Meet Our Team
Dedicated to Every Child’s Smile
We believe in giving back to our community by offering sound, preventive dental care to every patient that comes through our door. To support this, our team has been specially selected for their dedication to practicing excellent, compassionate dentistry.
Take a moment to meet our doctors and team. We think you’ll agree – this is the dental office for your family’s smiles!
Dr. Chuck Pitts
A 1983 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Pitts is passionate about furnishing the best possible dental care to his community. He believes that keeping children’s teeth healthy for life is his profession’s primary concern. With this in mind he offers a full range of dental treatments for children at Kid’s Zone Dentistry.
Dedicated to continuing education to help him stay on the leading edge, Dr. Pitts has advanced postgraduate training from both the Dawson Institute and from the Pankey Institute, where he is a member of the visiting faculty.
In his free time, Dr. Pitts enjoys playing with his dog, Zoe, golfing and boating.
Tonya, Clinical Director
Tonya has worked in the dental field for 18 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbus State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Clayton State University. She also served as a dental technician in the United States Navy. In her role at Kid’s Zone Dentistry, Tonya is responsible for patient education, including home care, nutrition and decay risks; cleaning teeth and making them “sparkle,” and helping all her patients have a positive dental experience. “Dr. Pitts allows for extra time so we can get to know our patients and their families. This really helps us to educate our patients and help them enjoy excellent dental health.” She adds, “Not everyone gets to do what they love for a living. I’m so lucky I do!” Tonya and her husband, Carl, have two daughters, Carlee and Bryanna. She and her family love spending time together at the beach.
Brittany, Dental Assistant
Brittany received her education and training from West Georgia Technical College as a Dental Assistant and is continuing her dental education to be a Dental Hygienist. Brittany will finish her degree in 2015. She loves the outdoors and shopping on the weekends with her friends. She works with the dentists during patient treatment. Brittany enjoys her role at Kid’s Zone Dentistry. “I love helping children overcome their fears of the dentist”. Brittany also assists with the Kid’s Zone outpatient hospital treatment that we provide for our younger patients to create a positive dental experience. “Our patients are awesome! I look forward to seeing them every time they come to see us.”
Laura, Office Manager
Laura has been in an administrative role for most of her career. She also has been trained as a dental assistant by Dr. Pitts. She has attended the annual Thomas Hinman Dental Meeting courses for the past 12 years and has had team coaching with Dr. Irwin Becker and Sheri Kay that has increased her appreciation for her team and dentistry. As office administrator, Laura oversees all the administrative aspects of the practice. “I am blessed by the satisfying feeling of making a difference in children’s lives,” says Laura. “Treating people with respect and compassion is heartwarming.” She truly enjoys working at Kid’s Zone Dentistry, “We strive to make our patients’ experience with us different from any other dental office they’ve ever visited.” Laura and her husband, Joey, have two sons, Justin and Hunter. They enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.
Star, Appointment Coordinator
Star graduated from Valley High School and worked as a Controller in the automobile industry for 20 years. She joined the Kid’s Zone Dentistry team in 2010. As the receptionist/appointment coordinator, she is responsible for making appointments, greeting and checking in patients, verifying benefits as well as a variety of administrative duties. Star enjoys helping patients on a daily basis and strives to meet their needs. “We give our patients a level of care that they have never received,” says Star. “They deserve great care and it’s so rewarding to be able to help them.” Star and her husband Jeremy have two daughters, Bentlie and Chaple. They teach A.W.A.N.A. and a middle school Sunday school class at Baptist Tabernacle. The family enjoys sports and the beach.