Meet Our Team
Arlene graduated from Macon College in 1993 and began her career as a dental assistant before completing hygiene school in 1997. That same year she joined this practice and continues to work happily alongside her husband, Dr. Alex.
Arlene enjoys spending time with family and friends, working outside, travel and running. Arlene continues to work with our patients in several capacities and has a passion for dentistry and people and is committed to helping our patients achieve their best smiles. She and Dr. Alex have three awesome children, Ashley Ann (24), Harrison (20), and Grace (18).
Kat Balduff has been working in the dental field since 2004. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Perimeter College in 2007. “I believe that all patients deserve to have pleasant dental experiences, combined with comprehensive and exceptional care,” says Kat. “These are essential in effectively educating patients towards excellent oral and systemic health. It’s a gratifying feeling to see a dental transformation which leads to a more confident and healthy person.” Kat regularly attends continuing education courses to gain knowledge of new and future dental technologies, information and theories.
Kat and her husband, Chuck, both grew up in Lilburn, GA and currently reside in Dacula, GA. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child, a boy, in October 2014. When not at the office you may find Kat hiking, camping, reading, spending time with family, friends, and their two rescue dogs.
Megan Whitley received an Associate degree in Education from Young Harris College and her Dental Hygiene degree from Georgia Perimeter College. She frequently attends continuing education courses. She worked as a Dental Assistant/Technician for 2 years prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist. In her job, she helps patients reach and maintain optimal oral hygiene and over all health. “I educate patients, not only about oral hygiene, but how it relates to their systemic health as well,” says Megan. “I love my patients and the relationships I have formed with them. It’s so meaningful when I see a patient’s smile transform, whether cosmetically or through oral hygiene. We make sure our patients are comfortable by providing a relaxing and beautiful environment and by using the most current technology available.”
Megan was born and raised in Lilburn and now resides in Loganville. She played softball at Young Harris College, and continues to love sports today. She and her husband have a 2 year old daughter, an 8 month old son, and a boxer named Lily.
Missy Savage graduated with her Associate of Dental Hygiene from Athens Technical College in 2002. She worked as a dental assistant for almost 2 years prior to becoming a dental hygienist. She loves the ever changing dental technology and helping her patients stay healthy. “My patients become my family, I am fully invested in changing their lives for the better.” She prides herself on being gentle, yet thorough during a cleaning. “A comfortable patient is a happy patient.” She hopes to one day get her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
Missy lives in Winder with her wonderful Husband, Steve. They have two wonderful, active children, Aaron and Lilah.
Rachael has been working as a dental assistant since 2009. She earned her Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Diploma from Gwinnett Technical College. She first pursued a career in Early Childhood Education, but once in college, she realized her heart was in dental assisting. “My favorite aspect of dentistry is the people I meet and the relationships that are formed. I value the high quality of care we offer to our patients.” Rachael enjoys working along Dr. Alex where she is able to educate as well as help improve the oral health of her patients. “I appreciate each one of our patients here at Dr. Alex’s, and I believe they deserve the best oral care there is.”
Rachael and her husband Tommy live in Winder. They have a daughter, Ansley, a son, Landyn, and a dapple dachshund Camo. Rachael enjoys being with her family, traveling, and shopping. She is thrilled to be a part of Dr. Alex’s team!