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Our Team

Lakeside Family Dentistry & TMJ in Columbus, GA

Office Manager & Appointment Coordinator

Dawn is a proud native of New Orleans, LA.  Dawn's family moved to Columbus in 2003 following the reassignment of her husband by the U.S. Army.


Dawn is a dedicated mother to three wonderful children. She is an avid supporter of the Saints and LSU, showcasing her deeply rooted love for her community and sports. Dawn’s life is a testament to the harmonious integration of professional excellence, family values, and community engagement, making her an invaluable member of our team.

Dawn Robichaux

Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a Columbus native and alumna of Shaw High School. She pursued her interest in dental hygiene by earning her degree from Columbus Technical College. She is known for her expertise and compassionate patient care.


Along with her husband and three sons, family time holds a special place in her heart. An avid fan of UGA football, she always finds time to cheer on her favorite team. Gooo Dawgs!

Lisa Renfroe

Dental Hygienist

Abby is a proud alumna of Columbus Technical College's class of 2021. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to patient care. Abby enjoys guiding her patients to achieve their best oral health. 

When she's not working, Abby enjoys quality time with family and friends.

Abby Pace

Dental Assistant

Cindy is a native of Phenix City, AL. She started working for Dr. Newton Sharp when she graduated high school. She joined Dr. Tully’s team in 2017. Her attention to detail and caring attitude make her a patient favorite.

Cindy is married and has two great sons. She has two cherished grandchildren with whom she treasures every moment. Beyond family time, she indulges her creative passions through decorating and crafting, making life more beautiful.

Cindy Dudley

Dental Assistant

Princess was born in California and raised in Phenix City, AL. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Columbus Tech. Since 2006, she has brought her expertise to Lakeside Family Dentistry.


Beyond her professional pursuits, she is a devoted mother to her beautiful daughter. When she's not busy in the dental office, Princess enjoys time spent with family and friends.

Princess Vega-Lopez

Dental Assistant

Kathy started working with Dr. Allen Binns in 1989. She continued working for Dr. Tully when he acquired Dr. Binns' practice. Kathy particularly enjoys helping patients who suffer from TMJ to feel better. 


Kathy is happily married.  She and her husband have two grown sons, two grandchildren, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and being outdoors.

Kathy Love

Dental Assistant

Tatyana is a Dental Assistant with a degree from Columbus Technical College. She received a CDA License and an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Technical Studies.


Tatyana joined Lakeside Family Dentistry immediately out of dental school.

She enjoys shopping, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Tatyana Tymes

Insurance Specialist

Dana is a Columbus native. She has spent most of her Healthcare Career in Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. Her unique abilities are invaluable to our office.


Dana strives to follow Jesus. She is married, has two handsome sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and two amazing grandsons. Dana is blessed to have family that is mostly local, and she loves spending time with them. Dana is a member of The Way church. She loves her church family and is honored to serve them.

Dana Cox

V.A. Specialist

Tara lives in Auburn, Alabama. War Eagle!  She has been working in dentistry for over 20 years.  She has years of experience in billing and surgical assistance. 


Tara is the proud mother of two grown children, a son and a daughter. She loves music, cooking, and outdoor events. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. 


Tara is always eager to share a smile!

Tara Merchant

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