Meet the Team
Cissy Mathews – Office Manager
Cissy Mathews is our Office Manager. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she has resided in metro Atlanta for over 25 years and has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. As our Office Manager, Cissy binds the office together and keeps it running smoothly. She is skilled in answering questions about your insurance, billing issues and her great desire is to make your visit pleasant and comfortable. Outside of the office, she loves to cook and photograph dishes for her food blog, work in her garden, mentor young women, tackle ‘a good project’, play golf and spend time with her husband.
Tawanna Curlee – Patient Coordinator / Dental Assistant
Tawanna graduated from Concorde Career Institute with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2012. She worked in the field of Endodontics in Tampa, FL before moving to Georgia and brings a wealth of knowledge and care to Pinnacle Endodontics . She understands the patient’s concerns when they hear the word “root canal”. Her desire is to make the patients feel valued and comfortable from the moment they enter the front door. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her 3 daughters and is happy to be joining the Pinnacle family.
Sheila Jeffers – Dental Assistant
Sheila is a native of Long Island New York and she moved to Georgia in 2015. She brings her 23 years of Endodontic knowledge and experience to the Pinnacle Team. Her desire is to treat all patients with Kindness and Respect so they may have the best possible
experience causing them to leave with smiling faces. Yes, even after a Root Canal. She loves being with her husband and two daughters and going on long walks with their new puppy.
Melissa Stover – Patient Coordinator / Dental Assistant
Melissa is originally from northern Ohio, but has lived in the Cumming area for the past 12 years. She entered the dental field as a dental assistant and graduated at the top of her class. She had such an impact on the dentist and his instructors that she was asked to return to teach as an instructor. She enjoys giving back to the program that gave her so much knowledge into helping dental patients. Endodontics is her favorite specialty and has assisted in hundreds of root canals and retreatments.
Melissa has volunteered her time with Dentistry from the Heart that gives free dental care to those in need. Along with participating in the PTA, she also coaches Girls on the Run and is a kickboxing instructor. In addition to spending time with her family, Melissa can be found reading a good book or at the lake with friends.
Robin Joao – Dental Assistant
Robin relocated from Massachusetts to the John’s Creek area in 2002. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett Technical College Dental Assisting Program. Her previous experience is in general dentistry. She is very excited to be a part of the Pinnacle team and has a strong desire to learn the specialized field of endodontics.
In her free time she enjoys baking, playing tennis, being outdoors and beach trips with her husband and children.
Wanda Hills – Dental Assistant
Wanda Hills grew up in San Bernardino, California and moved to Georgia in 2016. She currently resides in Cumming, Ga, with her husband and two children. She is a graduate from Gulf Coast Community College Dental Assisting. Wanda is passionate about patient care and helping patients achieve their best smiles possible. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, Zumba, playing tennis, and going to the movies.
Melinda Ortner – Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Melinda is a Georgia native and grew up in Savannah before moving to the Atlanta area.
She is a certified dental assistant and has been in dentistry for 29 years with 7 of those years working in an Endodontic office. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position in our Pinnacle Family.
Her love for dentistry comes through in helping patients feel comfortable and helping them have the best dental experience possible. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has 3 children. She also loves being a Nana to 5 grandchildren. Outside of dentistry she enjoys cooking, doing crafts and spend time with her husband traveling.
Lisa Clark – Patient Coordinator
Lisa was born and raised in Waynesburg, PA. She began working in dentistry 8 years ago after completing a dental assistant program in Morgantown, WV. She enjoys working the front desk helping patients with appointments and maximizing their insurance benefits. Her desire is to see all patients leave the office smiling and happy. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In her free time, she loves watching Atlanta United Soccer and UGA football.
Kristina Hemrick – Patient Coordinator
Kristina is originally from Charlotte, NC but made her home in Cumming 28 years ago. She brings 15 years experience in General Dentistry to the Pinnacle Family. Her desire is to make the patients’ experience the best one possible. She is thrilled to be a member of the Pinnacle Team and focus on patient care. When not working you can either find her at the gym or participating in various charity runs. She also enjoys spending time hiking and fishing with her husband and 3 children.
Agnieszka Dubiel “Aga” Dental Assistant
Aga is our newest dental assistant graduating from the University of North Georgia Dental Assistant Program at the top of her class. Born in Poland, known by her friends as Aga, she came to the United States in 2005. She has had an interest in Dentistry since she was in high school and feels she has found her dream job at Pinnacle. With a smile and friendly disposition, she knows how to put our patients at ease, even singing Polish songs to them. She loves to cook and share the love of her culture with others. For her personal pleasure she enjoys reading and seeing the world.
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