Carey Norton, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Norton attended Oxford College of Emory University to complete her A.A. degree, and she continued her education at the University of Georgia, receiving a B.S. in Biology in 1985. She attended dental school at Medical University of South Carolina and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) in 1990.
After dental school, Dr. Norton initially practiced in Athens and Lawrenceville, and then started her own practice in Dacula in 1991. Dacula Family Dentistry moved to our new, larger facility in 2005.
Dr. Norton continually pursues education and training in technology, materials, and services that benefit her patients’ oral health and smile confidence. She has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), an honor which is awarded for completing 500 course hours of continuing education requirements and successfully completing of a written exam.
Dr. Norton has completed DOCS training for oral conscious sedation for dentists, and she provides sedation dentistry for patients who experience a high level of anxiety during dental procedures.
Her studies at the Dawson Academy for TMJ (temporomandibular/jaw joints) and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics have broadened her skills in assisting patients with TMJ disorders and the management of TMJ/TMD symptoms, including facial and jaw pain and migraine headaches.
Using patented Waterlase® technology, Dr. Norton is able to perform soft tissue procedures with less bleeding and swelling compared to traditional surgical treatments.
Dr. Norton enjoys living in Dacula near her family and friends. She is a member of Dacula United Methodist Church and loves playing with her very cool dog, Cooper, and going to the beach.
Meet Our Team
We invite you to get to know the Dacula Family Dentistry team better. We love providing dental care in Dacula, Georgia, for all your dental needs. Feel free to explore our bios below, and if you would like to make an appointment with our dentist, please do not hesitate to call us at 770-995-1600.
Karen, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I love helping my patients with understanding their oral health needs. It is really encouraging to observe the transformation from an unhealthy condition to well-managed dental health. We all celebrate the results! This just reinforces the value of the partnership between the patient and their dental team.
We have the best patients in our practice! Our priority is making each person comfortable, and we do this by addressing their concerns first. We so enjoy sharing great moments with our patients; a favorite memory for me was a special needs patient that was able to stand still enough to have a dental X-ray. We were so proud of her accomplishment!”
Karen has been with Dacula Family Dentistry since 2000. She originally joined the dental profession in 1982; our patients and team all benefit from her wealth of experience as a dental hygienist. She clearly enjoys what she does and wants to help her patients in any way that she can. Karen has a wonderful family. She and her husband, Jerry, have been married for 33 years; they have two daughters, Brooke and Kayla, and a son, Justin. Karen’s favorite hobbies are gardening, fishing and spending time with her children.
Rhonda, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rhonda has been a part of Dacula Family Dentistry since 2016. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for becoming a registered dental hygienist, Rhonda is currently continuing her education to obtain a teaching degree in dental hygiene, and she is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Rhonda enjoys being part of practice that focuses on the health and well-being of the patients. She brings a positive, bubbly attitude to our office, and she loves when patients leave the office feeling better about themselves because they have a beautiful smile. To her, helping patients increase their self-confidence makes all the work worth it.
Rhonda has been married for 26 years, and she has 3 grown sons and 2 awesome grandkids. In her free time, she absolutely loves going to the beach. Rhonda also enjoys reading, and she can never spend enough time with her family.
Jessie, Front Desk
Jessie joined the Dacula Family Dentistry team in 2012, and she loves helping our practice grow and expand. Jessie helps our patients by verifying insurance policies so patients don’t have to worry about doing it themselves. She also takes care of our marketing. When she is not in the office, Jessie enjoys making anything she can by cereal crafting, sewing, crocheting, painting, and jewelry making.
Halley, Office Coordinator/Front Office/Assistant
Halley joined our practice team almost 4 years ago! She is currently continuing her education at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she is majoring in biology with a teaching certification; she hopes to continue her education until she earns her Doctorate degree. Since joining our practice, Halley has come to consider her teammates as family and close friends, which makes work more fun and helps provide a more stress-free environment. Halley is our insurance guru and our go-to girl; if you have any tough questions, she loves finding the answer for you!
Halley and her husband, Ben, have a blended family of six children: 5 boys and 1 girl. She and her family love their home in Bethlehem, and they always have a new project to do. They also just recently added baby chickens to the family!
Genna, Lead Dental Assistant
Genna has been a member of the Dacula Family Dentistry team since July 2016. She graduated from Athens Technical College in 2016 as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. Genna originally go into dentistry because she loves to smile and loves to help others, and helping people achieve the smile they want is the best part of dentistry for her. Since joining our team, Genna enjoys working with Dr. Carey Norton and her fellow team members. Her favorite moments are when patients are genuinely pleased and thankful for the work they receive on their smiles, and Genna is the happiest when she can make others happy, which is something she strives to do with every patient.
When not at the office, Genna loves spending time with her husband and two dogs. She and her husband are also excited to soon become first-time parents! To Genna, family time is her favorite time; she enjoys traveling to Louisiana to visit family and friends, and to eat lots of good food. She also enjoys the outdoors, reading, and anything coffee-related.
Jessica, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Jessica graduated from Athens Technical College and has been a great asset to our practice since joining our team. She enjoys taking care of and getting to know her patients, and she always does her best to make sure every patient is as comfortable as possible during their visit.