Meet Our Team
We are led by Dr. Chris Harper, Dr. Aaron George, Dr. Austin Baker and our Office Manager Carol Harper. Each doctor works with two Hygienists, two Assistants and one Scheduling Coordinator. In addition, our business team includes two Treatment Coordinators, a Hygiene Coordinator, a New Patient Coordinator and an Insurance Coordinator. We are also supported by two part-time staff: our Public Relations Director Mollie George, and a part-time Records Clerk. All of us work together to provide the best possible care for our patients.
Dr. Chris K. Harper
Fellow in American Academy of General Dentistry
Founder & President
Dr. Harper was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia on an academic and tennis scholarship, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. He then went to work as a dental sales consultant for 8 years. Dr. Harper then began dental school at UAB School of Dentistry in Birmingham, where he graduated in 2007. Dr. Harper and his wife Carol moved to Guntersville in 2010 and founded Total Dental Care. Dr. Harper is a member of the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, and the UAB Dental School Alumni Association. He has focused his post-graduate training on orthodontics, dental implants, sleep apnea and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Harper was voted "Best Dentist" of 2014 in the Sand Mountain Reporter Reader's Choice Awards, and "Best Dentist" of 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the Advertiser-Gleam's Reader's Choice Awards. In 2019, he became a Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys running, mountain biking and boating. He and his wife Carol are active members of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce and the Guntersville First United Methodist Church. Their daughter Mandy is a University of Alabama graduate and teaches middle school in Tuscaloosa.
Dr. Aaron J. George
Dr. George is a native of Vicksburg, MS. He attended college at the University of South Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. He played baseball on scholarship there. Dr. George then attended dental school at the University of Mississippi, where he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society. He has attended continuing education courses in endodontics (root canals), pediatric dentistry, sleep apnea, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign and dental implants. He and his wife, Mollie Richards George, also of Vicksburg, have three children-twins, Garrett and Avery and Sadie. Dr. George loves life here in Guntersville, where he can enjoy his interests of fishing and boating. He also enjoys baseball and football, working out and traveling. Dr. George and his family attend St. Williams Catholic Church in Guntersville, and are active with the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Austin Baker
Dr. Austin Baker is a native of Sarasota, Fl. He attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, graduating as an honors scholar and Magna Cum Laude in 2013. He then attended dental school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, graduating in 2017. He received an award from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain for the assessment and management of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. While in dental school, he served as an legislative liaison and philanthropy chair for the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Baker is married to Jodi Baker, an optometrist who also graduated from Auburn University and the The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. He enjoys exercising, playing basketball, and carpentry, and is looking forward to living near the lake and becoming part of the Guntersville community.
Carol G. Harper, JD
Carol is responsible for office administration, facility management, accounts payable, human resources, and marketing. She is a two-time alumus of the University of Alabama, earning her bachelor's degree in 1997, and her law degree in 2003. Carol is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management, and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a 2012 graduate of the Marshall County Leadership Challenge. Carol serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Marshall County, and is Past President of the Board of Directors for the Marshall Medical Centers Foundation. She is also a founding member and Past President of the Marshall Women's Guild. Carol serves on the City of Guntersville Board of Adjustments, and is an active member of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce and the Guntersville First United Methodist Church.
Mollie George, RDH
Director of Public Relations
Mollie has worked in the dental field since 2005. She attended Mississippi State University and graduated from the Dental Hygiene School at Meridian Community College. Mollie serves on the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the Immediate Past Chair, the Cherokee Elementary PTO and the Marshall Women's Guild. Mollie is married to Dr. Aaron George and they have three children and are active members of St. Williams Catholic Church where she serves on the building committee. She enjoys traveling, reading, coaching youth basketball, watching her kids play sports and hanging out with family and friends.
Gina Kirkley, RDH
Gina has worked in dentistry since 1979, when she began as a dental assistant in Opelika, AL. She and her family moved to Guntersville in 1981. Gina received her dental hygiene license from the UAB School of Dentistry in 1985. She enjoys taking care of her patients and helping them with all their dental needs. Gina has two daughters, two grandsons, four granddaughters and one great-grandson. She is an active member of the Guntersville First Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir. Gina has been with Total Dental Care since it was founded in 2010 and is a recipient of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Glenda works with patients to find affordable payment arrangements for the treatment they need. She also handles the dental insurance claims for the practice. Glenda completed dental assisting school at Chattanooga State Technical College in 1985. She has worked in dentistry since 1988, in both Tennessee and Alabama and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She is married and has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys reading and traveling with her husband. Glenda has been with Total Dental Care since it was founded in 2010.
Sandra Young, RDH
Sandra began her journey in dentistry in 1988 by volunteering as a dental assistant at Camp Darby in Livorno, Italy. She eventually traveled to Albertville, AL in 1991 and worked as an assistant while going to school to earn her dental hygiene license, which she obtained in 1996. Sandra has continued her volunteer work at the Great Physician's Clinic in Albertville. She is married, and has three daughters, two step-daughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter. Sandra loves traveling but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She attends Central Baptist Church in Albertville. Sandra joined Total Dental Care in 2012.
Kristi Goodman, RDH
Kristi is a graduate of Geraldine High School, class of 1989. She has been in the dental field as a dental assistant since 1989. Kristi graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program with honors in May 2013. She is married with two sons, and a daughter-in-law. Kristi enjoys reading, music and helping others. She joined Total Dental Care in 2015.
Sleep Apnea Coordinator
Front Office Team Leader
LeAnn has been in the medical field since 2003. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids, going to their after-school events and taking weekend trips with family and friends. She also enjoys being involved in her church. LeAnn joined Total Dental Care in 2016 and is a winner of the 2018 and 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Charley was born and raised in Nashville TN. In 2008, she obtained her dental assisting license graduating with honors from Remington College. Her daily job involves her working as a member of the front desk, but she also acts as a fill in assistant when we need her! She joined the dental field because she believes everyone should have a beautiful smile, they are proud to show. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her German Shepherd "Maverick", traveling and pretty much anything that involves being outside. Charley joined Total Dental Care in 2016 and is a winner of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Sharon Saylor, RDH
Sharon was born in Albertville and has lived in Marshall County most of her life. She and her husband have five children and eight grandchildren. Sharon has worked in dentistry since 1999. She started as a dental assistant and was certified as a TMJ, orthodontic and sleep assistant. She then earned her dental hygiene license in 2007 from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in Birmingham. Sharon joined Total Dental Care in 2017 is a winner of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Talesia is a 2006 graduate of Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. high school. She worked as a dental lab technician before joining the Total Dental Care team in 2017. Talesia enjoys anything outdoors, going to concerts and spending time with family, friends and her fur babies. She is a winner of the 2018 and 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Rachael Childers, RDH
Rachael began her dental career in 2011 as a dental assistant. She earned her dental hygiene license through the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 2014. Rachael lives in Arab with her husband and twin boys. She is an active member of Summit Crossing Community Church in Madison, and enjoys sewing and crafting in her free time. Rachael joined Total Dental Care in 2017.
Meagan has been a dental assistant since 2011. The same year she graduated from Wallace State Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. She lives on a farm and loves the "country life". Meagan likes to be outdoors, and enjoys fishing, hunting, riding four-wheelers, and horseback riding. Meagan is married and has two sons. Meagan joined Total Dental Care in 2017, and is a winner of the 2018 and 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Assistants Team Leader
JoLynne attended Saint Leo University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree. She began her dental career in 2002. Her husband is retired from the United States Air Force and they have one son, who is currently serving in the United States Coast Guard. Her hobbies include traveling, boating, paddle-boarding, being with family & friends, reading and cross-stitching. JoLynne attends St. Williams Catholic Church in Guntersville. She joined Total Dental Care in 2018 and is a winner of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
New Patient Coordinator
Nickie was born and raised in Illinois. She moved to Alabama in 2017 and loves living in the South! Nickie enjoys spending her weekends at Weiss Lake kayaking and riding jetskis. Family is very important to her, so she often takes long weekends to go back to Illinois to visit family and friends. Nickie joined Total Dental Care in 2018 and is a winner of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Candace graduated from Fairview High School in 2006. She worked in the medical field until 2014 when she graduated at the top of her class from the North Alabama Dental Assisting Program and discovered her passion for dentistry. She is married and has one son. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her family, playing games, music and movies. Candace joined Total Dental Care in 2018 and is a winner of the 2018 and 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Tiffany came to us with a background in managing retail operations, accounting and training. She serves on the executive committee of the Guntersville High School Band Boosters and is an active member of Guntersville First United Methodist Church. Tiffany loves meeting new people and putting a smile on their faces. She lives in Guntersville with her husband and three children, and in her spare time she enjoys traveling and serving the community. Tiffany joined Total Dental Care in 2018 and is a winner of the 2019 Total Dental Care Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the community.
Connie Slobe, RDH
Connie began her dental career after receiving her certified dental assistant certificate from Calhoun Community College in 1990. She then earned her dental hygiene license in 1992 from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in Birmingham. Connie lives in Huntsville with her husband, their son and their three beagles. She enjoys cooking and watching movies. Connie joined Total Dental Care in 2019.
Coley is a 1998 graduate of Guntersville High School. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1999. They have two sons, one dog and two grandpups. Coley has been in the dental field since 2005. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends. Coley joined Total Dental Care in 2019.
Makinzi Oliver, RDH
Makinzi was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Alabama in 2019. She has been in dentistry since 2007. Makinzi obtained her assisting certification and dental hygiene degree from West Georgia Technical College. She and her husband live on a farm in Boaz with their dog. They enjoy hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and the outdoors. Makinzi joined Total Dental Care in 2019
Meredith Strickland, RDH
Meredith began her career in dentistry in 2013 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is married with three children. Meredith enjoys anything involving the outdoors, football and spending time with her family. She joined Total Dental Care in 2019.