Gwenda joined West Augusta Dental Associates in 1987 when she and her husband moved to Augusta from Mississippi.
Gwenda attended high school in Amory, Mississippi and received a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Mississippi.
Gwenda and her husband, Dr. Charles Sanderson, have a middle school age daughter, Brooke, and a pre-school age son, Eric. They enjoy taking their daughter to tennis tournaments and they enjoy family weekends in Southern cities like Atlanta and Charleston. Gwenda’s hobbies are reading and walking.
Brandi M. Halliday, RDH
Brandi was born and raised in the Augusta area and attended Evans High School. Brandi graduated from Evans High School in 1995 and was Valedictorian of her graduating class. Brandi attended Augusta State University and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. After graduating from MCG in 1999, Brandi moved to Atlanta where she worked as a dental hygienist for two years. Brandi returned to Augusta in 2001, when she joined the dental hygiene team at West Augusta Dental Associates.
Brandi and her husband, Nick, have two young children, Scott and Abbie. Most of Brandi’s free time is spent with her family.
LuAnne J. Alvord, RDH
LuAnne grew up in northern Mexico (Chihuahua) so she speaks Spanish fluently. Her ancestors migrated to Mexico years ago from the United States, so her family spoke English at home.
LuAnne finished high school in Mexico and attended college in Orem, Utah. LuAnne and her husband, Darron, moved to Augusta where Luanne attended Dental Hygiene School at the Medical College of Georgia and her husband attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry.
LuAnne states that her hobbies are supporting her husband through dental school, cooking (especially Mexican food) and road biking.
Lisa M. Voss, RDH
Lisa is proud to say that she was born and raised in Nebraska. Lisa and her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1994 and to Augusta in 1997 because of job assignments for her husband, Rick.
Lisa attended the University of Tennessee-Memphis and received her dental hygiene degree from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Lisa has been on the dental hygiene staff at West Augusta Dental Associates since 2001.
Lisa and Rick have a son, Nick, and a daughter, Courtney. They are both out of high school and are now attending college.
Linda Youmans (left) is the office manager at West Augusta Dental Associates as well as doing accounts receivable, accounts payable, and most insurance administration. Since we have a computer based chart system, Linda also serves as our information technology coordinator. Linda graduated from Georgia Southern with a B.B.A. degree in Business Administration.
Linda and her husband, Donnie, have an adult daughter, Amanda, and a son, Matthew, at the University of Georgia. Linda volunteers for many areas of her church’s activities and sings in her church choir.
Nancy Taylor (right) was working for a local endodontist in the late 70’s when her sister was working for Dr. Clepper in his office in the Medical Center area of downtown Augusta. Nancy’s sister told Dr. Clepper that Nancy would like to come to work for his practice. Dr. Clepper hired her immediately and the endodontist never forgave him, even though he is retired now.
Nancy serves the practice in many ways. She has always coordinated Dr. Clepper’s implant courses in Augusta and his speaking engagements out of town. Nancy coordinates all of our staff functions. Nancy does the correspondence for all the dentists in the practice and coordinates countless other activities.
Nancy and her husband, Wally, have an adult daughter , Erica, and an adult son, Brock. Nancy grew up in Thomson, Georgia and she enjoys shopping, church and family activities.
Maureen Sanders has the primary responsibility of entering data into the computer on each patient that we treat.
Kristy checks patients in and out and answers phone inquiries.
Andrea Johnson has the awesome responsibility of coordinating the appointments for three dentists and four hygienists that are often working at the same time.
Maureen, Kristy, and Andrea, along with Nancy Taylor, when she has time, make appointments, check patients in and out, manage recall, process insurance, and anything else that needs to be done to keep our patients treated efficiently.
Ava Ashley, Christy Luckey, and Vickie Halmstad assist Dr. Doug Clepper. Ava also helps Dr. Clepper keep his digital clinical photos organized and assists the other dentists when needed. Christy and Vickie both worked at the front desk before becoming assistants and both have worked at WADA over 15 years.
Ashley Johnson was born and raised in Greenville, SC and moved to the Augusta area in 2009. She is a graduate of the Augusta Institute of Dental Assisting. In her free time she likes to take weekend trips and spend time with her family and friends.
Nikki Oliphant is a graduate of the Augusta Tech Dental Assisting Program. She joined West Augusta Dental Associates in 2009. Nikki and her husband have two children.
Ashley and Nikki assist Dr. Greg Clepper.
Faye Johnson assists Dr. Turner. Faye worked at the front desk for West Augusta
Dental Associates in the early eighties before her family moved to Florida. In Florida she was the office manager for a large orthodontic practice. Faye is Nancy Taylorís sister and Faye wanted to work in the same office as Nancy again so she joined our practice as a dental assistant after her family moved back to Georgia.