Meet Our Team!

Doctors

Dr. Lee Baker

Dr. Lee Baker began caring for children in Augusta and its surrounding areas in 2003 when he opened Center For Pediatric Dentistry.

As a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Baker has completed an advanced program of education. After receiving his doctorate of dental surgery in 1993 at the University of Tennessee- Memphis, Dr. Baker completed his two-year pediatric dentistry residency program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Following his education, Dr. Baker started his career as a pediatric dentist in Anchorage, Alaska. The beauty and grandeur of this untouched wilderness left a lasting impression on Dr. Baker and his family. As a result, he brought a sample of the Alaskan wilderness back to Augusta, as seen in our office design and décor.

Dr. Baker’s family include his wife, Susie and four children, Lee, Jr, Mary Ellis, Alden and Ben. When he is not at the office, he enjoys traveling with his family. They enjoy attending Ole Miss Football games, fishing and hunting, and all things Disney.

Dr. Mackenzie Craik

I relocated to Evans, Georgia from Washington State and joined Center For Pediatric Dentistry in November of 2019. I enjoy the Alaskan themed décor of the building as I spent some time as a young child living in Alaska.

I completed my pre-doctoral studies at Walla Walla University and continued on to the University of Washington for dental school. I also completed a two year Pediatric Dental Residency with Lutheran Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. I am excited for the opportunity to provide specialized dental care for the children of this community.

When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife Emily, and five sons: Hamilton, Maxwell, twins Montgomery & Winston and Quincy. We enjoy being outside, cooking and eating as a family and are avid sports fans.

Administrative Team

Mary Kay Shirley
Practice Administrator

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in June 2003 as a front desk coordinator. I began a lifelong career in dentistry after graduating from Augusta Technical Institute’s dental assistant program in 1988. I added my education by completing my Associates degree in Business Management with Southern Wesleyan University in 2018. I have been privileged to work as a dental assistant, in the front office and as practice administrator. My prior experience in dentistry allows me to help in all areas of the office if needed. I also enjoy helping our families with any concerns they have about any aspect of their treatment here.

Louise Story
Front Desk Coordinator

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric dentistry in October 2003. I was born and raised in Augusta. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State in 1987. Most of my adult career has been spent in retail. I have always enjoyed working with people. Dr. Baker is a wonderful dentist and we have a great team. Working in dentistry has been very rewarding and I feel lucky to work with such a wonderful group of people. Everyone at Center for Pediatric Dentistry enjoys their job and our patients can tell. Our goal is to help the kids enjoy the dentist and we succeed!

Amberly Faglier
Front Desk Coordinator

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in April 2012 as a sterilization technician. Since that time, I worked to earn my certifications as a dental assistant and am now using my clinical knowledge as a front desk coordinator. As it has always been my desire to work with children, I make it my goal to ensure each patient I have the pleasure of seeing has an enjoyable experience and leaves feeling comfortable! I am very thankful I get to work with such a great team of people every day! 

Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, training MMA, and spending time with my husband & our dog, Wrangler.

Lindsay Washington
Front Desk Coordinator

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in 2021.  Although I am new to the dental industry, the overall health and well being of children has always been my passion.  I want each family to have a great dental experience when they visit our practice.  “Use your smile to change this world but don’t let this world change your smile.”  We are so lucky to have the ability to help each child smile their brightest!  Prior to working in dentistry, I worked as an administrator in the childcare industry for 16 years.  I also currently serve on the Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Patient Advisory Board and Augusta University’s Transplant Patient Advisory Board.  When I’m away from the office, I enjoy travel, reading, and spending time with my husband, Chris, and our 3 children, Olivia, Blake, & Knox.

Stacy Raborn
Front Desk Coordinator

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July of 2020. I have over four years’ experience in dentistry and am looking forward to learning about pediatric dentistry to be able to meet the needs of our patients and their families. I come to work every day thankful for the opportunity to work with such a great team and to be a part of an office that is passionate about providing excellent service to their patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, and attending church.

Whitney Pope
Front Desk Coordinator

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in August of 2020. I graduated from Georgia Southern in 2017. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is interacting with our patients and their families. It is nice to see a child ease into their first visit when walking in the front door to begin their dental journey with us. I also enjoy the challenges that a growing office provides. I look forward to advancing in my career here at Center For Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy spending my time with my family, husband, and Doberman Pincher, Zeus.

Leann Rodgers
Treatment Coordinator

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July 2020. I graduated from Augusta State University with a BA in Business and love working in the dental industry. Currently I am one of the Treatment Coordinators here at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. I have the pleasure of meeting new patients and their families on a daily basis and explaining all aspects of treatment- from treatment recommendations to financial options. I love our friendly, fun, and professional atmosphere where both kids and adults love our practice. 

My daughter is a graduate of UGA as of 2021 and in our spare time, my husband and I enjoy cheering on the dawgs. We enjoy keeping up with college football and golfing together. I also enjoy shopping, cooking, decorating and we love to travel.

Lynne Toole
Treatment Coordinator

I joined the staff of Center for Pediatric Dentistry in October 2020. I bring with me over twelve (12) years of experience as a Pediatric Dental Assistant. I am excited to be in the role as a Treatment Coordinator. My career experience has provided me with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate with parents about their children’s dental needs. My personal goal is to make sure each patient and their families receive the best care, have knowledge of the patient’s treatment and feel comfortable trusting us with their child’s dental health. I am married with three (3) children and enjoy spending time with my family and watching Georgia football during my time away from the office.

Rubi Garcia
Financial Coordinator

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July of 2012. I previously worked in the dental field and always desired to be involved in dentistry again. I am very happy and blessed to be working with such a great group of individuals. As a Financial Coordinator I am able to help patients and their families with any questions they may have regarding their account and insurance benefits. I help them understand how they can use their benefits to the fullest so their children get the excellent dental care they deserve. I am also fluent in Spanish which allows me to assist our Spanish speaking families. 

I live in the Harlem area with my husband, son, daughter, and overly active dog. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Stacey Williams
Financial Coordinator

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in February of 2020 as a Financial Coordinator. I've had the opportunity to work in different areas of the insurance world for over 20 years and was fortunate to have completed my Bachelor’s in Business Administration, which has helped me reach my personal and career goals. I deeply appreciate the opportunity of working for such a great team of people. While I do not get to interact with patients face-to-face very often, I do enjoy being part of a team that helps children take care of their precious smiles.

Clinical Team

Lauren Matthews
Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Georgia Regents University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and soon after joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry. Throughout my life I have always been passionate about working with children, so pediatric dentistry is a perfect fit. I strive to ensure every patient feels at ease during and after their appointment and leaves with an understanding of how to maintain a healthier and brighter smile.

In my spare time I enjoy exercising, watching TV shows, eating, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Jo Fleming
Dental Hygienist

I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and in 2011 with a Master of Science in Allied Health from MCG. I have had the opportunity to work with the Center for Pediatric Dentistry since 2011. My main goal is to not only provide each child with the best possible dental care but also create a positive and enjoyable experience. My passion for working with children has always been there and it has only flourished since having children of my own. I have a loving husband and 3 beautiful daughters. Outside of work, I enjoy shopping, watching and playing sports, and spending time with my family and friends.

Jessica McKinney
Dental Hygienist

I started my dental career after I graduated from Augusta University, formerly MCG, with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. I then joined the Center for Pediatric Dentistry team in May of 2016. I enjoy working with children and educating families in oral health care and I especially love seeing the smiles on a child’s face after a dental cleaning when the child was nervous to be at our office in the first place.

I have been married since 2013 and I have once dachshund and one super sweet little boy who I adore so much. My family lives in the small town of Harlem, Ga and we love the slow pace of life out there. I hope to see you soon at CPD and I can’t wait to make your smile shine!

Adrienne Smiley
Dental Hygienist

I joined the staff as a dental hygienist at Center For Pediatric Dentistry in August of 2019. I have a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia. I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful team.  My passion is working with children and educating them on the importance of good oral health. Their bright smiles and energy bring a joy to my heart. Outside of work, I enjoy playing basketball, shopping, and attending church.

Kierra Brown
Dental Hygienist

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in October 2020. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Augusta University (GRU) in May of 2015 and have been enjoying my career as a dental hygienist ever since. I worked in general dentistry five years and now have the joy of working in pediatrics! It has always been my dream to be able to make an impact on the youth by providing them with exceptional dental care along with receiving a fun, educational experience. It makes my day to see kids smile and to know I’m a part of the reason why! 

I am happily engaged and excited about my upcoming wedding! I have two smart, beautiful children who I love dearly! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending church and shopping!

Christen Zolotas
Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Augusta University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and soon after joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy working with children and hope I make a positive impact on them like my hygienist growing up did! I love educating our patients on healthy oral hygiene habits and helping our patients feel at ease before and after their appointments.

In my spare time I enjoy working out, watching documentaries, shopping, and hanging out with friends and family.

Joyce Woods
Dental Assistant

I began my career in general dentistry in 1997 after successfully completing a training program for dental assistants. Over the course of my career I have completed additional courses to expand my dental assisting qualifications. The field of dentistry has been a long time interest of mine because I enjoy helping others maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. In 2004, I started as a dental assistant at Center for Pediatric Dentistry. In 2010, I became the Clinical Supervisor for the practice. In this position I support our staff members in providing the highest quality of care for all of our patients.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Michael and four beautiful children Justin, Samira, Tia and Joshua. I also have two grandchildren, Bailee and Jacob. Away from work I love going to church, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

Emily Brown
Dental Assistant

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in December 2015 after obtaining my certificate in Dental Assisting from Augusta Technical College. I have always been interested in dentistry and enjoy every aspect of my job! I love educating patients about their teeth and oral health, and assisting the doctors and hygienists. 

 When not at work I love to spend time with my family and friends, as well as my cats, Monroe, Oliver, Haven, and Campbell.

Allison Cooper
Dental Assistant

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in May of 2020 after successfully completing a dental assisting course in December 2019. I have always been passionate about working with children and love finding new ways to educate them about their dental health. It is my goal every day to ensure every child has a great experience with us and leaves our office with a smile on their face!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling with my fiancé and taking frequent trips to Disney World.

Autumn Zorn
Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Augusta Technical College Dental Assisting program in August of 2021. I completed my clinical practicum hours for the dental assisting program at Center For Pediatric Dentistry and discovered a love for pediatric dentistry. The opportunity to join the staff after graduation was a perfect fit.  I am very thankful to be working with such a wonderful pediatric office. I strive to provide my patients with the same quality care I would want for my own daughter, Delilah. It’s my goal to be an advocate for happy and healthy smiles. My interests beyond dentistry are baking and cake decorating, reading, and photography.

Scarlett Jenkins
Dental Assistant

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in April 2021. I successfully completed a Dental assisting program in December 2019. I started working in the dental field immediately and fell in love with making people smile confidently. I love being able to educate children about how important oral health is and make them comfortable at the dentist from the start. I am very thankful I get to work with such a great team! I am also a Clinical instructor at Careers in Dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my cats. I also enjoy kayaking and exploring new places, every day is a new adventure!

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