Our Team of Dental Professionals
Bethany, Practice Manager
Bethany is responsible for the day to day operations of the practice, balancing her time between business operations, being part of the unique patient experience and actively supporting her team in areas of training and growth.
Bethany graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and previously worked in the field of medical health insurance, in Claims, Underwriting and Management, prior to accepting the position at Don Fortner, DMD. Bethany receives positive energy from working with the amazing patient base, seeing her employees grow and helping Dr. Fortner and his Associate run the practice efficiently.
When not finding ways to make work more fun, Bethany enjoys traveling, knitting and scuba diving.
Assistant Manager/ Clinical Team
Mandy has assisted Dr. Fortner in treating his patients for over 20 years. She is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of Dr. Fortner's treatment, technology and dental supplies. Mandy has a great relationship with her patients and values this as one of the favorite aspects of her job. As Dr. Fortner's assistant, she has a way of making even the most nervous patient feel calm and relaxed during treatment.
She has been married for over 30 years and has two handsome sons. Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking their adventures!
Makayla (Mak) graduated from the RCCC Dental Assisting Program in 2019 and joined the practice to get the best experience in patient care, customer service and teamwork! Her passion for dentistry was sparked by her mother, who also works in the dental field. Mak gets a lot of positive energy by working with her patients and meeting new people every day.
Mak is a "dog mom" to her poodle, Oliver Joe, and she enjoys spending time at the beach and watching Alabama football.
Elizabeth joined our dental family in 2023 and has been enjoying the variety of services that she helps Dr. Fortner and Dr. Brown provide. From Cerec One Visit Crowns to Solea Laser treatment for decay removal, Elizabeth appreciates the technology and resources that are available to our patients. Elizabeth enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them improve their oral health, comfort and smile confidence.
Outside of the office, Elizabeth enjoys spending time crocheting , painting and spending time with friends and family.
Maria, Dental Assistant
Maria is our newest Dental Assistant and she looks forward to getting to know you. Along with Mak, Maria assists Dr Brown with common dental procedures like fillings and crowns, as well as, major surgical procedures like Bone Grafting and Dental Implants. Maria enjoys the variety of services offered by both Dr Fortner and Dr Brown and helping patients achieve their desired results with education, treatment options and compassionate care.
When away from the office, Maria enjoys time with her horses— caring for them and competing in barrel race competitions. She also enjoys quality time with friends and family.
Annaig has been working with Dr. Fortner since 1997. She started with the practice as a Dental Assistant but quickly felt the desire to move into a career as a Dental Hygienist. Due to her years with the practice and her shining personality, Annaig has a true following of patients that request her for every hygiene visit. She enjoys treating and educating her patients, as well as, catching up on family and life events. Annaig feels that one of the most rewarding parts of her job is the relationship she builds with her patients.
Annaig is married to her high school sweetheart and together they are raising two sons.
Following in her mother's footsteps, Bekah has wanted to be a hygienist since she was 13 years old. Bekah has been an active dental hygienist since 2007. She enjoys making connections with her patients and building trust in an effort to provide education and preventive care. She cares deeply about her patients and wants to assist in helping to assure they have overall good health.
Bekah enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends and is always looking for fun ways to stay active.
Whitney has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2014 and joined our hygiene team in 2019. Whitney truly enjoys educating patients, especially on the connection between dental health and overall health. Her patients appreciate her compassion, thoroughness and sweet personality.
Outside of the office, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs and also practicing the art of Jiu Jitsu.
Becky, Sr. Patient Coordinator
Becky joined our dental team in 2021, with several years of experience working in a General Practice office. Becky is highly knowledgeable in dental insurance benefits, treatment options and scheduling efficiency. She also provides the high level of customer service that our patients enjoy. Becky quickly became part of our dental family due to her friendliness and outgoing nature and she looks forward to getting to know all of our patients.
In her free time, Becky enjoys spending time with her children and traveling with her husband.
Morgan, Patient Coordinator
Morgan is the new smiling face that greets our patients as they arrive for their dental visits. Morgan joined our team in 2023 and has quickly become an asset to the front office with her attention to detail, organization, and excellent customer service skills. She is available to help patients with appointment scheduling, insurance benefits, payments and questions about recommended treatment.
In her free time, Morgan loves caring for her animals, including sheep and horses, and spending time with her fiancee and family.