Our focus on patient health and comfort starts with a compassionate, caring staff. Take a minute to meet all the folks behind the smiles at Signature Dentistry of Macon.


Donna Sammons – Registered Dental Hygienist

The infectious laughter you hear in the halls of Signature Dentistry belongs to Donna Sammons. Donna has been with Dr. Lawson since she started her practice and recently celebrated her 10 year Anniversary with the practice in 2017. After graduating from Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, Donna went on to receive her degree in dental hygiene in 1983 and a degree as a registered nurse from Macon State College in 1993.

Donna took to dental hygiene for the one-on-one relationships she could develop with patients. She takes great satisfaction at their improved and continued good dental health. She finds it very satisfying to work in an environment where patient care is priority number one.

Donna, along with her husband John, son Max, daughter-in-law Ashleigh, and granddaughter Leighton Kelly are true animal lovers and have four dogs of their own. They enjoy traveling, exploring Georgia State Parks, biking, kayaking and of course, spending time with their furry babies, but above all else, Donna loves her grandbaby!


Charlotte Robinson – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental cleanings and patient education are two top priorities for Charlotte Robinson.

The Newnan, Georgia native brings nearly 30 years of experience in dental hygiene to her patients at Signature Dentistry, and they are thrilled to have her! Charlotte’s older sister was a hygienist who inspired Charlotte to enter this rewarding field. A graduate of Newnan High School, Charlotte went on to study at West Georgia College and then to Macon State College where she received her degree in dental hygiene.

Charlotte joined the Signature Dentistry of Macon team in 2013, and found a home where patient care is number one. She enjoys seeing her patients and their smiling faces, and is thankful her efforts on their behalf are appreciated.

Charlotte, along with her husband, Bryon, son Kody and daughter Jessica, love to watch movies and spend quality time together. They are active members at Northway Church, where she and her husband work with the children’s ministry.

Cindy Beck Douglas – Hygienist

Cindy credits the dental office she went to growing up for making a “wonderful” impression on her, and says she was inspired by two of the hygienists she saw as a teenager. “I am thankful I was taught early to take care of my teeth.” Cindy received her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene at Macon College. 

Dr. Lawson’s sincere devotion to her patients and her energetic leadership of her team make working at Signature Dentistry a good experience for Cindy. 

Cindy grew up in Wilkinson County and moved to Jones County 15 years ago where she lives now.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, their 4 grown children, and 5 grandchildren. Her other hobbies include running, road and mountain bike riding, strength class, and traveling.

Melissa Spillers – Hygienist

Kierstin Clements – Hygienist

Tanya Lauber – Dental Assistant

A sweet and welcoming face you will see at Signature Dentistry of Macon assisting Dr. Lawson is Tanya Lauber. Tanya is Dr. Lawson’s lead assistant and assists with all dental procedures, ordering dental supplies, and takes excellent care of patients.

Tanya grew up in Forsyth, Georgia, and graduated from Mary Persons High School in 1991. Tanya was always curious about what was happening as a dental patient. She began her career in the dental field in 1998 and, with no prior assisting experience, was offered a position as a dental assistant. She quickly learned the trade and fell in love with it! Known for her calm and soft demeanor, Tanya is able to put patients at ease when receiving dental treatment at Signature Dentistry. Tanya says she enjoys working with Dr. Lawson because of her drive to help others.

Tanya and her husband have two 2 beautiful children together. You’ll find Tanya either swimming, shopping, canoeing, or hanging out with her family in her spare time.

ChaKandria Williams – Sterilization Tech/Dental Assistant

Aspiring Dental Hygienist and Macon native Kandi Williams is a graduate of Northeast High School and Clayton State University. Her bachelor’s degree in health science has influenced her desire to share the importance of oral health and its contribution to overall health and well-being.  We call her “Can do Kandi” because she always jumps in to do whatever is needed! 

Kandi enjoys being part of the Signature Dentistry Team because Dr. Lawson appreciates and cares for her patients and staff. “Dr. Lawson is a leader who guides us to success every day.”

Floral Arrangements are Kandi’s favorite leisure time activity. She also likes skating, bowling, attending concerts, trying new foods, reading fiction, and doing crossword puzzles. Kandi wants to try doing pottery, too, “really soon!”

Dana Hubbard – Certified Dental Assistant

Laughter is medicine and Dana provides it at Signature Dentistry.   Dana assists Dr. Lawson with all dental procedures and coordinates lab cases for patients.  Born in Marietta, GA, Dana has lived all over the U.S. and Europe thanks to her Army Dad.

Dana says her career in the dental field allows her to help people and build close relationships, and even after 23 years, she still loves it. She attended Savannah Technical College, completing a Dental Assisting Program and is also DANB Certified for Radiology Chairside Infection Control.

She describes Dr. Lawson as a compassionate, knowledgeable dentist who cares very much for her patients. “She helps many people who otherwise would have a hard time getting dental care.” 

Dana likes reading, fishing, traveling, and just spending time with family.   Dana and her husband Ryan are enjoying their new granddaughter Evie!  Her daughter Lexi and husband Ian along with her son Shawn live nearby and Dana enjoys being able to spend time with them. She also loves going to her lake house and being on the water.


Hannah Jones – Treatment Coordinator

Greeting you once you enter Signature Dentistry of Macon is Hannah Jones. She provides patients with the utmost customer service from the time they enter the practice until they leave. From scheduling patients for appointments to reviewing treatment plans, Hannah’s down-to-earth style makes patients feel comfortable and confident with the care they receive in a way that is easily noticeable.

From Luella High School in Locust Grove, GA, Hannah received her diploma in Dental Assisting at Southern Crescent Technical College and certifications in Expanded Functions and Radiology. Hannah has been with Signature Dentistry since 2012 and showcased her skills in multiple roles throughout the practice. From assisting Dr. Lawson in an operatory and hospital setting, to leading the office in a managerial role, she now facilitates patient scheduling to expand their knowledge on recommended treatment and dental care plans. She has done it all!

Hannah considers Dr. Lawson’s genuine care for patients and staff the right touch to what makes this office a pleasure to work in. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially school functions and events with her daughter, Kailan, and son, Kameron.

Hali Thompson – Scheduling Coordinator

Greeting you once you enter Signature Dentistry of Macon is Hali Thompson.  Hali provides patients with the utmost customer service from the time they enter the practice until the leave.   From scheduling appointments, to coordinating care with referring specialists, Haley ensures patients are our top priority.  

Hali grew up in Bolingbroke and attended a few different schools in the area until she graduated from Howard High School in 2018.

Hali loved going to the Dentist as a child and chose a career in dentistry to help others. 

Dr. Lawson’s focus on patient care, and how she treats patients like family are what she likes most about working at Signature Dentistry. “It’s very rewarding to help patients smile again,” Hali says. 

Hali and her fiancé have two dogs and they love to travel and fish. Her other hobbies include reading, working, and shopping.

Phyllis Bennett – Financial Coordinator

As you check out, Phyllis will ensure you had a nice visit with the team.  Phyllis began work in a dental lab in the ’80s working in a dental lab. She has been a dental assistant, a dental claims analyst, worked in orthodontics and is now the Financial Coordinator at Signature Dentistry.

 A graduate of Southwest High School, Phyllis moved to Macon at 14 and has now lived in Gray for the past 10 years.

Phyllis says she feels “grateful and blessed” working in a team of patients and staff that are “like family.” She also appreciates the mutual respect between Dr. Lawson and her patients. 

An avid animal lover with two dogs, Phyllis likes to spend time in the spring tending to her Daylily Garden. She also likes shopping, watching Avenger movies, and spending quality time with her daughter Courtney and her granddaughters Skylar and Aubree who are “the lights of my life.”