Caring for any patient "3 to 103"
Gainesville 678.582.8099
Braselton 470.348.2466
A Reason to Smile Caring for Families and Our Community

Our Staff at BGW Dental Group

Skilled Dental Care in Gainesville & Braselton

At BGW Dental Group, we could not do our jobs properly without our friendly and compassionate team of assistants, hygienists, and office staff. Learn more about our family below!

Call our dental practice today at (678) 582-8099 to schedule your initial appointment. We have offices in Gainesville and Braselton for your convenience.

Dental Assistants

Teresa Thomas

Education/Experience: West Georgia College and Gainesville College. Started working in dentistry in 1986. She has 32 years of experience.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has a twin sister and one fantastic nephew. Her hobbies include cooking and anything outdoors. She enjoys lake time, running, and spending time with family and her great circle of friends.

Tracey Bunn

Education/Experience: Villa Rica High School graduate. She graduated with an associate degree from Fortis College in 2012. She has been in dentistry for five years.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is married to Douglas. They have two sons, Lucas and John Wyley. She enjoys taking her son on dates and going to the movies.

Deborah Day

Education/Experience: She has been with BGW Dental Group for five and half years. She went to Gwinnett Technical College and North Georgia Dental Assisting School in 2009.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has been married to her husband, Matt, for two years. She has a son, Weston, who arrived in March 2018. She also has a pit bull puppy named Sophie. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends in her spare time.

Gina Justice Davenport

Education/Experience: Graduated from West Hall in 2002. She attended Gwinnett Technical College in 2004 for Fashion Merchandise. She completed the dental assisting program at Lanier Technical College in 2014. Along with that, she earned her certificate in expanded functions and radiology. She has completed C.E. credits, course trainings, CPR training, and Hinman classes to expand her knowledge in the dental field.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She enjoys spending time with her family. She has three boys who keep her very busy with sports in her free time. She loves it. She is a free-spirit Aries and also ambidextrous.

Heather Bone

Education/Experience: She has been a Dental Assistant since 2001. She earned her X-rays certification from FTCC in Fayetteville, NC, and her coronal polishing certification from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is married with one child, who is now attending college. As a family, they enjoy all things outdoors, including camping and fishing. In her personal time, she enjoys painting furniture and keeping her antique booth, “Lizzie Mae,” in Dahlonega full of goodies.

Angela Wilson

Education/Experience: She graduated from The Gwinnett School of Dental Assisting in 2001. She worked at three dental offices before finding her home at BGW Dental Group in 2013.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): Her favorite activity is spending time with her daughter, Gracie. She also enjoys photography, reading, crafts, hiking, and watching a good movie.

Karla Corona

Education/Experience: She graduated from Gainesville High in 2015. She took a dental assisting course for a year. BGW Dental Group is the first dental office she has worked for and she loves what she does here.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She was raised by amazing parents and she is the oldest of four. She was raised in Gainesville, GA, and has lived here all her life. She enjoys horseback riding and being outdoors. In her free time, she likes to go to the park with her dog, Luna. She also loves spending time with friends, family, and her fiancé.

Gina Black

Education/Experience: She has been in the dental field since 1995. She began her career with five years in orthodontics, and she has been with this practice for 18 years now.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Her family is very important to her. She has one son, Austin, and they both live in Gainesville. She loves to be outside. She also loves traveling and visiting new places.

Tara Poole

Education/Experience: She graduated from Lanier Tech for Dental Assisting in 1985. She has 33 years of experience in dentistry.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has been married for 31 years to her high school sweetheart. She has a wonderful daughter and son-in-law who have blessed her with two beautiful grandsons. Her hobbies are spending time playing with her grandchildren and hanging out with her family and friends. She also enjoys walking, kayaking, and painting rocks.

Michelle Trahan

Jennifer LaValle

Cesia Ravelo

Mattie Canup

Jena Turner


Dental Hygienists

Elaine Dixon

Education/Experience: Gainesville High School Graduate. Graduated with an associate degree from the Medical College of GA in 1991. Been in dentistry for 28 years. Worked at BGW for 18 years. She has been a patient of this practice since 1980. BGW Dental Group is home for her.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): Husband Josh. Children: Barrett, Jacob, and Maggie. Loves spending time at the family mountain house. She enjoys being a ministry leader at her church. She loves ministering to the teenagers.

Tabitha M. Welborn

Education/Experience: Commerce High School - 2002 graduate. Athens Technical College - 2006 with a degree in allied sciences and dental hygiene.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): Married in 2011, her son was born in 2015. Enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Kimberly Souther

Education/Experience: 21 years at BGW. Graduated from Lanier Technical College Hygiene School 1993. Associate degree from Gainesville College 1993. Graduated from North Hall High School in 1990.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): Celebrated 23rd wedding anniversary this year. She has two wonderful children. She loves to read, hike, and go camping with friends from church.

Taylor Saxon

Education/Experience: She graduated from Athens Technical College in 2016.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is married and has a golden retriever, Annabelle. She also likes to spend time at the gym.

Kelly Allen

Education/Experience: Graduated in 2004 with A.A.S. from Gainesville College. She went to Lanier Technical College in 2004. She has been a hygienist for 12 years. She has two years of experience as a front office assistant.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has been married since 2005 to her husband, Josh. They have a daughter, Piper. She enjoys sketching, painting, baking, traveling, and spending time with family. She also enjoys volunteering for various charities, going on mission trips, and donating art to charities. She is originally from Lake City, FL.

Brandy Tucker

Education/Experience: Graduated from Athens Technical College in 2010.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is a native to the Gainesville area. She enjoys being able to serve a community she grew up in. She has been married to her husband since 2010 and they have three wonderful girls. They enjoy being outside, watching sports, and attending church.

Farrah Hill

Education/Experience: She relocated from West Virginia with her husband and two children. She studied dental hygiene at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and proceeded to further her degree in expanded dental functions for the dental auxillary at Stark State College. She is passionate about full-body well-being and her interests directed her to a massage therapy degree from Washington State Community College and essential oils as a Well Advocate. Farrah has 19 years of experience providing dental health care and education to her patients.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is grateful for the neighborly community of Gainesville; she has found comfort in Georgia.

Mariah Kidd

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia).

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is engaged and soon to be married in 2018! She has one “fur-baby” named Ghost. Her hobbies include spending time with her family (six nieces and nephews). She also loves to read and travel.

Karen Boles

Education/Experience: She started in dentistry at the age of 16. She started in an orthodontics office in Cumming, GA. She continued through high school and college as an orthodontic assistant. She graduated from Gainesville College/Lanier Tech in 2009.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has one daughter born in June 2014. She enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing as a family. She loves the beach. She has been married since 2005.

Melissa Penaloza

Bryleigh Shaw


Office Administrators

Erika Camacho

Education/Experience: Over 17 years of experience in orthodontics and customer service.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): Enjoys time at home, going to the movies, and shopping. Married and has two sons. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Born in Honduras.

Sherri Parker

Education/Experience: She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She worked with Northeast Georgia Medical Center for 15 years. She worked at Back in the Game Physical Therapy for two and half years. She has been on staff at Lakewood Baptist for more than 23 years.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She enjoys making soap and lotion, gardening, crocheting, and spending time with family. She has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 28 years and they have three daughters.

Mary Webb

Education/Experience: Graduated with honors - A.S. in dental hygiene. She practiced clinically for 15 years. She has recently relocated from Jacksonville, FL.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She loves spending time with her family and spoiling her nieces and nephews any chance she gets. She also loves sports. She is a Georgia Bulldawg and Braves fan!

Lori Shubert

Education/Experience: She has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. All of those years have been with BGW Dental Group.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is married with two daughters, one stepson, and one granddaughter. She has enjoyed playing softball since she was eight years old. She also enjoys family time, volunteering in the community, and cheering on the Missouri Tigers.

Cindy Grossenbacher

Education/Experience: She started in the dental field in the summer of 1977 as a dental assistant. She attended Maricopa College. She worked as an assistant for over 20 years. She has worked in an orthodontist office, a periodontist office, and an oral surgeon's office. She has worked in an administrative position for the past 10 years.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She has a daughter and son along with two granddaughters and two grandsons. She loves to fish, hike, walk, sew, and make crafts. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and grandsons fishing and hiking here in Georgia. She loves Georgia and BGW Dental Group.

Debbie Johnson

Education/Experience: She is a native of Charleston, SC. She studied at Baptist College at Charleston Southern University. She has been in Gainesville for 14 years and has been in dentistry for 13 years.

Fun Facts (hobbies, family, etc.): She is married to David Johnson. She loves spending time with her family. She also loves the lake and Charleston beaches. She has two boxers. God, her husband, her family, and friends make her life complete!

Maitlyn Michaels

Courtney May

Amber Wiley

Why BGW

Is the Leading Dental Group
  • You Are Our Priority

    We listen to you, respect your concerns & educate you about your oral health in order to develop a personalized dental care plan.

  • Dentistry For the Whole Family

    Our family-oriented practice believes that patients of all ages deserve the highest standard of care, from ages "3 to 103."

  • Comfortable & Relaxed

    Our mission is to provide our patients with a gentle, anxiety-free experience and send them home with healthy and beautiful smiles.

  • Well-Appointed Offices

    Our offices are outfitted with updated equipment & our doctors are committed to learning the latest dental care techniques.

Contact Us Today!

How to Reach Us 678.582.8099 Gainesville Office
1215 Vine Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501 Map & Directions [+]
Braselton Office
1205 Friendship Road
Braselton GA 30517 Map & Directions [+]
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