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Our Excellent Team

Passionate, knowledgeable professionals you can trust
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Dr. Vik Bhatia, DMD

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.

He is a member of the following organizations:

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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.

Deb Steenland,
Practice Administrator

Deb is an irreplaceable member of our practice. She takes great pride in her team, and is always working hard to support them so that they can focus on providing high caliber patient care. When she is not in office, she loves spending time with her family.

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Christine Lovett, DA

Christine Lovett has been a part of Brookhaven Dental Associates since 2016. She exemplifies the work ethic that is set at Brookhaven Dental Associates, and has been working in the capacity of Dental Assistant expanded functions since 2004.

Her career path through the company has been recognized by staff at all levels, who admire her work ethic and dedication to Brookhaven Dental Associates.

Christine Ritchie, RDH

Christine graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 1996 from Tallahassee Community College.  After working in Florida for eight years, she moved to Atlanta, Ga. Where she continued to work in the industry as a dental hygienist and part time personal trainer. In her off time she enjoys working out, riding bikes, and spending time with the love of her life Tug, her Boston Terrier.

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Karen McEntyre, Clinical Director

Karen McEntyre is our clinical director. She is an Expanded Functions Register Dental Assistant with a career that spans more than 30 years. She has diverse experience that includes general dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, and teaching. Karen is passionate about dentistry and feels a happy patient is the highest compliment.

Karen and her husband Craig have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. In addition to spending time with family, Karen enjoys watching college football, scuba diving, cooking, and anything Disney.

Ivy Edwards, RDH

Ivy Edwards was born in Macon, GA many years ago.  In 1994 he was going to Georgia State wanting to become a teacher.  Then he went to the career center and saw allied health (nursing, nutrition and dental hygiene).  Within months Ivy was working for a friend who was a dentist.  Within a year, he had transferred to Dekalb College (now Perimeter) and applied to the dental hygiene program.  He finished the program, received his degree and passed the boards in 1997.  

 

Ivy never seriously considered any other type of work.  He loves that Brookhaven Dental Associates’ office is modern and that the team gets along so well.  He also loves living within 6 miles of the office and the weekly office outing.  His favorite pastimes are walking, running, rock climbing, and light weight lifting.  His favorite place is a rock that juts into the lake at Stone Mountain where he quiets his mind and thank God for life’s blessing.  Ivy also loves bowling and golf (golf so he can be outside and only if no one keeps score).

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Annie Poling, Office Manager

Annie moved to Atlanta in February of 2019 and immediately joined the team at Brookhaven Dental Associates. She is originally from Greensboro, NC where she earned her undergrad degree at UNCG in Hospitality and Tourism management. Her background in customer service management, client communications and an affinity for problem solving has been a great fit with this practice’s core value of exceptional patient care. In her free time you will find her exploring her new hometown’s fun spots such as Piedmont Park or the Mercedes Benz stadium for Atlanta United games.

Karen L., RDH

Bio coming soon!

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Cait Roberts, Oral Surgery / Assistant Manager

Cait adores her Brookhaven Dental Center family! This small office in the heart of Brookhaven has a small - but MIGHTY - team. Cait is so honored to be a part of the amazing growth the practice is seeing - as well as oral surgery. She prides herself on guiding her team to provide always improving patient care in a personable, peaceful environment. Free time for Cait usually involves football practice for her son and family adventures.

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