Here at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center, we have a friendly and accommodating dental team who goes above and beyond when serving our patients. We continuously pursue excellence and are challenged to grow personally and professionally as we aid our dentist in providing affordable denture and implant services in Thomasville, Georgia. You can learn more about our team members by taking a look at their biographies below.
Christy Jester—Human Resource Coordinator & Personal Assistant
Hello, I’m Christy Jester. I joined the Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center in July of 2014 as a front office member. Since this time, I’ve accepted more responsibility. I’m now a part of the administrative team as the Human Resource Coordinator, and also the liaison to the front office. I am currently obtaining my SHRM Certification for Human Resources.
When I’m not here I enjoy spending time with my husband of 19 years, my “middle school sweetheart” and our three wonderful kids. My husband is the owner of his own trucking business which has afforded them the opportunity to travel to every state in the US including Canada. This has also allowed him to spend more time with their family.
Other hobbies I enjoy are faithfully going to the beautician, going to church, family outings, going to the movies and shopping. I love to make our patients feel great about themselves. I also love working for a Doctor that inspires me to reach my personal and professional goals. I contribute to the success of Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center by helping to keep staff motivated and engaged to do their best as well as bringing on new staff as the practice grows.
It’s truly rewarding when you can wake up and say you enjoy coming to work everyday. And you love the person you work for and also the people you work with. I’m just looking forward to growing and seeing Beachton Dental Center continue to be a great changing process for the better in people’s lives.
Ashley Barnes-Marketing and Financial Coordinator
Ashley has been with the practice for two years. She graduated from Albany Technical College in May 2011 with her Associates Degree in Dental Assisting and Radiography. She loves that Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center makes a difference in someones life on a daily basis. She is proud to contribute to the success of this office by making sure everyone knows how great it is!
When Ashley is not at the practice, she loves to shop, go out to eat and spend time with her two beautiful daughters, ages 15 and 14.
Kay Graham—Dental Lab Technician
Recently married, Kay is a native of the Thomasville area, and has two sons who are employed by local industrial companies. Kay joined the Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center Team in 2007 and is currently serving as the department leader in our lab.
Kay’s highly valued determination and quick discernment make it possible for her to efficiently respond to the challenges of a busy dental lab. Kay has been with the practice for 10 years and
likes being part of the team and contributing to the success of Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center by going to the SI and learning about leadership.
When Kay is away from our lab, she enjoys spending time with her husband, fishing, reading her Bible, and singing at her church and other local ministry events. Kay is definitely appreciated and valued here at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center.
Paula Ferrell—Dental Lab Technician
Paula, a native of Grady County, has been with Dr McFatter since May of 1992; you could say that she is a veteran member of the Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center Team.
Along with her husband of two decades, Paula enjoys hunting, fishing, swimming, reading, and spending time with her pets she calls her “fur babies.” Paula is an avid reader and is commonly seen with a book in her hands.
Paula’s central role here at Beachton is the strategical placement of each tooth on all of our quality dentures and partials. She is certainly a key player in our lab, as well as our team as a whole. Her favorite part of being a part of the practice is helping someone to enjoy their smile.
Dontarious Jester-Lab Technician
Dontarious has been with the practice for eight months, having graduated in 2016 from Thomas County Central, finishing with healthcare and welding courses. Dontarious enjoys helping to make dentures from start to finish here at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center. He is proud to contribute to the success of the practice by pouring the model for our patient’s dentures. Dontarious is happy to be working with a such a good team and looks forward to working for many years to come.
When Dontarious is not in the lab, he enjoys playing basketball.
Ken Claiborne-Lab Technician
Ken has been with the practice for six months and enjoys workings with the awesome staff and fabricating dentures for our patients. He looks forwards to furthering his knowledge of dentures.
Ken has two sons, Isaiah and Tristan and enjoys surfing, exercising and fishing on his time off.
Melvina Cason-Lab Technician
Melvina has been with the practice for six months, having graduated in 2010 from TCCHS. Melvina is CPR Certified and currently attending Everest to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Melvina appreciates that the team at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center is like a family and contributes to the team bu trying to take time to learn new things and become a better team player.
Melvina enjoys spending time with her four year old Son; Cayden, travelling with her boyfriend and shopping.
Catina “Trane” L. Byrden—Dental Assistant & Adjuster
Catina, who we call Trane, started working with Dr McFatter in June of 2008 as a member of the clinical team. A native to Grady County, Trane has one son, one daughter, and two granddaughters.
Trane’s main focus here is making sure that our patients receive the proper instructions and education about their new dentures, as well as, providing any adjustments needed to ensure their most comfortable fit. In addition, Trane’s incredible organizational skills guarantee that our instruments and supplies are stored in just the right place for easy access.
Trane states that “she really enjoys her job, as it allows her to spend time with different people.” Her goal is to hopefully have them leave happy and with a smile on their face.
In her spare time, Trane likes to listen to music watch movies, play with the grandkids and volunteer with local charitable organizations. Trane has a daughter and a son as well two grandchildren and one on the way!
Trane is truly a valued member of the Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center team. She loves talking and taking care of the patients here. She is proud to contribute to the success of the practices by doing her job, taking care of the patients and keeping her co-workers happy.
Raven is a Certified Nursing Assistant and one of the newest members of our office. She would really like to thank Dr. McFatter and her coworkers for believing in her and giving her this opportunity. It has been her biggest blessing of 2016 and has changed her life for the better. She knows that she is starting at 1X, but she also knows that being surrounded by such wonderful people will help her to grow into 5X in every way: mentally, physically, financially, and spiritually.
What Raven loves most about working at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center is its happy environment and positive team members. She contributes to our practice by doing her job so the rest of the office flows properly. Raven has one young daughter named Serenity Carr. When she isn’t working, Raven can be found singing and spending time with friends and family.
Michelle O’Donnell-Dental Assistant
Michelle has been with with us since March 2015. She has her Associates Degree in Science as well as her CDA and EFDA Certifications. Michelle loves the clinical side of the practice as well as the surgical and implant dentistry aspects. Michelle is professional and treats each patient like they were family.
When she is not at work, Michelle likes to go shopping, go couponing or just do anything outside!
Crystal Gill-Dental Assistant
Crystal has been a dental assistant at the practice since August 2016. She attended Delta College for dental assisting and is continuously learning. Crystal enjoys our great patients and helping them to smile again. She is happy to contribute to the success of the practice by embracing the teamwork and ensuring that we all succeed as a team.
Crystal loves to cook and craft and has a sweet new addition to her family; Thomas. They love to go on walks together.
Michelle Anderson-Front Desk
Michelle has been with the practice for 11 months. She has graduated from SWGTC in 2015 with her phlebotomy certification. Michelle enjoys talking with patients and making them feel comfortable. She proudly contributes to the success of the practice by being a team player and ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Michelle recently had her 1st child in October 2016 and likes to spend time with family and travelling.
Daziah Hopkins-Dental Assistant
Daziah has been with the practice since February 2017. She graduated Cum Luade from Miller-Motte Technical College in Columbus, GA with an associates of Science in Dental Assistant.
In her spare time she enjoys, writing poetry, dancing, and singing.
She loved all of the skills she has learned while working for the practice. She has an ability to adapt to any situation which makes it easy for her learn and be accessible.
“I would like to thank Dr. McFatter and the staff for welcoming me to the team with open arms, everyone is very helpful and eager to teach.