Tara

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Tara has been a key team member for Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2008. After achieving her dental assisting certification with the Georgia Board of Dentistry, she completed her Expanded Duties education at Dental Staff School in Marietta, GA. Shortly after, she became a clinical instructor for the school to share her knowledge and train up and coming dental assistants.

Tara grew up in Kentucky and moved to Atlanta in 1999. She is a devoted baseball fan and can frequently be found at Turner Field. She enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, which led her to choose a career in dentistry.

Her outgoing personality and dental knowledge make her an invaluable asset to our practice. If you have any questions regarding clinical procedures please email her at tara@smilesinatlanta.com.

Melissa

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Melissa has been working in the dental field for 18 years. She enjoys making patients’ smiles brighter and more esthetically pleasing.

On the weekends, Melissa dedicates her time to The Dental Staff School as an instructor. Melissa lives in Cartersville, Ga. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years and their family, as well as their two dogs, Lily and Charlie, and their cat Milo.

Nancy

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Nancy has been a Dentistry at East Piedmont hygienist since 2014. In 1987, Nancy earned her AS degree in Dental Hygiene, followed by a BS in Dental Hygiene Education in 1989 at Armstrong State College.

Nancy has always had a passion for dentistry, with a goal of building lasting relationships with her patients. It has always been her hope that each patient leaves the office feeling relaxed, comfortable, well educated on their hygiene needs and of course with clean teeth!

Nancy spent her youth in Alabama and Florida, but after attending college in Savannah she has made Georgia her home. Nancy spent 21 years in a dental practice in Canton GA where she thought she retired in 2012… until she got the chance to join the Dentistry at East Piedmont team!

Nancy has many passions outside of the office, such as yoga, cooking, wine,  traveling, college football and hanging out at her cabin in Blue Ridge. She loves spending time wither her husband, their blended family of 6 children and their 2 dogs.

Janeime

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Janeime graduated from Sweetbriar College in Sweetbriar Virginia in 1992 with a bachelor-of-science degree in Biology. She has since completed her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Perimeter College in May of 2000. She met and worked with Dr. Patel at a previous company and joined him in his practice in 2001.

She takes several hours of continuing education each year to stay current with new advances in gum therapy and is the President of the Cherokee County Dental Hygiene Association for 2008. Her gentle touch and fun personality are enjoyed by all of our patients. If you have any questions regarding gum disease, the health of your gums or brushing and flossing please email her at janeime@smilesinatlanta.com

Lindsey

SOFT TISSUE SPECIALIST

Lindsey joined the team in August 2004. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a bachelor-of-science degree in Psychology. She went on to continue her education, graduating with an Associate Degree of Applied Technology in Dental Hygiene in 2004 from Athens Technical College. Lindsey completes many hours of continuing education every year, allowing her to remain on top of advancements in her field. Aside from working in the dental profession, she enjoys traveling and playing tennis with her husband.

If you have any questions regarding gum disease, the health of your gums or brushing and flossing please email her at lindsey@smilesinatlanta.com

Teresa

PATIENT ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Teresa has been in the dental field for over 20 years, starting out an Expanded Dental Assistant specializing in Implant Dentistry and transitioning to Office Manager.  During that time, she became a specialist at helping patients maximize their benefits and staying on top of ever changing insurance policies.

She joined our team in July of 2006 and has become a huge asset to us and our patients.  With insurance companies making reimbursement more and more difficult, we have been fortunate to have Teresa become a liaison for our patients.  If you have any questions regarding your insurance policy, please contact her at teresa@smilesinatlanta.com.

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