Your Dedicated Dental Team in Decatur
Every member of the Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry team shows their commitment to taking their work to the next level by participating in weekly meetings for training and attending continuing education courses far beyond state requirements. Read more below to learn about our dedicated team.
Tamara or “Tami”Treatment Coordinator
Tami began her dental career in 1982 and became a dental hygienist in 1988. She has worked with Dr. Betts since 1989 and has served as assistant, hygienist, and now as our treatment coordinator. She helps patients understand and plan their treatment and is very knowledgeable about insurance plans to help patients receive their maximum benefits. Tami also helps arrange payment options for patients. She loves spending time with family, especially at the beach. She is also a huge Green Bay Packers fan.
DianaHead Dental Assistant
Diana began her dental career in 1994 while still in high school and later became a registered dental assistant. She has worked in both the clinical and administrative side of dentistry. She completed continuing education courses in expanded duties in Tennessee and Florida, which has increased her responsibilities at our office. Diana speaks fluent Spanish. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, and volunteer work. She is also a wonderful cook!
KaseyCertified Dental Assistant
Kasey began her dental career in our office in 2014 after receiving her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental assisting from Calhoun Community College. Kasey has quickly become a vital part of our team. She and her husband have a daughter and are very involved in their church, where she teaches children and loves to go on mission trips. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
SamanthaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Samantha began her dental career in 2014, coming to work in our office soon after graduation. She loves spending time teaching patients proper care of their teeth; she chose our office because we allow time for that! She planned and manages the setup of our hands-on lab activities for children. She has completed continuing education through Excellence in Dentistry, UAB Hygiene Symposium, and Team Concepts for the Dental Practice. Samantha is married with one little one. Her family also includes three cats and two dogs. Her hobbies are sewing and reading.
CarolRegistered Dental Hygienist
Carol began her career in dentistry in 1985 as an assistant. She became a hygienist in 1987 and has been with Dr. Betts since 2010. Her favorite part of her job is seeing patients progress from a state of unhealthiness to a state of good health. She has been fortunate to attend many continuing education seminars beyond those required for licensure, including:
- Pete Dawson School of Dentistry, Dallas, TX
- Excellence in Dentistry, Destin, FL
- Team Training Institute’s Hygiene Explosion, Nashville, TN
- The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum Live Patient, Hands-on Course, San Francisco, CA
Her hobbies include sewing, reading, and, most important, keeping active with her two grandchildren!
KellyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Kelly has been in dentistry since 1990. She joined our office as a part-time hygienist in 2012. Kelly loves working with people to help them maintain or achieve healthy smiles! She also works as a nursery/preschool coordinator at First Bible Church. Her free time is spent with her husband, Shawn, and their two children, Mallie and Gavin.
MichelleRegistered Dental Hygienist
Michelle began her dental career in 1997 and received her dental hygiene license in 2000. She has been with our practice since 2007. Michelle has received training beyond that required for licensure, including Team Training Institute, Hygiene Diamonds, and Periodontal Explosion courses. She is married and has one child, who attends Auburn University. Her hobbies are crafting and spending time with family.
Sylvia began her career in health care and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing education and management from Emory University in 1979. She has held nursing positions in several hospitals and home health agencies. After moving to Decatur in 1989, she worked as a nursing instructor at Calhoun Community College for several years. After leaving Calhoun, she helped with the dental practice part time while raising a family and now serves as our office manager. She is very interested in patient education and especially helping patients understand how their oral health affects their overall health.
Sylvia is married to Dr. Betts. They have three children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren. Her hobbies are volunteering as a parenting instructor with local nonprofit organizations, traveling, sewing, music, and especially spending time with family.
Natasha began her dental career after graduating from Calhoun Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental assisting in 2007. Although she has worked as a dental assistant since that time, her primary duties in our office are administrative. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. She greets everyone with her friendly smile when they first enter our office. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with friends and shopping.