Dr. Sterling Whitworth

I grew up in Covington, Georgia. I still live in Covington with my family. I married my high school sweetheart. We are expecting our first child in November.

What makes me smile walking in the office every morning, besides my coffee, is the exciting adventures of my day. From meeting new patients to reconnecting with the old ones, every encounter brings me joy. We have some of the kindest and most interesting people walk through our doors. I love hearing their stories and learning about them and thrive on our conversations between us. Most of all, I love working in partnership with each person to help everyone attain the smile of their dreams.

My team here at CDP is truly remarkable and we are committed to ensuring that each patient is provided with exceptional dental care and customer service.

When I get the chance, I do love getting out on the golf course. I also enjoy traveling and love to hit the slopes as much as possible!

By the way, I’m a big Georgia football fan! Go Dawgs!!


Meet Our Team

Leigh Ellen – Office Manager

Welcome to our practice! I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk! It is important to me that each of you enjoys that feeling of ease and confidence in our office I have a passion for dentistry and LOVE to see the amazing smiles our patients leave with! I’ve been in the dental field for 16 years. I strive to treat every patient like family and am so thankful that I can say our entire team really goes above and beyond to give you the best care and treatment. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. Dr. Whitworth is a fantastic doctor to work with, as he is highly skilled and fun to be around. I love the energy of our team that shares my primary goal which is to help you! I love relaxing at the beach, UGA football and spending quality family time.

Stephanie – Dental Assistant

I have been a certified dental assistant for 18 years. I have worked in various dental positions and my absolute favorite is as an appointment coordinator. Whether working in the clinic or now at the front office, I have always enjoyed making our patients’ dream smile a reality. My husband and I spend most of our free time between cheerleading competitions and the soccer field with our two children.

Malia – Appointment Coordinator

I am new to the team and I enjoy being the first person to greet you at our amazing office, whether on the phone or in person. I am currently attending Athens Technical Collage for dental hygiene. I am so thankful to be a part of such an amazing team here at Covington Dental Partners!

 Shannon – Hygiene and Dental Assistant

I am from Marietta and moved to Covington when I married my college sweetheart. My husband grew up in Covington and teaches and coaches soccer at the high school he graduated from. Go Eagles!

I am a certified dental assistant. I have been working in the dental field for 10 years. I have 2 beautiful children, that always keep me busy no matter what. We love being outdoors with our children and dogs and LOVE Florida football. Go Gators!

 Karen – Dental Assistant and Appointment Coordinator

I have been a certified dental assistant for 23 years. Giving a patient the smile, they have always wanted and deserve is what I love most. I have worked in various dental positions, and my absolute favorite is as an appointment coordinator. Whether working in the clinic or now at the front office, I have always enjoyed making our patients’ dream smiles a reality. I look forward to helping you and providing exceptional care. I spend my spare time with my son and husband. I love the beach and Georgia football. Go Dawgs!

 Michelle – Dental Assistant

I have worked in the dental field for 16 years. I have been with CDP since 2015. My favorite part of what I do is that I get to be involved in changing people’s lives through their smiles. I enjoy outdoor activities with my husband, children and grandchildren. I love mountain biking, running, reading, and spending time with my family. I look forward to helping you enjoy your experience here at CDP!

Susie – Dental Hygienist

I have helped to give patients a brighter smile as part of CDP for several years. Dr. Sterling is awesome! I am so fortunate to work with such a talented, kind-hearted and charming doctor. The rest of our team have a unique camaraderie that often leaves us all laughing with one another.

Anne – Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for 31 years. I love interacting with our patients, providing them with tender care and helping to alleviate any of their concerns. Dr. Sterling is professional, efficient, impressive and most importantly funny, which makes my job that much more enjoyable and easier. In my spare time I love being outdoors and spending time with my husband and our two daughters.

Cindy – Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for 22 years. I take pride in making smiles as beautiful and healthy as I can. I try to put patient’s best interests first and carefully educating them on how to keep their teeth a lifetime. My passion is giving quality oral health care and comfort to each of my patients.

Heather – Dental Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist for over 10 years. I love taking my dog Ava for a run, working out and bodybuilding. I love spending time outside and on the lake with my loved ones.