Dental Staff

All professionals at Price Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


James R. Price, D.D.S., P.C.

A native of Arkansas, Dr. Price attended Arkansas Tech University for his undergraduate studies, before earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee – Memphis in 1995.  With over 20 years of private practice experience, Dr. Price is dedicated to building lifelong relationships with his patients by combining the latest dental technology with compassionate and professional staff.  Dr. Price and his wife, Tracy, moved to Georgia in 2005.  He and his wife reside in Douglas County and have three daughters, Allison, Lindsay and Carsyn.  In his spare time, he enjoys watching football, especially college ball, going to Atlanta Braves baseball games, traveling and most of all, spending time with his family.  One of his favorites is watching his girls play basketball and volleyball.  Give us a call or send us an email, Dr. Price would love to see you to discuss your dental needs and wants. 

Kathryn Powell, Hygienist

I am a native Georgia girl. I love spending time outdoors and taking spontaneous short road trips on the weekends with my husband. I have been a dental hygienist since 2009. I graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor's of Science in dental hygiene.

I have worked with Dr. Price my entire dental hygiene career, I came with him from an office in McDonough, GA to his practice here in Smyrna in 2011. Dr. Price and his family have truly been a blessing in my life.

I know I am doing what God called me to do. I love people and dentistry. My passion is to help educate patients in their oral health care. I want all my patients to feel comfortable in the dental chair and leave with a smile on their face.

Donna Vaughn, Office Manager

I came to Smyrna with my family in 1960 when my father, Dr. Ralph W. Price, established the 3rd dental practice in town.  I began assisting in my fathers practice during summers in high school and started working full time after graduation, in November 1973. I have been fully involved in the dental field ever since, skilled and working as a dental assistant and every aspect of the front office.  I achieved the title of Executive Director of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and currently am the office manager of Price Family Dentistry. 

Helping patients make their smile everything they have ever dreamed of is so rewarding to me.  I love people and having been part of the Smyrna community most of my life, I have a very strong relationship with many of our patients.  Meeting and developing that relationship with our new patients is something I definitely enjoy. 

My husband, Randy, and I enjoy NASCAR racing, college football and spending time with our son, daughter-in-law, two beautiful red headed grandchildren and our fur baby Sadie, a spoiled rotten yellow lab. 

Sara Jo Ward, Dental Assistant

I am a country girl. I enjoy participating in rodeos and barrel racing with my fiancé. I love to play with my dog, Silver, and my cat, Mr. Kitty. I also like to go hunting and hiking on the weekends.

I have been assisting for about two years and enjoy it very much. I love working with Dr. Price and he teaches me something new every day.

I am so happy to be a part of the Price Family Dentistry team.