Our hygienists are highly trained professionals who provide an integral role in the dental health of their patients. In Georgia, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school with a program of at least two years in length and pass the National Hygiene Board exam. Once these are successfully completed, the RDH then takes the Southeast Regional Dental Boards, which are primarily clinical exams using real patients. After passing the examinations, the hygienist must then register with the Georgia State Dental Board before practicing.
Our team includes Registered Dental Hygienists with special training, education and experience in the care of cosmetic dental work. Our Aesthetic Dental Hygienists have extensive post-graduate training in courses such as advanced hygiene at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies, the PAC-Live aesthetic continuum in San Francisco, and The Hornbrook Group. In fact, they regularly attend as many continuing education courses in a year as most dentists are required to.
As such, they perform routine cleanings, as well as scaling and root planing procedures with attention to the special needs of porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental materials. They also have expertise in the latest whitening techniques, periodontal and soft tissue management, home care education, and preventive tooth and gum care. Our hygienists place a special emphasis on providing these hygienic services with “TLC” and gently responding to the individual needs and preferences of every client.
We believe a healthy smile is the strongest foundation for a beautiful smile. Therefore, your periodontal care is of utmost priority. We customize cleanings to properly care for your specific periodontal (gums & bone) needs. Whether a six-month or more frequent cleaning or full periodontal therapy, our hygienists will always strive to great treatment while maintaining your absolute comfort.
Meet Our Hygiene Team
Becca was born and raised in Metro Atlanta. She attended Armstrong Atlantic State and the University of Savannah. After graduating from her hygiene program, she joined the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in 2013. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is meeting and building relationships with the patients she treats. She also enjoys seeing how smile makeovers can transform a person’s confidence and self esteem. Becca enjoys working out, specifically Crossfit, live music, and spending time with her fur-baby, Alvin.
Tiffani was born in raised in McDonough, Georgia. She attended Middle Georgia Tech and the Georgia Southern. She joined the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in 2013. She loves the amazing team members she works with, getting to learn and train with the newest techniques and technology, and working for a team that is so focused on growth. Tiffani enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the beach (or anywhere she can be on a boat!) and playing at Piedmont Park with her fur baby, Frankie the Frenchie.
Shannon Collins was born in Oregon and raised in California. She attended Seattle Pacific for her undergraduate and Portland State for her hygiene program. Post graduation, she spent the next 25 years in periodontics, joining the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in 2013. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys yoga, spending time with her husband and their four beautiful children, and (as is the California way) enjoying the sunshine!