Meet Our Team
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Jessica - Lead Dental Assistant
Jessica had been involved in the field of dentistry for six years. She was trained and certified in Round Rock, Texas. What she enjoys most about her job is educating patients and explaining treatment that has been presented to them. She feels that it is most rewarding to see the oral health of our new patients improve and see them smile from ear to ear. She loves being a dental assistant! Outside of the practice, Jessica enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter and her family. She likes gardening and having cookouts with friends and family.
Octavio - Dental Hygienist
Octavio joined our staff in 2015. He graduated Clayton State University with a B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. Octavio strives to give his patients the best care in order to help them improve and maintain their oral health! Octavio enjoys staying active whether it is going to the gym or being outdoors. Outside of work, Octavio enjoys working out and trying different types of foods. During the summertime, he enjoys having family cookouts with his family and friends.
Dr. Blackmon - Dentist
Dr. Michael Blackmon comes to Dalton Family Dentistry with 23 years of dental experience. He has practiced the last 16 years in the Rome area and brings proficiency in all areas of General Dentistry. He is originally from Cleveland Tn and obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University as a scholarship football player. Dr. Blackmon obtained his DDS degree from UT Memphis in 1997. Dr. Blackmon and his wife Robin have two children Abby and Reid. Dr. Blackmon enjoys family, hiking, exercise and fishing in his spare time. He looks forward to meeting everyone and continuing excellent dental care for our patients.
Maricruz - Practice Manager
Maricruz has been living in Dalton for most of her life. She has been working in the dental field for 5 years. She began as a dental assistant and with hard work and dedication moved up to Practice Manager. Maricruz strives to offer patients a positive and friendly experience. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog. In her spare time she loves to spend it with her family.
Christy - Patient Coordinator
Christy has been involved in the field of dentistry for 22 years. She was part of the clinical team for most of her career as a dental assistant. She joined our team in March 2021 as the patient coordinator. She feels the smile is important because it is the gateway to a person's confidence and oral health is important for overall health. She genuinely loves to get to know the patient's and helping them take care of their needs. Christy enjoys being outdoors when she is not in the office. Many of her activities include camping, riding horses, fishing, and cookouts with family and friends.
Velvet - Dental Hygienist
Velvet is returning to Dalton Family Dentistry after initially being here and had the pleasure of working with Dr. Purdey. She has been in the dental field for 29 years. She graduated from the medical college of Georgia in 1993 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She loves being a hygienist and taking care of her patients and treating them like family. Outside of work she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Lennie now for 26 years and they have 2 children: Lindsey 25 and Luke 23, both in college and working part time. She also enjoys spending a lot of her time with her boxer, Chubbs.
400 S Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720