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Meet Our Team

Every member of our staff was handpicked for a dedication to excellence in dentistry. Many of our team members have been serving our patients for at least ten years. We have strong relationships with patients and are trusted to provide the highest level of service and care. We work well together, and it shows. Our commitment to continuing education ensures that we bring patients the best contemporary care dentistry has to offer.


Jill Cortes, Office Manager

Our office manager, Jill, is the newest member of our team. Originally from Queens, New York, she attended Edison College in Southwest Florida.  She has 20 years of experience in the dental field and obtained a certification with the DANB for dental assisting. She has worked in the Atlanta area for 11 years, serving as office manager for practices that offered many services, including cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and implant restorative dentistry. She enjoys providing patients with the information they need to make informed decisions on their next phase of treatment and helping them achieve their overall dental goals.  She also enjoys making jewelry, sewing, oil painting and traveling with family.


Dena Hott, Registered Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienist, Dena, hails originally from Cohoes, NY. Dena attended Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody. Dena has advanced certifications in CPR and OSHA and has been an invaluable part of our team for seventeen years. Dena enjoys interacting with patients. She is happily married to husband Michael with whom she has one son, Gavin. When not serving our patients, Dena enjoys reading, cooking, and baking.


Julia Crabtree, Registered Dental Hygienist

Julia joined our practice in 2016 and enjoys building relationships with wonderful patients. She was born in Southern Maine and grew up in Hartsville, SC. She attended Clemson University and Tri-County Tech before receiving her RDH from Greenville Tech. She enjoys cycling, boating, and hiking, and is an avid reader and traveler. She attended the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2017 and was thrilled when Clemson won!


Lynn Herring, Certified Dental Assistant

Our dental assistant, Lynn, is a lifelong resident of Smyrna, GA. Lynn attended the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Assistants, and has over thirty years of dentistry experience, with over 10 years devoted to our practice.  Lynn loves to make our patients happy. She is happily married with two grown children and several grandchildren. Lynn enjoys going on long walks, restoring old furniture, and attending services at her church.


Wendy Allen, Certified Dental Assistant

Originally from Indiana, Wendy joined our team in 2017. She received her Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Certification from Florida State College in Jacksonville, and has 20 years of experience. She also earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in Organizational Management from Ashford University. She is passionate about making sure every dental experience is positive for patients. An avid jazz lover, she attends jazz concerts often. She also enjoys the beach and spending quality time with friends and family.

3193 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Suite #202, Atlanta, GA 30327 USA
Dr. J. Hamilton Vason, Jr. Atlanta GA dentist (404) 367-9799 (404) 367-9790