Start Smiling Dental - Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists

Start Smiling Dental helps patients manage their oral healthcare year-round. This is partly due to the outstanding and dedicated work of our dental hygienists. We are proud to have Tanya, Kim, and Lory on our staff to work with you to assess and clean your teeth, discuss the appropriate at-home regime, and send you on your way with a sparling smile.

Meet our hygienists:


Tanya is our in-house specialist on science-based naturopathic remedies and the homeopathic approach to dental health care. Attentive to detail and gentle, Tanya will make sure your dental cleanings are thorough but comfortable. A New Yorker at heart, Tanya moved to Atlanta and joined the Start Smiling Dental team in 2002. Tanya completes at least 20 hours a year of continuing education, focusing on oral health products and treatment and prevention of gum disease.


A periodontal gum disease specialist, Kim has over 20 years experience keeping patient’s teeth and gums free of disease. Kim has been with Start Smiling for 15 years, and for that long, our patients have been raving over her especially meticulous dental cleanings. Kim is careful to keep up with the latest in patient care, gum disease prevention, and oral health products with over 20 hours of continuing education a year.


Lory moved to Atlanta, GA from California in 2007 and is known among our patients and staff for her sunny, California style smile. Lory is precise and careful; her patients feel at ease during their cleanings and will leave our practice with a healthier smile. Lory has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry but continues to supplement her periodontal disease and oral health care product knowledge each year, with 20 or more hours of continuing education.


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