FRONT OFFICE TEAM
Jenny | Front Office Hygiene Administrator
Jenny works for us as a Hygiene Department Coordinator. She is highly organized, eager to help, and extremely efficient, which keeps all of us on our toes and ready to go. We rely heavily on Jenny’s knowledge and experience in dentistry to keep our office running like clockwork. She is a real behind-the-scenes hero at Harris Family Dentistry.
Jenny started her dental career in 2007 and became certified as an expanded-duties dental assistant in 2011. She brought those valuable years of experience as well as her can-do attitude to our office in 2018. Although her experience keeps this office running smoothly, Jenny’s enthusiasm is what makes our office joyful. Her willingness to help anyone with anything is what makes Jenny such a lovely presence.
Faith and family come before all else for Jenny. That includes both her work family and home. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her husband, Caleb; her two kids, Buddy Augustus and Clara Faith; and their German shepherd, Max. Together they enjoy traveling and enjoying all that this world has to offer.
Sharon | Front Office Administrator
When patients walk into our office, the first thing they see is Sharon’s warm smile. Sharon Cronan has twelve years experience and loves serving our patients. She grew up in Alpharetta and attended Milton High School. Currently, Sharon lives in Dawsonville with her husband, Ronnie. She enjoys meeting new people and is passionate about helping patients who have experienced dental tragedies get their smiles back.
In her spare time, Sharon’s hobbies include cake decorating, and antique car shows. She loves spending time with her children and recently welcomed a new granddaughter into her family.
Michele, CDA | Lead Clinical Office Administrator/Financial Office Administrator/Surgical Certified Dental Assistant/ Certified Phlebotomist
Michele has been a Clinical Dental Assistant for over 10 years and has worked for Harris Family Dental for over 8 years. Before she earned her certificate and became a dental assistant, Michele attended Lanier Technical College as a budding dental technician. We love having Michele on our team at Harris Dentistry, because of her expanded knowledge and experience benefit our practice and our patients. Michele loves creating lasting smiles and helping people improve their lives through oral health and wellness.
Michele is married and has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi name Scout. She is a Zumba fitness instructor and loves running marathons with her family. When she’s not working, Michele also enjoys photography, traveling and visiting amusement parks.
Stacey, RDH | Lead Hygienist
Over the course of her ten year career, Stacey has served as both an assistant and a hygienist. She attended north Forsyth High School and graduated from Lanier Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene before she started working for us. Stacey loves her job because she enjoys people and building relationships. Whether the impact seems small or big, she is passionate about impacting others and improving the lives of her patients. Stacey has never been happier in her career than at Harris Family Dentistry because she feels appreciated and she knows that her work is worthwhile.
She feels lucky to be married to her wonderful husband, Brian. They have two children, Charley Grace and Blake, and two dogs, Kipper and Dude. The family enjoys spending Saturdays together taking trips, shopping and attending local festivals. Her family worships and serves at Revolution Church in Canton.
Jessica | Hygienist
Jessica values each patient very highly, and we see the evidence of that every time she comes into work. As a dental hygienist, she makes each day count and never turns down an opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face. For Jessica, there’s no better feeling than helping someone feel great about themselves!
She got her education in dental hygiene from Lanier Technical College in 2005 and has since become a member of their Dental Hygiene Advisory Board.
When she’s not changing the world one smile at a time, Jessica loves kayaking, fishing, and hanging out with family. She has a husband, one son, four dogs, and a rescued potbelly pig.
Sylvia, RDH | Hygienist
After earning her Associate’s Degree in General Science from Gainesville State and Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Lanier Tech, Sylvia started working as a dental hygienist and has accumulated over six years of experience in the industry. Sylvia has fit right in as part of our family, and loves her career working with Dr. Craig and Dr. Wendy Harris. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and finds assisting them and helping them keep their smiles beautiful an absolute pleasure.
If you want to have a long conversation about football, baseball, or tennis, Sylvia is the hygienist for you! She loves to talk about sports and get to know her patients’ preferences. In her spare time, Sylvia loves to travel and attend concerts. Sylvia is a Georgia native and can’t imagine living anywhere else. At home, her five-year-old dog is Sylvia’s beloved furbaby and loyal companion.
CLINICAL ASSISTANT TEAM
Leah, CDA | Clinical Lead Office Administrator/Lead Surgical Certified Dental Assistant
Over the course of her 24 year career, Leah has worked hard to serve her patients and community. She enjoys the challenge of helping someone who hates dentistry become a relaxed and happy patient, and loves to see smiles transformed along-side Dr. Craig and Dr. Wendy. As a lead assistant, Leah helps our team deliver top-quality care. Feeling like the dentists truly care about each patient is important to Leah and the compassionate treatment our patients receive from Dr. Craig and Dr. Wendy is one of her favorite things about our practice.
After graduating White County High School, she earned the Certificate of Dental Assisting with Expanded Duties from Lanier Technical College. Leah has been married for twenty-two years and has two daughters. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys the outdoors.
Taylor | Surgical Certified Dental Assistant
Taylor has four years of experience as a dental assistant and loves working at Harris Dentistry. She feels the most rewarded when she witnesses patients come into our office with restorative needs and then sees how amazing they feel and look once they have completed treatment. She loves to see patients look in the mirror and love what they see!
She attended White County High School and received her Assisting Certificate from Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta. Taylor is CPR Certified and has IV sedation training.
Taylor has been married for two years to her husband, Hunter. Together, they have two dogs, Gixxer and Roxy. Taylor’s pastimes include spending time with her family, swimming, and motorbiking. She and Hunter attend Union Grove Holiness Church.
Bethany, CDA | Surgical Certified Dental Assistant
Bethany has been a dental assistant for over fifteen years, developing an incredible set of skills and extensive knowledge of the dental industry. Both her knowledge and skill make her a terrific asset to our practice. We’re blessed to have someone who is such a great team player!
Bethany has a striking passion for helping people, whether that means helping them achieve a great smile or simply making sure they’re completely informed about their dental options. Bethany goes the extra mile to ensure each patient’s comfort as well as their knowledge of the procedure to come. This work ethic and passion combine to help each person who steps foot into the office, whether patient or staff, feels like they are part of our dental family.
She puts just as much effort into her home life. Bethany has been married since 2008, and together they have one daughter. Whenever she has the opportunity, she loves spending all the time she can enjoying the great outdoors.
Haley, CDA | Surgical Certified Dental Assistant
Haley is one of the sweetest people we know, and we are thrilled to have her as one of our dental assistants! She really loves helping patients achieve a healthy and confident smile.
Around the office, Haley does a little bit of everything, from working the front office to assisting the dentists and hygienists. Her skillful chairside manner is invaluable to our dentists. On top of all that, she also helps create a friendly and comfortable environment for each patient she works with— amplifying the family atmosphere at our practice.
Haley is currently working in her degree from Chattahoochee Technical College, hoping to eventually become a full-fledged hygienist. When she isn’t in school or at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as working on her chicken farm in Ellijay.
Sunyoung, CDA | Surgical Certified Dental Assistant
Sunyoung is a surgical dental assistant here in our office and has been helping our dental treatments run smoothly since 2018. Her knowledge and assistance make every dental appointment an excellent experience for both the patients and the rest of the staff. We truly love working with her!
Along with her sincere desire to help each patient, Sunyoung also brings with her up-to-date training and education. She was certified when she attended Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta, after which she began courses at the University of North Georgia.
Away from the office, family and friends are her number one priority.
Janine | Dental Assistant
Janine is a hygiene assistant at our office. We truly couldn’t do without her and her easygoing manner. As a person who is so easy to talk to, Janine puts both patients and staff at ease throughout the day. On top of her regular duties as an assistant to the doctors and hygienists, she helps around the entire office, keeping everyone on track and updated. Whenever we need anything, whether it be help with an exam or simply restocking an item, Janine is there to make it happen!
Janine is currently attending Lanier Technical College in pursuit of her certification as a dental hygienist. In fact, she recently moved back to Georgia from Arkansas in order to follow that path. We are excited to see Janine obtain the certification that will complement her vibrant presence in our office.
She currently lives with her parents in Gainesville until she has a chance to finish her degree. She and her boyfriend love being back in Georgia and spend all the time they can with family and friends here. If you’re ever looking for Janine, chances are you’ll find her either out on the lake or hiking somewhere with her dog.
Susan started working with us in 1999. She went to Heaven in 2018 after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. She truly was one of the most incredible hygienists that we have ever worked with. She had a huge heart for people and she loved to develop relationships and lifelong friendships with the patients that she cared for. Her laughter and joy filled the office. Susan was a blessing to all who knew her and we are forever are grateful that we got to spend almost 20 years working right next to her every day. She will always be family and forever in our hearts.
Susan graduated from Forsyth County High School and then went on to pursue an Applied Science degree for Dental Hygiene. She started working as a dental assistant and loved dentistry so much that she then continued on and obtained her Dental Hygiene Degree. She married her husband, Lee in 1986. They had two daughters and three grandchildren. She loved Jesus, spending time with her family and deer hunting. All of us at work, as well as Susan’s patients, friends and family were greatly blessed by her care, her love, her words and her beautiful soul. We praise the Lord for her life on this earth and we praise Him for her arrival into His Eternal Kingdom!