The dental hygienist and the dentist work together to meet the oral health needs of patients. Whether you visit your dental hygienist twice a year or more frequently, they are an integral part of your dental care. The roles of the hygienist include but are not limited to:
- Assessing oral health conditions and reviewing health history
- Probing and charting periodontal pockets
- Taking and developing dental x-rays
- Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from teeth surfaces
- Applying preventive materials to the teeth (sealants, fluorides, and antibiotics)
- Helping patients learn oral hygiene strategies to maintain optimal oral health
Donna is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been practicing hygiene for thirty years. She came to our office in 1996. She lives in Dallas and is single. In her spare time she loves to shop and go out with her close-knit group of friends.
Lesley graduated from Georgia Perimeter College where she received her Associates of Science degree in dental hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist with Buckhead Dental Associates since 2001. Lesley is married and has two boys.
Lynn has been with the Buckhead Dental family since 1988. She has her Associate of Science Degree in dental hygiene from DeKalb College. Lynn has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association since 1986.
Lynn is a true southern lady having grown up in Calhoun, Georgia. She currently lives with her husband Darryl in Peachtree Corners. They have two children both attending Georgia Southern University.
Natalie obtained her Associates Degree in dental hygiene in 1993 from Clayton State College. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Natalie has been with our office since 1993.
Natalie has been married for 17 years. She and her husband, Joe, have two sons who are 14 years old and 9 years old. Natalie enjoys volunteering at both schools where her boys attend. She is also very active in her church community and co-teaches a ladies Sunday school class. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys reading historical fiction. Surprisingly, she also has a motorcycle, which she rides…chaps and all!
Pam is a graduate of DeKalb College earning an Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene in 1989. Like many of the Buckhead Dental team members, she has been with the office for almost twenty years!
She and her husband have three daughters. Most of her free time is dedicated to her girls: attending sporting events such as crew, ballet, and cheerleading.
Tiffanni graduated from Georgia Perimeter College in 2001 with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also a certified CPR instructor. Tiffanni has been with Buckhead Dental Associates since 2002. She is the mother of two boys who keep her very busy. Tiffanni is from Mobile, Alabama and enjoys participating in the “Original Home” Mardi Gras celebration. She loves to travel and attend the boys sporting activities.