Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff
  1. Senior
    Sherry McKissick, RDH
    Hygienist
    Sherry graduated in 1986 from the Medical College of Georgia. She has 30 years of experience and continued education in non-surgical management, oral pathology, and specialized care. Sherry takes pride in offering individualized attention to each patient and adjusting their treatment as their health needs change. Her favorite part of her career is building long lasting relationships with her patients and treating them like family. She and her husband Mark have two girls, Christina, and Amber and a grandson, Jensen.
  2. Executive Director
    Amber Rakestraw, RDH
    Hygienist
    Amber has been employed with the practice for eight years as an insurance and billing specialist, and receptionist. Amber graduated in May 2016 from Central Georgia Technical College with an associate degree in dental hygiene. She graduated top of her class with a GPA of 4.0, she was also a G.O.A.L nominee, a recipient of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Hygiene Scholarship, and was entered into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Amber is a native of Thomaston and is married to Lucas Rakestraw, her husband of 19 years. They have two children Berklei and Brinlei.
  3. Executive Director
    Holly Smith, RDH
    Hygenist
    Holly graduated from Central Georgia Technical College with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She was vice president of her class and was the recipient of The Golden Scaler Award. She was also on the dean's list each semester. She has worked in Macon and Newnan before coming to Thomaston to work for Dr. Allen in 2006. She resides in Upson county with her husband Greg of 19 years and their daughter Madison.
  4. Executive Director
    Kaye Webb
    Dental Assistant
    Kaye has been employed with Dr. Allen for 17 years. She has known Dr. Allen since high school, where they were in the band together. She says she enjoys working beside Dr. Allen and taking care of people in a family environment. She loves seeing the before and after results of treatment. She enjoys getting to know her patients and caring for them. Kay was born and raised in Thomaston and lives here with her husband Chad of 35 years. She has a 22 year old daughter, Sklyer.
  5. Executive Director
    Shirley Banks
    Receptionist
    Shirley has been with the dental family since August 2016. The thing I enjoy most about being here is that it is so family oriented and Dr. Allen puts family first. Before I became a member of the staff I was a long time patient. I got to see what goes on from both perspectives. This made it much easier to care for the patients in a compassionate manner because that is what I saw when I was a patient. I am thrilled to be a part of such a tight knit family. My goal is to increase my knowledge of office work while getting hands on experience. I'm hoping my background of I'm hoping my background in customer service will add to my ability to do my best
  6. Executive Director
    Yordanka Luis
    Dental Assistant
    Yordanka has been with the dental family for 11 years. She is from Cuba and speaks fluent Spanish and English. She has worked with Dr. Allen for 18 years. Yordanka was a patient before becoming a member of the staff. Yordanka and her family love this community. She says she felt very at ease with Dr. Allen and his staff and was pleased to begin to work for him. She is a natural at connecting with the patients and their needs. She also has a love of caring for those in her community.
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    Goldilocks
    Dental Office Kitty
    The Hunter
  2. Executive Director
    Baby Bear
    Dental Office kitty
    The Scrounger

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