Meet our Team
Pell City dentists Dr. Robert DeShazer and Dr. Claire Leverton are honored and privileged to work with an experienced and dedicated team of professionals in their family and cosmetic dental practice. If you are searching for a dentist near you in the Pell City area, we invite you to Contact Us; one of our top notch dental team members will be happy to assist you!
Sondra, Dental Assistant
"As a dental assistant, my job is to make all our patients feel completely comfortable in our care. What I enjoy most about dentistry are the people! I love talking and getting to know my patients on a personal level. Over the years I have seen patients that came here as children, now coming back as adults and bringing their own children! That makes me feel like I did a good job building confidence in them as children, erasing their fears about the dentist and making them comfortable."
Sondra is a hometown girl, she graduated from Pell City High School and attended Jacksonsville University. Her career as a dental assistant began in 1979 and she joined Dr. DeShazer's practice in 1984. Sondra's enthusiastic commitment to dentistry is evident in everything she does, her patients and team enjoy her abounding warmth and kindness. Sondra and her husband Ronnie have 2 children, Sean and Emily, and one grandson, Liam. Sondra enjoys boating on the lake and going to the beach.
Jamie, Dental Assistant / Dental Hygienist
"What I enjoy most about our practice is the hometown experience. I love the relationships I have formed over the years, my patients know me and I know them. Not only do I get to see my patients in the office, I see them at church, sit with them at ball games, etc. I really think of my patients as friends and family, not just names on a schedule. I cherish every relationship that I have made over the years. I have received sweet pictures drawn by little ones and thoughtful handmade gifts from my adult patients. Most of the time, we swap ‘I love yous’ and hugs as they leave. Now that is special!
Even if I didn't work for Bob, he would still be my dentist. I am the biggest ‘chicken’ there is! He is gentle and conservative and I am sure Claire will practice with those same attributes.
A graduate of UAB, Jamie is an all-around team player in our practice. She is knowledgeable about ‘all things dentistry’ and will always pitch in wherever she is needed. Her kind heart and giving nature is well received by all that know her. Jamie joined the dental profession in 1984, she became a member of our team in 1987. A single mom, Jamie has 3 sons; her oldest is married so she also has a daughter now! She loves her family and church, Jamie also enjoys photography and jewelry making.
Michelle, Office Manager
"What I enjoy most about this practice getting to know everyone. The doctors, staff and patients… we are all like family. We talk, laugh and sometimes even cry together. My favorite experience was helping a 93 year old patient, who was unable to come to the office, have her partial repaired. I picked it up from her home, and when I returned it, she was waiting at the door just to hug my neck."
Michelle manages all aspects of the front office; oversees and assists with scheduling, insurance and financial arrangements. She has been in the dental profession since 1994 and joined our practice in 2016. Michelle has lived in Pell City most of her life. She has 6 beautiful children and 4 grandchildren.
Thyra, Dental Hygienist
"I love having the opportunity to educate patients about dental health and good home care. It is very rewarding when a patient remarks on how painless their cleaning was and that they feel more knowledgeable about oral health in general. Today's dental tools and techniques make visiting the dentist a much more gentle and enjoyable experience for patients. Our doctors and staff are excellent - we all really enjoy being part of the Pell City community and seeing so many friendly, familiar faces here at the office."
Thyra began her career in dentistry in 1981 and joined our practice in 2016. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 40 years. Together they have 4 children and 14 grandchildren. In her ‘spare’ time, Thyra is an artist and enjoys fishing.
Kyla, Scheduling Coordinator
"The doctors and staff are so welcoming and helpful. I love interacting with our patients and getting to know everyone"
Kyla is a Pell City native. She has been a valued member of our front office team since 2016. Kyla is married to her best friend, Kris, and together they have a daughter, Hannah. They love to travel as a family and visit Disney World, a favorite destination.
April, Dental Assistant
"What I love about dentistry is helping patients feel good about their SMILE. Our practice is like a family, we are very close knit and we always want our patients to have a great experience with us. Every person that comes to see us is a member of our extended family; helping them understand their oral health needs is an important part of what we do.
The ‘before and after’ results in dentistry are amazing, from watching a child overcome their nervousness and actually get excited about getting their teeth ‘brushed’ to seeing a grandma smile big after getting her teeth restored. It is so rewarding to know that each of us plays a role in those moments."
April grew up in Pell City, she joined the dental profession in 2002 and became a member of our team in 2015. Her loyal community spirit and sense of family makes her the perfect fit for our practice! Away from the office, April enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and working on their family farm.