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Dental Staff at Adel Dental Associates

Photo of Martha Tucker, Dental Assistant / Insurance SpecialistMartha Tucker - Dental Assistant / Insurance Specialist

I have been involved in dentistry for over 40 years!  I started with Dr. McCartney in 1995 and worked for over twenty years as a dental assistant.  I retired from Adel Dental in 2015, but soon decided to come back to the dental staff team part time and work at the front, confirming insurance. Dentistry is where my heart is!  I have worked closely with Dr. McCartney as an assistant taking care of our patients.  I am currently working up front, confirming Insurance and making sure everything is ready for their appointment.  

I am involved with the Red Hatters Organization in Adel. I am enjoying working part time and working in my yard!

Photo of Jamie Austin, Dental AssistantJamie Austin - Dental Assistant

I graduated Dental Assisting in 2007 from CCC in Hastings, Nebraska. I work chairside with Dr. McCartney preparing patients for procedures, taking X-Rays, and sterilizing instruments.  One of the most important aspects of my job is making sure our patients are comfortable and have a positive experience.  

I moved to Georgia in 2013 and was married in 2014.  Rick, my husband, is active military at Moody AFB.  We have 2 daughters; Sydni, who resides in North Carolina, and Kambri.  We love traveling and being outdoors.

Photo of Melissa Martinez, Dental AssistantMelissa Martinez - Dental Assistant

I work alongside Dr. McCartney in many aspects of our patients care, including taking x-rays, preparing rooms for treatment, and sterilizing instruments. I joined the Adel Dental Team in 2015, making me one of the newest members. I am a 2014 graduate of Cook High School. I am eager to help patients understand their dental needs and address their concerns while receiving treatment.

I am an active member of Sparks Baptist Church. I enjoy outdoor activities with my son Jaxson!

Photo of Brittany Sandlin, RDH, Dental HygienistBrittany Sandlin - RDH, Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Lowndes County.  After graduating Lowndes High School, I attended Valdosta State University and Valdosta Technical College.  I received an Associates of Applied Science in 2010 and joined Dr. McCartney's dental staff team in May of 2012.  I enjoy calming patients fears and making their dental experience fun.  

My husband, Trey, and I reside in Valdosta with our daughter Reagan Joy.  We enjoy spending time on the farm with our pets Cookie, Eleanor, and Clevis.  

Photo of Shanya Register, RDH, Dental HygienistShanya Register - RDH, Dental Hygienist

I have been in dentistry since 1999, first as an assistant and then I went back to school.  I am a graduate of Darton College, Class of 2005 in the Dental Hygiene Program.  I am very dedicated to my field and have a very gentle touch. I enjoy helping our patients with their oral health needs.

I married my high school sweetheart, Jon, in 2000.  We have two children; Ava and Nole.  We are big Florida State Seminole Fans!

Photo of Melissa Connell, Administrative AssistantMelissa Connell - Administrative Assistant

I started working with Dr. McCartney in 2002 through the Co-Op Progam in Cook High School.  I have attended Valdosta State University and Wiregrass Technical College.  I have the pleasure of greeting our patients and welcoming them into our office.  I work with patients to help them understand their treatment and payment plans, and navigate through the often confusing world of insurance coverage.  There is nothing better that seeing a smile on a satisfied patient!  I love and appreciate the unity that our team has in the office!

I married Scott, my high school sweetheart, in 2007.  We have 3 children, Caleb, Chloe, and Carlie.  We love exploring State Parks, Movies, and taking mini trips on the weekends!

The bottom line is we are ALL here at your service to build lifelong relationships providing state-of-the-art dental care with a gentle touch.  Making a difference in the world, one patient at a time. We look forward to meeting you, your family and friends. God Bless!

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Adel Dental Associates is here to provide comprehensive, family-oriented care in a comfortable environment with a team that makes dental visits fun. - Dr. McCartney

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