Any dentist who achieves any real degree of success has to have a loyal and committed staff. I am proud of my team. We strive to continuously seek out better ways to serve our patients. We strive, as a team, to stay informed about current advances in dentistry and bring many of those advances to LaGrange. We strive, as a team, to bring excellence in dental care to our patients.
We are serious about the “science” of dentistry; however we are well aware of the personal side of patient care. This staff works together to provide excellent clinical care while maintaining a very comfortable level of down-home friendliness. We are all “real people.” You will find that we work very hard to help our patients become as knowledgeable about their conditions and needs as possible, offering educational materials, intraoral digital photos and answering all questions with genuine interest as we help patients determine their best options in treatment.
A lot goes on behind the scenes you never see as we prepare for your dental experience. I appreciate the dedication and commitment of my staff. I could never do what I do without them. We are a team. We are a family.
I am pleased to introduce you to my staff.
A great team does not “just happen”. Finding people who can work together with a single focus of providing our patients with the best patient care and experience possible is no small accomplishment. I am proud of this group of ladies. You will find them knowledgeable, helpful and ready to make your entire experience at our office more than just “going to the dentist”. Call today for your appointment.
Tracie B. – Office/Business Manager
Tracie is the lady with the answers. She is responsible for the business side of this practice and has years of experience helping manage a family business. When you have Insurance questions or any financial considerations, Tracie is our go to person. When it comes to finding the best possible way to finance a large case or find a way to help you through a challenging time you will find Tracie not only very knowledgeable, but a compassionate listener.
Tracie has been married to Ferrell for 20 years. She has two very active children, Hutch and Haryson. Hutch is presently attending Mercer University, and Haryson is a student and Tigerette at Troup High School. She enjoys making crafts and volunteering with the youth group at Rosemont Baptist Church.
She has spent the past 15 years helping manage her family’s rental properties. She also enjoys going to sporting events, especially football games, and cheering on her Troup Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs. She also feels that there is never a bad time to be at the beach.
Kristen S. – Receptionist/Appointment Coordinator
When you call the office the first voice will hear most often is Kristen’s. Having worked on our clinical staff gives Kristen that edge that helps her answer questions and is invaluable when it comes to determining how much time you will need for your visit. Kristen will help you navigate your busy schedule to get the appointment you need.
When she has personal time, she loves spending time with her husband Freddy and family, traveling, hunting, concerts, cooking and reading.
Kristen is a valuable member of our team and you will find her focused on making your experience in our office as positive and pleasant as possible.
Brittany K. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Brittany earned her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Columbus State University and has worked for Dr. Vollenweider since October 1996. She joined our practice directly out of hygiene school and has truly “grown up” with Dr. Vollenweider.
We have always had a strong emphasis in this office on the important role of the professional hygienist. Brittany is in charge of our hygiene department and plays a critical role in educating and motivating our patients about the treatment options they have available. Brittany supports Dr. Vollenweider’s efforts to constantly keep up with current information and technology. She is quite active in continuing education herself, pursuing the latest information to help her educate and treat our patients. Our patients love her genuine, down-home personality and appreciate her commitment to quality care with a gentle touch.
She has a beautiful daughter, Abbie, who attends nursing school at LaGrange College. Brittany enjoys running, swimming, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She has been spotted tailgating Auburn football games from time to time.
Evie M. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Evie, a recent graduate of Columbus Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Program has joined our practice. I am so happy to have her skills, wonderful caring heart and smiling face join my fantastic staff. Trust me, she is a natural and you will love her.
Evie was awarded the Faculty Award at graduation for excellence in professional skills and character. We are very proud of her. Evie has roots here in LaGrange and West Point. She and her husband, Ivy, have 2 beautiful children and a third bundle of love on the way… due in November. It’s a wonder she has time to be a hygienist and yet she cherishes the time making a difference for our patients.
She and her family attend Springroad Christian Church. Ivy is a former manager at Roger’s Barbeque. He now works for Pike Electrical Contractors.
Megan M. – Primary Chairside Dental Assistant
Megan joined our office in 2011. She has been responsible for almost every duty a dental assistant can have at one point or another. As the Lead Chairside Dental Assistant, Megan certainly stays busy taking care of many of the behind-the-scenes things in our office you might take for granted. She is also one of our primary portrait photographers for our Cosmetic Simulations.
She brings a great attitude and smile into the room every time she assists Dr. Vollenweider. She has a determination and spirit about her that insures her success. We are happy to have her on our staff.
It may surprise you to discover Megan is an enthusiastic outdoors person who is an avid hunter and loves to fish. Get her to explain her form of “noodling” for fish.
Kendra J. – Chairside Dental Assistant/Patient Coordinator
Kendra has returned to our office. A lot has happened since she left. She not only went to school, but started a family with her husband, Scott. Kendra knows she has a passion for dentistry after her short absence. She missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients and experiencing the life changing results of the dentistry we provide.
As Patient Coordinator, Kendra is present at most complex patient consultations to take notes and assist in scheduling appointments. She is also one of our primary portrait photographers for our Cosmetic Simulations
She and Scott have a handsome son, Jack, and in her spare time she tries to be a part of every life experience Jack has. She is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys riding bikes, running, sewing and working in her yard.
Krystal B. – Chairside and Hygiene Dental Assistant
Krystal is the newest member of our staff and is doing a great job. Mother of a beautiful young daughter, Olivia; Krystal spends most of her time making her world wonderful. In her spare time she loves summers on the lake and when football season rolls around she loves tailgating Auburn football games with family and friends.
You will enjoy Krystal’s never ending smile and comforting personality.