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Melondy Martin - Registered Dental Hygienist

Melondy joined Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry in March 2007. She is a 2004 graduate of Wallace State Community College dental hygiene program. She has advanced her dental hygiene career by obtaining a Bachelors of Dental Hygiene degree from St. Petersburg College and recently earned her Masters degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Tennessee. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession of dental hygiene are truly appreciated by her patients. Melondy prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care and teaching dental hygiene. Melondy and her husband enjoy spending valuable time with their children, traveling, and outdoor activities.

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Sherry Chick - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherry has been a registered dental hygienist with Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry since 2008. A Washingtonian Native, she obtained her Dental Hygiene education from Allegany College in Maryland and has enjoyed every aspect of her career. Sherry’s patients always appreciate the extra time she spends with them, educating them on their oral health, and forming lasting relationships.

Sherry considers Atlanta home, since moving here soon after college. She loves her neighborhood, Inman Park, where she has been a long time resident. In her free time, Sherry enjoys walking to neighborhood restaurants, biking on the Beltline, hiking in the mountains and traveling home to the Chesapeake Bay to gather with friends and family for a Maryland crab feast.

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Shanna Needham - Registered Dental Hygienist

Shanna graduated from Clayton State University in 2002. She grew up in small town in Pike County and still resides there. She loves working on patients and encouraging them to have good oral health. She treats her patients like family and enjoys getting to know them. Shanna and her husband love to spend time with their two daughters, at the lake and traveling.

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Khadijih Boyd - Dental Assistant

Khadijih is a 2003 graduate of Atlanta Technical College. She previously worked with many great doctors at Nanston Dental for most of her 12 years as a Dental Assistant. In August of 2014, she joined Dr. Riley and her wonderful team at Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry. She enjoys traveling and hanging out with her son, Amir.

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Lance Martin - Dental Assistant

Lance is an Expanded Functions Assistant and been in the dental field for 16 years. He began his journey in 2001 after Graduating from Bryman College of New Orleans. After working a year in the field, he was given an opportunity to move to Alaska where he had active family in the military. After traveling around the United States Lance eventually made his way back to his home town New Orleans in the early months of 2005. The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005 causing a forced evacuation and Lance had to reside in Houston TX until moving to Atlanta in 2006. After working for dentists in the Atlanta area, Lance decided to attend Everest University where he was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA while working full time. Lance is new to the Buckhead Atlanta Dental Family and is excited to continue his work in the Dental Field at our practice! In his time away from the office he puts his other talents to use such as: cooking, bartending, helping friends for catering events if needed, going on weekend getaways, and spending time with family and friends!

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Katelyn Kureska - Clinical Administrator

Kate Kureska is a Texas Native. She moved to Georgia in 2009. After graduating from high school, Kate moved to London and was a nanny to three wonderful kids. After traveling and moving back home she graduated in 2012. Kate has been in the Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry family since February of 2014 assisting Dr. Bodner and Dr. Hanjrah and is now our Clinical Administrator.
Kate currently resides in Old Forth Ward park with her boyfriend Phillip and two puppies. Kate enjoys spending time at Piedmont Park, walking the Beltline, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. 

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Rachael Nobles - Patient Coordinator

Rachael is originally from Danville, Georgia. Before beginning with Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry she lived in Dallas Texas working as a flight attendant. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and boyfriend, and also taking her dog to Lenox Park.

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Jasmin Matthiesen - Office Manager

Originally from a small town in Iowa, Jasmin started out her dental career after graduating from Medix College in Smyrna in 2009. After accepting her first dental assisting position working for a Cosmetic Dentist, she quickly decided that she wanted to expand her overall knowledge of the dental office to the front desk as well. Jasmin acquired most of her 5 years with ACC Health, traveling around the United States on weekends rendering dental treatment on Active Service Members. Jasmin has been with Buckhead Atlanta Dentistry since October of 2013.

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