Meet the Team

teresa

Teresa is currently Director of Finance at Dentistry at East Piedmont and has been established in the dental field for over 30 years.  

I was born a “Carolina Girl,” but I have been a native of Georgia almost all of my life. I have been fortunate enough thru the years to have experienced all aspects of the dental field including expanded dental assistant, Insurance Specialist, Office Manager, and now expanded my education in helping our patients with sleep apnea.  

I am very fortunate to be a team member of Dentistry at East Piedmont for over 15 years, and I look forward to many more years, all thanks to our awesome patients for their support of our practice. Dr. Patel believes strongly in the value of continuing education which has allowed me to advance within the practice by attending many dental conferences such as DeliveringWOW and AADOM (An Association Dedicated to Dental Office Management).

I am happily married to my wonderful husband and we have one 4-legged, 4-lbs. daughter named Cullie who brings extreme joy to our lives. When not at the office I love spending time at the beach, walking, and of course shopping.

teresa

Teresa is currently Director of Finance at Dentistry at East Piedmont and has been established in the dental field for over 30 years.  

I was born a “Carolina Girl,” but I have been a native of Georgia almost all of my life. I have been fortunate enough thru the years to have experienced all aspects of the dental field including expanded dental assistant, Insurance Specialist, Office Manager, and now expanded my education in helping our patients with sleep apnea.  

I am very fortunate to be a team member of Dentistry at East Piedmont for over 15 years, and I look forward to many more years, all thanks to our awesome patients for their support of our practice. Dr. Patel believes strongly in the value of continuing education which has allowed me to advance within the practice by attending many dental conferences such as DeliveringWOW and AADOM (An Association Dedicated to Dental Office Management).

I am happily married to my wonderful husband and we have one 4-legged, 4-lbs. daughter named Cullie who brings extreme joy to our lives. When not at the office I love spending time at the beach, walking, and of course shopping.

kerri

Kerri joined our team in the fall of 2018 and is our office manager.

I was born in Rhode Island but grew up in Swansea, MA and moved to Atlanta in 1996. I have a degree in Biology from UMass and lots of previous managerial experience, and I am very enthusiastic in learning all about the dental field, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge. I love talking to people and was drawn to the team at Dentistry at East Piedmont. What a fun, caring, and dynamic team!

When not busy cheering on my three girls (Reiley, Megan, and Bailey) at their various sporting events, I love spending time with my husband Pete cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots, walking our three Labradoodles, and spending time on the beach.

kerri

Kerri joined our team in the fall of 2018 and is our office manager.

I was born in Rhode Island but grew up in Swansea, MA and moved to Atlanta in 1996. I have a degree in Biology from UMass and lots of previous managerial experience, and I am very enthusiastic in learning all about the dental field, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge. I love talking to people and was drawn to the team at Dentistry at East Piedmont. What a fun, caring, and dynamic team!

When not busy cheering on my three girls (Reiley, Megan, and Bailey) at their various sporting events, I love spending time with my husband Pete cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots, walking our three Labradoodles, and spending time on the beach.

angelia

Angelia is our treatment coordinator and has been with Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2016.  

I was born and raised in Dallas, Georgia and knew from a young age I wanted to do something in the dental field. I have worked in almost all areas of dentistry, including the back, I am an expanded functions dental assistant, but now love the position I currently hold as a treatment coordinator. My team at Dentistry at East Piedmont is awesome. We work hard, we play hard, and we laugh hard!

My husband, Grady and I, love to travel and be outdoors! If we are not traveling, you can typically find us at The Battery, on Lake Oconee or hanging out with our friends around Atlanta. We are currently trying to grow our own little family, but for now, we get plenty of love from our Goldendoodle, Ruger!

Angelia

I was born and raised in Dallas, Georgia and knew from a young age I wanted to do something in the dental field. I have worked in almost all areas of dentistry, including the back, I am an expanded functions dental assistant, but now love the position I currently hold as a treatment coordinator. My team at Dentistry at East Piedmont is awesome. We work hard, we play hard, and we laugh hard!

My husband, Grady and I, love to travel and be outdoors! If we are not traveling, you can typically find us at The Battery, on Lake Oconee or hanging out with our friends around Atlanta. We are currently trying to grow our own little family, but for now, we get plenty of love from our Goldendoodle, Ruger!

paige

Paige has been with us since September 2018 and is our receptionist and hygiene coordinator.  

I was born in Marietta and grew up in Paulding County. I graduated in 2011 and started in Dentistry shortly after. What I love about working here is the relationship our staff creates with all of our patients. I have never been in an office that truly treats each patient like family like Dentistry at East Piedmont does.

Outside of the office, I love going to the lake, the pool, doing anything outdoors, Braves games, Georgia games, and spending as much time as I can with my friends and family. I love traveling, especially to anywhere tropical. The beach is my favorite place to be! I am very close to my family! My parents have been married over 30 years; I have two younger brothers, Matt and Nick, with whom I spend a lot of time, as well as many cousins I am close to. I have two Chihuahuas who I love dearly and are a huge part of my family! 

paige

Paige has been with us since September 2018 and is our receptionist and hygiene coordinator.  

I was born in Marietta and grew up in Paulding County. I graduated in 2011 and started in Dentistry shortly after. What I love about working here is the relationship our staff creates with all of our patients. I have never been in an office that truly treats each patient like family like Dentistry at East Piedmont does.

Outside of the office, I love going to the lake, the pool, doing anything outdoors, Braves games, Georgia games, and spending as much time as I can with my friends and family. I love traveling, especially to anywhere tropical. The beach is my favorite place to be! I am very close to my family! My parents have been married over 30 years; I have two younger brothers, Matt and Nick, with whom I spend a lot of time, as well as many cousins I am close to. I have two Chihuahuas who I love dearly and are a huge part of my family! 

erin

Erin has been in the dental field for over 30 years and can’t imagine a different career path for herself. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

My goal as a hygienist is to help you achieve the best oral health and smile, in the most comfortable environment possible. I will individualize a plan for each patient and then help you reach it. Here at Dentistry at East Piedmont, I feel fortunate to have state of the art technology as well as a wonderful group of peers.

When not attending continuing education, I enjoy time with my blended family of two daughters and one son.

erin

Erin has been in the dental field for over 30 years and can’t imagine a different career path for herself. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

My goal as a hygienist is to help you achieve the best oral health and smile, in the most comfortable environment possible. I will individualize a plan for each patient and then help you reach it. Here at Dentistry at East Piedmont, I feel fortunate to have state of the art technology as well as a wonderful group of peers.

When not attending continuing education, I enjoy time with my blended family of two daughters and one son.

janeime

Janeime is one of our dental hygienists and has been with Dr. Patel since 2000, even before he opened his own practice!

As a first-generation college graduate, (AS of Dental Hygiene, BS Biology, Walden University MPH, and Walden University PhD in Epidemiology), my proudest achievement thus far has been seeing my oldest daughter walk across the stage for her own college graduation, knowing that I have fostered a love for education and personal accomplishment in my own children.

I can honestly say I love what I do and enjoy coming to work every day. I value the relationships I have built with my patients over the years and love the company of my co-worker, it makes me feel like I’m surrounded by the sisters I never had growing up as an only child.  

As a wife and mother of four, I spend much of my free time involved in the activities of my children. I have two daughters in their twenties and two teenage sons, a cat and a dog. We love watching basketball and spending time in Charleston, SC at the beach.

janeime

Janeime is one of our dental hygienists and has been with Dr. Patel since 2000, even before he opened his own practice!

As a first-generation college graduate, (AS of Dental Hygiene, BS Biology, Walden University MPH, and Walden University PhD in Epidemiology), my proudest achievement thus far has been seeing my oldest daughter walk across the stage for her own college graduation, knowing that I have fostered a love for education and personal accomplishment in my own children.

I can honestly say I love what I do and enjoy coming to work every day. I value the relationships I have built with my patients over the years and love the company of my co-worker, it makes me feel like I’m surrounded by the sisters I never had growing up as an only child.  

As a wife and mother of four, I spend much of my free time involved in the activities of my children. I have two daughters in their twenties and two teenage sons, a cat and a dog. We love watching basketball and spending time in Charleston, SC at the beach.

lindsey

Lindsey joined the team in August 2004 as a hygienist and has a very loyal following!

I was born and raised right here in East Cobb, attended Pope High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a bachelor-of-science degree in Psychology. I continued my education, graduating first in my class, with an Associate Degree of Applied Technology in Dental Hygiene in 2004 from Athens Technical College.

I complete many hours of continuing education every year, allowing me to remain on top of advancements in the dental field because I have a passion for dental health. The favorite part of my job is my work family and the bond that I have formed with my patients over the years.  

Aside from working in the dental profession, I enjoy traveling and playing with my three boys.

lindsey

Lindsey joined the team in August 2004 as a hygienist and has a very loyal following!

I was born and raised right here in East Cobb, attended Pope High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a bachelor-of-science degree in Psychology. I continued my education, graduating first in my class, with an Associate Degree of Applied Technology in Dental Hygiene in 2004 from Athens Technical College.

I complete many hours of continuing education every year, allowing me to remain on top of advancements in the dental field because I have a passion for dental health. The favorite part of my job is my work family and the bond that I have formed with my patients over the years.  

Aside from working in the dental profession, I enjoy traveling and playing with my three boys.

tara

Tara has been a critical team member for Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2008. Her outgoing personality and dental knowledge make her an invaluable asset to our practice.

I grew up in Kentucky and moved to Atlanta in 1999. From the time I got my braces at age 13, I was fascinated with Dentistry, I knew I wanted to be in the field. When the opportunity to become a dental Assistant was presented to me, I knew I had found my calling!

After I achieved my dental assisting certification with the Georgia Board of Dentistry, I completed my Expanded Duties education at Dental Staff School in Marietta, GA. Shortly after, I became a clinical instructor for the school to share my knowledge and train up and coming dental assistants.  

As a Founding Member of Atlanta United Football Club, I regularly attend matches for both Atlanta United as well as ATLUTD 2. I am also involved in the craft beer community and enjoy traveling to different breweries. I am a cat mom to Jack, Bo, Mr. Blue, Nona, and Andrew. 

tara

Tara has been a critical team member for Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2008. Her outgoing personality and dental knowledge make her an invaluable asset to our practice.

I grew up in Kentucky and moved to Atlanta in 1999. From the time I got my braces at age 13, I was fascinated with Dentistry, I knew I wanted to be in the field. When the opportunity to become a dental Assistant was presented to me, I knew I had found my calling!

After I achieved my dental assisting certification with the Georgia Board of Dentistry, I completed my Expanded Duties education at Dental Staff School in Marietta, GA. Shortly after, I became a clinical instructor for the school to share my knowledge and train up and coming dental assistants.  

As a Founding Member of Atlanta United Football Club, I regularly attend matches for both Atlanta United as well as ATLUTD 2. I am also involved in the craft beer community and enjoy traveling to different breweries. I am a cat mom to Jack, Bo, Mr. Blue, Nona, and Andrew. 

melissa

Melissa has been with Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2016 and is a real asset with her bright and cheery attitude.

I was born and raised in Florida and started in the Dental field as a front office coordinator. After moving to Georgia, I decided to go to school for dental assisting at Medix School in Smyrna. I enjoy working in dentistry meeting new people and helping them achieve excellent oral health and creating beautiful Smiles. I love working at Dentistry at East Piedmont because we are like family and we make a great team!

I have been married to my husband Steve since November 1994 and have two beautiful daughters, Kayleigh and Mallory, and a wonderful son-in-law Devin. We have two dogs, Charlie and Lily, and a cat Milo. I love working out, traveling with my husband, and spending time with family. 

melissa

Melissa has been with Dentistry at East Piedmont since 2016 and is a real asset with her bright and cheery attitude.

I was born and raised in Florida and started in the Dental field as a front office coordinator. After moving to Georgia, I decided to go to school for dental assisting at Medix School in Smyrna. I enjoy working in dentistry meeting new people and helping them achieve excellent oral health and creating beautiful Smiles. I love working at Dentistry at East Piedmont because we are like family and we make a great team!

I have been married to my husband Steve since November 1994 and have two beautiful daughters, Kayleigh and Mallory, and a wonderful son-in-law Devin. We have two dogs, Charlie and Lily, and a cat Milo. I love working out, traveling with my husband, and spending time with family. 

shila

Shila joined Dentistry at East Piedmont in 2018 as a dental assistant and front office.

I was born in Mombasa, Kenya, grew up in London, England, and moved to Atlanta, GA in 1991. I love the fact that everyone is treated like family here and the unique environment that it creates is truly remarkable.

When not working I enjoy cooking, sewing, playing tennis, reading, and cheering all Atlanta/Georgia teams. My favorite thing to do is to relax on a beach with my family, husband Raj, daughters Hema & Meela and grand-dog Mojo, and a good book!

shila

Shila joined Dentistry at East Piedmont in 2018 as a dental assistant and front office.

I was born in Mombasa, Kenya, grew up in London, England, and moved to Atlanta, GA in 1991. I love the fact that everyone is treated like family here and the unique environment that it creates is truly remarkable.

When not working I enjoy cooking, sewing, playing tennis, reading, and cheering all Atlanta/Georgia teams. My favorite thing to do is to relax on a beach with my family, husband Raj, daughters Hema & Meela and grand-dog Mojo, and a good book!

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