Tanya, Scheduling Coordinator
If you’ve called the office, chances are you’ve talked to Tanya. Since joining our practice, she’s been answering our phones, scheduling and confirming appointments, and taking care of checking patients in and out. While she may be new to our dental office, she’s been working in dentistry for 15 years.
Since Tanya is a newer member of the team, she’s enjoying getting to know many of our patients. She loves helping people, so it’s no surprise that one of her favorite parts of working in the office is seeing how happy people are when they get major dental work done and get the results they wanted.
Outside of work, Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown children, two dogs (Daisy and Trixie) and her friends from high school – also known as the Ya-Yas. She also enjoys being involved with her church and reading a book on the beach. One of her favorites is “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.
Lisa, Treatment Coordinator
Lisa has been working in our dental office for over 26 years, so it’s no surprise she’s in charge of managing the doctors’ schedules, our office supplies,and our supplies budget. She also schedules patient appointments, takes care of verifying insurance coverage, presents patient treatment plans, and checks patients out before they leave.
Lisa loves getting to know the patients and being able to help them – and she loves working with our team, what she calls her “work family”. She can see that each and every doctor and team member cares about our patients and tries to make them feel at ease and content when they are in the office.
Whether Lisa’s gardening organic vegetables, hunting, riding 4-wheelers or working on her tractor – she loves to do it all with her family. She even harvests her own chicken eggs and sells them to local restaurants and vendors! In addition to spending time outdoors, she also enjoys reading – “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury is one of her favorites.
Lori, Practice Manager
Lori’s career in dentistry began 24 years ago. She took a chance, interviewed for a position with a dentist, and he hired and trained her as a dental assistant. She worked her way up the ladder, eventually becoming the chief operations officer and human resources manager for a dental management company. For the past 15 years, she’s been managing the day-to-day operations of Dr. Vautin’s dental office.
Lori takes care of accounts receivable, employee training, managing staff, and serving as a problem solver when a new challenge arises in the office. Through it all, her favorite part of the job is the people – she loves to see how a patient in need of a treatment is led through the proceed of diagnosis, planning, and treatment.
When she isn’t managing the office, she loves spending time with her family outdoors – especially riding 4-wheelers in Tennessee. Lori also enjoys a good book – one of her favorites is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.
Allison, Dental Hygienist
Allison has been working as a part of our dental team to care for patients’ dental health – most of all, their smiles – for over 20 years. If you come in to the office for a dental cleaning, periodontal charting, sealants or fluoride treatments, chances are Allison may be the person providing your care. She also enjoys educating patients on proper oral health techniques – so she not only works with you in the office, but also helps you learn better ways to care for your smile at home!
Unlike some children, Allison always enjoyed going to the dentist – and as she grew up, that turned into a career goal. She received her education at the Medical College of Georgia, and now she’s been in dentistry for over 20 years – all of them with Carrollton Dental Solutions. Why so long with the same practice? She loves getting to know her patients and helping them make the most of their smiles.
Denise, Dental Hygienist
Denise has been a part of our team for nine years, and in dentistry for a total of 22. As one of our dental hygienists, she removes hard and soft deposits from teeth to reveal your best smile. She also takes radiographs and oral cancer screenings, and reviews health history and proper dental health techniques with our patients. Educating patients on how to care for their teeth and gums is what she loves most about her job.
Denise worked in a dental office for four years as a dental assistant and liked it so much she wanted to further her knowledge and skills. That’s what led her to complete the dental hygiene program at West Central Technical College and pursue her bachelor’s degree at Georgia State Perimeter College.
When she isn’t sharing her dental health knowledge with our patients, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, family, and friends. She enjoys camping and kayaking, and reading a good book – “23rd Psalm” by Mitchell H. Warren being one of her favorites.
Sheila, Dental Hygienist
After graduating from Georgia State Perimeter College and being in the industry for 30 years, Sheila says she is still learning as dentistry changes – proof that old dogs can learn new tricks.
Her love of dentistry began when she was a teenager – she loved the one-on-one attention she received from her dental hygienist. She’s spent the past 21 years with our dental office – reviewing patients’ health histories, performing oral cancer screenings, taking radiographs, removing hard and soft deposits from teeth, and teaching patients oral health techniques they can use at home.
Sheila enjoys giving patients advice on how they can improve and maintain their overall dental health, and presenting new ideas and products. She keeps up with the latest dentistry trends through her American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) membership.
Outside of work, Sheila enjoys helping her church family, shopping at arts and craft shows, touring museums, listening to big band music, traveling, spending time with her family, and reading.