Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists Sandy Springs, GA

Meet Our Staff

Debbie, Patient Coordinator at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Debbie, Patient Coordinator

The warm smile and hello that greets you when you enter the waiting room belongs to Debbie Wagner. As a Patient Coordinator for Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists, she will be helping you with your scheduling, check out and insurance. She received her certification as a nursing assistant in 1979 and has been working in the dental field for seventeen years, the past eleven have been here with Georgia Denture. Debbie shares that for her “Here, it is all about giving our patients the best treatment possible and the reward is seeing them receive their smile back”. With two grown children, Debbie has time to share with friends, spend time on her computer or to dote on her two Shihz Tzus’s.

Colleen, Patient Coordinator at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Colleen, Patient Coordinator

Amongst other duties, Patient Coordinator Colleen Turner will be the friendly voice confirming your appointment, coordinating your scheduling, prepping the operatories and assisting Dr. Berne and Dr. Anderson. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she graduated from Cypress Creek H.S in Houston, TX, and then pursued her degree at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. 15 years in the dental field has allowed this working mother the flexibility she needed, but the opportunity to work for a specialized dentists with an outstanding reputation, like Dr. Berne and Dr. Anderson, has made it very rewarding. Even with two sons and a husband, Colleen is never too busy for friends, cooking or tennis.

Shirnette, Dental Assistant at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Shirnette, Dental Assistant

After you hear the lovely way she pronounces your name, you will not be surprised to learn that Dental Assistant, Shirnette Emerson sings in her choir. Coming from Jamaica, West Indies, Shirnette was originally interested in nursing, but her career has been in the dental field since 1998. She was drawn to Prosthodontics because it drew on elements of both dentistry and nursing. Shirnette enjoys the laid back nature of working for Dr. Berne and admires the way he takes the time to explain every step to a new patient. Family, Church and Football (Atlanta Falcons, please and thank you) fill the hours not at the office.

Ross Public Relations Coordinator at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Ross, Public Relations Coordinator

Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Ross and his family moved to the Atlanta area in 2003. After graduating high school in Georgia, he went on to attend Kennesaw State University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. During his final semester of college, he was awarded an internship in the Public Relations department at Zoo Atlanta. As the Public Relations Coordinator for Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists, his main focus is to build and maintain relationships with doctors offices all around metro Atlanta while coming up with strategic marketing ideas to help spread awareness about the amazing job our team does. On the weekends, you can find Ross running or hiking along a variety of trails, attending sporting events or trying new restaurants around the city with friends.

Sheron, Dental Assistant at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Sheron, Marketing

Sheron was born and raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and before settling down in Atlanta, she spent many years living along the Florida coastline. Over the past 15 years, marketing, dental assisting and managing the purchase of a prosthodontic office are just a few of the many positions she has held while working in the dental industry. She has been a part of the Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists family since 2013 and her main goal is to provide patients with the best possible care so everyone leaves with a great smile. Some of her favorite weekend activities are wine tastings, relaxing hikes and trying new restaurants around Atlanta.

Denise at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Denise, Patient Coordinator

Smiling can be a challenge for many of us, but for Denise, it came naturally. At 18 years old, she lost that smile due to an unfortunate accident. But it was that incident that led her to pursue a career in dental assisting. Joining Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists was a perfect fit due to her aspirations to help people achieve their perfect smile. From day one, Dr. Berne, Dr. Anderson and the team took her under their wing and taught her the fundamentals of assisting, the importance of treating patients like family and making sure their visit will be a great experience. Being part of a team that changes the lives of others by helping them find their smile makes coming to work an enjoyable experience. Just as the doctors here helped Denise regain her smile, she comes to work every day able to help others regain the confidence she now exudes.

Judy at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Judy, Patient Coordinator

Hailing from Salem, Oregon, Judy and her family moved to Marietta when she was six, after her father relocated to Dobbins Air Force Base. She jumped right into the world of dental assisting after graduating from high school. Starting her career in general dentistry, Judy eventually moved on to other dental offices before joining the Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists family. As a patient coordinator, Judy is a versatile and essential part of our staff as she rotates between front office work and dental assisting duties, such as cleanings and always has a smile on her face. Judy and her husband JR are happily married with two children and one grandchild. When she is not working, you can find her outside hiking, golfing or playing with her granddaughter. Seeing all of the patients leave with great new smiles and working alongside a diverse and fun-loving staff makes coming to work a pleasure.

Lori at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Lori, Dental Assistant

The desire to learn the process of removable prosthodontics is what first brought Lori to Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists. The patients, family atmosphere and amazing doctors are why she has stayed. Originally from New Jersey, Lori eventually moved to Florida and received her dental assisting education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Her gentle nature makes her a favorite with patients and her fellow team members. Lori brings more than 16 years of general dentistry experience in office management and dental assisting to her role. In her down time she enjoys going to her sons’ basketball game with his church team. She cherishes the opportunity to work with two knowledgeable prosthodontic specialists and such a close-knit team of professionals.

Our In-House Lab Team

William CDT, Lab Technician in Woodstock GA

William CDT, Lab Technician

Originally from Preston, GA, William Holloman studied at the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Science and in 1975 attained his certification as a dental technician (CDT). Bill brings his years of experience to every facet of custom prosthodontic fabrication, from denture setups to finishing, polishing and denture repair. Bill shares that in his ten years at GDIS, he most enjoys seeing the positive impact their professional care has on patients lives. Caring doesn’t end at the lab door, this proud, married father of one, volunteers at the Briarcliff Nursing home, when not enjoying golf or music.

Dave Lab Technician at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

Dave, Lab Technician

Whether you’re getting new teeth or having a repair done, David, our in house lab technician is part of the reason why our patients’ teeth will always look amazing. He is behind the scenes in our lab, setting teeth, doing repairs and helping to make sure every set of teeth makes our patients happy. “There is no better feeling than seeing a patient come in with no hope and leave happy and confident because of the work we do”, he says. A native of Wisconsin, David was born, raised and graduated college in his home state. He has a specialized Board Certification in crown and bridge, ceramics and denture repairs, which makes him an integral part of our lab team. In the off hours, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and their pet guinea pig.

Rosa Lab Technician at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists Woodstock GA

Rosa, Lab Technician

Another fundamental part of our lab team is Rosa. She was born in Lima, Peru and has spent the last 27 years living in the United States. While helping with repairs, she also makes custom trays, pours models and helps with impressions. Rosa’s work ethic, expertise and personality are what makes her so important to our in house lab and family. She earned a Dental Laboratory Technician degree that gives our lab technicians a vast array of experience and know how. She enjoys many different activities and working with her hands which makes this the perfect job for her.

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Testimonials

To Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists,

May you know how much you and your lovely staff have aided and comforted me at a very traumatic juncture of my dental challenge/experience. You were disadvantaged and faced unfavorable conditions for achievement when you took my case. So, thank you sincerely for taking the challenge and successfully providing me with my beautiful teeth. Thank you for your professional expertise, and thank you for your kind and thoughtful ways.

Jean
Ellijay, GA

The folks at GA. Denture & Implants Specialists are great! For a long time, I delayed the inevitable denures, but I was immediately at ease and confident that everything would be just fine. I was right. After spending years of hiding my smile, I now am comfortable and smile BIG! I actually look forward to my visits. I highly recomment Dr. Berne for any prosthetic work you need done. No need to put if off any longer.

Elicia
Roswell, GA
Dr. Berne was highly recommended by my dental surgeon.

Immediately I felt comfortable with the staff, and Dr. Berne was attentive, very kind and gentle. Dr. Berne is truly an artist. He even instructed me to bring in pictures of my smile (teeth showing) taken before my surgery so he could recreate my perfect smile. He actually did a wonderful job, right down to the slightly crooked tooth I had in front, and my friends have commented on how beautiful my teeth look. Whether someone needs implants or any other dental appliance, I trust Dr. Berne and his team to get the job done right.

Woodstock Location

203 Woodpark Place, Suite B-102
Woodstock, GA 30188
Tel: (770) 926-0021

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Atlanta Location

4320 Roswell Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Tel: (404) 835-2449

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm