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Our Kennesaw team
Olivia was born in Massachusetts, but raised in Georgia. She is new to the dental field, but enjoys learning something new every day. In her free time she likes to travel to different countries, hike, and spend time with her family.
Khia grew up in the Philippines and then lived in Switzerland for five years, where she studied
French and learned to ski. She moved to the United States in 2018 and enrolled at GSU -
Perimeter in 2020. She recently graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting and
continues to learn this profession from the team at 1st Choice Dental Center. Khia loves to
spend time with her family and her three dogs, who she takes hiking, walking, and swimming in
North Georgia's rivers, mountains, and woods.
Ashley is a treatment coordinator at 1st Choice, Although she has only been with the office for a short time, she loves helping patients and making them feel completely comfortable before stepping through the doors. When Ashley is not at the office she loves spending time with her husband and two wonderful girls, going on weekend trips and exploring all Atlanta has to offer.
Ashley is a great help to our doctors and patients by providing attentive service during cleanings and other treatments. She loves getting to know the patients and makes a concerted effort to keep the patients informed and encourage them to do their best with preventive care at home. Ashley is very adventurous. She likes wakeboarding, riding four-wheelers, and she even learned to skydive recently! When she's taking it easy, she likes spending time with her friends and family, including her little Yorkie, Winston.
Dawn has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She loves helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile and smile, as this is incredibly important to their overall health and well-being. She is so thankful that she gets to be a part of an awesome dental team and gets to care for so many great patients. She also loves being a part of an amazing and large family. She is married with 2 kids and has over 20 nieces and nephews. She enjoys soccer, shopping, and being outdoors.
Heather Doyle was born and raised in Dallas, Ga. She recently graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting, and feels like dental assisting is her calling! She loves helping patients that come into the office and loves to make people smile. She is a mom of two children and one chihuahua. Working at 1st Choice has shown her that even the smallest gestures can have a great impact on someone's visit.
I was born and raised in Cochran, Georgia until I moved to Kennesaw in 2019 to finish my
degree at Kennesaw State University. I am a psychology major and a criminology minor with a
plan to go to graduate school for my masters and doctorate. I love being outside and going hiking
in my free time. I am an avid lover of concerts and live music which mostly consist of the punk
and alternative genre. I love helping people out and making their day a little brighter!
Shannon was born in New Jersey, and raised in Dallas, Georgia. She graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting in 2018 and has worked at 1st Choice ever since. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making them laugh and feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair. She spends most of her time with her family and friends and loves cheering on the Red Sox!
Heather has been in the dental field for 14 years. Her specialty is helping patients understand and maximize their insurance benefits. She has been with 1st Choice since 2013 and is a great asset to the team. Heather is a mother of two boys, Matthew and Braydon. Heather loves spending her time off with her family. She enjoys being outdoors and going to her boys' sporting events.
Dusti graduated from Hawes Career Institute in 1995. In 2003, she became a certified dental assistant while attending Ohio State University. In 2004, she passed state boards to become an expanded functions dental assistant. She has been working as a dental assistant for 21 years; 17 years in Ohio, and 4 in Georgia. Dusti is a big Ohio State fan and loves lounging poolside with her husband and their bulldog, Bella.
Erika was born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Georgia. She graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting at the Kennesaw office in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring different waterfalls in Georgia.
Ray was born in Florida, raised in Kennesaw, Georgia. He recently graduated from Georgia School of Dental Assisting. He enjoys making patients laugh while getting to know them & ensuring they have a great experience at the office! He likes spending his down time at home with his wife & 2 cats. He also enjoys watching football & basketball.
Annie was born and raised in Florida, and moved to Georgia recently to be around family. She graduated from Dental Careers School of Tampa Bay. One of her favorite things to do is go to the lake and have boat days with her family, and spend time with her kitten, Conway!
Hannah graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting in 2019. Her favorite thing about dental assisting is the knowledge she's gained from her work. She is always learning something new every day! She has lived in Dallas, Ga her entire life, and recently became a mom to a beautiful, healthy baby.
Debbi has worked in the dental field for over 30 years as an assistant and in front office operations. She enjoys getting to know and helping the patients. In her free time, she likes trying new recipes and spending time with her dog Cooper.
Heather has been in the dental field for over 20 years, she loves providing the patients with the best care possible. Heather is originally from Louisiana, which means she is a huge LSU/Saints fan, but don't hold that against her! In her spare time, she loves running, playing kickball.. anything outdoors! She has a 15-year-old pit mix named Bella that she absolutely adores.
Our Woodstock team
Morgan attended the Georgia School of Dental Assisting in 2016 and has since moved from dental assistant to scheduling coordinator. She enjoys helping get our wonderful patients set up with appointments and helping out at the front desk. Her personal interests include: spending time with her family and her five-year-old German Shepherd, Gus. She also runs a wood sign business in her spare time.
Stephanie was born and raised in Woodstock, Ga. She recently graduated from the Georgia School of Dental Assisting, and feels like oral surgery is her calling! She loves to help patients look and feel their best. After many years of playing competitive soccer, she loves attending Atlanta United games. She also enjoys spending time at the beach with her two fur babies, Macie and Brady.
Melissa was born in Los Angeles, CA, raised in Miami, and moved to Georgia in her early teens. She has a daughter and enjoys crafting & crocheting. She has always wanted to be in the dental field, and is very happy that her dreams are coming true!
Liz was born in Southern Indiana, but has lived in Georgia for 13 years. She's enjoyed 22 years in the dental field, working in oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and a periodontal practice. She believes that being the best practitioner she can be involves always evolving her approach to dental care both clinically and educationally. She has two sons and three dogs, and in her spare time enjoys kayaking, reading educational journals, gardening, and spending time in her downtown community.
Danielle Thompson dental and surgical assistant for 4 yrs, loves being able to make a difference in peoples lives, thankful to be part of such an amazing practice, loves spending time with her family and 3 fur babies and loves to be outdoors.
Morgan graduated from Cornerstone Preparatory Academy in 2010. She took classes at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, before moving back to the Atlanta area and becoming a dental assistant in 2014. Since 2016, when she "retired" from assisting, she has worked for both 1st Choice and the Georgia School of Dental Assisting in Operations, splitting her time equally between the two.
Sydney is a Treatment Coordinator at 1st Choice, she has been working in the dental field for 5 years. She loves helping patients find their smile again and giving them the confidence that they have found their dental home with us. Sydney loves spending her spare time with her Golden Retriever, Teller, hanging out with friends and family and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!
Amy takes a lot of pride in her work at 1st Choice Dental Care. She has been working with Dr. Vaughn for more than 14 years. Amy likes getting to know the patients and visiting with them over the years. When she's not in the office, Amy likes to relax by the lake and spend time with her family. She and her husband have 3 boys that keep them very busy.
Amanda is originally from Jacksonville, Florida (go Gators!), but has been in Atlanta since 2002. Amanda has worked in dental for 8 years and loves it! Making people smile is her favorite part of the job. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing with her 2 girls, ages 12 and 3. She loves to bowl, watch football, and go to the gym!
As the practice administrator, Holly works with the Woodstock team to help ensure that all patients receive the highest levels of customer service when it comes to appointment scheduling, financial arrangements, and any business-related issues. What she loves most is that 1st Choice values patient care above all else. On a personal note, Holly loves hanging with her favorite pup "Bear", going to festivals, hiking, and hanging out with friends at any type of sporting event. Don't hold it against her but she loves the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints! "I really enjoy my interactions with so many different people. Everyone has a story, and it's great to be able to become a part of that."
Aubrey is originally from Virginia. She spent 4.5 years serving our country in the U.S. Coast Guard and settled in Georgia about 10 years ago. She has been with 1st Choice Dental since 2013. Aubrey is passionate about dental hygiene and believes that a healthy mouth is key to a confident smile. She takes pride in working with patients to achieve that confidence. When away from the office, Aubrey loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and goldendoodle. Together, they enjoy camping, hiking, tubing, paddle boarding, and soaking up the sun at the beach!