law. In my spare time I enjoy reading, and spending time with my 2 year old granddaughter Braylee.

Tammy is reliable and smart so when we created a new position, and interviewed
many, Tammy was an easy choice. Being the loving mother of three she has proven
herself to be a natural leader time and time again.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box #19
Oakwood, Georgia 30566

Physical Address:
4038 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, Georgia 30566

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 6pm
Fri: 8am - 3pm
Sat: 8am - 1pm