Meet Our Staff

Andrews Office

Mandy Alford, Insurance Coordinator

I am happily married with two amazing girls. I love my family and my job. It’s very rewarding knowing that I get to help people on a daily basis. I have been in the dental field since 2000, and am currently working as the Appointment Coordinator at Gentle Dentistry. Although my job is not hands on, it’s very important to the day to day tasks at our office. I look forward to greeting you and helping with all your appointment needs.

Tabatha Davis Cox, Office Manager

I am married with 3 wonderful children, and cherish being a mom. I have been working in Dentistry since 2000. I started out as a dental assistant, which I loved, and have had several titles since then. I am currently the Office Manager at Gentle Dentistry, and love my job. Although my new title doesn’t call for my hands to get dirty, I still love clinical work very much! I routinely wear my assisting hat when working in our local school and helping hands clinics. As the office Manager I would like to welcome you to our family.

Celeste Gatlin, Dental Assistant

I’ve been a chair-side dental assistant at Gentle Dentistry since 2004. I have been through rigorous training and hold several certifications, such as nitrous oxide administration and radiation safety. I love the challenge of the job and although I’ve been in the field for over 10 years I learn something new every day. As a resident of Andrews, my home town, and the mom of two boys, I find it easy to relate to our patients. I am eager to help each of you with your dental needs.

Lauren George, Dental Hygienist

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Gentle Dentistry. I graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2011 with an associates degree in science.  I am also certified in infiltration anesthesia. I started my journey at Gentle Dentistry in August 2014 and couldn't be happier. I am from Georgetown,  but reside in Andrews with my husband and daughter.  I look forward to helping keep your smile beautiful!  

Leslie Johnson, Dental Hygienist

I am a registered Dental Hygienist at Gentle Dentistry. I reside in Andrews with my husband Woody and two children. My husband and I currently have a side venture in the sanitation business, but my heart is in dentistry. I graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2004 with an associate’s degree in science. I am also certified in nitrous oxide and infiltration anesthesia. I love my job and look forward to keeping your smile beautiful.

Rhetta Lewis, Dental Hygienist

I was born in the small town of Hemingway, SC, where I still reside. I do not have any children; however I do stay very busy with my family and friends. I have been in the dental profession since 1986, first as a certified dental assistant and then as a registered Dental Hygienist. I attended Florence Darlington Technical College where I earned an associate’s degree in Science. I am also certified in nitrous oxide sedation and infiltration anesthesia. I love my profession and cannot imagine myself in any other career. It’s great when your job is to help people keep their smile. I have been at Gentle Dentistry since 2003, and am happy to call it my home away from home. I invite you to visit us at Gentle Dentistry and become a part of our growing Gentle Dentistry Family. I hope to see you soon and look forward to helping you smile.

Jodi Morris, Dental Assistant

I live in Andrews with my husband Mikie and 2 Children, Maci, and Mason. I also have two fur babies that I consider children, Drake and Bailey. I have been a dental Assistant since 1993, and enjoy my job very much. I have several qualifications, including radiation safety and nitrous oxide administration. I love working at Gentle Dentistry and can’t wait to take care of your dental needs.

Joye Payne, Appointment Coordinator

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Geoffrey, for 25 years. I have two children, Haleigh and Noah, and a son in law, Reed. I have a sweet pup, Kota, that completes our family. I started my journey in 1990 as a dental assistant, and love every aspect of the dental field. I am currently the appointment coordinator of our office, where I work with an amazing staff. I am looking forward to helping you with all of your appointment needs here at Gentle Dentistry!

Amy Young, Dental Assistant

As a certified Dental Assistant I carry several certifications including radiation safety and nitrous oxide. I recently graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College, and I am blessed to call Gentle Dentistry my new home. I am married with two wild boys, Riley and Alex. As I continue to learn I look forward to expanding my experience with Gentle Dentistry and keeping your smile beautiful.