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Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
2627 Peachtree Pkwy #440
Suwanee, GA 30024
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Our Team

Alysha Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

During your appointment at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, you may be fortunate enough to have dental assistant Alysha by your side. She has been with Family & Cosmetic Dental Care since 2015 and has worked in dental offices for several years. This work experience has made Alysha an incredibly valuable member of the My Johns Creek Dentist team.

Dental assistants keep dental practices running smoothly and perform some of the most important jobs that keep patients comfortable and calm, from handing the dentist instruments during procedures to keeping patients’ mouths dry to helping ease patients’ dental anxiety. “We treat our patients like family and have the best team working together to help with your dental needs,” says Alysha.

Excellent customer service is at the top of Alysha’s to-do list with every patient. “From the moment you walk through the door until the moment you leave, we stay with our patients every step of the way,” she says. Focused on her duties but always eager to learn new things, Alysha carefully assists the dentists in their meticulous work.

Alysha also considers it a privilege to touch each patient’s life in some way. “I love helping others have the smile they always hoped for and deserve. Being able to boost someone’s self-esteem and confidence is what I love,” she says.

Alysha has a B.S. in biology from Georgia Gwinnett College. She currently lives in Lawrenceville. When not planning her next adventure, Alysha can be found spending time with family and friends, paddle boarding, or watching movies.

Taylor Alkire Scheduler

Taylor Alkire

Taylor Alkire is the office scheduler at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care. Her interactions with patients, whether by phone or in person, include presenting hygiene treatment plans, scheduling appointments, making reminder calls, and checking patients out after their appointments are complete.

While she revels in the role of helping patients pursue the good oral health care they need and deserve, Taylor is also aware of how lucky she is in her own position. “Dr. Patel and Dr. Smith treat all their employees and patients like family,” says Taylor. “I love the fact that we get the opportunity to help so many people each day.”

Creating a powerful and motivated team is another reason this Johns Creek dentist excels. Taylor loves her coworkers and a dental practice is only as successful as its satisfied front office. “I work with a great group of people who make working here a lot of fun,” says Taylor.

Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is an equal-opportunity dental practice, offering the same level of care to every patient who walks through the doors. “We want everyone to have a great experience and get the help they need,” Taylor says. And your Johns Creek dentist, as well as Taylor and staff, are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that patients leave the office feeling knowledgeable and well on their way to a stunning smile makeover.

Taylor is currently a resident of Dacula, Georgia, where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She earned a degree in early childhood education, an absolute asset in a practice that caters to children as well as adults.

Megan Izutani Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan Izutani
Registered Dental Hygienist

A dental hygienist for Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, Megan Izutani has worked in the dental field since 2005. She began her career as a dental assistant and worked her way up to the position of dental hygienist, giving her the opportunity to interact with and treat patients in a more hands-on way.

Megan wholly embraces Family & Cosmetic Dental Care’s goal to educate patients about the importance of their oral health, and takes her roles as patient educator and dental professional seriously. With each patient interaction, Megan discusses or demonstrates ways to naturally keep teeth and gums healthy. “I absolutely love what I do. It is my passion to educate and help every patient live the best and most healthy life they can. Your mouth must be healthy for your body to be healthy,” Megan says.

This Johns Creek dental office is, in fact, all about education. “You will walk out of our office with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision,” says Megan, whether you’re considering cosmetic dentistry procedures, restorative dentistry treatments, or adult orthodontics. You will also experience the family-like atmosphere that Family & Cosmetic Dental Carestrives to create, and Megan is proud to be part of such a supportive environment. “There is a family connection between employees and patients alike. This is an office that cares about you and we treat everyone as family,” she says.

Megan earned her associate degree from Georgia Perimeter College. She currently resides in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Megan can be found sharing ways for families to improve their health with natural products and essential oils.

Elizabeth Douglas Junior Office Manager

Elizabeth Douglas
Junior Office Manager

As the junior office manager, Elizabeth Douglas handles the ongoing needs of Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, while also creating treatment plans and consulting with patients. Elizabeth’s experience in customer service prepared her for one of the most important aspects of her position: interacting with clients throughout their time in our dental office. From greeting patients to carrying on casual conversations, Elizabeth is one of the first and last people Family & Cosmetic Dental Care dental patients see. And she knows how important that role is.

“I love seeing patients every day and being able to help them and make a difference in their lives,” Elizabeth says. “It is a great feeling when a patient is out of pain and happy with their experience.” What helps Johns Creek dental patients find comfort with their new and repaired smiles are the dental professionals around them. “We truly love what we do. We are here to help you have healthy teeth and gums for the rest of your life,” Elizabeth says.

Elizabeth herself benefits from her position, finding great happiness in the working environment that Dr. Patel and Dr. Smith have created. While the goal is always to help patients to achieve complete oral health, this Johns Creek dental office is also a fun place to be.

Elizabeth has a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on sports nutrition, and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science, both from Georgia South University. She resides in Buford, Georgia, where you can find her cooking, baking, crafting, or gardening.

Kristen Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Going to the dentist is a challenge for some patients, but dental assistant Kristen makes it her responsibility to ensure that every patient feels welcome and comfortable at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care. Working along side Drs. Patel and Smith, Kristen dutifully carries out tasks such as prepping the treatment area, sterilizing instruments, and having each instrument at the ready for the dentists during procedures.

Kristen considers a positive relationship between dental assistant and patient to be essential. The person who helps a patient get through the treatment or procedure which they are undergoing will be the strongest memory the patient has of their time at the dentist. “I really enjoy interacting with our patients, and I love when they leave our office happy and with a healthier mouth,” Kristen says.

Continually learning on the job, Kristen finds the fun in working with Drs. Patel and Smith. “They continue to teach me new things every day. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, we are friendly, fun, and care about patients’ needs,” she says.

Kristen is a graduate of the Gwinnett Dental Career Academy. She currently resides in Johns Creek and loves to hang out with her son, family, and friends.

Jackie Bascino Registered Dental Hygienist

Jackie Bascino
Registered Dental Hygienist

“We have your best interests at heart,” says Jackie Bascino, registered dental hygienist for Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek. This positive attitude about oral health should make any patient feel at ease when they visit our practice for a teeth cleaning and are under Jackie’s meticulous care.

Dental hygienists play a critical role in a dental office. “I help patients understand the condition of their mouth, maintain the health of their mouth, and evaluate all aspects of their mouth,” Jackie says. Years of experience have fine-tuned Jackie’s skills and she can spot periodontal disease, gum recession, and problem teeth as accurately as any dentist.

“We strive to help everyone and to make every patient feel comfortable and relaxed,” says Jackie. Even non-invasive procedures like a general teeth cleaning and dental exam, can create stress for the most anxious dental patients. But when someone like Jackie is nearby to provide comfort, distraction, and information, patients realize that they’re in the right place.

Jackie praises the fine skills of her employers, Drs. Patel and Smith,saying, “They go to great depths to help patients understand the condition of their mouth. They are friendly and understanding of all situations.” Even if you think your teeth are beyond repair, or that your Johns Creek dentist has never seen a case like yours, think again. You’re unique, but your dental repairs are not – and Jackie and her colleagues are prepared to help every patient achieve the smile of their dreams.

Jackie earned bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Augusta University where she was a Hinman scholar and member of Sigma Phi Alpha, the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. She currently lives in Lawrenceville and enjoys traveling, music, and family time.

What We Promise Our Patients

Respect your time by being on time ALL THE TIME for your appointments

Provide you with excellent dental care and optimal dental health

Ensure your comfort

Make your dental care affordable

Guarantee your complete satisfaction

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