The Team


My name is Ashleigh Fiocchi. I have been a receptionist for Dr. Claeys since August 1999. My husband, Tim and I have three beautiful daughters. We enjoy traveling and hanging out with family and friends.


My name is Charriti. I have been working for Michele Claeys for 5 years. I have 15 years experience working in the dental field, in both front office and chair side.


Jenny S.
I graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 2000 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. I have worked for Michele since 2002. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband David and my daughter Belle.


Jenny W. – R.D.H.
Jenny graduated from The Medical College of Georgia, May 2001. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has worked for Michele since the summer of 2001. She is married with two beautiful children.


My name is Kari. I have been an employee at Michele Claeys office since 2002. I work in the front office and dental assist. I received my Bachelor of Science at USC-Aiken in 2002 with focus on Exercise/Sports Science and also am a licensed esthetician.


My name is Phyllis. I have worked for Michele since February, 1990. I am the Office Manager. I trained as a Certified Dental Assistant in Ogden, Utah at Hill Air Force Base with the United States Air Force. I am married with three children and four grandchildren. I love to shop, swim, read, and travel.


Sherry – R.D.H.
Education: Dental Assistant Certification; Dental Hygiene Degree (Medical College of Georgia, 1984)

Continuing Education: Our office completes many hours yearly in continuing education courses, including certification in CPR/OSHA requirements in infection control; digital radiography; sedation dentistry; laser dentistry; oral cancer screenings; Invisalign (braces); and periodontal assessments.

Employment: 26 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist (22 years with Dr. Michele Claeys, DMD.)

Family: married, husband, Floyd who has a career in insurance sales as well as church choir director at Harlem UMC.
Daughter: Lindsey, Registered Nurse at Doctors Hospital.
Step-daughter: Kathryn, Business Major/stay at home mom with one son, Alden and husband, Andrew.
Step-son: Stephen, musician and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy.
Grandson: Alden, two and one half years of age.
Pet Dog: Ali, Chihuahua.

Interest: Reading biographies; movies; documentaries; visiting historical sites; travel (especially the mountains); walking.

In Brief: I love my career as a Dental Hygienist. I thank Michele who makes me laugh everyday; my co-workers who I lean on everyday; and especially I love my patients for sharing their lives with me and making hygiene fun.
I look forward to meeting new patients and allowing our dental team to improve their dental health.


My name is Stephanie Newsome. I graduated from Augusta Tech in 1985 and then started working with Michele. I have been here 25 years. I am a certified Dental Assistant and have done expanded duties.


My name is Tracie Otto. I graduated from Augusta Technical Institute Department of Allied Health and Sciences in 1998. I am a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties. I am a member of the Dental Assisting National Board. I have been an employee at Dr. Michele Claeys office since graduation in 1998.