Meet our Team

Our aim is to provide an exceptional dental experience each and every time you walk through our door, and that begins with our incredibly talented and compassionate team. 

Have questions about your visit or financing options? Nervous about seeing the dentist? Overwhelmed and not sure where to begin?

Our team is here to walk you through every step!

Get to know us below….

 

Sugarloaf Smiles Dental Team
Justin Padgett

Justin Padgett

Office Manager

Day-to-day, you’ll find Justin tending to the daily office operations and assisting where needed. While you may not always see him at the front desk, he enjoys contributing behind the scenes and making sure that Sugarloaf Smiles is staying connected with our patients. Although being new the office, management, operations and providing proper support is not. Before joining our team, Justin was an operations support manager for another family Practice for 6 years. In his spare time, Justin enjoys attempting and mastering home renovations and quality time with friends. He values trust, family environments and being a support to those in need.

Kathy Fripps

Kathy Fripps

 Scheduling Coordinator

Hello, my name is Kathy and I am the Hygiene Coordinator at Sugarloaf Smiles. I love the dental field, and I work with a wonderful group of people. After attending Georgia State University to study nursing, I left college, and the country, and lived in Dubai, UAE for ten years. I came back home and decided to go into the dental field and attended the Dental Staff School for dental assisting. I am back in college part-time to complete my degree in Health Administration. I am a extrovert and a “people person”. I love working with, and helping, people and the daily interaction with the public. I love to travel, ride my bike, swim and paint, as I am an artist. I enjoy spending time with my children, my mother and family.

Jennifer Young

RDH

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Young as the latest addition to our team. She is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

Kathy Fraser

Kathy Fraser

RDH

Hello from Kathy Fraser. She has been a local hygienist for over 25 years. She is very passionate about caring for her patients in a comforting, compassionate, and educational way. She resides in Gainesville Georgia with her husband and two children.

Lidia Valero

Lidia Valero

 Lead Dental Assistant

Lidia graduated from Lanier Tech. in 2000. She has worked 12 years in general and 5 years in pediatric hospital sedation. Lidia enjoys expanding her knowledge and learning new procedures that benefit our patients. But, most of all keeping a family atmosphere.