Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Front Office Team


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Receptionist  

I began my career in the dental field as an assistant in 1975. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside several fine dentists and have trained dental students at the Medical College of Georgia. Fifteen years ago, I transitioned to front office work. Now, I help to make patients feel at ease and comfortable by giving new patients a tour and introduction to our office, doctors, and staff. I love getting to know them and helping them any way that I can as they go through treatment. I also answer the phone, make appointments, verify insurance, and do general office duties.

I've been married for 36 years to my wonderful husband, Terry. We are originally from Augusta, Georgia, and have lived in the Atlanta area for more than 35 years. Our son Chandler graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in construction management. We enjoy traveling, especially going to Hilton Head Island, and UGA football. I also love to cook for family and friends. My relationship with the Lord is of utmost importance to me.


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Front Office

Our patients and their families are simply the best people. I love the excitement and energy they bring to the office and am thrilled to be part of helping them achieve a new smile. It’s amazing how much each person changes as they move through treatment. They become so much more outgoing and happy! I greet patients, assist with coordinating treatment, and collect payments. I check patients out at the end of a visit and always ask how things went. Their boundless smiles reassure me that they are happy here. I have been in the dental field since 2003, and I've been with Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics since 2012.

My husband Brian and I just welcomed a baby girl, Hadley, in April 2016. Our extended family includes two German shepherds, Alan and Nala, too.


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Front Office

It’s amazing how a new smile changes a person’s life. Not only do they feel better about how they look, but their mouth is healthier and they develop stronger self-confidence. Watching a person move from feeling uncomfortable about their appearance to someone who smiles at the drop of a hat never gets old! I

I have a total of seven years of dental front office experience, and I rejoined the Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics team in 2012. I have a degree in business administration and a seminary degree in Ministry Leadership. My family and I are huge Ohio State University fans – Go Buckeyes! My husband Wayne and I have two children, Sean and Kassandra. We run the North Georgia Browns Backers in Jefferson at Beef O’Brady’s. I love watching football, reading, traveling, staying healthy, and listening to country and bluegrass.

 

 

Financial Coordinator


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Financial Coordinator

I love when I’m able to help a patient and their parent see there is a way to make orthodontic care affordable. At Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have a healthy smile they love and here we make them happen! As our Financial Coordinator, I ensure patients get the most from their insurance benefits, file the paperwork, and follow-up on claims. I also develop financial contracts and handle billing matters. I started working in the dental field in 1995, and I've been working with Dr. Phelan since 1998.

Originally from Colorado, I’ve lived in Atlanta since 1991. My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we have an adult son. I read as much as possible, and enjoy watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Treatment Coordinators


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Treatment Coordinator/Marketing

It’s so much fun to welcome people to our practice. Their excitement at the thought of getting a new smile is absolutely contagious! I walk patients and their families through the treatment process, explain what their plan entails, and review all options. I also cover the fees and discuss payment options. I love answering questions and making sure patients and parents have all the information needed to decide about their future smile! Because I meet people at the beginning of treatment, I get to watch them become happier and more confident with their new smile. I have been in the orthodontic field since 2002.

Originally from North Carolina, I moved to Georgia in 2003. My husband and I have been married for more than 30 years and have two beautiful children and three amazing grandchildren. I enjoy reading, hunting, singing, and being in nature. I’m currently studying to become a Christian Counselor, working with teens and parents of teens.


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Treatment Coordinator/Marketing

I love working with our new patients—introducing them to our office and the orthodontic world. I am here to explain treatment planning, go over financials, and set up appointments. I also do marketing, including working with referring offices and volunteering at schools. It is such a rewarding experience to transform smiles and build confidence, and to know that I play a small part in that. The relationships I’ve built with our patients and my teammates mean a lot to me, too! We are like a family here! I've been with Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics since 2001.

I have been married for 14 years and have been blessed with two kids. Both of my children play traveling sports, so we stay on the go! It’s a good thing that we love to travel!

 

 

Clinical Team

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Orthodontic Assistant

I love everything about my job! Most of all, I love being part of creating beautiful smiles that our patients truly love. We become friends with our patients and look forward to their visits as a chance to catch up on their lives and see the progress they’re making. By the time a patient is finished with treatment, they feel like a family member and we celebrate them achieving a smile that will last a lifetime! I work chairside, assisting the doctors with procedures, and provide patient care, too. I have been in the dental field since 1994, and I've been with the Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics team since 2008.

I’ve been married for almost 30 years and have two grown boys. I enjoy decorating apparel and run a small t-shirt business. I’m also a mentor, because I love helping others, and enjoy all kinds of sports.


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Orthodontic Assistant

I look forward to developing lasting relationships with our patients and families while helping them achieve beautiful smiles. Giving someone a smile they love, one filled with health and happiness, is the most amazing experience – and I get to be part of that every day! I support our doctors during various orthodontic procedures and offer direct patient care. I specialize in helping our Invisalign® patients with their treatment.

I have been in orthodontics for over 25 years, and I have been with Drs. Phelan and Dempsey for 2 years.

I’m one of 11 siblings and have a daughter, Katie, who lives and works in New York City. I love visiting and exploring the city with her. I also like visits with family, long walks, traveling, and paddle boarding.


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Orthodontic Assistant

I am glad to play a direct role in changing people’s smiles and their lives. Everyone deserves a smile they feel confident sharing and here we make those smiles happen! It’s amazing to watch a person gain self-esteem and feel better about themselves and their appearance. The day they finish treatment and see the results of their hard work simply can’t be beat! I assist Drs. Phelan and Dempsey during procedures and also provide direct patient care.

I’m originally from the Philippines and have a B.S. in Elementary Education along with being a dental assistant. My wonderful husband, Brett, is American. We’re excited to finally meet our baby twins – soon!


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Orthodontic Assistant

I love working in orthodontics as it allows me to be part of creating a lifetime of beautiful smiles while creating lasting friendships, and I have enjoyed this for over 25 years. Our patients are some of the best people in the world, and I enjoy our conversations and laughing with them. Helping someone I care about develop great oral health and a radiant smile is incredibly fulfilling. My days are spent assisting Dr. Phelan and Dr. Dempsey with procedures while supporting our patients.

I’m the proud mother to my amazing son, Scott. When not working, I love time with family and friends, as well as traveling to the beach and mountains. I also enjoy decorating, antiquing, and watching The Bachelorette, HGTV, and The Food Network.