The Goldstein Team
We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we are proud to work with our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve an efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as to disclose any risks and costs associated with treatment.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional, and courteous team can deliver, schedule an appointment with our office today!
Deborah Fears – Practice Manager
With over 30 years of management experience, I help the Goldstein Dental Center’s mission to provide our patients with exceptional dentistry at a reasonable investment to become a reality. I have our patients and our dental team’s best interest at heart. I believe in working hard but at the same time have a great time at work. I am certified in Behavioral Analysis and have a huge passion for building relationships. I look forward to personally getting to know each one of you. I am proud to be a part of the Goldstein Dental Center and am so proud of each of our doctors! Away from the office, I enjoy watching football (mostly cheering on my Dallas Cowboys!), traveling, attending concerts, antiquing, and entertaining with family and friends.
Christina - Dental Hygienist
Christina has been a dental hygienist for 15 years and joined our practice in 2007. She is originally from Florida and graduated from Saint Petersburg College in 1993; she practiced dental hygiene in Phoenix, Arizona for 14 years before moving to the Atlanta area in 2006.
“I still love what I do, especially meeting new people and being able to educate patients on how to achieve healthy smiles. I have two children; the oldest is currently studying at Georgia Tech. I enjoy gardening, hiking, and being outdoors with my dogs.”
Rose - Dental Hygienist
Rose grew up in Colorado, where she worked as a dental hygienist for eight years. When she left Denver, she continued to practice hygiene in three different states before moving to Georgia. She has been working in Georgia for over 14 years. In her spare time, she and her three children enjoy spending time together exploring new adventures.
“Having a profession as a Dental Hygienist is not only a rewarding accomplishment to me, but it is a commitment to my patients to offer the best care for their health needs.”
Terkeler Smith – Lead Dental Assistant
I have been in dentistry for over 10 years. I received my Dental Assistant certification in 2005 at Dental Careers Institute, where I am now the Clinical Director/Instructor. I attended Atlanta Tech College in 2009, where I received my Expanded Duties certification. I joined the Goldstein Dental Center in 2010. I have a huge, compassionate heart and a vast knowledge of dentistry. I am great at putting nervous patients at ease. When I am not working, I love spending time with my beautiful children, Jamari and Jailyn. I enjoy traveling, seeing new places, and meeting new people.
Miranda Kennedy – Surgical Assistant
I was born and raised in Cobb County. I received my dental assistant training in the United States Navy in which I proudly served for six years. I am also an instructor at Dental Careers Institute where we produce knowledgeable dental assistants. I feel very blessed to be a part of Goldstein Dental Center. When I am not at the office, I enjoy watching the only real football team in the SEC, the Tennessee VOLS, as well as spending time with my son and family.
Kumiko Joyner – Dental Assistant
Originally from Okinawa, Japan I have lived in Atlanta since 2007. I worked as a bilingual reservation representative for Delta Air Lines for three years. After marrying my husband and having two children, I had an interest in changing my career to the dental field. I graduated from Dental Careers Institute in 2014, where I received my hands-on training as a dental assistant. I have worked for Goldstein Dental Center since graduating. I enjoy working with patients and making them feel comfortable. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and children.