Meet Our Team
Sandy - Business Manager
Having worked in the dental profession for over 32 years and I am privileged to have worked for Dr. Dina Giesler and Atlanta Smiles for over 19 years. Being a part of an amazing team at Atlanta Smiles it is so rewarding to see our patients leave the office smiling and feeling good about themselves. Our doctors and staff provide the highest quality of dental care that is available today. A bright smile can truly change a person’s life.
I have a wonderful family including 3 grandkids and a golden retriever named Teddy. I enjoy walking, spending time at the beach, and in the fall watching the Georgia Bulldogs play between the hedges in Athens.
Morgan - Clinical Treatment Coordinator
I began my career as a Dental Assistant in 1981, and then relocated to Atlanta from South Georgia in 1989. I have over 30 years experience in cosmetic dentistry, which includes chair-side assistance, treatment coordination, management, and administrative duties. Most importantly, I love having a job where I get to meet new people every day and be a part creating new smiles!
Patrice - Office Manager
A native Georgia Peach, I started my dental profession I when I joined the US Navy as a chair side dental assistant in 1988. I quickly became passionate about dentistry and have enjoyed working in every aspect of the field for over 31 years. I joined the Atlanta Smiles and Wellness team in March of 2018. It is truly the best place to work and I am committed to serving our patients and their families.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, visiting art museums and spending time with my daughter and my new grand dog, Grey.
Carissa - Certified Dental Assistant
I grew up in the city of Portland Oregon and started my career as a dental assistant after high school. I graduated from Concorde Career Dental Institute in 1998. I later moved to Atlanta Georgia in 2007, and fell in love with the southern hospitality here. I began working at Atlanta Smiles in January 2014, and have enjoyed working with this great team. I have a son who is in college playing basketball, and I love spending time with friends and family.
Debbie - Dental Hygienist
I am excited to a part of this great team of professionals. I have over 35 years experience in all aspects of dentistry with a focus on dental hygiene for the past 9 years. I love helping patients achieve good oral hygiene and health as well as beautiful smiles. In my spare time, I enjoy taking continuing education classes, reading, martial arts and being with my family and friends.
LaRanda - Director of Dental Hygiene
I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1993 with my Associate of Dental Hygiene degree. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 from Brescia University. I was raised in western Kentucky and moved to the Atlanta area in 2005. I began working at Atlanta Smiles and Wellness in February of 2015. When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking fun and informative continuing education courses. I regularly double the amount required by law to maintain my license. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and three children.
John - Dental Hygienist
I was born in Haiti and raised in Philadelphia. I obtained my Dental Hygiene degree with honors in 2015 from Harcum College in Philadelphia. I am currently attending Georgia Gwinnett College obtaining my bachelor degree in Cell Biology and Technology. After obtaining my bachelor, my goal is to attend Dental School in the near future. Apart from working and studying, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife taking short trips to visit friends and family. I truly enjoy being a part of the Atlanta Smiles and Wellness family.
Gloria - Sterilization Technician, Dental Assistant
Making beautiful smiles has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom is a dentist in Venezuela which is where I was born and also where I received my dental degree in 2015. Atlanta Smiles and Wellness welcomed me as a part of the team in February 2018. I enjoy my job because every day holds something new and is another opportunity to ensure our patients feel comfortable and leave happy.
I enjoy traveling, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Gabriela - Dental Assistant
I started my dental career working and assisting in my father’s dental office in Miami. I graduated with my Associates of the Arts in Business Administration from Miami-Dade College, and continued my studies in Dentistry in the Dominican Republic. I received a degree of Doctor in Dentistry in 2014, achieved passing both of my National Boards, and in pursuit of starting a residency program to solidify my career. Moving to Atlanta in 2017, I found a Dental practice that inspired me. Working at Atlanta Smiles has challenged me, allowing me to improve my skills in all aspects of the dentistry. Aside from restoring smiles, I enjoy spending time with my family, my Yorker Axel, traveling and learning new things. I aspire to continue my path with this amazing team, who continues to strive for the best health and wellness for their patients.