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 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 over 20 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 12 years.
Mai, CEDA attended the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University in Vietnam. She is a Certified Expanded Duties Assistant with over 30 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 11 years.
Doretha graduated from Scott Community College in Iowa with an Associates Degree in Accounting. She has over 11 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 7 years.
Ericka, RDH. graduated top of her class from Macon State College. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 17 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 7 years.
Lina, RDH. graduated from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and has her ADEX (American board of Dental Examiners). She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 26 years of experience. Lina is involved with community outreach as a Volunteer at the Ben Masssell Clinic. When she isn't helping people with their clean & Brite smiles Lina enjoys Yoga, Travel and Continuing her education. Lina joined our team in 2020.