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, who are happily married, and three grandchildren. Her hobbies are volunteering as a parenting instructor with local nonprofit organizations, traveling, sewing, music, and especially spending time with family.