Meet the Team
The doctors of Northeast Georgia General, Restorative & Implant Dentistry are dedicated to fulfilling your unique dental health concerns and desires by providing comprehensive dental care with compassionate, gentle service.
Ronald R. (Rick) Gadbois, DDS
Ronald R. (Rick) Gadbois, DDS is an honors graduate of the Emory University School of Dentistry. In 1969 he began practicing with an advanced restorative dental group in Atlanta. He moved to Gainesville in 1976, where he has since provided both general and comprehensive dental care. Since 1980, Dr. Gadbois has continuously pursued advanced training in the surgical, restorative, and cosmetic aspects of implant dentistry. During that time he has surgically placed and restored over 1000 dental implants for patients. Dr. Gadbois is an active member of the Atlanta Dental Study Group, a prestigious organization dedicated to continuing education and the pursuit of dental excellence. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Density, The Academy of General Dentistry and The Hinman Dental Society. He lives with his wife of 40 years on a small farm in Gainesville and has two daughters and several grandchildren.
J. Andrew Ramsey, DMD, FAGD
J. Andrew Ramsey, DMD, FAGD has been practicing in Gainesville since 1998. After receiving a B.S. Degree from the University of Georgia, he pursued his dental education through the Medical University of South Carolina. While maintaining his practice, Dr. Ramsey completed the Implant Maxi-Course sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in association with the Medical College of Georgia in 2002. This course is an extensive 350 hour curriculum designed to educate the dentist in all aspects of Implant Dentistry. He has achieved the status of Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry by completing the AAID written and oral exams, and required case presentations in Chicago. Dr. Ramsey has also been awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor based on completion of over 500 hours of continuing education and an exam covering all aspects of general dentistry. Through the process of attaining these designations Dr. Ramsey has strived to remain at the forefront of dental excellence. Dr. Ramsey is an active member of the Atlanta Dental Study Group, the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the Hinman Dental Society. Dr. Ramsey and his wife, Heather, have two daughters and twin boys. They live in Gainesville and enjoy the many opportunities the community provides.
Paula Darracott, RDH
Paula joined our team in 2012, as a Front Desk Coordinator. Paula's love for dentistry began in 199i. She's also a Registered Dental Hygienist and earned her Degree from Gainesville College and Lanier Technical College. From time to time you will meet Paula doing Hygiene in our office. Paula and her husband Marty have 2 beautiful daughters, Madison and Carson. They have been involved in youth ministry for over 12 years, and enjoy "hanging out" with young adults. Their family has always lived in the Gainesville community.
Sandra Coffey - Office Manager
Sandi has been in the dental field for almost 30 years. She started out doing bookkeeping, then moved into assisting. She furthered her education within the dental field by obtaing a CDA and then an RDA. She has been managing practices for nearly 25 years. Sandi is married to her husband Patrick and have 4 children together. They also have 3 Grandchildren David Michael, Brianna & Victoria. They enjoy spending time with our family & friends, and traveling often!
Grace Duncan - Hygiene Coordinator
A Kentucky native, Grace has been in the Gainesville area for over 7 years. Grace joined our team in 2007 and has been in the dental field as a front desk administrator for over 20 years and is happy to help with anything from appointments to financing questions. She lives with her husband Dale of 27 years and has two grown children.
She joined our team in 2009 and does a variety of jobs in our office. You may see Brandi assisting us at the front office and also in the back assisting area the staff.Brandi lives with her son, Karson in Gainesville. She is currently enrolled at GCSU, and is pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene.
Julie Couch - Dental Assistant
Connie Lee - Dental Assistant
Karen Munion - Dental Assistant
Glory Perkins - Dental Hygienist
Glory graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Health Sciences University and has been in the dental field for eight years. She has been a member of our team for over a year and loves working on extensive cases with adults and making children smile at their appointments. Along with the team, Glory volunteers in the community at the Good News Clinic and educating elementary children on dental health in local schools. Glory resides in Gainesville, GA and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and trying unusual foods.
Nikki Shawver - Dental Hygienist
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