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Dr. Vikram Bhatia, DMD

Dr. Vikram Bhatia

As a Georgia native, Druid Hills High School graduate and Medical College of GA Alum, Dr. Vik is proud to serve the Brookhaven community and surrounding areas.  After attending MCG, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD), he had the unique opportunity to work with dental cosmetic specialists throughout the city, while acquiring additional experience in general dentistry through his work with a large group practice here in Georgia.  With these skills he is able to bring artistry and excellence to his everyday work.  He enjoys being a general/family dentist, and creating relationships with his patients that will last for generations.  Dr. Vik invites patients of all ages to join his practice.

With the goal of offering first class patient centered dental care, Dr. Vik continues to travel throughout the country, staying abreast of new dental technology and cutting edge innovations for patients.  Pain management and painless dentistry are his primary practice goals.

Dr.Bhatia is focused on his patient’s well being and has taken important steps to ensure their safety.  By implementing digital x-rays, he hopes to reduce radiation for his patients, and no longer require the use of chemicals.  His Dental Office also uses special amalgam traps in the office to prevent the mercury in the old silver fillings removed from going into the environment.

In his personal life, he is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (Dr. Taz) and their two children Rania and Kabir.  He is passionate about serving others as a healer and lives up to the true meaning of a Doctor.

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Dr. Jeffrey Chen, DMD

Dr. Chen strives to provide the best treatment for his patients while being gentle, patient and detail oriented.  He understands that many people are nervous and anxious about going to see the dentist. This is why he provides for every patient a comfortable and relaxed experience.  His career goal is to gain trust and confidence through clinical excellence and following the “Golden Rule” by treating others as he would want to be treated. Dr. Chen is a native of Marietta, GA. After graduating from McEachern High School, he attended Emory University and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology.  He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  After graduation, He went to practice in rural South Georgia where he has been helping the underserved community.  Throughout his career, Dr. Chen has practiced all aspects of dentistry.  His biggest passion is utilizing the CEREC technology, which allows for same day treatment of crowns, veneers, and onlays.  He understands that it can be hard to make time to see the dentist, and tries his hardest to be efficient and serve your needs as quickly as possible.

Dr. Chen is married to his childhood sweetheart, Jane, and has twin Maltese-poodle dogs.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching movies, running, NBA basketball, and travelling.

Dr. Craig Foster Smith, DDS

Dr. Craig Foster Smith, DDSAfter graduation from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1970, Dr. Smith served two years in the Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base, outside of Chicago, Illinois. In the summer of 1972, he opened his own private practice on Rosewell Road in the Buckhead area, which expanded and continued until the spring of 2004. For eight years thereafter, he served in corporate dentistry. Since November of 2013 he has been associated with the Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry in Sandy Spring.

With broad experience in all phases of restorative dentistry, Dr. Smith is excited to be the primary doctor opening the new (office for) Buckhead Dentistry. Since dentistry is primarily a relationship based practice, Dr. Smith is pleased to be able to continue to see his long standing patients of 40 years in addition to welcoming all new patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Smith is an accomplished keyboard musician and has served as organist for St. James United Methodist Church for over 25 years.

Dr. Cassandra Lichkay, DMD

Dr. Lichkay, DMDDr. Lichkay is very excited to be a part of Buckhead Dentistry and looks forward to welcoming all patients to our new practice! Dr. Lichkay grew up in the metro Atlanta area and now resides in the Buckhead community. She received her degree in biological sciences from Florida State University and soon after attended dental school at the University of Florida. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Lichkay has always loved art and greatly enjoys the artistic aspect of restorative dentistry. She is trained in the latest dental technology and enjoys continuing to learn new technology and techniques. Her favorite things about dentistry and time in the office however, are the interactions and relationships she builds with each patient.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Lichkay loves exploring the different neighborhoods of Atlanta for new restaurants as well as traveling around the country and abroad. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with her family, friends and dog, Meesa. She is also an active member at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

Kinsey, RDH

Growing up in Peachtree City, Kinsey had an interest in the dental field from a very young age. After attending Gainesville State, she applied and was accepted into the competitive Dental Hygiene program at Athens Technical College. Kinsey strives to provide the highest form of patient care. Any patient that she sees always has something good to say about her care and how she is gentle and thorough. Since moving to Atlanta from Athens, she has been practicing with Johns Creek Dental Associates for 1 year. In her free time she enjoys music and concerts in the city, spontaneous trips to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Susana, CDA

Originally from San Diego, Susana had an interest in the dental field right out of high school. She has called Atlanta her home for the past 14 years. She has 10 years’ experience in dentistry. Starting her career, she began as a bi-lingual receptionist and treatment plan coordinator in general private practices. There she received hands-on training as a dental assistant, and went on to get her expanded functions, making her a professional in all aspects of patient care. She has worked for Johns Creek Dental Associates for 2 years. Her favorite aspect of dentistry, since joining our team is the in house CEREC same day crown technology.

In her free time she enjoys cooking specialty dishes and going shopping with her daughter. Her favorite sports are football, volleyball and she is an avid San Diego Chargers fan!

Lori, RDA

Originally from Houston, Lori grew up in Tennessee and had close friends in the dental field.  After getting an inside look into a friend’s dental office, she absolutely loved it and applied for the assistant program in the city and graduated from the 2 year program receiving her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license.  She has worked in the dental field for 6 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.  She has worked alongside Oral Maxillofacial, General, Cosmetic, Endo and Pediatric Dentists.  Lori also enjoyed a travelling assistant position in the DMV area, but disliked the cold weather.

Since moving to Atlanta, Lori loves working at Johns Creek Dental Associates and really enjoys the environment.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the many beautiful parks in the city with her dog, Minnie, and also taking random weekend road trips.  Her favorite past time is frequenting Hawks games, Zumba at the gym and singing on her church worship team and she loves being back in the Sunny South!