Meet the Team
Mendy Grotheer, Dental Hygienist
One of the best parts about working with Mendy is that she’s just as passionate about dental hygiene today as when she started in this field 30+ years ago, after graduating with an Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene from Armstrong State College. Mendy often attends continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest developments in dental hygiene to ensure she’s taking top-notch care of her loyal patients.
Her favorite time outside work is spent with her husband, Karl, and two children, Chloe and Eric. She also enjoys sewing, good jokes and great books.
Ashley Davis, Dental Hygienist
Ashley has been with the practice since December of 2018, but don’t let her looks fool you, she has been in hygiene for over 10 years. Her youth means that all her education has been on the most current dental research and technologic advances within dental hygiene.
Ashley attends many continuing education courses each year to stay up to date with the latest developments in dental hygiene to ensure she’s taking top-notch care of her loyal patients. She is very passionate about helping others. Outside the practice, Ashley, her husband, and baby girl enjoy traveling. She loves spending time on the water in the lowcountry, the local farmers market and town festivals.
Crystal Boaen, Dental Assistant
Crystal, a Savannah native, has enjoyed working in the dental field for many years. She loves getting to know each of her patients, providing the best care possible and working with a great team of people who are also passionate about what they do!
When she’s not taking care of patients, Crystal enjoys being outdoors doing anything from boating to gardening to raising chickens. Crystal also loves spending time with her friends, family and Yorkies.
Chelsea Kasper, Front Office
Chelsea has a degree from SCAD in photography and while she still enjoys photography, she truly loves serving people. Chelsea is typically the first smiling face you see when entering the practice!
Outside the practice, Chelsea is an avid yogi and enjoys healthy cooking. Chelsea loves helping others on their own wellness journey too.
Lar Algatt, New Patient and Treatment Coordinator
Formerly a dental hygienist and sales rep for a dental tech company, Lar has vast experience in the dental field. What she loves most about the industry is interacting with patients, and ours love her natural conversation skills and good sense of humor.
An interesting fact about Lar: She collects T-rex mementos – and owns everything from a T-rex cookie jar to a T-rex porch statue! She also loves gardening, kayaking and fishing. And, adoring her two grandchildren.
Elizabeth Miley, Insurance Specialist
Originally from Waycross, Georgia, Elizabeth has lived in the Savannah area since 2014. Elizabeth is always happy to help lead you in the right direction with any insurance questions you may have.
When she is not at work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and animals. During football season, she makes sure not to miss a single UGA game on Saturdays.
Nichole Barrali, Dental Consultant and Photographer
Not only does Nichole train new team members, she also offers support to the front office operations. A Tennessee native, Nichole moved to Savannah to attend SCAD, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. As a professional portrait photographer, Nichole has her own business and also provides Savannah Dental with all of our website photos and patient portraits. Helping people smile is a special talent of hers. Outside of the office and photography, Nichole loves spending time her husband and fur babies. Just being outside in the sunshine makes her face light up.
Lexi Sweeney, Therapy Dog
A beloved member of our team, Lexi loves her job of greeting every person that walks through Savannah Dental’s doors, so be sure to say hello at the front desk each time you visit our office! Upon request, Lexi can even comfort you during your treatment!
When she’s not working, Lexi enjoys long walks and even longer naps. She can also be found playing with her many dolls and toys.