Doctors and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Dental Smiles of Stockbridge the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Stockbridge.
Dr. Sharcola Vaughn
Dr. Vaughn is a native of Atlanta, Ga. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas-Houston.
She has gained extensive clinical experience in the private practice setting and has developed specific expertise in providing comprehensive oral care to a diverse medically complex adult and pediatric population. In addition to her formal training, Dr. Vaughn has participated in international outreach experience in Peru, and she remains continued to educating her local community on oral health through wellness fairs and area screenings.
She spends her weekends submerging herself into her most loved passion, football. Outside of that hobby, she may often be found running on trails or traveling throughout the world and the United States.
Dr. Vaughn is excited to meet you and looks forward to serving you and your family.
Dr. Malikah Ready, formerly Dr. Malikah Christie
Dr. Malikah Ready is a native of Roswell, GA, and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Chemistry. She went on to complete a Master’s in Medical Sciences followed by a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon graduating, Dr. Ready completed an optional one-year hospital-based general practice residency at Vidant Medical Center in which she gained extensive training in treating medically complex patients. Through these experiences, Dr. Ready has enjoyed the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills which she believes to be invaluable when it comes to providing her patients with comprehensive care.
Dr. Ready is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Outside of the office, Dr. Ready enjoys giving back to her community. She is especially passionate about involvement within the underrepresented minority community and seeks to be an inspirational figure to the younger generation. She also enjoys learning new recipes, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. Dr. Ready looks forward to treating your family with care, compassion, and most importantly – a smile.
Dr. Tracie Praylo
Dr. Tracie Praylo Williams is a cosmetic restorative dentist who is passionate about patient care. Dr. Praylo understands dentistry is more than just smiles, it’s about people. Personalized patient experiences in a comfortable environment are what she provides. Whether you are looking to restore neglected dental treatment or select a new provider for your routine dental care, she would love to help you smile bright!
Dr. Praylo earned a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Georgia in Athens, a Masters of Biomedical Science from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, and in 2013 she obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN.
Dedicated to outstanding dental care, Dr. Praylo has completed hundreds of hours in advanced dental courses in the years since graduation. Among them are courses in orthodontics, placement and restoration of dental implants, and digital smile design.
Dr. Praylo was raised in historic Savannah, GA, and grew up among a large, close-knit family. As such, she enjoys making memories with the people she loves and spends as much time as possible with her husband, daughter, extended family and friends. Outside of work, Dr. Praylo loves concerts and traveling.
Office Manager – Amanda Krisell
Amanda Krisell started in the dental field in 2007 as a receptionist. In 2008 Amanda received her Registered Dental Assistant license and was an assistant for procedures such as Laser Assisted Periodontics Therapy, Endodontic, Crown and Bridge, and Oral Surgery. Amanda’s experience with all aspects of a dental office helps her serve you as the Office Manager here at Dental Smiles of Stockbridge.
In her spare time, Amanda spends time with her family, being outdoors, and with friends.
Hygienist – Gallixy Keahey
Gallixy is a Dental Hygienist with over 20 years experience specializing in periodontal therapy. Gallixy graduated from Clayton State University in 1999 with a degree in Health Science and Dental Hygiene.
Although not a native to Georgia she has lived here for over 30 years . Gallixy currently resides in Hampton with her husband and teenage son. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with friends.
Hygienist – Lisa Lyons
Lisa started her career as a graduate from the dental assisting program in 1996 followed by receiving her Bachelors in dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia in 2012. She also serves on Sigma Phi Alpha as President of the Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
She currently lives in Barnesville and enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with family.
Scheduling Coordinator – Chyenne Hilton
Chyenne is our front office here at Dental Smiles. She is the first smile you will see when you walk through our door! She was born and raised in Georgia. Before joining the team, she worked with children, youth and children with specials needs. Chyenne is exceptional at what she does because of her positive attitude and enthusiasm for dentistry. She strives for excellence in everything she does. Chyenne has three grown children and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her interests include outdoor activities, going to movies, shopping, and travel.
Dental Assistant – Latisha Barkley
Latisha or “Tish” as we all call her has been an assistant for almost 20 years. Tish’s interest started while undergoing orthodontic treatment. She pursued her interest and has been an assistant not only with general dentistry but with pediatric dentistry also. Tish enjoys interacting with people and helping them to understand their dental needs as well as focusing on their comfort.
In her spare time, Tish enjoys spending time with her children and furthering her education in pursuit of becoming a Dental Hygienist.