Meet Your Trusted Dothan Dental Team
In the dental field, good teamwork is essential. That’s why all of our team members aren’t only successful at their own jobs, but have also received cross training in everyone else’s positions as well so that they can keep the office’s well-oiled machine running smoothly at all times. Dr. Gaunt is proud to work alongside such experienced, efficient, and passionate ladies who share his goal of always putting the patient’s needs first. To learn more about each team member at Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry, keep reading below:
Starla, Dental Hygienist
Starla is originally from Dothan Alabama. She attended Auburn University and finished with her Degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Santa Rosa Junior College in beautiful Sonoma County in Northern California. Starla’s career in Dentistry spans over 15 years in Alabama and California. She is also certified in periodontal laser therapy and local anesthetic. Starla is married with two amazing boys! Outside of work, there is nothing she enjoys more than watching her boys play football, basketball, and baseball.
"I have loved working here at Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry since 2010. I enjoy educating and helping patients with their dental health." – Starla
Sonya, Dental Hygienist
Sonya's career in dentistry began 1987. She started as a dental assistant and in 1992 received her dental hygiene license from UAB. She brought her experience to the practice in 2020 and works as a dental hygienist part time. Sonya has two grown children of her own and gained two more when she married Wilkes in 2018. Together they enjoy ballroom dancing, hiking, traveling, scuba diving, golfing and tennis. She also does woodworking in her spare time.
"I pride myself in providing gentle dental care so, it is a joy to work with a dentist who genuinely cares for his patients and has a passion for providing painless, quality dentistry" - Sonya
Ashley, Dental Assistant
Ashley first joined our practice in 2017 and has over 15 years of experience in Dentistry. Originally from Cottonwood, Ashley is married to her best friend Chad and has two wonderful boys, Waylon and Cody. Her interests outside of Dentistry include spending time with her loved ones, watching her kids play baseball, basketball and football. Ashley and her family enjoy riding 4-wheelers, going to the beach and fishing.
"My favorite part of working here at Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry is seeing patients leave the office with new found confidence in their smile." - Ashley
Sierra, Dental Assistant
Sierra has been with our practice since 2017. Originally from Jack, AL, she attended ESCC before pursuing her dental education at Birmingham Dental Assistant School. She is a Certified Dental Assistant.
Sierra and her husband Steven reside in Ariton, AL, with their two children: Connor and Ellie Kate. In her free time, Sierra enjoys shopping and going to the beach, along with spending time with her family.
"love seeing new patients while helping them with their dental needs. Seeing the patient walk out with confidence in their new smile brings me so much joy." - Sierra
Brianna is the newest addition to our team. She is a 2017 graduate of Northside Methodist Academy. Brianna married the love of her life, Tyler, in September 2020! They have an awesome dog named Josie. Brianna was born and raised in true Alabama fashion: She enjoys riding 4-wheelers, watching baseball and sitting by good bonfire.
"I enjoy working here because of the family atmosphere between my co-workers and our patients." - Brianna
Caroline, Financial Coordinator
Caroline has been with our practice since 2020. She was born in Dothan, into a military family. Raised in Northern Virginia, she and her family moved back to Dothan after High School. Caroline has over 20 years in Financing and Sales. She has her Associates Degree from Wallace Community College. Caroline is married to her wonderful husband George, and has two daughters Gracie, who is a student at Troy Dothan, and Emma who is a High School Sophomore. Caroline also has a soon to be son-in-law Jacob who is employed with Adams beverage. Caroline enjoys spending time with her dog Chole and has been busy planning her 40th birthday and her daughter's wedding.
"Working for Dr. Gaunt has been a blessing. I get up everyday looking forward to seeing our amazing patients and working with the best "work family". - Caroline