Dr. David Croxton has been a practicing dentist since 1989 in the West Cobb area. He moved from Virginia to the Atlanta area in 1978 where he finished high school in Dunwoody. He attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate studies and received his DMD degree from Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Croxton finished both undergrad and dental school in a record 3½ years each.
Providing patients with up to date dental care with the latest advancements in dentistry is his passion. This requires constant continuing education and a strong commitment to education. Dr. Croxton has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with special emphasis on surgical aspects of implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic and facial esthetics. He is also involved in many other professional organizations including:
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Dr. Croxton resides in Kennesaw with his wife Tracy and their 3 children – Brittany, Hunter and Nicole. He and his family enjoy golf, tennis, and leisure travel.
Dr. Beth Pascaner
Dr. Beth Pascaner was born and raised on the shore of Long Island, New York. She met and married Bentley Boger. They have 3 beautiful and active children– Jack, Olivia, and Zoe. She received her undergraduate degree at Duke University in North Carolina, with a BS in zoology. Dr. Beth moved to Atlanta to attend dental school at Emory University where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. Dr. Beth then completed a general practice residency program through the VA Hospital in New Orleans, which was affiliated with LSU and Charity Hospital. She moved back to the Atlanta area in 1983, started her own private dental practice in West Cobb in 1986 and, after birthing twins, she moved her practice across the street to join West Cobb Dental Designs in 1992.
Dr. Bumgarner was born in East Tennessee and grew up in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. He graduated high school in Bartow, Florida. From there he moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University and earned a degree in psychology with a minor in biology. After graduation from Emory, Dr. Bumgarner worked for several years as a virologist for the state Health Department in Atlanta and then returned to Emory to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Cathy Vaughan
Dr. Cathy Vaughan was raised in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. She attended Niagara University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In the early 1980’s she attended Emory University School of Dentistry and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She also completed an additional year of training in “Advanced Education in General Dentistry” at Emory University. In the 1980’s, Dr. Cathy began her practice in Cobb County. For over 20 years, she shared a dental office with her sister, Dr. Patricia Kimmerling. Upon Dr. Kimmerling’s retirement, Dr. Cathy joined the practice at West Cobb Dental Designs.
Dr. Cathy has a daughter currently attending school at Mt. Paran. Over the years, Dr. Vaughan has enjoyed extensive volunteer work at church and school.
Lauren (Dental Hygienist)
Lauren has been a part of West Cobb Dental Designs since 1996 and has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years. Originally from California, she eventually settled in Georgia where she has resided for over 20 years. She is blessed and proud to be part of an innovative, state-of-the-art practice where she can apply her knowledge and skills to providing every patient with care, prevention, maintenance and support to reach their optimal oral health. Lauren has two daughters, a grandson, and two granddaughters. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her pets, visiting Nashville, home projects, and photography.
Kendra (Dental Hygienist)
Originally from Sacramento, California, Kendra began her dental career when she moved to Georgia. In 2006, Kendra started at West Cobb Dental Designs as a dental assistant. Realizing her joy in helping others, she furthered her education and became a dental hygienist in 2013. What Kendra enjoys most about being part of the West Cobb Dental Designs team is getting to know her patients and building lasting relationships while educating and motivating them toward an optimum state of oral health. When Kendra is not working, she spends her time with her husband and daughter enjoying mountain biking, camping, gardening, and reading.
Corolla (Dental Hygienist)
Corolla has been practicing as a dental hygienist since 1984 and has been a part of the family at West Cobb Dental Designs since 1989. She considers herself blessed to be able to help patients through education and the ever-progressing science of dentistry. Corolla says, “What really makes my heart happy is the relationships I am honored to have with my coworkers and my family of patients. I am blessed with a work environment in which I get to see the science of dentistry married with the fellowship of personal relationships.”
Hanna (Hygiene Assistant)
Hanna studied at West Georgia Technical College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Technical Communications in 2012. She then went to school for what she is most passionate about, dentistry of course. Hanna became a certified Dental Assistant in 2015. One of the many things she enjoys about dentistry is positively transforming patients smiles and seeing how quality dentistry can change their life. Outside of work she enjoys playing guitar, piano, singing and walking her dogs.
Barbara (Financial Coordinator)
Barbara attended Ohio State University and majored in Early Child Development. She has worked most of her life in the dental field starting in high school with her father’s dental practice. She began working at West Cobb Dental Designs in 1986 and is the smiling face many see when walking through our door. Barbara has been married to Chris for over 30 years and they have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. Outside of the office, Barbara enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and good friends.
Linda G. (Scheduling Coordinator)
Linda has been in the dental field for over 32 years. She joined West Cobb Dental Designs in 2014 after 30 years of service to Dr. Patricia Kimmerling before Dr. Kimmerling’s retirement. Linda has one son and has been married to Donnie for 30 years. In her free time, Linda enjoys the beach, music, and dancing.
Donna (Insurance Coordinator)
Donna joined the team at West Cobb Dental Designs in 2001 bringing with her experience in Oral Surgery and Pharmacy. She is the proud mother of son Brad and granddaughter Amelia. Outside the office, Donna enjoys going to the beach, water skiing and snow skiing.
Alane (Office Manager)
Alane graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in Biology and Economics. She started her dental career in 1996 as a sterilization tech and dental assistant for West Cobb Dental Designs. After taking time off to raise two wonderful daughters, Alane returned to work full time covering clinical and administrative duties. As Office Manager, she enjoys doing whatever necessary to help her team and their patients have a wonderful day. Alane is married to Wade, her college sweetheart of 25 years. Away from work, she is either found on the lake or at high school sporting events cheering on her local team.
Chernanda (Dental Assistant)
Chernanda joined West Cobb Dental Designs in 2004 and was welcomed with open arms. She is a native of Atlanta who migrated to Cobb County over 20 years ago. Chernanda enjoys working with such a great group of Dentists and staff that keep up with Continuing Education & technology. Chernanda loves helping patients achieve a greater dental health & beautiful smiles. She is the mother of two beautiful adult children and one granddaughter. In her spare time, Chernanda enjoys exotic cooking, dancing, art, fashion, decorating, great movies, gardening, collecting wind chimes, and helping families in need.
Linda H. (Dental Assistant)
Linda completed her dental training at the Dental School of Southern California. She has 30 years in the dental profession with over 20 of those at West Cobb Dental Designs. Linda values the strong relationships she has cultivated with both teammates and patients alike. Linda is the proud mother of 2 adult children – a daughter and a son. Outside of dentistry, she loves, loves, loves the beach.
Pam (Dental Assistant)
Pam is a native of the Marietta area and has been in the dental field for over 17 years after becoming a Dental Assistant 2000. She takes seriously helping patients achieve and maintain their dental health. Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate chairside manner. In her spare time, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage daughter and two young boys.
Nicole (Dental Assistant)
Nicole is a world-traveled military child who finally found her “happy place” as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant 10 years ago via Fortis College of Atlanta. She finds the process of restorative dentistry very rewarding, in that giving patients beautiful smiles or relieving them of pain can literally CHANGE THEIR LIVES. Although not required, Nicole regularly takes Continuing Education courses to keep up with the forever changing and advancing world of dentistry. When not working chair side, Nicole enjoys spending time supporting local businesses and exploring everything to do (and everywhere to eat) in Atlanta with her two blessings, daughter Kadynce and son, Evan.
Katie (Dental Hygienist)
Katie has been a dental hygienist for over 13 years and joined West Cobb Dental Designs in 2017. Her favorite part about her career is the relationships she is able to form with her patients. Katie loves all age groups and makes it her mission for you to have a relaxing an enjoyable experience while at our office. When not working, Katie likes to watch HGTV, try new restaurants and spend time with her family. Katie is married with two daughters, Ella and Jordan, and a beautiful grandson named Sawyer who steals her heart daily. Katie looks forward to meeting you and making you part of our family here at West Cobb Dental Designs!
Jess (Dental Hygienist)
Jessica is a dental hygienist of more than a decade of working experience. She is married to an air force veteran and mother to 2 young boys. She lives locally in the city of Marietta where her family attends a small church and she and her husband enjoy dates on the square and the movies. Her hobbies include hiking the local nature trails at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park, listening to all genres of music and reading both fiction and nonfiction literature. She enjoys her job here at West Cobb Dental Designs, where she feels like she is at her second home.
Joya (Dental Assistant)
Joya describes herself as “a lover of dentistry and servant leader at heart” and is grateful for the first day she chose to pursue her career. She has been a dental assistant for nine years and recently located to Marietta after joining West Cobb Dental Designs. Joya is the mother of two beautiful girls and a believer that experience is the best teacher. She most enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and creating new memories. Joya describes West Cobb Dental Designs as a place she finds both professional and positive while fostering an environment placing patients’ needs at the forefront. She enjoys working with the doctors and staff of leaders and looks forward to meeting you and assisting with your dental needs!
Anna (Dental Assistant)
Anna has a huge passion for dental assisting with seven years’ experience and plans for many more to come. She recently married the love of her life and they have a young daughter. Outside of the office, Anna loves traveling, long drives and hikes in North Georgia, and spending time outdoors with her daughter. Since joining West Cobb Dental Designs, Anna has enjoyed becoming part of the family and welcoming all patients into our special group.