We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Front Office Staff
I love our patients. They are an extension of my family. I love working for the Drs’ Van Derhei: they are outstanding and do amazing work. And I love our amazing team, too, as everyone helps each other out so we can all focus on our patients’ comfort and smiles. I make sure our office runs smoothly and efficiently so the team can exceed patient expectations at every visit. I assist with patient care, work at our front desk, handle accounts payable and receivable, and marketing for the practice, too. I keep busy, but I’m never too busy for a quick chat and to answer questions. I have been a part of this dental team since 2005 and working with Dr. Wenona and Dr. Pat is such a blessing. I truely can't tell you how much fun it is to come in to the office everyday and work with such an amazing team.
I’m a huge animal lover, with a house full of fun and fur. I’m also a member of the Athens HOG (Harley Owners Group) and I ride as much as I possibly can for relaxation. I’m a Wisconsin Cheesehead who is true to my Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Bucky. Additionally I’m a certified scuba diver and enjoy doing stained glass when I can find a free moment or two.
It’s my pleasure to assist our patients with financial matters. At VIP Family & Implant Dentistry, we want to make it possible for each patient to receive the care they need, when they need it. I work with each person to find financial terms that work with their budget. I also help them make the most of their insurance benefits. It’s a great feeling to see a person smile when they realize they can afford much-needed care! I have been helping patients at VIP Family Dentistry since 2011.
At home, my life is full with my two children, Hunter and Aubree, and our dog, Lucky. Some of my hobbies include taking pictures, fishing, and reading, but nothing beats being snuggled up on the couch watching movies!
I love that I get to interact with patients and office staff. The thing I love most about our office is that everyone in the office works well together and everyone is always ready to help in anyway. I began my field in dentistry in 1998 as a Dental Assistant and love the new challenges of working in the front scheduling our patients. I love working for VIP Family Dentistry and have been a part of this amazing team since 2016. I am a native of Georgia and love spending time with my husband Rusty & son, Zachary. In my free time I love to do crafts and watch movies.
Registered Dental Hygientists
I enjoy developing relationships and often friendships with my patients. We chat during their visits, sharing stories about our lives and interests. Those conversations create a bond and help me learn how I can help each person improve their oral health. I focus on making sure patients feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. While cleaning their teeth, I teach them about their dental health. Together, we find ways to improve their home care, so they can keep their smile healthy. I have been with VIP Family Dentistry since 2005.
I’ve been happily married since 2007. We have four children who keep us on our toes. When I’m not working, I enjoy crafting projects and love time with my family.
I enjoy getting to know my patients during their appointments and developing relationships with them. I also love helping people feel good about their smile. I enjoy being part of a professional and caring team who valve our patients and who are passionate about providing excellent care in a friendly welcoming environment. I have been with VIP Family Dentistry since 2008 working parttime and now working full time. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and three children. A good portion of my time is spent cheering them on in their various extracurricular activities. I also like to take on DIY projects and my favorite place to get away would be the beach.
I enjoy helping each of my patients achieve their best, healthiest, and happiest smile. It’s important for people to understand the connection between oral and overall health, so I spend a lot of time educating patients. I take my patients’ health history and necessary X-rays and clean their teeth. While doing so, I educate each person about their specific oral health. We talk about ways they can improve their home dental hygiene and keep their smile in great shape. I have been with VIP Family Dentistry since 2013.
I love spending my free time with my husband, Sean, and two girls, Sophie and Sylvie and our son Sean Jr. We enjoy being outside, planting flowers in the yard, playing with our cat, Olaf, and grilling out with friends.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistants
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
I enjoy making patients feel comfortable and love to answer their questions. Working with Drs' Van Derhei and the rest of the team make my job enjoyable and I love being a part of the big family we have here at the office. I started working in dentistry in 2010 and love everything about dentistry. I have been with VIP Family Dentistry since 2016. I am from Reno, NV. Moved to GA with my husband. In my spare time I love to spend time with family and friends. My husband and our Son. I love to travel and watch movies.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
I love to make our patients comfortable and feel at home. I am so excited to be a part of VIP Family Dentistry and work with such amazing doctors along with such a fun team. I have been in the dental field since 2008 and have been a part of the VIP Family Dentistry team since 2017. I am a Georgia native and grew up in Snellville. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two cats (Sassy & Boots) and two dogs.( Sadie amd Belle), cooking, shopping (every girl does), traveling and spending time with friends and family.
I enjoy helping patients achieve the smile they desire. I am excited to be part of the VIP Team because everyone is so fun, friendly and caring. It makes coming to work so fun. I have been in the dental field since 2014, I am a certified Surgical Dental Assistant and have been with VIP Family Dentistry since 2018. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two boys and our American Bulldog, Yoda. I love to travel and watch football. GO DAWGS!!!