Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienists

The Douglas Dental Care dental hygienists are highly trained professionals that focus on the prevention of oral health disease.  Yes! They will take the time to help show you how to brush and floss your teeth to avoid having oral health problems.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Missy H.

Columbus State College

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Missy H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Missy has been treating patients at Douglas Dental Care since 1998.  She graduated from Columbus State College.

Missy provides a warm welcome for her patients.  She believes that educating patients while providing treatment is important.  As a board member of the Sweetwater Dental Hygiene Society, she also strives to organize and assist hygientsts within Georgia and educate people about the profession.

Missy is married with two children. Over the years, she's been involved in many activities such as Douglas County Faith in Action for the Needy and Bill Arp baseball board.  She helped found the Sweetwater Dental Hygiene Society and served on the board for 15 years.  She has also served on West Georgia Technical College's Executive Board for 8 years.

Laurie R.

Campbell University

West GA Technical College

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Laurie R.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Laurie has been part of our Douglas Dental Care team since 2015.  She feels blessed with the opportunity to serve her local community, friends, and neighbors.

Laurie began her career as a certified dental assistant in 1999.  She graduated from West Central Technical College (now known as West Georgia Technical College) as a dental hygienist in 2005.  While working as dental hygienist, she furthered her dental hygiene education by completing a Bachelor or Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

Laurie and her family moved to Douglasville in 2002 from Camp Lejeune, N.C. where her husband was stationed in the US Marine Corps. They have 3 children together.

Marie N.

Armstrong Atlantic State College

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Marie N.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Armstrong State College (now Armstrong Atlantic State University) in Savannah, GA in 1986.  She began working with Dr. Tidwell in 1997 and Dr. Dimitri in 2004. 

She has taught dental hygiene at West Georgia Technical College in the past and brings her love of teaching to Douglas Dental Care by educating our patients on proper oral maintenance.   Marie is an active member of her community and her church.

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Clayton State University

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Rachel W.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel has been in the dental field for 25+ years.  She became a dental hygienist in 2004 after graduating from Clayton State University.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. 

Rachel takes pride in providing gentle, comprehensive dental hygiene care to all of her patients.  Rachel enjoys the opportunity to meet and help her patients feel at ease when providing dental hygiene treatment.

Rachel loves spending her time with her family, friends, and two very spoiled dogs!

Thanks to your support and encouragement, our practice has grown and so has our team.  Rachel joined our team in 2021.