The Team

Team member Ashleigh in brown scrubs

My name is Ashleigh Fiocchi. I have been a receptionist for Dr. Claeys since August 1999. My husband, Tim and I have three beautiful daughters. We enjoy traveling and hanging out with family and friends.

Team member Jenny in green scrubs

Jenny W. – R.D.H.
Jenny graduated from The Medical College of Georgia, May 2001. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has worked for Michele since the summer of 2001. She is married with two beautiful children.

Team member Kari in green scrubs

My name is Kari. I have been an employee at Michele Claeys office since 2002. I work in the front office and dental assist. I received my Bachelor of Science at USC-Aiken in 2002 with focus on Exercise/Sports Science and also am a licensed esthetician.

Team member Phyllis in a black lace blouse

My name is Phyllis. I have worked for Michele since February, 1990. I am the Office Manager. I trained as a Certified Dental Assistant in Ogden, Utah at Hill Air Force Base with the United States Air Force. I am married with three children and four grandchildren. I love to shop, swim, read, and travel.

Team member Sherry in brown scrubs

Sherry – R.D.H.
Education: Dental Assistant Certification; Dental Hygiene Degree (Medical College of Georgia, 1984)

Continuing Education: Our office completes many hours yearly in continuing education courses, including certification in CPR/OSHA requirements in infection control; digital radiography; sedation dentistry; laser dentistry; oral cancer screenings; Invisalign (braces); and periodontal assessments.

Employment: 26 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist (22 years with Dr. Michele Claeys, DMD.)

Family: married, husband, Floyd who has a career in insurance sales as well as church choir director at Harlem UMC.
Daughter: Lindsey, Registered Nurse at Doctors Hospital.
Step-daughter: Kathryn, Business Major/stay at home mom with one son, Alden and husband, Andrew.
Step-son: Stephen, musician and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy.
Grandson: Alden, two and one half years of age.
Pet Dog: Ali, Chihuahua.

Interest: Reading biographies; movies; documentaries; visiting historical sites; travel (especially the mountains); walking.

In Brief: I love my career as a Dental Hygienist. I thank Michele who makes me laugh everyday; my co-workers who I lean on everyday; and especially I love my patients for sharing their lives with me and making hygiene fun.
I look forward to meeting new patients and allowing our dental team to improve their dental health.

Team member Tracie in green scrubs

My name is Tracie Otto. I graduated from Augusta Technical Institute Department of Allied Health and Sciences in 1998. I am a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties. I am a member of the Dental Assisting National Board. I have been an employee at Dr. Michele Claeys office since graduation in 1998.

Team member Taylor in blue scrubs

Front Desk Receptionist/Dental Assistant