Meet Our Team
ReGina - Dental Hygienist
ReGina comes to us from Macon, bringing with her 12 years of experience as a dental hygienist. We're so happy to have her as part of our team. She loves meeting new people, and knowing that she can make a difference in someone's life by just helping him or her with their smile is truly fulfilling. It's what drives her every day to help us deliver excellent care to all of our patients. She loves our office's warm and inviting atmosphere, where she can work with friendly, like-minded people who all share the same goal.
Before joining the dental industry, ReGina earned her dental hygiene degree from Central Georgia Technical College. She has also won the Dr. J. Leech Memorial Award and the Crest All Star Award for patient care and treatment, and is actively involved with the American Dental Hygienists Association and Relay for Life.
For 16 years, ReGina has been married to her husband, Rance, and together they have a daughter. When she's not helping us treat patients, her favorite hobbies are reading and spending time with her wonderful family.
Julie – Business Assistant
Julie Ann McCarthy is our front office administrator, and joined our team in February of 2014. She attended Kennesaw State University where she studied early elementary education, then went on to Georgia Perimeter College to focus on dental hygiene. Being a part of the dental profession for over ten years, she enjoys working at Elite Dentistry because she appreciates our professional and organized staff that take pride in doing their job well.
One of the things Julie Ann loves most about her job is the fact she gets to meet new people every single day. She finds it rewarding to be able to keep her patients as comfortable as possible, especially considering the fact not everyone is a fan of the dentist. She loves knowing the patient leaves the office feeling well taken care of, and it makes her feel as though her job was done well. When she isn’t in the office, Julie Ann keeps busy with her husband, their two children, and their dog. She also enjoys hiking, travelling, volunteering on projects, arts and crafts, and cooking.
Kayla – Dental Assistant
Say hello to Kayla, a dental assistant who joined Elite Dentistry in December 2015. Originally from Woodstock, GA, Kayla has worked in dentistry since 2012. She enjoys assisting Dr. Mercke to give patients the best care possible. Compassionate and gentle, Kayla genuinely cares about each patient’s overall health.
During her free time, Kayla enjoys watching her son play baseball, traveling, working out and generally being active.