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’m a huge animal lover, with a house full of fun and fur. I’m also the Director 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!
At home, my life is full with my two children, Hunter and Aubree, and our two dogs, Hank and 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 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’ve been happily married since 2007. We have three small 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 love spending my free time with my husband, Sean, and two girls, Sophie and Sylvie. 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 love interaction with our patients and getting to know them. I enjoy making them feel safe and at home, so they lose any fear they might have. It’s a joy to help our great patients develop healthy, beautiful smiles. I assist patients, seating them and preparing them to see the doctor. I explain what will happen, answer questions, and then work chairside, helping the doctor while updating our patient on what’s happening. At the end, I offer home care instructions and make sure the patient is happy with the care they’ve received.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, especially cooking and dancing. Most of all, I enjoy helping people learn about and understand The Bible.
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 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 I love to travel and watch movies.