At Augusta Family Dental Medical District our entire staff is like a family. No matter their role, we love all of our staff members. We only hire individuals who are passionate about you and providing you with top-quality dental care services. Meet Dr. Makerson and her team below!
Dr. Deborah Young Makerson is a native of Augusta, GA. She received her childhood education in the public schools of Augusta and is a 1973 honor graduate of T. W. Josey High School. She attended Paine College and graduated the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (GRU) in 1980.
Dr. Makerson’s passion for dentistry inspires her to spend over 30 hours a year in continuing education in the latest techniques in dentistry including endodontic, lasers, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Makerson’s newest adventure involves a two-year program with United States Dental Institute in Orthodontics. She has received advanced training in Mini Implants at the Dental Implant Training Centre in Buffalo New York.
Dr. Makerson has been in private practice at 1119 Druid Park Ave Augusta, Georgia since 1986. In Augusta, Dr. Makerson has given back to the community through health fairs, wellness programs, and mentoring many highschool and college students as well as young dental professionals. She also enjoys visiting schools during Children’s Health Month to promote healthy lifestyles through proper nutrition and oral health.
Dr. Makerson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association , the National Dental Association , Georgia Dental Society and The Links Incorporated. Dr. Makerson is also a member of good standing at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.
The families that Dr. Makerson has had the privilege of serving over the last thirty years have become an extension of her own family. She has been blessed to be a part of marriages, growing families, and graduations. She looks forward to many more years of serving her community in Augusta and Millen, GA.
Lesly was raised in Miami. She came into the dental field with no experience and fell in love with it! Lesly’s goal is to make sure that her patients feel comfortable and to meet their individual needs to the best of her abilities. She enjoys educating her patients on the link between oral health and other health issues, like heart disease, stroke, cancer, pregnancy complications and much more! Lesly is bilingual, and she’s glad to be able to help the Spanish speaking community in our clinic.
Lesly has been happily married to her husband Jerson for almost 9 years now. They moved from Miami to Millen over 3 years ago to minister to the Spanish speaking community here. They love the small-town coziness and the people of this community.
Denise is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a graduate of MCG. She joined Dr. Makerson’s team 30 years ago. Denise began her career as a Dental Assistant, but she has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years.
Denise loves meeting new people! She is committed to providing each patient with a positive experience and the best possible care.
In her free time, Denise enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, church activities and trips to the beach.
Neecy earned her BS in Hygiene in 1995, and then went on to earn her Masters in Theology. She has been a dental hygienist for about 28 years now. She enjoys meeting new people and treating their oral health needs. Neecy is naturally bubbly, and all of the laughter in the clinic is like medicine to her soul.
One day Neecy would love to travel endlessly.
No matter what your schedule looks like, we want to provide you with the high-quality dentistry that you deserve.