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.
Samantha Warren- Registered Dental Hygienist
Sam is the dental hygienist here on our Beachton Dental Team. She graduated from Tallahassee Community College with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and is registered hygienist within the state of Georgia. Sam strives to provide the best dental care by meeting each patients’ individual needs and giving patients a wonderful dental experience here at Beachton. Making patients smile and helping patients come to love going to the dentist is one of the greatest accomplishments for Sam. Sam enjoys continuing to learn and educate patients about new dental techniques and information that can better patient’s oral health. In school she loved studying the effects of one’s oral health in comparison to overall health. Understanding the importance of having a healthy smile is key and Sam loves to help each of her patients achieve this.
Sam is happily married to her husband Lee and has one son Owen. She enjoys being with her husband and son, reading, watching movies, and visiting family.
“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
Michelle Stephens- Personal Assistant/Front Desk/Dental Assistant
Michelle is a 2008 graduate of Valdosta Technical College with certifications in Dental Assisting, Expanded Functions, and Radiology. Michelle was recognized as a 2008 Dental Hinman Scholar. She worked in general dentistry for the first 2 years while she earned her Associates degree in Nursing Science at Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville, GA in December 2011.
Michelle loves the clinical and surgical aspects of dentistry but finds that helping people smile with confidence is the most rewarding. You can usually find Michelle at the front desk helping out but she also loves to assist both doctors when the need arises!
Michelle is married to her husband Donald and they have a 2-year-old boy named Logan that keeps them very busy.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Raven McCray- Receptionist
Raven has been a receptionist at Beachton Dental Center for 4 years. She contributes to our practice by doing her job so the rest of the office flows properly. She takes pride in greeting each patient by name and keeping her co-workers laughing with her fun personality. What Raven loves most about working at Beachton is the team bonding trips and feeling like more of a family than coworkers. Raven states that “Over the years Dr. McFatter has taught her many things she’s been able to apply to everyday life and he is more of a father figure than a boss.”
When she isn’t working, Raven can be found making music, performing for a crowd, or enjoying family and friends.
Sapphire Austin- Receptionist
Sapphire is apart of our great front desk team here at Beachton Dental Center. She has an Associate’s degree in paralegal studies and is certified in permanent makeup, basic arrhythmia, and CPR. Sapphire graduated college as a member of the National Honor’s Society, Phi Beta Lambda, and student government. She has previous experience in hospitals and the health care field but is furthering her education in the legal field with hopes to make it through law school. Sapphire is a loving mother to her two children Kelani and Asher whom she loves very dearly. She says that her children are the absolute best part of her life! Outside of motherhood Sapphire enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, attending church, and anything that involves laughter. Sapphire says she is beyond grateful for this opportunity to grow with us mentally and physically here at Beachton Dental Center.
My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou.
Ashley Hart – 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.
Holly Gere- Dental Assistant
Holly’s dental career began at the age of 19, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She then went overseas to Saudi Arabia, where she worked as a specialized dental assistant in a Research Hospital. This allowed her to travel the world! She recalls wonderful and exciting places such as Africa and far East China. Holly received her Registered Dental Assistant License in Southern California. This led her to experience and work in all branches of Dentistry. Holly has been recognized in the industry with top sales by a well-known corporation, “Philips Brand Sonicare” Line. She moved here to the Tallahassee Florida area In 1999 with her son, Adam.
We welcomed Holly into Beachton Dental Center Family in 2015 and her 30+ years of experience and knowledge are well suited here. The enormous amount of passion she has for dentistry has led to a fulfilling life and career. Holly believes the exposure to Dr. McFatter’s pristine reputation, professionalism and drive for continuous education has proved rewarding on all levels. Holly is our main “Go-to” person for our Sleep Study Medicine Division in our practice and has taken the responsibility of this role as an excellent opportunity to be involved as a valuable team member.
Tricia Claiborne – Dental Assistant
Tricia is from upstate New York. She has worked with Beachton for 4 years. She graduated from Maitland in 2009 with her expanded functions, Dental Assisting Certification. Tricia truly enjoys helping our patients, her gentle touch and friendly chair side manner helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her new husband and wonderful daughter.
Chrystal Williams- Dental Assistant
Chrystal is a 2015 Graduate of Albany Technical College with her Certification of Expended Functions in Dental Assisting and Radiology. She also has her Certification in Phlebotomy which helps in the aid of drawing blood for implant services. Chrystal is not only skilled as an assistant but also in our dental lab where she worked for a year after graduating. Chrystal’s short-term goal is to receive her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and later ear her Bachelor’s so that she can educate and brighten the smiles of many.
Chrystal is a sweet spirit with a compatible personality that makes her ideal for the teamwork that is essential for assisting our great patients. She eagerly embraces the challenges of learning all aspects of our beautiful office. We are pleased to have Chrystal on our Team here at Beachton Dental Center.
In Chrystal’s spare time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling and enjoying quality time with her family. Her hobbies include watching movies and going to the beach. She also enjoys teaching praise dances to the children of her home church.
Jena Weaver- Dental Assistant
Jena graduated high school in Indiantown, FL six months early when her family decided to move to Colquitt, GA in 2014. After moving she started a course for Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology in Valdosta, GA graduating in 2015. She has been in the dental field for four years now, being here at Beachton for almost two years.
Since being part of our team here at Beachton, Jena has become our Team Lead Dental Assistant. She enjoys coming to work every day and getting to make a difference in all our patient’s lives. She looks forward to more years of being a part of the team and continuing her education so she can help provide better services for our patients.
Jena now lives in the little town of Pavo, GA with her husband Colton, who she shares a simple country life with. They have a small ranch where they are growing their cattle herd and training horses. She also enjoys any time she gets to spend with family and friends.
Alexis Johnson- Dental Assistant
Alexis, also know as Lexi, is on of our Dental Assistant’s here at Beachton Dental Center. She served in the Army Reserves for 4 years as a Human Resource specialist and is continuing her education at Southern Regional Technical College. Lexi has worked in the dental field for 3 years and has worked her way from front desk to a dental assistant in this time. She enjoys having the opportunity as a Dental Assistant to help patients gain a new and confident smile.
Lexi loves spending her time with her son, Colton and husband Cody. She is originally from Orlando, FL but has been a Thomasville, GA native for quite some time now. We are truly excited to have her here at Beachton growing with us!
Trane Bryden- Dental Assistant and Adjuster
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 three grandchildren!
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.
Ken Claiborne- Dental Lab Technician
Ken is from Tallahassee, FL. He has worked her at Beachton Dental Center for 3 years and has been a lab technician for 6 years. Ken really enjoys setting teeth for dentures, and getting to see the patient’s beautiful smiles, and happy faces. In his free time, he enjoys spending his days with family and his love for surfing.
Paula Ferrell- Dental Lab Technician
Paula is one of our Lab Technicians here at Beachton. She is a native of Cairo, GA and is a graduate/alumnus of Cairo High School. She has also attended Darton College and Bainbridge College. She has been a valued lab technician for 27 years. Since March 2019 she is only with us part-time. She enjoys helping our lab to design the best dentures for our patients.
She has been married to her loving husband Franklin for 23 years. She enjoys hunting, fishing, crafting and spending time with her family and friends.
Kim Weaver- Dental Lab Technician
Kim has been a member of our talented lab team since July of 2011 and is originally from Sarasota, FL. Her attention to detail allows her to focus on providing the highest quality dentures in the area. She is a highly skilled and valued member of our Beachton Team.
She has two grown children. A daughter who is currently attending SRTC in hopes of earning a degree as a social worker. She also has a married son who is an Army Ranger stationed in Washington State and welcomed her first grandchild in January 2019. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, gardening and going on beach trips.
Christy Kindred- Dental Lab Technician
Christy has been a part of our dental team here at Beachton for almost 18 years. She is a lab technician and enjoys taking part in helping our patients feel more confident about their smile. Christy believes in handling each case she works with the way she would want it handled if she was the patient.
Christy is very family oriented! She has been married to her husband Tony for 24 years. They have 2 daughters, Jade and Desiree, a son-in-law Mason, and grandson Liam. She enjoys spending lots of time with them and attending family get togethers. Christy stays very busy along with being one of our lab technicians, she homeschools her daughter Jade, is a Mark Kay Beauty Consultant, and serves as church secretary at Faith Baptist Church where she attends in Thomasville GA. She loves serving the Lord and being very active in her church. Christy also enjoys exercising. Riding dirt bikes, reading, playing the piano and dobro.