Meet Our Team
Savannah, GA Dentist
Liza McConnell – Registered Dental Hygienist
Liza is originally from Savannah and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic University in 2009 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist for over 14 years and has been with our office since 2010. She comes from a family with 3 generations of dental field experience. Liza’s grandfather was a periodontist and her father owned a dental lab. Liza is dedicated to providing healthy smiles while creating a comfortable and relaxing patient experience. Liza has been married to her husband Johnny since 2012 and they have two children. Liza has a great sense of humor, enjoys going out on the boat and spending time with her family.
Krista Cummings – Registered Dental Hygienist
Krista is born and raised in Savannah and has been working in the dental field for over 35 years. She joined our team in 2018 and staff and patients alike enjoy her high energy and melodic laugh. She is a graduate of Armstrong State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Recently Krista became a Student Instructor at Savannah Tech in the Dental Hygiene clinic, where she enjoys working with the next generation of Dental Hygienists. Krista has two grown children with her husband Lee. Krista loves to snorkel, line dance, practice yoga, and take long walks with her adorable dachshund Skipper.
Gina Velazquez – Dental Assistant
Gina is originally from Mexico but moved to El, Paso Texas with her husband in the late 1990’s. Gina and her husband of over 25 years, Jose, moved to Savannah with their daughters for his final Army Post at Hunter Army Airfield in the early 2000’s. She holds Certificates in both Dental and Medical Assisting. Gina has been working as a Dental Assistant with our office since 2018. She prides herself on being able to assist both our English and Spanish speaking patients gain a deeper understanding of the care they are receiving and what their dental needs are. She strives to always make our patients feel comfortable and taken care of. Gina loves movies, working out with friends, traveling, and is a huge fan of Comic-Con/Anime. Gina is a dedicated member of her church, and enjoys nothing more than spending time with her husband and daughters.
Natalyn “Natty” Barrios-Alvarado – Dental Assistant
Natty is originally from California and moved to Savannah in 2019 from her military station in Korea, where she served in the Army as a mechanic. Once in Savannah she attended the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy and has been working as a Dental Assistant with our office since 2022. Natty is fluent in Spanish and has a Certificate in basic American Sign Language from Savannah Tech. She loves going to the gym and is a huge Winnie the Pooh fan. She has extensive experience in Customer Service and Hospitality, and loves working with people.
Angela Richards – Treatment Coordinator
Angela has over 20 years of dental experience and is the first person you are likely to see or speak with in our office. As a former Dental Assistant, she has an incredible knowledge of dentistry and has the ability to explain treatments in detail to our patients. Angela will be happy to help with your insurance and financial as well, so you can have the treatments you need in a manner that will fit your budget. In her off hours, Angela enjoys spending time in our beautiful city.
Anna Berwitz – Medical Social Worker/Special Needs Surgical Coordinator
Anna earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts and her MSW from Syracuse University. She served 5 years as Senior Director of Patient and Family Services for the American Cancer Society in New Jersey, working as an Oncology patient navigator for 8 hospital systems. After relocating to Savannah with her family, Anna took a position as Director of Development for the Jewish Educational Alliance and Administrative Director of the Camp Savannah Program. Anna is a graduate of the 2014/2015 Leadership Savannah class and a past Board Member for both the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and the Chatham Commerce Club. Anna works with our Special Needs patients and their caregivers, coordinating hospital-based dental treatment. She loves to cook, garden and read. In her free time Anna enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, two sons, and their rescue dog Millie.
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