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Our Team

Our Staff at Advanced Dentistry of Athens

Dr. J. Benjamin Patrick

Dr. J. Benjamin PatrickDr. Patrick received his undergraduate education at The University of Georgia in Athens. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1975 with a DMD. He currently teaches and is on the visiting faculty at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Education, a prestigious postgraduate dental education institution in Miami, FL. Additionally, Dr. Patrick attends many hours of continuing education each year, far exceeding the number of hours required by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

As an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist with a solid history of serving Athens, Dr. Patrick values the patient/doctor relationship. He views dentistry as more than clinical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and business. To maintain his dedication to one-on-one patient care, he keeps his practice small and intimate so that he can invest in building relationships with every patient.

Away from the office and school, Dr. Patrick is involved in a number of community activities. He also enjoys physical fitness, water skiing, sports (he is a loyal Bulldog), reading, and spending time with his wife and family.

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Lewis, DL, Arens, M, Appleton, S, Nakashima, K, Ryu, J, Boe, RK,
Patrick, JB, Watanabe, DP, Suzuki, M Cross Contamination Potential
with Dental Equipment The Lancet Vol 340 pp. 1152-54. (1992)

Patricia, Appointment Coordinator and Dental Hygienist

Dental HygienistWith an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Clayton State College in Morrow, Patricia worked in a periodontal practice for two decades before joining Dr. Patrick's practice. She appreciates our close-knit team and interacting with patients every day. Patricia has been married to Jack since1983, and they are members of New Pentecost Methodist Church. They also have two sons, Josh and Tyler, two granddaughters and one grandson. In the evenings, Patricia likes to sew, crochet, knit, bead, and cross-stitch.


Wyndi, Business Administrator

Business AdministratorWyndi joined us last year, bringing with her 25 years of experience in the Operations and Business Management and Insurance Agent knowledge to the practice.  She is consistently looking for ways to improve and grow the practice, as well as taking care of patient benefits effectively and efficiently.  She always enjoys looking for ways to improve our processes and strives for our practice to be the best that it can be in all areas. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, their five daughters and two granddaughters.  She also enjoys reading, camping, fishing and boating and does it every chance that she gets.  She is a great asset to our patients as well as the practice.

Jamie, Expert Dental Hygienist

Dental HygienistJamie earned her associate's degree in dental hygiene from Lanier Technical College in Gainesville. She worked as a chairside assistant before becoming a hygienist. She loves our team's professionalism and great communication skills. Educating our patients and making a difference in their health is the most rewarding aspect of Jamie’s career. Married to Alan, Jamie enjoys gardening and spending time with her children, Ansley and Addison.


Jessica, Expert Dental Hygienist

Dental HygienistJessica attended Lanier Technical College, where she earned her associate degree in dental hygiene in 2004. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she worked as a patient coordinator and a chairside assistant. She loves taking continuing education classes to stay up to date with all of the improvements that our field has to offer. She also enjoys being able to share that knowledge with her patients enabling them to better care for their oral health. Jessica is married to Michael and they have two small children, Jayden and Bailey. Jessica enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.


Tiffany, Expert Assistant and Lab Technician

Assistant and Lab TechnicianTiffany began her career as dental assistant in 1990, during which time she discovered her artistic talents in crafting dental restorations. She has accrued many hours of dental lab experience since then. In 1999, Tiffany came on board as Dr. Patrick's chairside assistant and lab technician. Committed to our patients' satisfaction, Tiffany enjoys helping people obtain a beautiful smile. She particularly likes making temporary crowns that look natural, and she has earned her X-ray and expanded duties certifications. Tiffany and her husband have two children Matthew & Haven. Spending time with family, attending sports events, and horseback riding with her children keep Tiffany busy after hours.


Jennifer, Expert Dental Assistant

Jennifer joined our team August 2016.  She is expanded duty and x-ray certified.  Her nurturing spirit will make sure you are comfortable and all of your concerns are addressed.  She is married to Chris and together they have Cameron and Taylor Reese.  Jennifer loves sports, coaching her children, running, playing Frisbee with her Aussie and participating in her community.