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Meet the Cutbirth, Sanderson Family Dental Group Administrative Team


Elizabeth Cutbirth, Office Manager

Elizabeth Cutbirth, Office Manager

Elizabeth Cutbirth, Office Manager

In her long-standing role at the practice, Elizabeth oversees our three locations. “When we opened the practice in December 1990, I worked at the front desk, answering the phone between seeing patients and also serving as an assistant.”

During the practice’s early days, just Elizabeth and Dr. Cutbirth were running the practice. As the dental office grew, they added hygienists, a front desk person and an assistant.

Helping Patients Have a Positive Experience

Kind and caring, Elizabeth ensures that her patients have a fantastic experience at every visit. She enjoys greeting them when they come in (she mainly works in our Magnolia location) and offering them a cup of cold water before they leave.

She also takes care of payroll and works out deals with suppliers to keep costs low for our patients.

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A Marriage (and Partnership) Made in Heaven

Elizabeth and Dr. Cutbirth have been married since 1980. At the young age of 15, Elizabeth prayed, “God don’t bring me anyone unless it’s who you want for me.” She never dated anyone but Dr. Cutbirth and God revealed to her that he would indeed be her future husband.

All these years later, Elizabeth still considers him to be her best friend and she’s his-of course!

Always giving God credit for all that they have, Elizabeth said, “God’s been so good to us and we’ve been very blessed.”

In addition to having a strong marriage, Elizabeth and Dr. Cutbirth also enjoy a solid partnership. “He’s a great man and it’s so easy to work with him.” Elizabeth loves that her husband built his practice on treating people the way he wants to be treated.

In Her Spare time

When she’s not juggling the multiple demands of being office manager, Elizabeth loves to spend time with Dr. Cutbirth, cook, work around their small ranch and stay active in their church. She also enjoys visiting with her three grown children (two sons and a daughter, as well as daughter in-law), all of whom were raised in our dental office.

Elizabeth and Dr. Cutbirth also love doting on their three grandchildren.


Melinie Ivey, CEO

Magnolia Dentist Dr. Preston Cutbirth

Melinie Ivey, CEO

Growing up in a small west Texas town, Melinie has always loved the community feel that comes with living in a place where it seems that everyone knows each other. In 1988, she moved to Magnolia and raised her two sons there. She enjoys seeing familiar faces out and about in the community-whether at the grocery store, sporting events or church.

Joining Our Practice Family

Before joining our practice in 2003, she initially was offered the position of hygiene coordinator. Through the years, she’s had other roles, including front desk and financial coordinator. In 2017, when our Huntsville location opened, she was named Chief Financial Officer. She assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in March 2020.

Melinie loves being a part of our team of committed individuals, especially our dentists, who are passionate about what they do.

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Ensuring a Positive Patient Experience

With our three locations, Melinie is committed to making sure that our patients’ experience is the same at each office-an excellent one. “From the time they call the office to the moment they sit in the dental chair to when they walk out the door, we try to forge and maintain a positive patient-office connection.”

Understanding that many people feel uneasy about going to the dentist, Melinie always helps put patients at ease with her kind and caring demeanor.

Melinie also is committed to ensuring that patients are educated and informed and know what their insurance benefits cover. Communication is key. “We strive to keep patients informed of out of pocket expenses.”

Treating Patients Like Family

Melinie loves being part of the Cutbirth, Sanderson Family Dental Group team as she appreciates our adherence to our core values, which include treating people how we would want to be treated. Melinie enjoys our friendly atmosphere and helps to ensure that our patients feel like family.

Through the years, Melinie has retained that love for small-town living. She enjoys visiting with patients and building lasting relationships with them. “It’s a perk of my job that I get to see people that I’ve known for years who are still coming to the practice.”

Witnessing a Mindset Shift

“To see people come in-especially those who were apprehensive about going to the dentist-and then once their work is complete, they realize that they’re not going to wait as long to return because their experience was pleasant-I love hearing that. It’s fulfilling that we’re helping people take care of their health and changing their mindset about going to the dentist.”

In Her Spare Time

Outside of Cutbirth, Sanderson Family Dental Group, Melinie loves to travel to see her grown sons. One is a church pastor in England. He and his wife have a little girl. Melinie’s other son is in the Navy, living in Georgia with his wife and three children.

Melinie loves the history of our Lone Star State and enjoys listening to live music.


Emily Hubbard, Administrative Assistant

Bio and Photo coming soon!


Stephanie Snowden, Office Manager

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Deena Johnson, Office Manager

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Kendall Benson, Office Manager

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