Meet Dr. Nail
Dr. Brent Nail, DMD, is a proud graduate of The Medical
College of Georgia where, in addition to studying to be a
general dentist, he participated in advanced oral surgery
studies. Admittedly a “perfectionist,” Dr. Nail takes great
pride not only in the details of dentistry but also in creat-
ing the absolute best experience possible for patients.
Dr. Nail designed Athens Oconee Dentistry as a thor-
oughly modern “paperless” dental practice utilizing state-
of-the-art digital x-rays and the latest technology. But he
never for- gets the “human” side of dentistry.Your comfort is
our priority. You’ll find televisions with a choice of movie
channels in every room, as well as Wi-Fi throughout the office.
Dr. Nail and his wife Mary Lynn both grew up near Vidalia, Georgia, where Mary Lynn’s father, a
dentist, still enjoys practicing. They are the proud parents of twins, and are active in Prince Avenue
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Meet Our Staff
The smiles are always genuine! Patients rave about how our dental staff makes them feel just like
family. That’s because they truly care about each person.
Leslie Singleton — Dental Hygienist
Leslie's gentle compassion puts patients at ease as she strives to make every visit comfortable.
Her thirty years of dental experience ensure her patients are enjoying optimal oral health and
a beautiful smile!
She attended Valdosta High School (where she was crowned Miss VHS!)
before going on to Valdosta University and Albany Junior College to earn her Dental Hygiene
degree. Leslie is a single mother of two children who keep her busy with sports all year.
Her many hobbies include interior decorating, gardening and snow skiing. But, most of all,
she says she just loves being a mom!
Holly Mangum — Dental Hygienist
You will love working with Holly! Her desire to improve her patient's dental health with education
and hygiene are evident in her caring additude and gentle manner. Holly attended high school
in Commerce, Georgia, and graduated from Athens Technical College with an associate’s degree in Dental
Hygiene. Holly, and her husband Mark, are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Courtlyn. The two also
enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Harley and Lucy.
Melissa Truchan Dental Assistant
Melissa's easy going, and friendly personality is a perfect match for the open and caring atmosphere
she finds working with Dr. Nail. As a graduate of Gwinnet Technical College, with 12 years dental
experience, she is prepared to take her place assisting Dr. Nail with procedures, fabricating
temporary restorations and recording treatment information. A married mother of one seven year old
daughter, Melissa is most happy snapping pictures at the beach and home decorating projects.
— Insurance Coordinator
Karen is the go-to person for any questions about insurance at the practice. Her passion for helping
clients find their smile has not diminished in her 17 years in the industry! Karen's commitment
to dentistry extends beyond the office by volunteering annually with, "Dentistry from the Heart", a
non profit that offers free dental care to those who cannot afford it.
She graduated from Tucker High
School in Tucker, GA and
attended Georgia Perimeter Colleges. Karen has a lovely, eight year old
daughter and enjoys roller skating and painting.
Debbie Westfort — Financial/Appointment Coordinator
Fifteen years of helping clients receive, and maintain good dental health, is important to Debbie.
She will be the friendly face you see, checking patients out after treatment, taking payments, helping
make financial arrangements and future appointments.
A graduate of El Dorado High School in
El Dorado, Arkansas and Southeastern Bible College, Debbie is a married mother of three adult sons
and a member of The Church at Covington in Oxford, Georgia.
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Appointments Nobody likes to sit in the waiting room. So we schedule and reserve appointment
times specifically for you. Barring unexpected emergencies, we strive to see you promptly at your
reserved time and do our best to uphold our reputation for “running on time.” In return, we ask
that you arrive promptly and give us at least two days notice if you need to reschedule.
Payment Some patients prefer to pay for services in full with a check, cash or credit card. To help
provide payment options to patients, our office offers a liberal payment plan offering low monthly
payments through CareCredit.
Insurance As a courtesy to patients, we will also allow assignment of dental insurance benefits.
Before or at the time of service, patients pay the portion of the fee not reimbursed by insurance and
we will file for the anticipated insurance payment. Please understand, however, that the obligation for payment remains with the patient. Accepting reimbursement is simply a courtesy that we extend to
insured patients for 30 days after treatment. If an insurance company has not sent reimbursement to
the office within 30 days, we do request that the treatment balance be satisfied and ask you to contact
the insurance company and encourage them to meet their obligation. If you ever have a question about
a statement, payment or insurance reimbursement, please contact us. As your Athens family dentist,
we are here to help and welcome your inquiries.
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