A newer face to our practice, Abbigail is a Treatment Coordinator for both the Waycross and Valdosta offices. Her outgoing personality makes her a great fit for working with our new patients! A true people person, Abbigail never meets a stranger. Outside of the office, she spends time traveling, playing tennis, and enjoying family and friends. Her son Turner is her greatest joy!
Valdosta Treatment Coordinator
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 son. As a family, they enjoy playing golf, tennis, and watching football together.
New Patient Coordinator
Cindy started working in this office 19 years ago when she moved here from Alaska. Her knowledge and experience in the office makes her versatile in many areas to better serve our patients. More recently, Cindy has transitioned into coordinating our entire new patient process. She is the friendly voice on the phone when you schedule your first visit with us and ensures that all of your questions are answered. She is very passionate about the orthodontic process and believes we are 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.
Waycross Office Assistant
Crysta has been with the practice for two years, and is a great team player. She assists in many ways, in both the front office and the clinic. Her gentle personality makes her well liked among patients and staff. She loves the flexibility of her job and is always willing to go where she is needed. Crysta is married to Brian and enjoys spending time with their 3 children. She also loves Starbucks Coffee and going to the beach.
Practice Relations Coordinator
As our office’s representative to the community, local schools, and dental offices, as well as the person behind our Website, Facebook and Instagram pages, 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!
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.
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 teenage son named Christopher. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, going to church, and working out at the gym.
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.
Gail has been with the office for about a year, and handles all of our account collections. While some might consider her's an unpleasant job, Gail loves what she does, and is good at working with patents on their payments. Her fun personality is well known all throughout the office! In her down time, Gail enjoys spending time with her husband and enjoys watching high school, SEC, and NFL football! She also enjoys time riding motorcycles and spoiling her fur baby, Gizzard. She has two young adult children.
Valdosta Scheduling Assistant
Julianna is the newest member to our team, and assists with multiple administrative tasks in the office including calling to confirm our scheduled patients each day. Her position helps to ensure that our practice maintains a steady patient flow. Outside of the office Julianna serves as a nanny and enjoys spending time outside and with her Russian Spaniel, Fletcher. She recently graduated from Valdosta State University and plans to further her education.
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 the doctors' knowledge and their ability to provide the best care to each patients. Kami is originally from Valdosta, has a twin sister, loves spending time with her pets, and is active in her church.
Office Manager and Waycross 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 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 both the Waycross and Valdosta offices, 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 28 years to her high school sweetheart, Robbie. Kathy has two children, Ansley and Austin, and three dogs: two Miniature Dachshunds, Anna Belle and Suzie Q, and a beagle named Sassy. Kathy enjoys spending time with family and shopping!
Lauren is one of the friendly people that assists our patients while they are on their journey through braces! She is a newer face in our clinic, but is not new to orthodontics. Lauren is enthusiastic about her job and the people she works with, and loves getting to know her patients and families. This former college softball player spends her time away from work on the mound, coaching younger players and has a true love for the game. She also loves time with her dog, Riley.
Lindsey has been a long time member of the HM team. Currently in her position as Treatment Coordinator, she educates patients on what their experience in braces will be like, communicates to parents about the treatment plan, and makes the whole process easy for all. 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 dog named Oscar and 7 cats. Lindsey and her husband, Daniel, have been married for over 9 years.
Oral Hygiene Coordinator
Meredith has been with Hester & Morris Orthodontics for almost a year, and is someone who can be seen all throughout the office. She is often taking clincial photos on patients for the doctors or going over home care with patients and their parents. She loves seeing beautiful smiles "in the works" and is also a big advocate for making sure teeth and gums remain healthy during treatment. Meredith is very artisitc and in her free time enjoys painting. She also loves being outdoors and experiencing different cultures by traveling.
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, one granddaughter named Kaylee and grandson named Pierson. She absolutely loves spending time with them!
Nicole started with Hester and Morris Orthodontics in 2015, when she moved to the area with her husband who serves in the United States Air Force. She has worked in orthodontics for the past three years and loves it! She is a valued member of our team because of her strong work ethic and easy going personality, and is well like among patients and staff. Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys outdoor activities, especially golf and spending time with her daughter, Avery.
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 Drs. Hester and Morris is that they are 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.
The friendly, professional voice you hear when you call, Perri works hard to give patients the very best first impression of our office. In addition to answering the phones, Perri helps to oversee our patient schedule and keeps our front desk organized and running smoothly. Born and raised in Valdosta, Perri graduated from VHS, and claims she is happy as long as she has a coffee or sweet tea in hand. She loves watching her 2 little people grow into big people and thinks that Pitbulls are the best dogs ever.
Tiffany coordinates our orthodontic clinicians. 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 sweet daughter Bella. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially when outdoor activities like fishing is involved!
Tonya has been an orthodontic assistant for 13 years, and enjoys watching patients gain self-confidence with every appointment while achieving their new beautiful smile! She likes working with people and tries to make each patient feel valued and special. Tonya enjoyes spending time with her daughter, Lauren and her son, Lance. She is also a big sports fan, usually watching either Gator football or the Atlanta Braves.