Meet Our Staff

Charlie:  Office Manager

Charlie is your main point of contact at the Alpharetta Smile Center for scheduling, payments and insurance questions. Friendly and outgoing, Charlie will be there to greet you and answer any questions you have before or after any appointment.

Carla:  Hygienist

Carla was with us when we opened our doors in 2007 and is a Georgia original.  She has been a hygienist since 1986.  With a little sass and a lot of charm, she will make sure your visits are enjoyable!

Carla
Lori

Lori:  Hygienist

Lori graduated from Virginia Western Community College and has been practicing hygiene for 32 years!  She enjoys meeting new people and forming relationships with her patients.  Lori will always keep your visit fun!

Debbie:  Hygienist

Debbie has been in dentistry for the past 15 years and is a 2009 dental hygiene graduate of Georgia Perimeter College. Her experience spans from being a surgical assistant and hygienist in general and periodontal practices. In her free time, Debbie enjoys being outdoors especially hiking, kayaking, and walking her dog, Roxy.

Lisa:  Hygienist

Lisa has working in the dentistry field for the past 15 years after graduating from Georgia Perimeter College. She specializes in pediatrics and strives to make every child’s visit an enjoyable experience and to help them and their parents understand the essentials for building good dental health.  In her spare time, Lisa loves to travel, tend her garden, and dance.

Otto:  Hygienist

Otto was raised in Suwanee, GA where he attended North Gwinnett High School before studying at Georgia State University. Throughout his studies, he was a President’s List student both in college and in Dental Hygiene school where he graduated top of his class with High Honors and was recognized by his Dental faculty to be awarded scholarships for his academic excellence. Before working in a general practice, Otto worked in a Periodontal Office allowing him to specialize in providing therapeutic periodontal care to his patients. Otto believes that treating periodontal disease is vital to living a healthy life, since bacteria and inflammation found in the mouth play a role in the development of other inflammatory diseases in the body. Otto’s main focus is to provide the best treatment, care, and comfort to his patients, ensuring an exceptional dental experience with him. Outside of dentistry, Otto is a car enthusiast, enjoys fitness and staying active, traveling, and spending quality time with his loved ones.

Ruth:  Assistant

Ruth has been passionate about dentistry for the last 12 years after graduating from ACT dental assisting program in Georgia. She enjoys every aspect of clinical assistance; from getting to know new techniques, acquiring new skills, and helping make a change in people’s smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new food and going for a walk.

Karla:  Assistant

Karla has been working in dentistry for the last 8 years, starting as a surgical assistant in 2013. She strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. She is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys hiking and spending time with her two children.

Celina:  Assistant and Front Office

Celina is the newest addition to our office. She was born in Mexico City but was raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is here to help you with any concerns. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and in her spare time loves to spend time with her family.