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Meet Our Team

Every member of our staff was handpicked for a dedication to excellence in dentistry. Several 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.


Krystle Smith, Office Manager

Krystle joined our practice in early 2020 and has been in the dentistry field for 20 years. A native of Newark, Ohio, she attended Central Ohio Technical College. As office manager, she brings great organizational skills to the job, and she clearly cares about patients. She enjoys helping patients achieve their best smile! Her hobbies include reading, learning new things, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs, Sheba and Zelda. She brushes their teeth every day.


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 many 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.


Joni Burkhart, Registered Dental Hygienist

The newest member of our hygiene team, Joni is a Georgia native who now lives in Doraville. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2008. She enjoys providing individual recommendations for home care to each specific patient based on need, and she makes sure each patient leaves with a clean feeling and shiny smile! She trains and competes locally in Olympic Weightlifting, and enjoys home renovation, painting, and live music. She has two fur babies, a boxer named Modi and a shih-tzu named Isabella.


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 many of those 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/Business Administrator

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