Kate was raised in Ohio and moved to Georgia in 2012. She currently resides in Big Canoe with her husband Chris and their two furry felines. You can find Kate at the Big Canoe Fitness Center teaching her Zumba class or lifting weights. Outside of work she enjoys being with family, traveling, photography, dancing, hiking, and cooking. Kate’s friends would describe her as Outgoing, Funny, and Kind-hearted. In 2006, Kate received her degree in Dental Assisting in Cleveland Ohio, where she was employed with Cleveland Clinic Hospital. She is very knowledgeable in the following Dental Specialties- Orthodontics, Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, and Periodontics. She enjoys a little bit of everything when it comes to Dentistry. She expanded her knowledge and became an EFDA, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Georgia, and got trained with Dental Administrative. Kate is now the manager of Northgate Station Comprehensive Dentistry and is glad to call it her second home.
Our Dental Hygienist, Lana, is originally from a southern city of Russia, Rostov- on-Don. Lana studied business and planning at Rostov State University of Economics. Despite her promising career in the business world, her heart was always in dentistry.
In 1992 she had an opportunity to come to the United States and build a future here. Her family settled in West Hartford, Connecticut. Lana found herself a job in a large dental practice as a “sterilization room supervisor”. She was a quick learner and soon began assisting, as well as attending UCONN for English classes.
In 1996, she came to Atlanta and fell in love with southern hospitality. Right before the Summer Olympics Atlanta was growing and offering numerous business opportunities. Lana started working as a lead dental assistant in a busy dental practice in Sandy Springs that specialized in treating challenging, apprehensive patients. Years of experience working with true “dental cowards” taught Lana how to turn patient’s fears and anxieties into joy, comfort, and confidence. Academically, Lana transferred to Georgia State University, where she took pre-dental hygiene courses. She was accepted to Fortis Dental Hygiene Program in Smyrna, GA, and graduated in 2012 with numerous clinical and academic awards.
Over the years, Lana and her husband visited Big Canoe for short weekend getaways and special occasions. It didn’t take long for the family to fall in love with North Georgia nature and get involved with the community. The couple is the parents of four children and has one grandchild. They also have an adorable rescue dog, Pike.
Lana enjoys all outdoor sports, hiking, and traveling. She is a proud supporter of clean eating, healthy lifestyles, and daily exercising.
Certified Dental Assistant for Northgate Station Dentistry. She lives in Dawsonville with her husband and her daughter. Kayla loves to help people with their dental needs. She is very comforting to the patients and has a gentle touch.
Madison is our Certified Dental Assistant. She is our OSHA officer and her main duty is to implement the infection control protocols and procedures as well as quality control of every instrument and material to be used by the Dentist, Hygienist, or any personnel in the operatory, laboratory or sterilization areas. We are so grateful to have Madi on our team.