Moultrie Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator
Long-time staff member Christie works with Dr. Morris and our patients to coordinate and arrange treatment by scheduling, handling the paperwork, and keeping everything organized. She also manages the Moultrie location, keeping the office running according to schedule and ensuring that patients know they are in excellent hands by creating and maintaining a relaxed, warm, and inviting atmosphere. Christie loves working with her enthusiastic coworkers and thrives on her interactions with patients. In her spare time, Christie enjoys outdoor activities, creative cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Clinical Assistant and Professional Relations Coordinator
Always ready with a welcoming smile, Allison happily assists the doctor with clinical duties, coordinates marketing for the practice, and develops and maintains professional relationships with referring doctors. Like everyone else in the practice, Allison finds her greatest reward in seeing the changes a beautiful smile can bring about in a patient’s life. She enjoys working in an enthusiastic, supportive environment where everyone is passionate about the work they do. Outside of the office, Allison enjoys spending time with family and friends, always loves a good a shopping excursion, and gets crazy about UGA football.
When you call the office, you will hear Cynthia’s warm and friendly voice on the other end. She takes care of scheduling, follows up with patients, and makes sure you are always made to feel welcome. Cynthia thrives in the office, loving the interactions with long-time patients and getting to know those who are new to the practice. She enjoys the team environment, working to create beautiful smiles. When she isn’t working, Cynthia is active in her church, assisting with the children’s church ministry, and caring for her two children, Zach and Kiersten, as well as her husband of 19 years, Cohen.
Scheduling and Financial Coordinator
Wearing two office hats, Deanna both schedules patients for their appointments and handles financial and billing issues, including coordination with insurance companies for orthodontic services. She also answers the phones with a cheery voice, bakes cookies for parents and patients, and as one of our official greeters, she welcomes you as you walk through the office doors. Deanna finds joy in getting to know new patients and their families, and in the learning opportunities that result from her work environment. Outside the office, Deanna enjoys spending time with her two Basset Hounds, Monroe and Maxine, and her chocolate Lab, Harlee.
Elizabeth provides compassionate, gentle clinical assistance to our patients. She is reassuring, helpful, and always ready with a warm smile and kind word. The best part of her work is interacting with patients and getting to know about their hobbies and passions, including those she shares in, such as sports, horseback riding, and hunting.
Jenny is an essential part of the office, keeping everyone on schedule and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. She sees to it that patients are comfortable, she reassures parents, and she guarantees a professional yet comforting atmosphere. Jenny enjoys meeting new people and seeing their excitement when treatments are complete with wonderful new smiles. She also loves working in an office where the staff members are treated like family. When not working, Jenny finds great happiness in spending time with her spouse, two daughters and two grandsons.
Joy’s work involves scheduling patients, overseeing our recall program, and following up on missed appointments. She also handles phone calls, and her warm smile can be heard over the phone line. Outside of the office, Joy finds that happiness comes when she spends time with her two children.
In the practice, Kami works with the team to assist the doctor during treatment processes. She spends time with each patient, talking them through what is happening, and reassuring them. Kami loves her work and thrives on her interaction with patients. She especially enjoys being part of treatments that will positively affect lives. Kami appreciates Dr. Morris’ knowledge and his ability to provide the best care to his patients. Kami is originally from Valdosta, has a twin sister, loves spending time with her pets, and is active in her church.
Waycross Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Karen is the woman to speak to when you need to plan treatments or understand treatment processes. She is always willing to make the time to ensure that patients and parents have a clear understanding of what is going to happen and why. She also manages the Waycross office, keeping everything running on time, making sure that patients and their parents are comfortable, and overseeing the paperwork. Karen says that the best part of her job is helping patients begin the treatment process, and sharing in their excitement. When not at work, Karen spends time with her husband, her adult children, Justin and Jessica, and her two Shih Tzus, Murray and Miley. She also loves taking road trips, especially when the pups can come along.
Ortho-Taxi Coordinator/Lab Technician
Working out of the Waycross office, Kathy coordinates and runs the Ortho-Taxi. She also assists with the front desk and performs laboratory duties. Kathy especially loves the relaxed work environment and getting to know patients and their parents. Married for 25 years to her high school sweetheart, Kathy has two children, Ansley and Austin, and three dogs: two Miniature Dachshunds, Anna Belle and Suzie Q, and a beagle named Sassy. Kathy spends much of her free time gardening, making crafts, working with animals, and volunteering.
As a clinical assistant, Pamela provides a steady hand in clinical duties and patient care, offering reassurance and comfort to patients and parents. She provides positive interaction with patients, talking with them about their lives and interests. She notes that one of the best things about working with Dr. Morris is that he is always in a good mood, which helps patients relax and feel comfortable during treatment. Pamela and her daughter have a pet named Toby who was adopted from the Humane Society. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys traveling and shopping.
Practice Relations Coordinator
As our office’s representative to the community, local schools, and dental offices, as well as the person behind our Facebook page, Crystal oversees all the marketing efforts for Hester & Morris Orthodontics. She loves using her creativity to plan contests and giveaways to make our office the most fun place to be! As a former patient of Dr. Hester, Crystal knows firsthand what excellent care he provides. Crystal’s time outside of the office is spent with her husband, Eric, and her three children, twins Caleb and Abigail and her youngest, Sarah Beth. They are active in their church’s children’s ministry. Crystal also enjoys time with friends and coffee!
Amy assists our new patients by going over their treatment plans, coordinating their initial visit with Drs. Hester and Morris, and developing payment arrangements to fit within each family’s budget. Her true joy is seeing our patients gain self-confidence with their new, beautiful smile! Amy shares her passion for creating smiles with our doctors and the rest of our team. Amy is happily married with a seven-year-old son. As a family, they enjoy playing golf, tennis, and watching football together.
Lindsey assists our doctors with patient care and lab work, making sure each patient has an exceptional experience in our office. She loves seeing the results each patient achieves when they’ve completed their orthodontic treatment. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her two children, Noah and Easton. She also has a cat and two boxer bulldogs. Lindsey and her husband, Daniel, have been married for six years.
Michelle works with our patients in the clinic, assisting during adjustments and helping out in the lab. Her favorite part of working in orthodontics is meeting new people and helping to create beautiful smiles. Michelle has three daughters, Jaden, Jacie, and Jayann, and one granddaughter named Kaylee. She absolutely loves spending time with them!
Pam answers the phones, greets patients, and schedules appointments to be as convenient as possible for our patients. She also drives the Ortho Taxi! Pam enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with patients and seeing their happy smiles when they leave the office. A native of the area, Pam loves living in Lanier County. She enjoys spending time with her family, including two sons, one grandson, and two granddaughters. Pam’s favorite pastimes include any outdoor activities.
Tonya loves helping to create beautiful smiles as she assists Drs. Hester and Morris with patient care. She also appreciates the kindness and compassion they show toward every patient and staff member. Tonya is the proud mother of a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Lance. She loves watching football and baseball, and is a huge Florida Gator and Atlanta Braves fan!
The friendly voice on the phone and smiling face in the front office, Vicki is here to make our patients’ care as hassle-free as possible. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing them progress and grow throughout treatment. She also loves working closely with the rest of our wonderful team members. Originally from Alabama, Vicki has been married for five years to Matt, who is in active military stationed at Moody Air Force Base. They have five “fur babies”!
Valdosta Office Manager /Accounts Payable
Working at our Valdosta office, Barbara is responsible for accounts payable, scheduling patients, and a little bit of everything to make the day run smoothly! She’s been with us for more than 23 years, and in that time, she’s gotten to know many of our wonderful patients and their families. She’s completely right when she says they’re “absolutely the best”! Barbara and her husband, Billy, have been married for 41 years. In their spare time, they love riding motorcycles.
Cindy started working in this office 16 years ago when she moved here from Alaska. She helps to keep our clinic running smoothly while providing gentle patient care. She is very passionate about building smiles to last a lifetime! Cindy is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. Her leisure time is spent with family and attending her grandchildren’s many activities.
A team player, Denise assists with patient care and volunteers throughout the rest of the office wherever she’s needed. Denise takes pleasure in watching our patients’ confidence grow throughout treatment. She’s also great at making them laugh! Denise has a 12 year-old son named Christopher. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, going to church, and working out at the gym.
For the past 20 years, Donna has coordinated our patients’ insurance and accounts, creating financial plans that allow for the care our patients need while working within their budget. She is dedicated to helping all patients gain self-confidence in their new, beautiful smile! Donna has two wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, two grandchildren, and four grand-dogs. She enjoys being outside and working in her yard. Most of all, Donna loves spending time with her husband, Ronnie, and their family.
Kellie finds joy in taking excellent care of our patients while working alongside the rest of our fantastic team. She appreciates the knowledge Drs. Hester and Morris have and their willingness to share everything they’ve learned with the rest of the team. Kelly got married last year to her best friend, Josh; they live in Sparks on his family’s farm. Kelly and Josh love spending time outside and just being together. They also attend Springhead Baptist Church in Adel.
Tiffany runs and coordinates our clinic in our Moultrie office. She ensures the patients are seen in a warm, professional atmosphere and in a timely manner. Tiffany has been a dedicated team member since 2005 and really enjoys watching how patient's confidence and self esteem bloom while undergoing orthodontic treatment. She says working with Drs. Hester and Morris is a lot of fun as there is always something exciting happening in our offices at any given time! Tiffany is married to Randall and together they have an energetic little boy named Parker and are expecting their daughter, Bella, who is due this spring. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially when outdoor activities like fishing is involved!