The Amazing and Caring Team At Associates of Family Dentistry

meet the team

We all grew up in a small town in Georgia – for some of us that town was Cleveland! All of us now have strong ties to Cleveland and White County. We are your neighbors and friends. You know us for being active in local churches and charities. We care about you and hope this will be your dental home.

brenda shelnut

Brenda Shelnut


Brenda is the front office coordinator and the bright voice and smile you meet first at Associates of Family Dentistry. She has been with us since 2004 and before that she worked 6 years in other health care offices. Her job is to make appointments and to help with treatment planning, insurance and financial arrangements.

She is a native of White County and lives in Cleveland with her husband. They have three adult children and twin grandchildren. Brenda’s goal is ‘to be fair to everyone I come into contact with, always have a pleasing smile and to treat everyone as if they were family.’

brianna barrett

Briana Barrett RDH


Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene – University of North Georgia-Associates of Dental Hygiene – Lanier Technical College Briana has been working in the dental field since 2006. She has a passion for providing care, assistance and education to all patients with a goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle. She and her husband are actively involved with their church and community group. They enjoy serving and loving on extended and needy families. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking and reading.

crystal brown

Crystal Brown


Crystal is a dental assistant and keeps our dental hygiene area pleasant and efficient. She has been with Associates of Family Dentistry since 2002. Crystal works hard to make sure our hygienist stay on track while assisting with x-rays, setting up the rooms, and maintaining the schedule.

Crystal and her husband were both born and raised in Cleveland where they still reside with their two children. Outside of work she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Breena Greene

Breena Greene


Breena has been a dental assistant since 2001. Dental care is a passion and lifestyle of hers and she helps provide quality lifetime dentistry. Among her many duties she makes temporary crowns, bleaching trays and assists in all doctor procedures.

Breena resides with her husband in Cleveland. They enjoy spending time with their three children, shopping and have quality family time at home. She will welcome you with a bright smile.

jami wall

Jami Wall


Jami came on board in 2014 to assist with office management and marketing. She married Dr. Wall in 2006 and loves being involved in the community and helping others. Origianlly from Gwinnett County, she loves the small town of Cleveland. Jami has over 20 years experience in management and marketing, and has served as the Guest Services Director at her local church since 2008.

helen hutcheson

Helen Hutcheson


Helen joined the team in 2016 as our insurance specialist, with over 10 years experience in the dental field. Although born in Melbourne, FL; she has called Georiga her home since 1982. Helen resides in Clarkesville with her husband. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

sarah adams

Sarah Adams, RDH, EFDA

Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene – University of North Georgia-Associates of Dental Hygiene – Athens Technical College
Sara has been working in the dental field since 2013 and has a passion for providing optimum and comprehensive patient care. She takes pride in her role as a dental healthcare professional and strives to educate and motivate her patients to successfully improve and maintain their oral/systemic health.
Raised in Cleveland, Sara and her husband,  Steven, reside in White county and have a little boy and a fur baby, too. In her spare time she enjoys loving on and spending quality time with her family.