The Gunter & Graham Group
Denise Townsend

In Loving Memory

Our friend and co-worker Denise Starr Townsend went to her heavenly home December 9th, 2015, following a courageous fight with cancer. She fought her battle with courage and fierce determination. Denise was a loyal and hard-working staff member loved by us and our patients. Her effervesent smile and outgoing personality is deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

"The memory of a good person is a blessing." Proverbs 10:7


Office Admin Joyce

Scheduling and
Patient Coordinator

Dental Hygientist Vickie

Dental Hygientist

Dental Hygientist Assistant Denise

Dental Hygientist Asst

Dental Assistant Berida

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Jackie

Dental Assistant

Office Admin Debbie

Financial and Practice
Business Coordinator

Dental Hygientist Assistant Denise

Front Office Asst

Dental Hygientist Tamera

Dental Hygientist

Dental Assistant Debbie

Dental Assistant

Our Staff

One of the things that sets our practice apart is the experience and skill of our staff. Our staff is dedicated to making your visit to our office pleasurable and beneficial. We believe strongly that you can tell a lot about a dental office by how long the staff has been together. We are fortunate to have staff members that have worked together for over 30 years.

Office Administrators

When you enter our office, you will be greeted by our two dedicated office administrators, Joyce and Debbie. Joyce, who is our scheduling and patient coordinator, has worked in the office for 17 years, and has been in dentistry for almost 40 years. Joyce is also a Certified Dental Assistant. Debbie, who has been here for 18 years, is our financial and practice business coordinator. She has worked in dentistry for a total of 22 years. Both Joyce and Debbie are dedicated to help you find convenient appointments to work around your busy schedule, create payment solutions that fit your budget, and make your dental experience as pleasant as possible.

Dental Hygienists

We believe that your dental health begins with healthy gums. Our dental hygienists, Vickie and Tamera, provide high quality dental hygiene treatment designed to optimize the health of their patients' gums and bone supporting and surrounding the teeth. Vickie has worked with Dr. Gunter as a dental hygienist since 1975, and Tamera has worked in the office for 24 years. Their experience is evident in their work and ability to relate to patients and make them calm during their visits to the practice. Jackie works closely with Vickie and Tamera to ensure that your hygiene visit is rewarding and that when you leave, your gums and surrounding tissue are optimally healthy.

Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants, Debbie, Jackie and Berida, aid in the delivery of efficient and precise dental care. Debbie, a Certified Dental Assistant, and Dr. Gunter have worked together as a team since 1976. Jackie, who is also licensed in Alabama as a dental hygienist, has worked at the office for seven years, and has worked in dentistry for 20 years as a dental assistant and hygienist. Berida, a Certified Dental Assistant, has worked in Hickory as a dental assistant for over 30 years. Together, the assistants work with the doctors in all dental procedures and are integral to our ability to provide state of the art dentistry.