Our Staff


We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient! Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advancements by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Sara Hankins – Office Manager              

Sara-HankinsA Dalton native, Sara has been Dr. Snipes’ Office Manager for nine years. Her hobbies include knitting, cross stitching, and craft projects. She loves traveling with friends and spending time with her family, which includes her two children, Jennifer and Erin, and her three grandchildren: Hank, Halle and Tucker.




Jamie Nelson - Orthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator    

Jamie-NelsonBorn and raised in Dalton, Jamie has 29 years of experience in the dental field, and she has spent 20 years with Dr. Snipes! Jamie enjoys craft project, watching HGTV, being outdoors, especially at the lake, beach or mountains. She loves spending time with friends and family, which includes her two boys, Hunter and Brock. Jamie also enjoys being involved in their activities, like fishing and baseball.



Jennifer Snyder – Orthodontic Assistant

Jennifer-SnyderJennifer has been an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Snipes for 18 years. She has three daughters, Lily, Emma and Kate, who are all active in sports. Jennifer enjoys watching the girls at the ball field, going to movies, and spending time with her Great Dane, Lola Blue.




Michael Dixon – Orthodontic Assistant

Michael-Dixon-Michael has been an Orthodontic Assistant for almost 20 years, and 12 of those years have been working with Dr. Snipes. Michael has two sons, Alex and Andy, with whom she loves to spend time. Michael likes screening movies with Andy, as he is a film major at Georgia State University, playing tennis, watching college football games, and enjoying the company of family and friends.