Dr. James R. Winchester
Dr. James R. Winchester has practiced dentistry and served the Columbus and surrounding areas since 1998. He completed his undergraduate education at The University of Alabama with a degree in Microbiology in 1990. Dr. Winchester received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Tennessee-Memphis in 1994 and completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Memphis in 1995. He also practiced in Centerpoint, Alabama from 1995 to 1998. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia DentalAssociation, and the Western District Dental Society.
Originally from Lanett, Alabama, Dr. Winchester and his wife Traci are proud to call Columbus their home. He and Traci have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and are members of North Highland Assembly of God Church.
Dental Assistants & Hygienists
Sylvia is from Phenix City, AL. She has been in the dental field for seven years and has been married for fourteen years.
She has a daughter and a son.
Sbrena was born in Northern CA, and now calls Georgia home.
She has been in dentistry, working at Winchester Family Dentistry, for six years.
Not only does she love her job, Sbrena loves all the patients that she now calls friends.
Aloha! My name is Jai. I have 3 years of dental experience. I enjoy learning, dancing, singing and helping others.
ASHLEY DEANAshley Dean is from Fort Payne, AL originally. She is relatively new to Columbus, but loves the area and the people. She has 4 yrs dental experience and enjoys caring for her patients. When not working, Ashley enjoys any outdoor activity, reading and napping.
COLLEEN VALENTINE, BS, RDH
Originally from Indiana, Colleen graduated from Columbus College with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science Education. She has worked as a dental hygienist for twenty-one years; fifteen of which have been at Winchester Family Dentistry.
Colleen taught Health Care Science and Technology at the Central High School, Phenix City AL, for over twelve years. She also taught Dental Hygiene at both Columbus State University and Columbus Technical College, for two and a half years.She has been with Winchester Family Dentistry for thirty-one of her thirty-nine years of practice – since Dr Winchester was sixteen years old.
A member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Colleen is married with two grown sons and four grandchildren. She loves animals, and her hobbies are walking, gardening, reading and interior design.
Edie lives in Taylor County, GA, and is married with children. She has been in the dental field since 2011 and is certified through the GDA.
Heather Morford is a native of Jax., Fla but moved to beautiful Harris County in 2011. She has 20 yrs experience in the dental field. She has 3 grown children and lives on a 10 acre hobby farm with her loving husband of 25 years and counting. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies.