995 Baxter Street | Athens, GA 30606 | (706) 395-4918
Meet Our Office Staff
Trai has been Office Manager/Team Leader at McRae Family Dental since July 2017. He graduated from Clarke Central High School and attended Mississippi State University on a football scholarship. He finished Mississippi State with a B.S. degree in Fitness Management and a M.S. degree in Exercise Science. He attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry for a few years. After his time there, he worked at Interfaith Dental Clinic (a non-profit dental clinic) as a patient care coordinator.
Trai is a member of Bethel World Outreach Church and serves as an usher. He is also very involved with the BeMen ministry. He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He enjoys volunteering at his son and daughter’s schools and reading to their classes. He also volunteers at the annual MLK Free Services from the Heart at McRae Family Dental.
Trai is married to Heather and they have two children: Matthew IV (Quadji) and Madison Sofia. When he is not at work he enjoys watching movies, fishing, going to sporting events, and spending time with his family.
Aimee is our hygiene insurance coordinator at McRae Family Dental. She has been with McRae Family Dental since 2015. She was born in Mexico and raised in Georgia. Aimee is happily married to her husband, Jose, and they have a beautiful son. Outside of work, Aimee loves spending time with her little family and going to church.
Cecilia is our insurance coordinator and also assistant treatment coordinator at McRae Family Dental. She has been with McRae Family Dental since June of 2012. Cecilia was born in Miraflores, Peru and came to Georgia when she was 9 years old. She is currently going to school for her degree in Forensics. Cecilia was in the Army for almost ten years. She was deployed to Iraq in 2011 and she recalls that experience “like no other.” Cecilia is a proud mother of a son who is 8 years old and in the second grade. When Cecilia is not at work she enjoys immersing herself in a good book.
Arely is an appointment coordinator at McRae Family Dental. She has been a part of team since November 2017. Arely was born in Mexico City, but raised in Athens, Ga. She graduated from Jackson County High School in 2008 and attended Athens Technical College in 2009. Arley is married to Manuel and has a young son Manuel, Jr. When Arely is not at work she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. An interesting fact about Arely is that she likes to name the cars that she has owned.
Ashley has been at McRae Family Dental since June 2017. She is our Dental Hygiene Coordinator. Ashley is originally from Flowery Branch, Ga and she graduated from Lanier Technical College as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. Ashley Currently resides in Athens, Ga. She enjoys playing basketball and softball when she is not at work as well as volunteering.
Gina is our treatment plan coordinator and has been at McRae Family Dental since May 2017. She is a graduate of Franklin County High School and Dental Career Foundation where she received her dental assisting training. She is a native of Lavonia, Ga where she currently resides with her husband Mike. She is the mother of 3 children. Chris, who is a worship leader and musician. Alex, who is film major at Georgia State and Grace who is a Theatre Tech major at Armstrong in Savannah, Ga and also works at Disney. She also has two step-children to which she is the grandmother to two beautiful little girls and an adorable baby boy. When she is not at the office she enjoys reading, music, traveling, volunteering at her church and other civic groups. She is an avid fan of Disney World and travels there as often as she can.
Shenna has been with McRae Family Dental since September 2003. She is from Greenville, SC, and then later attended and graduated from Madison County High School. One of the things Shenna loves about her job is greeting our patients with a warm, friendly smile and making them feel like family. She also enjoys being able to help our patients with questions about their insurance or answer any other questions they may have. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and going to church. She is a loving wife to Stacy Alexander and a mother of 8 children.
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Carly has been a dental assistant at McRae Family Dental since 2014. She is originally from Honduras and attended high school and college there. She currently resides in Statham, Ga with her husband Tabo. When Carly is not at the office she enjoys working in her backyard and baking.
Nancy is certified dental assistant who has been at McRae Family Dental since 2010. She is originally from the Philippines and currently resides in Athens with her husband, Mike, and son Kevin. When Nancy is not at the office she enjoys gardening, cooking, painting, and making jewelry.
Yolonda has been a dental assistant with McRae Family Dental for over 24 years. She is originally from Mexico. She resides in Athens, Ga with her husband (Kilder) and 4 children (Melanie, Alex, Kimberly, and David). When Yolonda is not at the office she enjoys cooking and volunteering at her church.
Laiza has been a dental assistant at McRae Family Dental since 2004. She is originally from Los Angeles, Ca but moved to Athens, Ga. She attended Clarke Central High School.
Laiza has two children. When she is not at work she enjoys cheering for her children at their sporting events. She is also very active at her church.
Saad has been a part of the McRae Family Dental since September 2017. He a dental assistant working primarily with Dr. McRae. He hails from Iraq and has gained his American citizenship. He currently lives in Athens, GA with his wife Reem and son Dawood. In the community, he volunteers at Barrow Elementary School. When Saad is not at the office he enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with his family.
Meet our Hygiene Team
Cleo joined McRae Family Dental in May 1993. As a Dental Hygiene Assistant, she loves meeting new patients and building lasting relationships with current patients. Cleo resides in Athens, GA where she attended Piedmont college and received her Bachelor’s Degree of Psychology in 2014. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, cooking, reading and traveling.
Natalie has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since September 2007. One of her favorite things about her job is spending time with her patients. She also appreciates working at an office that values the newest technologies and the importance of continuing education. When not a work, Natalie loves traveling, running, attending church, daily flossing and spending time with her family. Her true passion is being a mother to her 3 children, Joshua Jay, Patrick Terrell and Gabriella Kathryn.
Natalie studied exercise science at Brigham Young University and studied dental hygiene at the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Natalie is originally from Richland, Washington but has lived here in Georgia since 2007 and currently resides in Barrow County with her husband & three children.
Dee Ann has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since March 2017. She attended Georgia Southern University and Greenville Tech College. She is a native of Lavonia, GA where she currently resides with her husband, Michael, and two children, Carter and Chloe Rose. Dee Ann enjoys volunteering at schools and nursing homes. When she is not at the office she enjoys crafting and decorating. Dee Ann also owns a kennel where she raises Golden Doodles.
Leisa has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since November 2001. Leisa received her Associates Degree in Science and her Degree in Dental Hygiene from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC in 1999. She is originally from Abbeville, SC and currently resides in Statham, Ga with her husband Michael and sons Will and Zach. When Leisa is not in the office she enjoys reading, camping, fishing, and boating. Leisa also enjoys volunteering at her church and band boosters at Winder Barrow High School.
Chrissy has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since June 2017. Ashley is originally from Monroe, Ga. She attended Athens Technical College and received her Associates in Applied Science and her Dental Hygiene Degree. She is engaged to John Wesley Nix and she resides in Bethlehem, Ga. When Chrissy is not at the office she enjoys listening to music and playing her guitar and bass.
Denise has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since November 2014. Denise is a native of Bethalto, Illinois. She attended Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois where she received her associates degree in Dental Hygiene, and a certificate of Proficiency in Dental Assisting. She currently resides in Oconee County with her husband Stuart. She is a mother of two, Taylor and Colin. When Denise is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching and cheering her kids on from the sideline during soccer and basketball games, playing with their dog and walking. Denise has worked in dentistry for 24 years and still loves coming to work every day. She enjoys meeting new people, learning something new every day, and building lasting relationships, and being able to watch children grow into such amazing people.