Meet the Staff

Makenzi

Makenzi
Treatment Plan Coordinator

Makenzi is one of our newest members of the Oneonta Dental Center team. She has been in the dental field for a year. She received her dental assisting certificate in 2020 from Jefferson State.  Makenzi loves to interact and build relationships with all of our patients. Her friendly smile will make any patients day and make them feel comfortable. In her free time she loves to spend time with her friends and family as well as spending her days by the pool or on the river. 

 

Ashley Summerford

Ashley Summerford

Insurance Coordinator                                                                                       Ashley is one of our newest member of the Oneonta Dental Center team. She has joined us as our insurance coordinator and the first smile you see as you walk in the office. Ashley is also a hygienist, she received her associated degree of applied science in dental hygiene from Wallace State Community College in 2014. Ashley married her husband Jordan in 2015 and they have a beautiful son named Waylon. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading and being outdoors. 


Penny
Dental Hygienist

Penny has been apart of the Oneonta Dental Family since 2001. She has been a Hygienist since 2005. Penny loves to be able to help and educate her patients about their oral health and in making a difference in their lives. In her personal time, Penny loves spending time with her family and church family as well as spending time outdoors. 

 

Ellen
Dental Hygienist

Ellen has been a part of the Oneonta Dental Center family since 1998. She received her hygiene license in 2002. Ellen's goal is to help and educate her patients into achieving the best oral care possible in a safe and comfortable environment. In her personal time she volunteers with The Friends of Locust Fork River where she is the Vice President on the board of directors. She also loves to spend time with her family and outdoors. 

 

GretchenGretchen                                                                              Dental Hygienist                                                                     Gretchen has been a part of the Oneonta Dental Center family for 2 years. She received her dental assistant certificate in assisting in 2016 from Jefferson State. She has also recently completed the 2022 hygiene program at UAB. Gretchen married her high school sweet heart in November 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family and friend and enjoys being out by the lake. 


Dotti
Dental Assistant

Dotti has been a member of the Oneonta Dental Center family for 3 years. Dotti has been an assistant for 29 years. She enjoys interacting with our patients and making them feel comfortable and welcomed. Dotti has two sons that she absolutely adores. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, friends and spending time outdoors.  

 

Yessenia

Yessenia                                                                                                           Dental Assistant   
Yessenia has been a part of the Oneonta Dental Center team for 2 years. She received her associates degree in applied science in 2020. 
She loves to learn and expand herself in assisting as well as taking care of her patients and seeing their smiles transform into what they deserve. She is also in the works of getting into hygiene school at Wallace state were she will receive her degree. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and having fun. 

Amber

Amber                                                                                                         Dental Assistant                                                                                               Amber is our newest hire for the Oneonta Dental Center family. She started with us in March after she finished the dental assistant program we started here at ODC in February, where she received her certificate in dental assisting. Amber is excited to be learning all that she can from her team members and  loves to interact with her patients. Amber recently got engaged in November of 2021. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends. 


Brittany
Business Manager

Brittany has been a part of the Oneonta Dental Center family for 2 years. She has been in the dental field for 12 years where she has split her time between assisting and as an office manager. She loves to continue to learn new techniques to help her patients receive the smile they deserve. Brittany is married to her high school sweetheart Dr. Kyle Looney, DPT, who she has been with for 12 years. In her free time she loves to spend time with her very large family, reading and being outdoors. 

 

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