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.
Lisa Drawdy – Dental Hygienist
Lisa is from “sleepy little” Hazlehurst, Georgia. She spent summers there helping the family with gardening harvesting, canning, and freezing fresh fruits and vegetables before graduating from Jeff Davis High School. She later went on to Macon Junior College where she graduated with an associate degree in Science. Lisa and her husband Kelvin have been married for 43 years and have two children, Adam and Anna.
Lisa credits her aunt, Joyce Roberts, for inspiring her to become a dental hygienist. “I adored her. I always wanted to be like her and can’t remember ever wanting to be in any other profession. Not only was she my hygienist, she was the only hygienist in town until she retired in her 70’s!”
Lisa says she appreciates Dr. Lawson’s ethics, professionalism, and skill as a dentist, and admires her compassion for her patients and how she treats every single one of them as family.
Lisa enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, reading, entertaining, snow skiing, and traveling.
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 helps with assisting with all dental procedures, ordering dental supplies, and taking excellent care of patients.
Tanya grew up in Forsyth, Georgia, and graduated from Mary Persons High School in 1991. 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 put patients at ease when receiving dental treatment at Signature Dentistry.
Tanya has a wonderful husband and together they have 2 beautiful children. You’ll find Tanya either swimming, shopping, canoeing, or hanging out with her family in her spare time.
ChaKandria “Kandi” Williams – Sterilization Tech
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.
“The atmosphere working here at Signature Dentistry is motivating. Dr. Lawson is a genuine, compassionate leader who truly cares for her patients,” Kandi says.
Kandi enjoys soy-wax candles as a small business, Twelve-Two Scents. She’s a foodie who makes interior design templates and likes skating and bowling.
Jesse – Financial and Insurance Coordinator
Jesse has always been interested in the dental field and enjoys helping patients understand how their insurance benefits can help them achieve the smile they deserve! As she manages insurance claims and educates patients on their dental health benefits, she is passionate about guiding patients on financial matters to meet their dental needs.
Jesse attended Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Georgia. She graduated with a diploma in Dental Assisting and certifications in Expanded Function and Radiology.
When she’s not spending time with her children or shopping with friends, you can find Jesse decorating, painting, or restoring furniture. Jesse joined the Signature Dentistry team in 2015 and says she enjoys working for a practice that values patient care, encourages a friendly atmosphere, and always strives to help patients reach their goals.
Leandra Tritt – Scheduling Coordinator
Leandra loves to connect with people. Working in dentistry allows Leandra to develop ongoing relationships with patients and their families. “I love to see everyone’s smile and how it transforms to a brighter one with each visit.”
Leandra enjoys working with Dr. Lawson and calls the practice “the Chick-Fil-A of Dentistry.” She praises Dr. Lawson and her entire team for creating a top-notch culture and work environment Leandra says is “truly magnificent.”
Leandra was Born in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, raised in small-town Ringgold, Georgia, and is a graduate of LFO High School in Fort Oglethorpe. She has lived in Crawford County for 12 years now. She and her husband Zack have two children, “beautiful, wild, fun-loving boys, “ she says, “that keep us busy and on the go with nonstop laughter.”
Leandra enjoys rock-crawling Toyotas, hunting, fishing, sports, golfing a lot, traveling, and living life to the fullest.
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.
Denise Collum – Office Manager
Denise believes your smile is your best accessory. “I love being a part of helping to improve someone’s smile!”
Denise enjoys working with Dr. Lawson and the warm atmosphere she has established, where patient care is most important, combined with Dr. Lawson’s “impeccable” dentistry skills. “Signature Dentistry is a place I am proud to work for. Dentistry can transform lives.”
Denise was born and raised in Austin, Texas, before moving to Georgia at 16 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family, loves going to the beach, outdoor activities, and live music concerts. She has four kids and now grandchildren who fill her life with “so much love and joy.”