Position: 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.
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.
Tricia has been another great addition to our team and immediately became a part of the GDIS family. She was born in Florida and raised in metro Atlanta, more specifically, the Dunwoody area. Once she graduated from Sprayberry High School, she decided to get her certification as a dental assistant. Tricia loves working in the dental field because she loves helping people and how happy patients are when they leave our office with the smile they always wanted. In her time off, Tricia enjoys playing with her kids and being outside by the lake, hiking or going for walks.