Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Maria Valdes,RDH

Practice Administrator

Maria has been in the dental field for over 30 years.  She has worked as a Dental Hygienist for 28 years, and is now  managing our practice.  Her favorite part of the  day is helping patients solve their challenges, and scheduling them for their much deserved treatment. Maria is passionate about dentistry, and strives to attend continuing education classes, and keep up with the latest improvements in dentistry.

Maria is originally from Miami Fl, and has lived in Aiken SC for 11 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years amd two grown children. 



Treatment Coordinator

Katrina joined our team in May 2016. She graduated from Augusta Tech in 2005 and has been working in the Dental field since 2007. Katrina's favorite part of working at Grovetown Family Dental is interacting with all the patients and getting to hear their stories. Her high spirits and optimistic attitude make her a perfect match for our office and our team.

Katrina has two daughters, and loves to spend time with her family and friends when she is not working.


Scheduling Coordinator

April works in our front office where she coordinates patient appointments and assists with patient check in. She loves getting to know patients, familarizing herself with their needs and helping with any questions they may have. She truly enjoys our team dynamic and everyone's willingness to help one another.

April is married with two childrend and has a yellow lab. She enjoys the outdoors. gardening and bike riding.



Dental Hygienist

Amy joined our team August 2016 after moving here from Raleigh, North Carolina. Amy was born in Illinois, where she attended Carl Sandburg and graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree. Amy loves helping patients obtain optimal dental care, and enjoys educating patients on how their dental health affects their overall health. Building lasting relationships with her patients is very important to her. Amy's favorite part of work at Grovetown Family Dental is the interaction and team work between teammates and Dr. Wheeler.

Amy is married and has two boys that keep them busy with football, soccer and basketball. In their free time, they love boating, going to the beach and spending time with family.


Dental Hygienist

Kelsey joined our team February 2017. Kelsey graduated from Augusta University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Kelsey loves helping her patients achieve better oral health and getting to know her patients. She enjoys working here because the staff gets along so well and help each another to make sure the job is done. She loves that there is always laughter here. 

In her free time she loves watching and playing sports, especially basketball. She also enjoys painting, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. She loves her little eighteen year- old dog, Suzie, and her four goldendoodles, Ruby, Nala, Curly, and Teddy.


Lead Dental Assistant

Dana joined our team in August 2015 after moving here from California. She originally spent 7 years active duty and 7 years in the Army Reserve, and attended Army Medical Department Center and School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She expanded her knowledge when she enrolled in Oral Surgery training at Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin, California. The desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology attracted Dana to Grovetown Family Dental. She loves to help our patients feel comfortable, happy and ease any anxiety they may have about coming to the dentist. Her years of dental experience help to enrich her role working side-by-side assisting Dr. Wheeler and Dr. Parkerson with patient care.

In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, and working in her yard. She also enjoys Asian and Latin food.


Sterile Tech

Nina has joined our team part-time in hopes to learn all about Dentistry as she aspires to become a Dentist. She is a senior at Aquinas high school where she is the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. Nina has wanted to be a dentist ever since she was a little girl. She has a family member that is a Dental Hygienist which is how her dream to become a dentist became a reality. Nina loves Dr. Wheeler's willingness to teach her everything she can about dentistry and truly enjoys being a part of the team. She is just as eager to jump in and help as our staff is to teach her new things.

In her spare time she volunteers in the community helping with activities and therapies at a nursing home. She has a cat, a dog and a pet snake and enjoys gardening and spending time with family on the weekends.