Pediatric Dental Team – Canton, GA
The professionals that make up our team have years of dental experience, and they go above and beyond to make our dental office a warm and friendly place that children look forward to visiting. Their goal is to treat you and your child better than family while delivering stellar service so you both leave the dental office with smiles on your faces. Read on below to learn more about our fantastic team!
Tonya, Office Manager
Tonya has been a member of our dental office for over seven years now, and her career in the dental field as a whole spans well past a decade. A Canton native, she studied at Dental Careers Institute and is trained as a dental assistant. For her, the best part of this job by far is getting to interact with so many amazing families and learning about them on a personal level.
Tonya’s husband Dan is a Fire Lieutenant in the Metro Atlanta area, as well as the owner of Southern Sweetwater Pressure Washing. They have a daughter named Alexis and a son named Daniel who plays football (go Cherokee Warriors). Some of her favorite hobbies in her spare time include camping, kayaking, hiking, attending live events, enjoying quiet time with journaling or reading, and tending to her herd of pet goats.
Kelli, Front Office
Kelli has been an important part of our dental office for over five years now. She studied at Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta and also has her teaching certificate in early childhood education! What she enjoys most about her role is getting to work closely with children and their parents.
Kelli hails from Warner Robins and currently lives in the Canton area with her husband Rodney. They have four sons who are either starting careers or finishing up their education. She enjoys spending her free time hanging out with family and friends at their lake property at Lake Weiss in Alabama or simply reading a good book!
Moira, Front Office
Moira is from the Marietta area and has been a big part of our dental family for nearly five years. She’s amazing at creating deep connections with both our patients and coworkers. Everyone feels just like family!
Moira’s family consists of her older sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, dog, cat, and her parents. Outside of working hours, some of her favorite hobbies include baking, painting, cross-stitching, shopping, singing, traveling. She also LOVES sloths – be sure to ask her for a random fact about them.
Dawn, Front Office
Dawn was born and raised right here in Georgia. She loves being a part of the team at Cherokee Children's Dentistry – it’s the same dentist her daughter went to! Working alongside the best group of people has been one of her favorite aspects of her job since joining our team in 2022.
Dawn and her husband, Brad, have been married for 25+ years and have two beautiful children, Noah and Emma. Some of their favorite things to do together are going on a beach vacation and going camping in their RV. Here’s a fun fact about her: she was named after the Tanya Tucker song “Delta Dawn.”
Laura, Dental Hygienist
Laura is originally from Canton and has been working in dentistry for over two full decades. In fact, she’s been a member of our dental office for 12+ years! She loves meeting new families that join our dental family and helping their kids feel comfortable in the treatment chair.
At home, Laura and her husband Chad have a daughter named Caroline, two sons named Jackson and Hudson, a dog named Murphy, and a cat named Maisie. Some of her favorite ways to pass the time include reading, baking yummy treats for the whole family, traveling to new places, and exploring little towns/shops all throughout the North Georgia and North Carolina mountains. She also LOVES organizing!
Cheree, Dental Hygienist
Cheree’s career in the dental field spans over 20 years so far! Originally from Oro Grande, CA, she studied dental hygiene in California. Today, she feels very grateful to interact with such wonderful children and great coworkers.
At home, Cheree is happily married with two awesome teen boys! Some of her favorite hobbies include decorating, organizing, tackling various home improvement/DIY projects, and going for long drives on beautiful country roads.
Stephanie, Dental Hygienist
Stephanie has more than six years of experience in the world of dentistry, and each one of those years has been right here with our team! Some of her favorite aspects of her job are educating patients on how to care for their teeth and getting anxious kids to love coming to the dentist. Since attending Georgia Highlands College, she has continued taking CE classes, earned her CPR certification, and become a Mental Health Aider.
Away from the office, you’ll most likely find Stephanie serving at her church, reading a book on the beach, working out, or watching a good crime documentary. Here’s something you may not know about her: she can speak two languages!
Josie, Clinical Coordinator & Lead Assistant
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Josie started her career in pediatric dentistry in 1995 at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York. She relocated to Georgia in 2005. Josie has spent her entire dental assistant career specializing in pediatrics and is recognized as an expanded duties assistant by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. She is married and is the proud mother of a son, Alan. Away from the dental office, Josie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Carly, Dental Assistant
Originally from Waleska, Carly studied at the Georgia School of Dental Assisting. Today, she loves getting to work so closely with kids each day. Hearing all their fun and crazy stories is the best!
Away from work, Carly spends lots of time with her two siblings, her boyfriend Matthew, her wiener dog Bonnie, and her gecko Blake. Some of her favorite hobbies include traveling, hiking, and getting comfy with a good book or TV show. She is always the first person to jump on an opportunity to take a vacation.
Madison, Dental Assistant
A Canton native, Madison attended the Dental Assisting School of Georgia for her education. One of her favorite parts of being an assistant is getting to see our special patients with happy, healthy smiles that look so confident!
Madson is close with her parents and brother. She also loves cuddling her two dogs Sadie and Maggie. Away from work, her top priority is spending LOTS of quality time on the lake, pool, or beach. It’s not a surprise that summer is her favorite season of the year by far.
Tazeh, Dental Assistant
As one of our assistants, Tazeh always looks forward to helping kids chase away the “sugar bugs” and overcome their fear of the dentist’s office! Seeing their big smiles is always a wonderful moment. She studied at the Atlanta Academy of Dental Assisting.
A Marietta native, Tazeh is extremely close with her parents and her little sister. She also has a boyfriend named Michael and two little fur babies named Kooper and Kaia who are Boxers. Some of her favorite hobbies in her spare time include painting, scrapbooking, riding dirt bikes, and wakeboarding in the summer – but only in smaller bodies of water, as she’s terrified of the ocean!