Christa, CDPMA & Office Manager
“Seeing how a smile can change someone’s life and the confidence they have when they can smile and are not embarrassed is amazing. It is really something to know that we helped make that possible. Everyone in our office, from the doctor to each staff member, is truly concerned about our patients’ health first; we respect what they want and try to make that happen for them.
One of my favorite memories was a patient that was sent from a battered women’s shelter. When she arrived for her first visit, her clothing and appearance were frumpy and disheveled; she slouched in the chair as we took photos of her teeth. By the end of her treatment, we had given her smile back. When she came for her last appointment, she had truly transformed. She was well-dressed, her hair was nicely done and she stood tall and confident with a beautiful new smile. The best part was seeing the ‘smile in her eyes’!”
Christa has been a dental professional since 2000. She has completed credentialing as a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator. Christa has been our team leader since 2013; her unlimited commitment to helping patients get the smile that they want and deserve is central to our practice philosophy and what makes Christa a leader in her profession!
During her family time, Christa enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn and their children, Victoria and Darby. Her hobbies include scuba diving, kayaking, geocaching, camping and being a Girl Scout leader.
Autumn, Registered Dental Hygienist
“Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of being a dental hygienist would be the lasting friendships and relationships that I have been able to enjoy over the years. My patients become part of my family; we share stories, recipes, and best of all, laugh together.
Our relaxed setting and friendly team help our patients feel like they are visiting friends rather than just coming in for a dental procedure. Our #1 goal is to always make them feel as comfortable as possible!”
Autumn has been a Dental Hygienist since 2005; she previously attended Perry High School and graduated with her degree in dental hygiene from Central Georgia Technical College. She joined our practice in 2008. Her warmth and kind, caring manner is a great compliment to her beautiful smile and “can do” attitude. Autumn enjoys her family time with husband Jeremy and their 3 children, she loves “being a mommy”.
Casey, Dental Assistant, EFDA
“I love being a part of this practice. Everyone here puts forth their very best effort to give our patients a great experience. We have a fantastic team and an upbeat atmosphere.
It is wonderful to help our patients make their smiles beautiful! We can take care of all their dental needs and even have sedation dentistry options for patients that are anxious about having work done. Sedation helps keep them so relaxed, often they don’t even remember the procedure at all, just that they came to see us.”
Casey has been a Dental Assistant since 2005. She joined our office in 2013 and is a real all-star on our team! She is always at her patient’s side, ready to help make them comfortable or answer any questions. When Casey is not at the office, she enjoys her family time with her husband and their sons Coleman and baby Cason and planting flowers in her yard.
Michelle, Certified Dental Assistant
“Dentistry is such a small world; I still keep in touch with patients of mine from my very first dental practice… 18 years ago! My patients really are friends for life and making a difference in their health and their lives is very rewarding.
Being fearful of dentistry is not uncommon; new patients sometimes tell me they did not want to come in because of their fear. Once they get here and we have the opportunity to show them our technology and our heartfelt compassion for our patients, they realize it is not a scary place at all!”
Michelle has been a member of the dental profession since 1997. She joined our practice as Dr. Billingsley’s surgical assistant in 2014. Michelle also plays an integral role in our sleep dentistry program. Her experience and vast knowledge of all aspects of dentistry make her a wonderful resource for our practice and our patients. Away from the office, Michelle stays busy with her 3 boys; they love geocaching and sports.
Theresa, Patient Coordinator
“I love how dentistry can make a difference in our patients’ lives, seeing them smile after they leave from their appointment makes us feel good too!
One of my favorite experiences with a patient was a woman that came to us as a new patient; she was not happy with her smile and it was obvious that she lacked confidence in her smile appearance. Dr. Hayslip completed her smile makeover with whitening and porcelain crowns and she was ecstatic with the result! She left smiling radiantly and it was the best moment for us too, we felt we had really changed her personal outlook by helping her with her smile. This is what motivates me every day, to improve the lives of our patients through dentistry!”
Theresa joined the dental profession in 2000, she became a member of our team in 2013. Life and dentistry is clearly a joy for her, she shares her own smile and compassion for others with every person she meets. Outside of the office, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing in the church choir and shopping.