Dr. Patrick received his undergraduate education at The University of Georgia in Athens. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1975 with a DMD. He currently teaches and is on the visiting faculty at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Education, a prestigious postgraduate dental education institution in Miami, FL. Additionally, Dr. Patrick attends many hours of continuing education each year, far exceeding the number of hours required by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
As an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist with a solid history of serving Athens, Dr. Patrick values the patient/doctor relationship. He views dentistry as more than clinical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and business. To maintain his dedication to one-on-one patient care, he keeps his practice small and intimate so that he can invest in building relationships with every patient.
Away from the office and school, Dr. Patrick is involved in a number of community activities. He also enjoys physical fitness, water skiing, sports (he is a loyal Bulldog), reading, and spending time with his wife and family.
Dr. Brant Sandifer attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton and The University of Georgia in Athens, earning a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. He continued his education at the Dental College of Georgia, where he graduated with a DMD. During his final year of dental school, Dr. Sandifer received the senior esthetics award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Sandifer also participates in local and global mission trips, and served with a team of dentists in Haiti in 2016.
Brant is married to his high school sweetheart, Abbey. They are excited to be back in Athens and look forward to getting involved in a local church and the community. Together they enjoy gardening, camping, hunting, fishing, and cheering on the Bulldogs!
With an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Clayton State College in Morrow, Patricia worked in a periodontal practice for two decades before joining Dr. Patrick's practice. She appreciates our close-knit team and interacting with patients every day. Patricia has been married to Jack since1983, and they are members of New Pentecost Methodist Church. They also have two sons, Josh and Tyler, two granddaughters and one grandson. In the evenings, Patricia likes to sew, crochet, knit, bead, and cross-stitch.
Wyndi joined us last year, bringing with her 25 years of experience in the Operations and Business Management and Insurance Agent knowledge to the practice. She is consistently looking for ways to improve and grow the practice, as well as taking care of patient benefits effectively and efficiently. She always enjoys looking for ways to improve our processes and strives for our practice to be the best that it can be in all areas. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, their five daughters and two granddaughters. She also enjoys reading, camping, fishing and boating and does it every chance that she gets. She is a great asset to our patients as well as the practice.
Jamie earned her associate's degree in dental hygiene from Lanier Technical College in Gainesville. She worked as a chairside assistant before becoming a hygienist. She loves our team's professionalism and great communication skills. Educating our patients and making a difference in their health is the most rewarding aspect of Jamies career. Married to Alan, Jamie enjoys gardening and spending time with her children, Ansley and Addison.
Tiffany began her career as dental assistant in 1990, during which time she discovered her artistic talents in crafting dental restorations. She has accrued many hours of dental lab experience since then. In 1999, Tiffany came on board as Dr. Patrick's chairside assistant and lab technician. Committed to our patients' satisfaction, Tiffany enjoys helping people obtain a beautiful smile. She particularly likes making temporary crowns that look natural, and she has earned her X-ray and expanded duties certifications. Tiffany and her husband have two children Matthew & Haven. Spending time with family, attending sports events, and horseback riding with her children keep Tiffany busy after hours.
Glennis began her career as a registered dental assistant and lab technician in 1997. Not only does she have experience assisting chairside, she also plays a key role in treatment planning and the work up for consult cases. A talented assistant, she knows what the patients will experience and carefully plans and prepares for their arrival so that they are ready for their procedure. Glennis enjoys bringing smiles to life through her artistic and skilled craftsmanship. She is married with two children, Dylan and Weslynn. In Glennis words Besides my family and friends, assisting is my life. I have the honor of helping change someones life for the better. Seeing a patient smile for the first time, or cry joyful tears after dental treatment is so fulfilling. In our office it is not about a paycheck, we all truly think of our patients as family.