About Us

Meet the Wonderful Team at Southern Rivers Dental

We offer experience and compassion and place a strong emphasis on research. We welcome the opportunity to provide comprehensive dentistry to you and your family based on expertise and these important values.

We invite you to learn more about our family-friendly team at Southern Rivers Dental below.

OUR DENTISTS & OUR AMAZING TEAM

About Us

Dr. Charles Smith

Founder & Dentist
Dr. Charles Smith is the founder of Southern Rivers Dental. He is a second-generation dentist. He holds degrees in biology and chemistry from Georgia College & State University, is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and received advanced education in general dentistry from South Texas Veterans Affairs. He enjoys making a difference in people’s lives through dental health.

Dr. Smith believes that a smile makes a great first and long-lasting impression, and he wants to help make that first impression a great one for his patients. His goal is to improve each patient’s oral health care and further the Kingdom of God through his dental talents. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kyndall, his two daughters, Olivia and Hensley and son, Levi.

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Dr. Bryana Osborne

DDS
Dr. Osborne graduated from the University of New Mexico with degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology. After finishing her undergraduate career, she went on to attend Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).

Dr. Osborne’s goal is to glorify God by treating each of her patients with gentleness, integrity, and quality of care. She delights in building relationships with patients and seeing families grow and change over the years. In her free time, Dr. Osborne loves baking bread, reading, and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their children, David and Charlotte.

She is an active member of her church and enjoys utilizing her skills and interests to serve the Lord.

 

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Kyna Jordan, Office Manager

Kyna graduated from Northgate High School in 2005. She attended West Georgia Technical College to achieve her certificate for basic Dental Assisting and certified as an x-ray technician. Kyna has had a passion for Dentistry since her first dental cleaning as a child, she has been in dentistry for over 18 years. Her top priority is to make sure all patients are welcomed and comfortable here at Southern Rivers. She enjoys photography and crocheting in her spare time. When Kyna is not working, she is spending time with her husband and their children. They enjoy outdoor play time with their pups Jax and Mollie.

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Alexus Johnson, Insurance Coordinator

Alexus graduated from Heard County High School in 2019. Alexus loves working in the dental field and having the opportunity to help patients feel comfortable while in the office and confident when leaving the office. Her goal is to treat each patient with kindness while positively impacting their oral health. When Alexus is not working, she can be found spending time with her husband, Jordan, or going on walks with her dog, Rylo.

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Elena Lopez, Front Office Administration

Elena is a U.S Army veteran who was stationed in Savannah, GA. She is a Newnan native and graduated from Newnan High School. She is energetic and enthusiastic about dentistry and is always willing to go the extra mile for patients to make sure that they are comfortable and confident in choosing Southern Rivers.

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Jennifer Thedford, Front Office Administration

Jennifer enjoys working with our patients. She has been in dentistry in one position or another for nearly 25 years. She works hard to make sure our patients feel well cared for. She understands there are a lot of options for dental care, and she wants you to feel confident that you’ve made the right choice by trusting our office with your family’s dental care. For her, spending time with her family is her favorite activity and you will find them supporting their favorite football team, the Georgia Bulldogs any Saturday they play! In her free time, she loves reading, baking, and doing her nails!

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Katelyn Bedrosian, Registered Dental Hygienist

Katelyn is a dental hygienist who has been with our practice since 2012. She received her training at West Georgia Technical College. She is also certified by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Katelyn loves spending time with patients, building relationships with them and explaining the importance of oral hygiene. She makes sure every patient is well-informed about their oral care, and she is always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.

Making patients feel welcomed and assuring them that they are receiving quality care is very important to her. When she isn’t working, Katelyn enjoys Olympic weightlifting, playing video games with her four brothers, and hanging out with her adorable niece and nephew.

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Rebekah Jackson, Registered Dental Hygienist

Rebekah is a native of Newnan. She attended West Georgia Technical College and graduated in 2014 with her expanded duties dental assisting certification. She went on and received an associate degree in dental hygiene in 2017. She has a passion for dentistry and helping others. In 2020, she went on a mission trip to help those in need in South Dakota. She plans to continue going on more in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and son.

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Amy Johnson, Dental Assistant

Amy is a dental assistant who has been with our Newnan, GA dental practice since 2003. She received her training through the UAB hygiene preceptorship program. Amy enjoys the team she works with and likes to interact with patients, helping to provide customized and diverse care every day. When she is not working, Amy enjoys reading, sitting by the pool, and spending time with friends and family

Briana-Wills
Briana Wills, Dental Assistant

Briana has been a dental assistant for 4 years and recently joined our team here at Southern Rivers Dental. She loved visiting the dentist as a child and couldn’t wait until she could work in an office herself. Briana loves caring for all her patients and watching smiles light up on their faces! In her spare time, Briana enjoys going to Braves games with her husband and son and spending time with friends and family.

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Gabby Ruiz, Dental Assistant

Gabby graduated from East Coweta High School in 2012. She attended West Georgia Technical College in 2015 to achieve her Expanded Function Dental Assisting Certificate. Gabby has been in dentistry for over 7 years. When Gabby is not at work, she is spending time with her family.

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Jordan VanLinden, Dental Assistant

Jordan has been with Southern Rivers Dental since August 2022. She graduated from West Georgia Technical College in 2017 as a certified dental assistant and has been in dentistry ever since. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jan and their two kids.

Brianna-Buttrill
Brianna Buttrill, Dental Assistant

Brianna has been a dental assistant for 5 years and has been with Southern Rivers Dental since January 2023. Brianna was raised in Madison, GA and currently resides in Roanoke, AL with her significant other, Damien, and two fur babies. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and watching college football. War Eagle!

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Faith Bryant, Hygiene Assistant

Faith graduated from East Coweta High School in 2017. She attended West Georgia Technical college and received her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant certification in 2021.

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Bailey Argroves, Hygiene Assistant

Bailey graduated from Cross Pointe Christian School in 2016. She attended Aberdeen Dental achieving her basic dental certification. She enjoys her interaction with the patients and getting to know them. When she is not at work she loves to fish and hunt with her family.

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