At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we want to ensure that every visit is as personal and enjoyable as possible. We want each and every one of our patients to enter our office feeling as if they know our staff and can trust them with any issues they may have. In order to aide our patients in getting to know our staff, we have included short biographies about our staff so you can get to know them before you even step foot in our office!
Mariya- Registered Dental Hygienist
8 Years Experience
I was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States when I was 7 years old. Raised in Buffalo New York, I attended Erie Community College and obtained my license in dental hygiene. I love putting smiles on my patients’ faces and making them happy. I am married with 3 wonderful children who put a smile on my face every morning when I wake up. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, scrapbook, and photograph.
Sapna- Registered Dental Hygienist
15 years experience
My ultimate goal in dentistry is to provide honest and excellent care to my patients. The best part of what I do is that I get to make people happy! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Kellie – Registered Dental Hygienist
19 years of experience
I’ve been practicing Dental Hygiene for nearly 19 years. I spent the first 15 years of my career doing General Dentistry and then practiced Pediatric Dentistry for 4 years. I love working with adults but also find it very rewarding to put a smile on a little person’s face too!
I’m originally from south Georgia and did most of my under graduate studies at Georgia Southern University. In 1999 I moved to Atlanta to attend hygiene school at Clayton State University, but I’m a tried and true GEORGIA girl! “GO DAWGS!”
In my spare time I enjoy being in the kitchen with my 10 year old daughter and going camping at Lake Lanier. I find that one of the best things about my field is being able to build lasting relationships with my patients and their families.
Sarah – Sterilization Tech/Dental Assistant
4 years of experience
Dentistry has been a part of my life since I was born, as my father and grandfather were dentists. I myself graduated in dentistry in India and practiced for a couple of years. When I moved to the US, I stayed back home to raise my daughters. I got an opportunity to get back into the dental field through a job opening here at Dr. Ushma Patel’s office. It has been an amazing experience to see the transformation and satisfaction of the patients. I am married and a mother of two wonderful daughters. I love spending time with my family. My other interests are cooking, singing, and playing tennis.
Van – Dental Assistant
3.5 years experience
I was born in the Philippines and moved to Georgia when I was ten years old. I attended Georgia Gwinnett College to study my prerequisites before transferring to Gwinnett Technical College to pursue my studies as a Dental Assistant. I have been in the field for four years and have enjoyed every bit of it. In my spare time I like to spend quality time with my wife and our three dogs.
Urvashi- Accounts Coordinator
29 years of experience
I am married and a proud mother of my 12-year-old son Dylan. I started with assisting and now help patients coordinate treatment and help meet their dental goals. In my spare time, I enjoy running, spinning, reading, spending time with family, and cooking.
Jessika – Treatment Coordinator
10 years experience
Dentistry is my passion. I was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Georgia three years ago. In my spare time I LOVE spending time with my family, attending sporting events, working out, and going to the movies. I enjoy interacting with our patients, and patient care is my #1 priority!
Jamie – Patient/Appointment Coordinator
4 years experience
I absolutely love being in dentistry. I love getting to know new patients as well as visiting with established patients when they come in. I was born and raised in Georgia. I enjoy most outdoor activities. On a warm sunny day you will most likely find me hiking, kayaking or biking. Family is a big priority and I enjoy every minute I get to spend with them.
Cheryl – Front Desk
40 years of experience
I am originally from Iowa. I graduated from Iowa Central Community College. I relocated to Georgia in 1988. I love Georgia and all the things to do here. Yes, even the weather. I don’t miss the snow in Iowa. I have worked in dentistry for 40 years as a Certified Dental Assistant and front desk. I love working with our patients. I have one son, James and a French bulldog, Cosette. In my free time I love being outdoors at Lake Lanier, boating, camping, cooking, charity work or riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle.