Choosing Atlanta West Dentistry as your dentist office is easy, especially after you have made your first visit. Every member of our staff is hand-selected and is ready to make sure you have a fantastic appointment! Whether you are looking for a friendly smile from the front desk, a compassionate hygienist, a reassuring dental assistant, or a knowledgeable dentist, we have it all at our Marietta, GA dentist office!Read Transcript
My father-in-law, Dr. Charles Baker, who established this practice in the '70s immediately developed a culture in which customer service is a huge part of the dental experience. And so, as we've gone through the years and we've continued to keep that culture to where people who come in as a teammate, are able to come in and really carry out that culture and create that experience for the patient.
It's contagious, so we just try to make it fun, energetic. And that's something you don't see everyday in a dental environment. And so, when you come into our office, you're greeted by every single person by name. That's something that you'll always experience in our office.
And so, that's fun, because we do know our patients and will we remember everything about them in terms of when their birthdays are, what trip they just went on and things like that, so that's the thing that we enjoy about coming to work everyday is just seeing our patients, seeing how they're doing, getting to know them. We just try to engage them and make sure they know that we're on their side and we're here to help any way we can.
Deborah is rather new to Atlanta West Dentistry and is so excited to be part of this dynamic team. She has 35 plus years of management experience and almost 20 of those have been in dentistry. Being certified in behavior analysis, one of Deborah’s favorite things is building relationships with our patients. At Atlanta West, many of our patients have been part of our dental family for many years. She looks forward to getting to know each of you, and we welcome you to become part of our family, too!
Deborah has two sons that she is very proud of. Her youngest resides near Nashville, TN as a healthcare recruiter. Her eldest is a nuclear medicine physicist who resides in Alpharetta, GA. Away from the office, Deborah enjoy concerts, being at the beach, football (GO COWBOYS!), and originally being from KY, she is a huge KY Wildcat fan! She enjoys working out, sitting at a beach, and spending time with her boys any chance she gets.
Robin has been the manager at Atlanta West for over 30 years and recently decided to turn over the reins to Deborah. Robin is still with the practice under a new position because she is getting “old and tired”. This is where she has made her dental home since 1986. Robin’s life has been truly blessed by this family, and she is so happy to be a part of this dynamic dental team.
Robin has been married to the love of her life “BB” since 1974 and has two wonderful children. Her son, Jacob, works in property management, and her daughter, Anna Blake, has chosen the dental field and works for a practice in Florida. In her spare time, Robin enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and spending time with her children.
Lauri is a native of Illinois and spent the last seven years as a surgical assistant and front desk associate in Texas prior to relocating to Georgia. She loves the dental field and enjoys the family environment with the doctors and team at Atlanta West Dentistry. Lauri joined the team in 2017. She is the first person you will see when you walk into the practice. It is important to her that you feel welcome and at home.
Lauri resides in Woodstock and is enjoying exploring Georgia, doing yoga, and biking with her husband and daughter.
Elissa is the newest addition to the business team. She interned with Atlanta West Dentistry for two months as the sterilization technician. After finishing her internship, Elissa was offered a position to work as the schedule coordinator with the incredible ladies at our front office. She graduated from Georgia College and State University (GO BOBCATS!) with an undergraduate degree in biology. She plans to pursue a career in dentistry and is currently applying to the Medical College of Georgia’s Dental School in Augusta.
Elissa lives in Johns Creek. Some of her favorite pastimes are hiking, traveling, being outdoors, eating cheeseburgers, and spending time with her friends and family.
Abbie graduated from The Ohio State University in 2007. She has over 10 years in experience and has been with Atlanta West since July 2015. Abbie’s favorite thing about being a hygienist is getting to know her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible, even if the dental office isn’t their favorite place.
Abbie married her wonderful husband, Joey, in July 2016 and together they have a crazy Doberman named Max. Outside Atlanta West Dentistry, Abbie enjoys working out, reading, going to the beach, and traveling back to Ohio to visit family and friends.
Beth’s love and respect of dentistry began as a child when she had to undergo extensive orthodontic and surgical treatments. While earning her degree in chemistry from Indiana University on the path to dental school, she worked as a dental assistant. It was during that time that Beth came to the realization that she was meant to be a dental hygienist not a dentist. Beth received her dental hygiene degree in 2009 from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She loves learning and attending continuing education courses above and beyond the requirements for her state licensure.
Beth wants to see you succeed and your health to improve. She loves to educate and make sure you know and understand everything that is going on with your mouth and how it affects your overall health. Beth resides in Smyrna with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking with her girls, baking custom cakes, and of course, exercising off all that food.
Brooke’s dental hygiene career began in 2003. She received her Registered Dental Hygienist degree from West Georgia Technical College. She joined Atlanta West Dentistry in 2013 and quickly came to realize how much this group of professionals truly loves what they do and has a tremendous respect for patients. She is excited to work here and looks forward to being a part of the growth of this great practice. Brooke is a Soft Tissue and Oral Maintenance Care Specialist. Her ability to perform dental hygiene with a gentle touch is unmatched. Brooke has also received special training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the Sam Low Education Foundation.
Brooke lives in Marietta, and she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Alexis, as well as physical fitness and traveling. Brooke looks forward to meeting you and providing you with a wonderful dental hygiene experience!
Lisa has been a proud member of the Atlanta West team since 2002. She graduated with honors and her dental hygiene degree in 2006 from Columbus State University. She is proud to provide excellent care to our dental patients as well as work with a stellar dental team. She truly enjoys working at Atlanta West Dentistry and appreciates the high level of trust between the patients, doctors, and staff, which allows the team to provide excellent dentistry in a very comfortable environment. Lisa is specially trained in the latest science of customizing your periodontal care to the way you individually respond to therapy. Her training includes Perio Protect Society and the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. Lisa has AHA, CPR, and First Aid response certification.
Lisa has been married to her husband, Donny, since 1999, and they have two very fun and active boys, Jacob and Bradley.
Albiena is proud to say that she is a member of the Atlanta West Dentistry team. She received her expanded duties certification from the dental assisting program at West Georgia Technical College. Albiena brings a positive and welcoming spirit to our office. She loves her role as dental assistant because she knows she has a positive impact on our patients lives on a daily basis, and that’s so rewarding. Albiena graduated from Chapel High School in 2017 with honors. She loves to spend her free time with her husband, family, and friends. Her goal in life is to be the best she can be every day and to always see the good in the bad.
McKayli is one of the dedicated certified dental assistants at Atlanta West Dentistry. She always goes the extra mile to ensure patient comfort while assisting the doctors in all aspects of treatment. McKayli loves working with her fellow team members to give patients a positive positive. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her three dogs.
Nicole has been a dental assistant since 1994. She loves what she does. Right out of high school, she had the opportunity to be introduced into a field where she could meet new people and make a difference in someone’s life by helping them change their smile. She’s excited to work with Dr. Watson and Dr. Cameron, who provide the highest quality of care for their patients. She considers herself incredibly fortunate to have become a member of this elite team of dental professionals. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and family. She has a passion for cooking and reading.
Sarai is a bilingual expanded certified dental assistant. She is originally from Mexico but was raised in Atlanta since a very young age. She got her certification at the Dental Career Institute in East Cobb, GA. She found her passion for dentistry four years ago and specialized in pediatric dentistry. Within pediatric, Sarai got the chance to be hands on in orthodontics, sedation, and oral surgery. She knew she wanted to expand more in general dentistry and got to be part of an awesome team at Atlanta West Dentistry. It’s amazing being part of a team who truly cares about the patients’ needs. What Sarai enjoys about dentistry is that she can be part of a life changing experience and to see the final outcome for them is truly rewarding.
In her free time outside of work, Sarai enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Jabier and her young daughter Laylah.