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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.


Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


    Valerie became part of our staff in 1994 as a Dental Assistant.  She has received her Expanded Duties of Dental  Assistant Certificate through the Georgia Dental Association and is CPR certified.  She has also attended numerous continuing education seminars to broaden her knowledge and skills.  Valerie resides in Rutledge with her husband, Wes. She has one daughter, Brittany and one grandchild, Riley.  She enjoys reading, being outdoors, fishing and spending time with family and friends.



 Melanie is most likely to be the first smile you will be greeted with when you visit our practice. She works at the front desk to schedule appointments, go over treatment plans, provide billing and insurance assistance, and is always happy to answer any questions you may have. She lives in Athens with her husband Michael who is her childhood sweetheart and her son Austin. Her daughter, Cheyenne, is currently a student at Georgia Southern. She enjoys reading, going on her family Christmas trips, going to the beach and spending time with her husband.



   Emily, our Registered Dental Hygienist joined Woodruff Dentistry in August, 2016.  She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Athens Technical College.  Having been presented the Community Health Award for her graduating class, Emily strives to give each patient quality education for a healthy smile.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.