Introducing the Team:
At Dr. Thomas W. Kauffman’s office we pride ourselves in striving to exceed our patients’ expectations. As an office we are actively engaged in continuing education and community service. We participate at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting annually and we also volunteer with GMOM, an organization that provides dental services to the underprivileged. We are committed to staying at the forefront of patient care and are happy to introduce our team to you:
Valerie, CEDA graduated from Georgia State University with an Associates Degree in Biology. She has received training from the Levin Institute, the Scheduling Institute, the Pride Institute, and is a graduate of the Reissiger School of Professional Coaching. Valerie is a native of Atlanta with over 34 years of experience in quality patient care. She has both clinical and administrative certifications, and owns a consulting company. Valerie is now our Director of Operations. She enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, farming, and riding horses in Carroll County. Valerie has been a part of Dr. Kauffman’s team for 19 years.
Aja, CEDA graduated from ACT College and is a Certified Expanded Duties Assistant. Aja started at Dr. Kauffman’s when she did her externship here during her final year at ACT. She is also a member of the Dental Assisting National Board Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book. Aja has been a member of Dr. Kauffman’s team for 10 years.
Mai, CEDA attended the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University in Vietnam. She is a Certified Expanded Duties Assistant with over 29 years of experience in the dental profession. Mai has had extensive training with the CEREC, our same day crown system, and she is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. When she isn’t working on making great smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and shopping. Mai has been with Dr. Kauffman’s team for 10 years.
Doretha graduated from Scott Community College in Iowa with an Associates Degree in Accounting. She has over 10 years of professional experience as a Dental Administrative Assistant. She is also the recipient of the “Pride Award” for personal responsibility in delivering excellence, from Security National Bank. Doretha likes to spend time with her family, traveling, and cooking. Doretha has been with Dr. Kauffman’s team for 6 years.
Ericka, RDH. graduated top of her class from Macon State College. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 16 years of experience. Ericka also serves her country as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve. When she isn’t cleaning and brightening smiles at Dr. Kauffman’s she enjoys running 5K races, hiking, and traveling. Ericka has been with Dr. Kauffman’s team for 5 years.
Olivia, CDA, EFDA graduated from the Air Force Dental Assistant Program as a certified dental assistant. She is also an expanded function dental assistant with 10 years of experience in the dental profession. Additionally, she is fully trained in the use of the CEREC system, and has taken specialized courses in sleep apnea, Botox, and dermal filler. Actively involved in continuing education, Olivia is a member of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), and DentalXP a continuing education group. When she isn’t brightening smiles, Olivia enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her husband and 2 children. Olivia has been with Dr. Kauffman’s team for over 3 years.
Kellie, RDH. was a Hinman Scholar, class president, and top graduate of her hygiene program at Columbus State University. Kellie is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 26 years of experience. When she isn't cleaning and brightening smiles, Kellie volunteers with raceway ministries at Atlanta Motor Speedway. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and watching her 2 sons play baseball. Kellie has been with Dr. Kauffman's hygeine team for 2 years.
Gabriela, EFDA graduated from ST. Mary University in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011. She practiced dentistry for 4 years in her country and volunteered in several organizations providing care to the less fortunate in the Amazonian jungle. She relocated to the United States, obtained an expanded function dental assistant certification in 2015 and now has 8 years of experience in the dental profession. Gabriela is proficient in speaking both English and her native language Spanish. She has an x-ray certification and loves to further her knowledge any opportunity she gets. When she isn't brightening smiles, Gabriela enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. Gabriela has been with Dr. Kauffman's team for almost 2 years.
Brittany, RDH. graduated from Middle Georgia Technical College, training under the top Air Force dentists in Warner Robins, GA. Brittany is a registered hygienist with over 16 years of experience in the dental field, and is a member of the National Honors Society. When She isnt brightening smiles, she enjoys traveling, writing poems, books, and taking care of her countryside home with husband of 13 years and their 3 children. Brittany is the newset member Dr. Kauffman's hygeine team.