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About

Our Office

Our Team

We’re a Family Dental Practice

Lanier Dental Group is a Father, Mother, and Daughter trio dental practice that’s served Northern Georgia for nearly 20 years. We are conveniently located in downtown Gainesville, where we provide several restorative treatment options for enhancing your smile. We know that your smile is the first thing people notice and it is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget.

A Comfortable and
Relaxing Dental Office

Going to the dentist can be intimidating. We’re patients too so we approach the dental experience through the patient’s eyes in order to minimize anxiety and discomfort. We’ve worked hard to be sure your experience at our dental office is a great one and we commit ourselves to the highest standards of care and cleanliness each day. At the end of the day, we’re confident that we offer the best dental care possible in a compassionate, relaxed atmosphere, using the most advanced technology. Learn more about the comprehensive services we offer to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.

Your Affordable Dental Clinic in Gainesville, GA

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. We offer financing and accept most insurance options to help everyone have access to high quality dental care. Please contact us with questions.

Meet Our Doctors

Michael D. Witcher
DDS, MAGD

Dr. Michael Witcher attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, and a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry. He then attended Emory University where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1982.

Dr. Witcher has served on the faculty of the Emory University School of Dentistry and the University of Florida School of Dentistry where he instructed pre-doctoral dental students in Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine.

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Dr. Witcher attained the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2004 and earned his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2008. This designation requires a minimum of 1100 hours of post doctoral education in all of the specialties of dentistry and the successful completion of a comprehensive examination over all phases of dentistry.

Sally Evans-Hatcher
DMD

Sally Evans-Hatcher DMD is the daughter of Drs. Michael and Elizabeth Witcher. Dr. Evans-Hatcher graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.

She subsequently attended the University of Pittsburgh College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2007.

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Dr. Evans-Hatcher is a member of the following:

Her practice places a special emphasis on Cosmetic Dental procedures including all porcelain crowns, bridges and veneers, and she has a passion for restoring implants and complex cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Evans-Hatcher and her husband, Brent , have 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. Some of their families favorite activities include snow skiing, attending theater musicals, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

Elizabeth K. Witcher
DMD

Dr. Elizabeth Witcher completed her undergraduate studies at Valencia College and the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She received her Associates of Arts Degree from Valencia College in 1990.

Subsequently, she attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1996.

Dr. Witcher has mostly retired from dentistry. She is currently enjoying time with her grandchildren and horses. Dr. Witcher will occasionally make a “guest appearance” in our office. If you get to see Dr. Witcher during one of her guest appearances, consider it your lucky day!

Ambreen Lakhani
DMD

Dr. Ambreen Lakhani is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She moved to Georgia when she was a child and has been a Gwinnett County local since. Dr. Lakhani attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelors in Economics. She went on to continue her education at the Dental College of Georgia in Augusta where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and was a Dean’s List recipient

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Dr. Lakhani believes no two mouths are the same, just as no two patients are the same. She loves getting to know her patients beyond their oral healthcare needs and working with them to come up with the best options for not only their dental needs, but also for their overall wellness. She understands that patients entrust her to make the best decisions for their oral health. This trust is not taken for granted. Each patient’s personal goals for their oral health are different; understanding this and then tailoring care to their unique needs is what Dr. Lakhani loves most about her profession.

Dr. Lakhani is a firm believer in lifelong learning. According to Dr. Lakhani, “Continuing education allows me to say up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and to serve my patients to the best of my ability. By continuing my education I am able to constantly learn different techniques that provide my patients with multiple options to meet their needs.” It is for this reason that she continues to seek out the latest innovative techniques in order to serve her patients with the best cutting edge care.

In her free time, Dr. Lakhani enjoys hiking, cooking, baking and personalizing recipes according to her family and friends’ tastes. When she is not in the office or experimenting in the kitchen, you may find her traveling or exploring new local restaurants with her boyfriend and friends. Dr. Lakhani quips that she became a dentist to counteract her own sweet tooth!

Dr. Lakhani is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati, and is working on mastering “Spanglish”.

Dr. Caroline O’Hearn 

Dr. Caroline O’Hearn grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and then went on to attend The University of Alabama where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minored in Business, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with honors.  She returned to her home state of Kentucky to continue her education at The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top tier of her class and earned the Senior Student Dental award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. O’Hearn believes a healthy and beautiful smile is the key to boosting one’s overall well-being and confidence. A beautiful smile means something different to each individual, and Dr. O’Hearn is committed to achieving just that with each of her patients. She combines her love for meeting new people with the artistry and creativity of dentistry to help her patients find their best smile.

While Dr. O’Hearn is away from the office, she loves trying new recipes and restaurants, snow-skiing, traveling, game nights with family and friends, and watching reality competition shows with her husband.

"The very best dental office that I have ever visited. Staff members are always very friendly and nice. Dentist is very gentle and accommodating to my needs, and works with me on a treatment plan that I can afford. I always highly recommend this dental office to my friends and family."

Tammy F.

"My recent visit for a cleaning and check up was as usual, exceptional. I have been a patient at Lanier Dental for 22 years which I feel attests to my faith in the staff to do their best for me."

Kurt S.

"Lanier Dental group has changed the way I feel about myself and my smile. The staff is kind and gentle and extremely talented. They have worked with me on payment and have given me good advice. I highly recommend them."

Barbara W.

Our Dental Services

Lanier Dental Group offers affordable, comprehensive dental services for patients in Gainesville, Georgia. The doctors at Lanier Dental practice gentle dentistry and focus on keeping you comfortable during your treatment.

Family Dentistry

The cornerstone of good health is a healthy smile. We specialize in exams, cleaning, and prevention for the whole family

Cosmetic Dentistry

Enhance your appearance and smile with confidence. We offer beautiful and surprisingly affordable cosmetic dental treatments

Dental Implants

We’ll replace one or more missing teeth with the next best thing. Dental implants are a permanent fix that look and feel fantastic