Meet the Team

Chrissy Bunch – Administrative Assistant

Chrissy has been an administrative assistant with us for eleven years. She graduated with a degree in business management from Brenau University, and has certainly brought that valuable knowledge to bear in her time at our office.

She has a vibrant energy and sincere compassion which makes the front desk a place where patients can feel comfortable and welcome. Chrissy also enjoys working behind the scenes, making sure that everything is running as it should be. A well-oiled machine is going to be all the more able to positively affect the patients it serves.

Outside of the dental office, Chrissy channels that energy into traveling, attending church activities, and spending quality outdoor time with her two sons who are now ten and twelve years old.

Charles Sheffield – Operative Asst./Sterilization Tech – Dental School Applicant

Charles is an operation and sterilization assistant for our office. He started working for us in May of 2018, and has been gaining valuable experience that he will go on to use as a future dentist. He loves assisting Dr. Miller, and finds his interactions with the patients and staff at Augusta Pediatric Dentistry to be both fulfilling and formative.

He’s gotten an education from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Perimeter College, and Georgia Southern University. From here, he plans to enter dental school.

Outside of dentistry, Charles enjoys sports. He played baseball during school and continues his love for activity through basketball and golf. He also loves spending time deer hunting in the great outdoors.

Carole Manning – Orthodontic Assistant

Carole has been with us for thirty-nine years! We couldn’t get along without her vast experience and love for learning.

Outside of learning every single day, the thing Carole loves best about working in a dental office is changing people’s lives. As our orthodontic assistant, she does this by healing and repairing smiles. She truly cares about each patient who comes through, and does her best to give them the healthy mouth they deserve.

Carole is the grandmother of a brand new granddaughter named Mary, whom she very much adores. Her goal is to be the best grandma ever. She also loves cooking, gardening, and getting in plenty of beach time at Fripp Island.

Lindsey Crews RDH – Hygienist

Lindsey graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She’s been doing dental hygiene work with us for six years now. Lindsey stays up to date with all of the latest news in the dental community, making her work top-quality.

She says the best part of working as a pediatric dental hygienist is helping kids. Seeing the smiles on their faces when they’ve had a great dental experience is extremely rewarding.

Lindsey’s favorite people in the world are her husband Preston, her daughter Harper, and their dog named Hoyt. She loves to spend time with them, especially lakeside or around the pool. She also enjoys shopping, cycling, and attending her ladies’ Bible study group.

Haley Swearingen

As an appointment coordinator, Haley helps out the office by coordinating all of our daily appointments. It is a lot easier to come to work knowing that we will get to interact with Haley’s fun and collaborative personality. Patients are used to walking in and seeing her greet them with a friendly, infectious smile.

Haley is currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ashford University, and expects to graduate in 2022.

At home Haley enjoys camping, fishing with her husband, Brian, watching the Clemson Tigers, and spending time with her two sons, Jaiden and Landon. She also considers herself an autism advocate in honor of her son.

Meghan Braswell

Meghan joined our practice as a dental assistant just a few months ago, and we are excited to be working with her! She is a team player with an enthusiasm for delivering excellent service in a group setting.

Meghan has a passion for making a difference in the oral health of children, and she likes to go out of her way to help them feel comfortable and have the best experience possible during their visit.

During her spare time, Meghan likes to enjoy time outdoors with her 5-year-old son Karder and has a particular interest in crafting. Meghan loves being a mom, and she is emphatic that Karder is the best kid ever.

Michelle Barton

Michelle has been our back office assistant and technician for a year now, and we’ve loved having her!

Michelle loves learning new things, and during her time here, she has helped out with a variety of tasks. On a daily basis she sterilizes our surgical equipment and has demonstrated a knack for customer service with the wonderful, energetic conversations that she frequently has with parents.

She has a lively personality and credits this for being the reason that she is able to get along so well with the children that we see and her fellow coworkers.

You can frequently find Michelle working out at the gym, having fun with her family and friends, and travelling.

Miranda Millen

Miranda has been a valuable member of our team for over a year now! Miranda graduated from Augusta Tech in 2019 and now works as one of our skilled dental assistants.

She is a good team player, and we enjoy her great attitude in everything she does. One of her favorite parts of working here is being able to help with the children—and it shows in how great she is with them!

Outside of work, Miranda enjoys playing with her dog.

Shivani Patel

Born and raised in Tennessee, Shivani recently completed a year working as our insurance coordinator. She is responsible for facilitating the process of dental claims, ensuring that a patient has coverage, and making sure that their visits are coded correctly. She is especially fond of putting a smile on all of the children that pass through our doors—and we’re lucky to have her here!

Education is very important to Shivani. She has a Bachelors of Science in Health Administration and Public Health from East Tennessee State University. She is also a Certified Nurse Assistant and a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She plans to return to school in the near future to obtain a Masters of Public Health.

Outside of work Shivani enjoys spending time with her family, and she always puts family first. She also likes cooking, reading, traveling, and blogging.