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Our Assistants

Terri Hitchcock, CDA

Terri Hitchcock, CDA

Terri joined West Georgia Family Dentistry in 1997. She has more than 30 years experience in the dental field. Terri is certified in dental radiology and expanded duties. Terri is a Douglasville native and enjoys working with the community in which she grew up. Terri is the Dental Assistant for Dr Watts, and currently works two days a week.

Terri married her high school sweetheart, Kerry in 1989. They have three children, two sons and a daughter. Working part time allows Terri to spend more time with her grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, crafts and wood working. Quality time with family and friends is very important to Terri.

Melissa Warren, CDA

Melissa Warren, CDA

Melissa joined West Georgia Family Dentistry in 2015 as Hygiene Coordinator. She is currently certified in dental radiology and expanded duties of dental assisting. She enjoys assisting Dr. Leithner and working closely with our patients to help with their dental needs and settling any fears and concerns they may have.

Melissa resides locally, with her husband and three children. When she is not busy with her children's various school and sporting events, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and new puppy.

Jennifer Capes, CDA

Jennifer Capes, CDA

Jennifer joined our team in July 2007. She is the lead assistant for Dr. Leithner. As lead assistant, Jennifer has many responsibilities including overseeing the doctor's schedule. Jennifer is certified in dental radiology and expanded duties for dental assisting. She works well with children and helps put their fears at ease.

Jennifer taught pre-k at Happy Valley Baptist Church prior to joining our team. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys being out outdoors, gardening and spending time with family and friends.