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Dr. Doug Hiser

Dr. Doug Hiser

Education:
• Bachelors, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
• Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
• Orthodontic Residency, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Professional:
• Southern Association of Orthodontists
• American Dental Association
• American Association of Orthodontists
• Georgia Dental Association
• Georgia Association of Orthodontics

Personal:
• Hobbies include: Running, Golf, Watching the UK Wildcats
• Has a son in college at Samford University

Dr. Shikha Sharma

Dr. Shikha Sharma

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Shikha Sharma and I am a pediatric dentist. I received my doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) with honors from New York University. Upon graduating in top 5% of my class, I was elected into the Beta chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National dental honor society. After completing dental school, I worked as a General dentist for 7 years focused in pediatrics before deciding to undergo advanced specialty training in pediatric dentistry.

I completed a specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry at NSU in Florida. During my residency training, I treated wide variety of patient including medically complex and special needs. Our program is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, which is one of the leading children’s hospital and level 1 trauma center, that gave me extensive experience in treating patient with dental emergency and in hospital dentistry. In addition to extensive clinical training, I also received master’s degree in pediatric dentistry upon completion of my research in “Effectiveness and sustainability of ABA based desensitization on the success of dental treatment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” I am grateful for all this training and knowledge to make me prepared to provide highest quality care to my patient.

I am so excited to be part of Children Dental Center!! I embrace my profession with joy and happiness because as a pediatric dentist, I can be a positive influence in children’s lives. I enjoy forming lifelong relationship with my patients. Having 2 wonderful little kids, I’m passionate about helping children have a positive dental experience and empower them to take pride in their oral health.

Dr. Barbara Thompson

Dr. Barbara Thompson

Dr. Barbara Thompson was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Tennessee State University in 2008. She then attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2012. Dr. Thompson then went on to obtain her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Howard University, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Thompson became a board certified pediatric dentist in 2015, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Before relocating to Georgia with her husband, Dr. Thompson worked in private practice in Middle Tennessee and in public health in Troy, Alabama. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Thompson enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, cooking, and running.

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Dr. Tyler Driggers

Dr. Tyler Driggers was born and raised in Marietta, GA. He earned his undergraduate degree in organizational behavior and management from Brown University in 2001. He then attended Creighton University, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. After finishing a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska, he went on to complete a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Iowa. He became board certified in 2012. Before moving home to Georgia with his wife and five children, he worked in private practice in Colorado.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and fly fishing.

Jovas Booker

Dr. Jovas Booker

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Dr. Byron Murphy

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Dr. Carlla Bittinger

Rochelle Lopyan

Dr. Rochelle Lopyan

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Dr. Jeremy Tarver

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Dr. Sotelo

Dr. Sotelo was born and raised in Columbia. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University in 2009. She then attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 2015. Dr. Sotelo is married and currently lives with her husband and three children in Acworth, Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, bike riding, and attending her children’s soccer games. Dr. Sotelo has dedicated the majority of her career exclusively to the care of children, teens, and adolescents and she is very excited for the opportunity to serve the families of Acworth and Rome.

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Dr. Byron Murphy

Pediatric Dentist

PERSONAL

Dr. Murphy enjoys an active lifestyle, with hobbies including spending time outdoors, biking, camping, hiking, playing sports, four-wheeling, and completing DIY projects.

EDUCATION

• Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry – The University of Iowa College of Dentistry– Iowa City, IA
• Advanced Education in General Dentistry – Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
• DDS – University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD
• BS in Biology – California State University – Hayward, CA

PROFESSIONAL/AWARDS

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Georgia Dental Association

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Dr. Carlla Bittinger

Attended Morehead State University.
Attended University of Louisville School of Dentistry for DMD degree.
Completed General Practice Residency at the University of Kentucky.
Completed pediatric dentistry residency at Interfaith Medical Center in NY.
Member of ADA, AAPD, GDA

Dr. Tarver

Dr. Tarver

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Dr. Tyler Driggers

Dr. Tyler Driggers was born and raised in Marietta, GA. He earned his undergraduate degree in organizational behavior and management from Brown University in 2001. He then attended Creighton University, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. After finishing a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska, he went on to complete a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Iowa. He became board certified in 2012. Before moving home to Georgia with his wife and five children, he worked in private practice in Colorado.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and fly fishing.

Dr. David Eichel

Dr. David Eichel

Dr. David Eichel, DMD, MSD

Dr. David Eichel is a dual-trained Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist. He has provided high-quality orthodontic care for children and adults for over 25 years. He practiced first in Cincinnati and now back in his hometown of Atlanta since 2014. He received his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia followed by a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Connecticut and an MSD in Orthodontics from Indiana University. He has worked in both private practice and group practices and is excited to bring his experience in all facets of Orthodontics to all his patients.

Dr. Eichel has been married to Judy for over 30 years and they have 4 adult sons. Dr. Eichel is a member of The American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Association of Orthodontists, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, boating, traveling, spending time with his family, and playing with his two dogs. He is also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Braves.

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