MEET THE DOCTOR
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 creating the absolute best experience possible for patients.
Dr. Nail designed Athens Oconee Dentistry as a thoroughly modern “paperless” dental practice utilizing state-of-the-art digital x-rays and the latest technology. But he never forgets 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 Baptist Church.
Meet Our Staff
Our staff has been hand-selected for their experience and their commitment to the highest standards of patient care. When you visit Athens Oconee Dentistry, these friendly professionals will put you at ease and help you achieve the desired outcome from effective treatments.
Cari Wallace – Registered Dental Assistant
Cari has years of experience in the dental field. She joined our team and has consistently proven herself a valuable resource both for our practice and our patients. Cari’s down-to-earth manner sets a comfortable tone for patients of all ages. Her dedication in back office duties are immensely beneficial in keeping us on schedule and keeping patients happy.
Holly Mangum – Dental Hygienist
Holly brings twelve years of experience to our well-trained dental team. She assists with several vital duties, including x-rays, sterilizing equipment, working with patients using our intraoral camera, and assisting patients with the management of their oral health. Holly’s excitement for her dental career is evident in the way that she engages with her co-workers and with patients. She works with a gentle hand and a friendly attitude that makes patients look forward to their visits.
Hope Richardson – Dental Hygienist
Hope comes to Athens Oconee Dentistry with nearly a decade of experience as an RDH. Her duties include cleaning teeth, taking x-rays, applying dental sealants, maintaining strict standards of sterilization, and helping to educate patients on the importance of oral hygiene. Hope is happy to be part of a practice with a stress-free family environment that puts the needs of the patient first. She enjoys her coworkers, and working close to home.
Catherine Whitman – Insurance Coordinator
Catherine is a vital part of our team! Patients appreciate her warm greeting and the clarity with which she communicates pertinent information. Working as a liaison between patients and their insurance company, Catherine uses her extensive background and innate interest in her career to maximize available benefits for each patient. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits or billing, Catherine is more than happy to give personal attention to your questions and concerns.
Debbie Westfort – Financial Coordinator
We feel privileged to have Debbie as a part of our administrative team. Her calm nature and friendly smile are a welcome sight to new and existing patients. Debbie has 18 years of experience working in the administrative sector of medical and dental facilities. We were fortunate enough to secure her employment with us just a few years ago. If you have questions regarding financing options, office fees or billing, Debbie is a wonderful resource for solutions that work for you!
Dr. Nail appreciates our wonderful staff as much as our patients do! We all feel fortunate to work together and to welcome you into a professional, laid-back dental office in which your comfort and peace of mind are a priority.
Thank you for entrusting us with your oral health and smile. We look forward to seeing you!
Nobody likes to sit in the waiting room. When you schedule your appointment time with our team, it is reserved specifically for you. Although unexpected circumstances may occur from time to time, it is our intent to provide you with prompt service. Running on time is important to us! To that end, we also request that you arrive on time for your visits and that you provide us with 48 hours notice if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment.
We are happy to accept payment for services via cash, credit or check. Patients may also choose to arrange their own liberal payment plan using CareCredit.
As a courtesy, we are happy to accept assignment of benefits through which payment is made directly from your insurance company to our office. Fees not covered by insurance may be paid at the time of service. We will then submit a claim to your insurance for you.
Regardless of insurance coverage, the final responsibility for service charges lies with you. We extend a 30-day insurance reimbursement period as a courtesy. If anticipated insurance payment is not received within this time frame, we request that you resolve your balance with us and contact your dental insurance for reimbursement.
If you have questions regarding insurance, payments or a balance, please feel free to contact our office. We are happy to assist you!