Meet Our Staff

“Dr. Bill” Klausmeyer

Dr-Bill-dentistDr. Klausmeyer is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan School Of Dentistry. He graduated in the top 20 of his class. He was Vice President of his junior class and earned the Thomas Vedder award as a senior. He successfully completed the Florida Board in December of 1984 and then started a new practice in Port St. Lucie. In May 2008, his family relocated to Georgia, where “Dr. Bill” passed the CRDTS exam and received his Georgia license. He came to Canton in 2012 and in 2019 married his sweetheart, Susan.

 

Dr. Bill is known as the “Gentle Dentist.” He recognizes that many people see a dentist reluctantly, fearfully, or sometimes not at all. Dr. Bill specializes in relaxation dentistry (using medication) and is constantly searching for gentle, cost-effective treatment alternatives. He is always learning – over the course of his career, Dr. Bill has completed countless hours of continued education. 

 

Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Dr. Bill grew up in Michigan. He is the father of four sons and enjoys the outdoors, including hiking and biking and is a practitioner of ashtanga yoga. 

Shelley Biggs, Dental Hygienist

Part of the Canton Heights Dental Team since 2016.

Shelley is our full-time Hygienist here at Canton Heights Dental. In addition to being great at her craft, she has the gift of instantly drawing you in and making you feel comfortable, like a part of our family here at Canton Heights Dental.

 

Shelley is a native of Powder Springs, GA and graduated from West Central Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004. Since 2014, Shelly and her husband have lived in Gilmer County. Her daughter Kacy, son-in-law Brad and grandson Finley live on the adjoining property. Shelley’s son, Jamie, moved to Gilmer County after serving for five years in the United States Marine Corps, which included a tour in Afghanistan. She enjoys riding mountain bikes with her youngest son, William, who is a member of the Cartecay Mountain Bike Team.

 

Besides spending time with her family, Shelley likes to take part in outdoor activities such as riding jet skies and horses, and also going fishing.Besides spending time with her family, Shelly likes to take part in outdoor activities such as riding jet skis and horses and fishing.

Suzanne Hartzler, Front Desk/Patient Coordinator

Part of the Canton Heights Dental Team since 2018.

Suzanne is the first face you’ll see, here at Canton Heights Dental. Joining our team was her first experience in the dental field, but she hit the ground running and quickly became our missing link. Suzanne is focused on giving our patients a compassionate ear while helping to make dental and insurance terminology a little less confusing. She graduated from Roswell High School and attended Georgia Perimeter College.

 

Suzanne is a married mother of three wonderful children and has recently added a ‘fur baby’ to the fam. Charlie, her 4-year-old Cavachon pup has swiftly stolen everyone’s heart. Suzanne loves being outdoors and vacationing to the Gulf with her family during the summer. In the fall, you will find her cheering on our UGA Bulldogs, along with countless sporting events with her children.

Mindy Key, Dental Assistant

Part of the Canton Heights Dental Team since 2012.

Mindy is our girl of many hats. She quite frankly does it all, from assisting Dr. Bill with dental procedures, to filling in at the front desk, to even helping with the occasional renovation and painting project at our office.

 

Mindy is originally from Canton and attended Cherokee High School. She’s been a Dental Assistant for ten years, with eight of those years spent at Canton Heights Dental. Mindy is a single mother of a beautiful daughter, who loves working out and being outdoors kayaking, camping and fishing.

 

She is also a passionate supporter of our Atlanta Braves and Falcons and can be spotted at home on a back porch watching UGA Football all fall. Mindy also hopes to be able to travel the world someday.

Holly Lauritzen, Office Manager

Part of the Canton Heights Dental Team since 2016.

Holly not only runs the office but brings a fun-loving vibe to Canton Heights Dental. Always down for a laugh, and somehow remembering every dental code imaginable, she somehow makes it easy for the average person to understand the intricacies of insurance and dental procedures. She is patient-focused and strives to make sure our patients are treated with compassion and fairness.

 

Holly was born and raised in Mississippi, attending college at West Georgia College and Kennesaw State University. She is a part-time poet and artist, and full-time practice administrator, wife and mom of three kids and two dogs. Holly worked in the ceramics industry for 10 years prior to her career in the dental field. Since that time, she has run numerous dental offices.

 

In her spare time, you will find Holly at the gym lifting weights, traveling, trying new restaurants, writing, being out in nature and spending time with her family. She is a die-hard UGA Bulldog fan, but with professional sports, her heart is in Chicago. Holly and her husband are Cubs and Bears supporters, all the way. You’ll also occasionally find her glued to a TV watching Tiger making his comeback. She feels blessed to be able to be a part of the amazing work family here at Canton Heights Dental.

Connie Priest, Dental Hygienist

Part of the Canton Heights Dental Team since 2018.

Connie is our part-time Hygienist and one of the hardest working women you’ll ever meet. We joke that she works 9 days a week doing hygiene and working on her investment property business.

 

Connie graduated from Cedartown High School and then went on to the Medical College of Georgia and Shorter College, earning a B.A. in Business Administration. She’s been in the dental field for over 30 years since she was a senior in high school. Connie has been a cat mom for years, but just recently added her first dog to the mix. She is constantly keeping us entertained with rambunctious chase videos with her two fur babies.

 

Connie is passionate about home design and construction and is frequently finding amazing deals on hidden interior design gems. She loves working outdoors on her property, shopping at the Mart in Atlanta, along with traveling and spending time with her husband.

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