Edna – Dental Hygienist
Edna has nearly three decades of experience in dentistry, helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile as a dental hygienist. She is a graduate of Armstrong State University in Savannah and has been a valued team member within the office since 1997. Edna is responsible for reviewing patient medical history, examining teeth and gums, removing plaque, taking radiographs, polishing teeth, applying sealants and fluoride, patient education, and assisting the doctors. Her job provides her the opportunity to form a lifelong relationship with each patient that’s built on trust. Edna says Hester Dental Group is special because of its deep roots within the community spanning nearly a half century. “When you walk through our door, you truly become part of our family. We offer a very unique dental experience in that we embrace our heritage, while looking forward to mastering new techniques and treatments.”
Jeanie – Dental Hygienist
Whether or not she likes to admit it, Jeanie also has decades of experience in providing exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. She attended both St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida. Jeanie has been helping our patients receive optimal dental care since 2004. She is a wonderful dental hygienist, responsible for monitoring teeth and gum health, providing thorough cleanings, assisting the doctors, and educating patients about how they can best care for their smiles outside of the office. (She’s also in charge of our recycling efforts, too.) Jeanie likes assisting patients and showing them the power and benefits of having healthy teeth. Like the rest of our team, Jeanie prides herself on providing patients with a caring, personal touch for dental care they can always trust. Outside of the office, Jeanie spends time with her daughter, has fun completing DIY projects, enjoys gardening, and makes every attempt to always protect the environment.
Rebecca – Dental Hygienist
Rebecca is another dedicated team member who has been working in dentistry for over a decade. She received formal training and schooling from Tallahassee Community College. As a hygienist, Rebecca is frequently educating patients about the best ways to care for their teeth in between cleanings. She likes this level of interaction with patients, because it gives her the opportunity to really help answer their questions and address any potential concerns. Rebecca said Hester Dental group is unique because of how the entire team places such great emphasis on creating a family-friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that’s comfortable and caring. Originally from Navarre Beach, FL, Rebecca and her family relocated to the area in 2015. When she’s not tending to patients, she working hard to care for her twin, teenage stepsons and four-year-old.
Ruby – Dental Assistant
Ruby attended Dental Assisting School at Dental Careers Incorporated through Chattahoochee Technical College. She completed her education in 2003. She joined the Hester Dental Group family in 2007, and we are pleased to have her in the office. As a dental assistant, Ruby’s responsibilities range from assisting the dentists with various procedures and always making sure our patients’ needs are the highest priority. She loves what she does. Her passion shows through the wonderful relationships Ruby has forged with our patients, while being a part of treatments that improve and achieve beautiful smiles. “Our practice is unique because we are a dental office that has had the opportunity to service patients’ dental care needs from generation to generation,” says Ruby. Originally from Chicago, Ruby moved to the area with her husband Steve to be closer to her parents. Her hobbies include: spending time with her children, reading romance novels, gardening, swimming, and walking her two dogs.
Dee – Dental Assistant
Dee has been a dental assistant with Hester Dental Group since 2012. Prior to helping the doctors and patients, she worked in Early Childhood Education for 13 years. Dee cares deeply about making sure patients’ have a smile that’s healthy and confident. She also likes being able to make a positive impact on our patients’ lives every day. Dee thinks the practice is one-of-a-kind because of the longstanding, loyal patient base and dedicated team that makes everyone feel like they are part of a big family. She relocated to the area from Illinois in 1999, and currently resides in Dallas, GA with her husband Raleigh. Together, they treasure time spent with their four children and four grandchildren.