Meet Our Team
Here at Lail Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on giving our patients the best dental care and making sure that their experience in our office is warm, welcoming, and personable. The moment you walk into our door our team will greet you with a smile. We are are active members of prestigious dental professional organizations which allows us to provide our patients with leading dental services & technology. Beyond that, we pride ourselves in the tradition of serving our local community. We hope that you choose us as your dental practice and look forward to exceeding your expectations.
Please take the time to learn more about Dr. Wallace Lail, Dr. Slade Lail, Dr. Lisa Moss, and Dr. Devan Callaway, the dedicated staff, and the services that we provide.
Meet Dr. Slade Wallace Lail, D.D.S.
Since 1997, Dr. Slade Lail has been practicing dentistry in Duluth, Georgia. He started his career by obtaining an Associate degree from Young Harris College and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Georgia. He then earned his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.
Since the day he opened his practice in 1997, Dr. Lail has been dedicated to serving the community, whether in-office or through community involvement. He has served as president of the Gwinnett Rotary Club, chairman of the City of Duluth Alcohol Review Board, and is currently on the city of Duluth Planning and Zoning commission. He is also on the executive council of the Hinman Dental Society. Dr. Lail has been named numerous times in the “Best Dentist” category in Atlanta Magazine and Gwinnett Magazine.
Not only does Dr. Lail work in Duluth, he also lives there with his wife, Kristy, and four children: Carson, Garrett, Sidney, and Jamie. Dr. Lail and his family have a strong passion for the outdoors and spend much of their free time at his property in Hancock County, Georgia. His investment in the environment has been recognized throughout the state as his property was named Georgia Tree Farm of the Year in 2007 and won the 2008 Forest Stewardship Award. Dr. Lail himself was also named the 2007 Hancock County Conservationist of the Year.
About Dr. Wallace Lail:
Dr. Wallace Lail has been practicing dentistry for over 50 years. Upon completing his pre-dental studies at Emory University in Atlanta in 1961, Dr. Lail obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1965. After that, he joined the United States Army and practiced for 3 years. In 1969, he moved to Duluth, GA and started his own practice.
Dr. Lail has been a member of the Hinman Dental Society since 1971, serving as president in 1995 and was the General Chairman of the Hinman Dental meeting in 1998. Dr. Lail has been a civil servant in Duluth for 40 years and has served on the Duluth City Council. He is a charter member of the Gwinnett Rotary Club and served as president from 1983-1984.
Dr. Lail still lives in Duluth with his wife, Mary. They have 3 sons, Ray, Slade, and Brandan as well as 2 nephews and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time at his cabin in Suches, as well as hunting and fishing. He also enjoys flying his restored 1938 Stearman bi-plane.
About Dr. Lisa Moss:
For over 27 years, Dr. Lisa Moss has been practicing dentistry. Dr. Moss grew up in Dunwoody, GA; where she graduated from Dunwoody High School. She then attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology. Soon after, she attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she earned her Doctor of Medial Dentistry degree. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
In her free time, Dr. Moss volunteers with Community of Smiles, the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Mobile Ministry, Recovery Outfitters and Kiwanis Club of Duluth. She has two adult children, Melissa and Wiley. She has a beagle named Roscoe who she loves dearly. She is always ready to serve the Lord where ever he may lead her. She also enjoys visiting and spending time with her friends and family.
About Dr. Devan Callaway:
Dr. Callaway grew up in Hartwell, Georgia where he graduated as valedictorian from Hart County High School. He then attended The University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biological engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree at the Dental College of Georgia in Augusta and graduated with honors. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association and also the Georgia Dental Association.
Devan married his high school sweetheart, Lindsey, in 2014. Lindsey is currently completing her master’s degree in occupational therapy. He enjoys hunting, fishing, documentaries, and podcasts. He and his wife currently live in Duluth and look forward to being pillars in the Duluth community for many years to come. In keeping with the tradition of family, Devan is Dr. Slade Lail’s cousin and has been coming to the Duluth area his entire life participating in family functions and events. He has also been a patient at Lail Family Dentistry since the age of two.
Debi Langan, Front Desk Manager:
Debi has twenty one years of experience in the Dental Field. For the past ten years she has been managing all the financial and business aspects of Dr. Lail’s office. Her favorite part of her job is changing peoples perception of being at the dentist. She does this by helping patients overcome their financial obstacles, thus allowing them to reach their full optimum dental health. A Dacula resident, Debi and her husband Mike are proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.
Nora Bramlett, Dental Hygienist:
Nora graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. She has been with Dr. Slade Lail since 2011. Nora lives in Lilburn with her husband, Adam and their one year old son Daniel. In her free time, Nora enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Alice Findley, Dental Hygienist:
Alice is a native of Lyons, Georgia. She has had a career as a first grade teacher in Brunswick, GA before obtaining her dental hygiene degree in 1995. Alice has been with Dr. Slade Lail since 2002. She has practiced dental hygiene in Arizona and Georgia. Alice has two cats, loves the beach and traveling in her spare time.
Angela Dooley, Lead Dental Assistant:
Angela has been in dentistry since 2005, joining Dr. Lail’s team as his lead assistant in 2008. She takes pride in making her patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She lives in Gainesville with her boyfriend, Ben and her 3 children, Jacob, Kenley and Rhett. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as camping and crafting.
Christian Gray, Dental Assistant:
Christian is a graduate from Gwinnett Tech. She was a intern at this office before becoming a member of this phenomenal team. Christian helps with the front office and back office. Her upbeat and jovial personality makes a delightful day at the office.
Steaphine Bernier, Dental Assistant:
Steaphine is a Gwinnett Technical College graduate. She joined the team in 2015. She enjoys creating a relaxed and joyful environment for patients by cracking jokes and keeping a smile on her face. Her main focus is to make each patient feel respected and comfortable. In her free time she enjoys books, running, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Bobbie Whelchel, Office Manager:
Bobbie is a graduate of Lanier Technical College. : Since her graduation she has been part of Lail Family Dentistry since 1995. She manages the financial and insurance needs of his patients. Bobbie is the go-to person with all the patients financial treatment questions. She is a Barrow County native and a mother of two: daughter Chelsea and son Chace. She is also a proud Nana of two grandsons. While out of the office Bobbie’s hobbies include spending time with her family, hiking, and shopping.
Alyssa Tilden, Lead Dental Assistant
Aly graduated from Gwinnett Tech with a diploma in Dental assisting. She has been with the practice since January of 2013. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys reading, camping with her husband, and weekends at the lake with her dog, Lola. She enjoys learning about history and visiting the Biltmore Estates.
Heather Hoffman, Patient Coordinator
Sally is a Georgia native born and raised in Lilburn. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys discussing gardening, food, and travel with her patients as a way to make them feel more relaxed in the dental chair.
Lori Potter Horne:
As a graduate from Lanier Tech in Oakwood, Ga 2000, I truly have a passion for helping patients establish a healthy smile. I am originally from Winder and just recently bought a home on the beautiful country side of Jackson County. I find it truly rewarding to comfort the apprehensive and help achieve goals set forth with all of my patients. More than half of my career was spent in pediatrics. On my down time, I’m an outdoors person. I enjoy deer hunting, fishing with my husband and 6 year old son and recently started duck hunting. I enjoy riding horses and picked up the hobby of crafting with homespun fabrics to painting with my son.