DeAnn Harmon-Smith, DMD
Dr. DeAnn Harmon-Smith is a licensed family general dentist who has been in private practice since 1999. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from North Georgia College in 1992, and obtained her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree with honors from Medical College of Georgia in 1996. She continues her dental education monthly to ensure she stays up-to-date in the latest advances in dentistry, and has received advanced training in mini dental implants.Dr. Harmon-Smith maintains professional membership with the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Clarke County Dental Society. She has received numerous awards for dental excellence, including:
- Readers’ Choice Award – Voted Best Dentist in the Athens/Oconee Area (2016)
- The Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Award, from the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
- Public Health Dentistry, from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry
- The Crest Award for Excellence in Dentistry for the Elderly, from the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Away from the office, she is active in her church, and enjoys running and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and three children, Porter, Ashlyn, and Brenna. She provides charitable contributions to the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and Oconee County School Systems and many more.
Dr. Katie Hughes Anthony
Dr. Katie Anthony attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where she majored in piano performance and minored in chemistry, before attending dental school at the Medical College of Georgia, graduating in 2009. She continues her dental education through attendance at the annual Hinman Dental Society meeting in Atlanta, and she also studies materials provided by the Academy of General Dentistry.Dr. Anthony is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Georgia Dental Association. As a dentist, her goal is to provide excellent dental care with kindness and compassion.
Dr. Anthony and her husband, Jeremy, have one daughter, Julia, who is in kindergarten. Jeremy is an endocrinologist at St. Mary’s hospital. When not in the office, Dr. Anthony enjoys playing the piano, spending time with her family, and running.
Jessica Watson, DMD
Dr. Jessica Watson is a native of Georgia and grew up in Americus, GA. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Watson received her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia in 2012. She loves dentistry and enjoys collaborating with her patients of all ages to provide the best dental care for their needs.Dr. Watson believes that learning is a lifelong commitment and is actively involved in continuing education with both the Spear Institute and Biomet Synergy Training Programs. She devotes time to several dental organizations such as the American Dental Association®, the Georgia Dental Association and the Hinman Dental Society. She also enjoys dental outreach programs such as serving as coordinator for SW District Give Kids a Smile and international medical mission trips.
She and her husband, Eric, have two small children, Claire and Will. They are actively involved in their church and are thankful to be a part of the Oconee County community.
Meet Our Team
Meagan Rouse – Office Manager
Meagan has been with Oconee Dental, PC since June 2005. She attended the University of Georgia. Meagan welcomes each patient with a smile and makes sure they leave knowing that we care about them. For Meagan, the best part of our practice is our great team, who work well together to meet our patients’ needs.
Meagan is married with 2 daughters and loves to read.
Carolyn Rice Dillon – Front Office
Carolyn strives to help each patient feel welcome and cared for when they visit our office and supports her co-workers in her daily activities. She loves the genuine care for each other and for our patients that exists in our team.
Carolyn is a mother of 8-year-old twin daughters and a 1-year-old Chihuahua. She enjoys watching movies and being a mom.
Allison DeMars – Dental Assistant
Allison has been with our team for 3 years. She works hard to make sure that our patients receive the care they came for and leave happy, and she loves meeting new people and helping them feel good about their smile and themselves.
Allison is married and has 2 sons. Her hobbies include camping and riding with her family. She is also active in her church.
Carol – Dental Assistant
Carol has been with us for 14 years and has been assisting for 21 years. She loves the family atmosphere between co-workers and patients at our practice.
Carol and her husband have 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter.
Angie Brooks – Registered Dental Hygienist
Angie has been with Oconee Dental, PC for 12 years. She attended Gainesville College and Lanier Technical College, earning degrees in applied science and dental hygiene. For Angie, the best part of our practice is her work family, with whom she works closely to care for our patients and make our office a great dental practice. She says, “These are the best ladies in the world, and I am lucky to call them my friends.”
Angie’s daughter keeps her busy, and she loves to be outdoors, enjoying the water and gardening.
Debbie Boyd – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has been with our team for 19 years. She graduated from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, in 1985, and she genuinely cares about the health and wellbeing of her patients, doing her best to help their teeth and gums stay healthy. Her favorite part of our practice is our great teamwork!
Debbie is an Air Force brat – her father was career Air Force for 34 years. She and her husband, Derry, have been married for 30 years. They have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Nicole. When she isn’t at our office, Debbie enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her family and animals.
Katie Stejback – Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie joined Oconee Dental, PC in 2005. She attended Athens Technical College, graduating with an associate degree in applied technology and dental hygiene in 2005. She loves being part of a team that is passionate about dentistry and does her best to greet everyone with a smile and help them feel at home.
Katie has been happily married since 2004. She loves playing outside with her Basset Hound, Beau.
Tracy Appleby – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tracy has been with our team since 2012. She graduated from Athens Technical College in 2007. She enjoys the time she spends at our office and is glad to be part of a team that is so wonderful to work with. Tracy’s favorite parts of our practice are the family atmosphere and our great patients.
Tracy has one daughter, Drew, who is 18 years old. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, and watching movies.