(770) 663-0333

2880 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

Meet the Doctors and Staff



Dr. Mehrdod Parsa

2013-09-25 14.20.17Dr. Parsa has been involved in dentistry since he was very young.  He has worked as a dental technician prior to attending dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 1987.

Dr. Parsa is constantly looking at the new ways to help people both through technique and technology.  He has been implementing the cutting edge techniques, which are now available at Johns Creek Dental Excellence including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, CEREC crowns (one visit crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers), root canals and oral surgery.

Dr. Parsa relies heavily on his staff to help patients receive the care and respect they need.  He believes this is the best staff he has ever had because they are a team of professionals with a common goal to provide you with the best dental care in a relaxing and professional environment.

On site is Crown Dental Lab, where our master ceramist can create the veneers and crowns you have always dreamed of having.  Here at Johns Creek Dental Excellence, we truly are a practice that can take care of all of your dental needs.

Dr. Valentina Espinosa

2013-09-25 14.33.01Dr. Valentina joined Johns Creek Dental Excellence in August of 2015. She earned her dental degree from the University of Florida in 2014, and completed a one year dental residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2015!

Dr. Valentina is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese; she was born in Caracas, Venezuela, lived in Brazil when she was young, and spent the rest of her childhood in Weston, Florida. Dr. Valentina originally moved to Atlanta to join her husband, Dr. Shaun Young, who is currently in his last year of Oral and Maxillofacial residency at Emory University! Dr. Valentina and Dr. Young enjoy living in Atlanta, where they like to spend time with friends and their dog, Cali. In her spare time, Dr. Valentina does barre classes and travels to visit family and friends!

Dr. Valentina is skilled in the practice of general dentistry. The majority of her work involves fillings, crowns, bridges, implant crowns, partials, and dentures. She shares a similar philosophy as Dr. Parsa and is able to complement our practice with such ethical and high standards of care.

The Hygienists


Stacey English, Dental Hygienist

2013-09-25 14.09.59Stacey has been in the dental industry for 20 years.  She has 4 years Certified Expanded duties in Auxiliary Assisting, 14 years Licensed and Registered Dental Hygienist, OSHA and is CPR certified.  She received her Associates in Dental Hygiene at Georgia Perimeter College and her B.S. in Zoology/Science Education from UGA. Stacey was born and raised in metro Atlanta.  Before becoming a hygienist, Stacey was a Newton County middle school teacher, Owner/Operator of a Gymnastics Program, Owner/Operator of Ravin to Grow Landscaping.  She resides at Lake Lanier with her three children, the oldest of which is married and is her wonderful neighbor. Her hobbies include landscaping, gardening, camping, mountain biking, boating and volunteering dental services at Dentistry from the Heart, in the community and hopefully soon through a mission trip.  She is grateful to be involved in an industry that allows her to provide services and information to improve not only patient’s oral health care, but most importantly, their overall systemic health!

Patti Henry, Dental Hygienist

Patti HenryPatti is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our Johns Creek Dental Excellence team in August of 2014. She is a Georgia native, having grown up in Vidalia, Ga. Earning the Thomas P. Hinman scholarship was one of her many accomplishments while on her way to becoming a 2008 graduate of Valdosta State University/Valdosta Technical College. Being introduced to dentistry at an early age, Patti always knew that she wanted to become a hygienist. She strives to not only create great relationships with her patients, but provide excellent care as well. Patti currently resides in the West Midtown area of Atlanta where she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, being outdoors, hanging out with her Goldendoodle and Jack Russell, as well as visiting her twin sister and two baby nieces in Vidalia.

Yanely Duart, Hygiene Assistant

Yanely DuartYanely joined the Johns Creek Dental Excellence Team in the fall of 2014. Originally from Mexico, she moved from to Atlanta with her family in 2004. This is her second year working in the dental industry with a one year background as front desk receptionist. Yanely is CPR and OSHA certified and is currently enrolled at Georgia Perimeter College continuing her education. Her goal is to go to hygiene school, as for she is very committed to her education. As well, she enjoys spending time with her family,bowling, playing volleyball, biking, dancing and enjoying a good cup of coffee!


The Assistants


Annette Wallace, Dental Assistant

2013-09-25 14.06.55Annette is a Certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant with over 30 years of experience. Other certifications include radiation, in office teeth whitening, CPR and OSHA. She is originally from Germany and moved to Georgia with her family in 1998. Annette has been assisting Dr. Parsa with various procedures, including sedation, implant and cosmetic dentistry since 2000. Annette enjoys getting to know our patients on a friendly and professional level. Her goal every day is to make our patients very comfortable with treatment. She is able and ready to answer any clinical questions you may have regarding your care.

Araxie Resenson, Dental Assistant

2013-09-25 14.29.01Araxie is a Certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant with over five years of dental experience. Her other certifications include Xray Radiation, In-Office Teeth Whitening, CPR, OSHA, and Invisalign. Araxie was born in USSR, grew up in Israel, and moved to Georgia with her family in 1999. She has been assisting at our office since the summer of 2012, and has enjoyed getting to know all of our wonderful patients. In her free time, Araxie loves to teach, work on crafts, attend yoga classes, dance, and go on nature hikes!

Lara Taylor, Dental Assistant

2013-09-25 14.15.21Lara joined Johns Creek Dental Excellence in the fall of 2013. She attended Valdosta State University for two years and will be continuing her education towards a Dental Hygiene Degree. In the meantime, she is enjoying learning all about dentistry and forming great relationships with our patients! She is CPR and OSHA certified, assists with Dr. Parsa and Dr. Tran, works with our marketing and social networking, as well as our new patient coordination! In Lara’s free time, she absolutely loves being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, along with her Chocolate Lab, Chubb!

Elena Birsa, Dental Assistant

Elena BirsaElena was born in the Republic of Moldova, which is an Eastern European country located between Romania and Ukraine. Her first language is Romanian, but is also fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish. Elena moved to the United States about seven years ago and is currently enrolled at Georgia Perimeter College for continuing education. Elena has been in the dental field for over six years and is also certified with Expanded Duties, CPR, OSHA, and has experience working with CEREC technology and surgical procedures. She has a very professional approach to all these areas of dentistry, and loves making patients feel comfortable and secure. Elena Joined Johns Creek Dental Excellence team in the fall of 2014, and enjoys spending her free time traveling and exploring foreign cuisine in her kitchen.



Office Administration


Fran Ferguson, Office Manager

2013-09-25 14.12.44Fran is the Office Manager of our practice. She has worked in the dental field for over seventeen years. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and establishing long-term relationships with patients. Watching the immediate improvements as well as the life long results that culminate from quality care and dentistry brings her the most satisfaction. She truly loves our patients and her work.
She is Grandma to a beautiful baby girl, Brenya and a brand new baby girl, Vayda.

Tracey Waller, Front Desk Receptionist

2013-09-25 14.05.32Tracey has been with Johns Creek Dental Excellence for 7 years and has been assisting in dentistry for over 20 years.  She enjoys meeting and greeting new and old patients and loves helping them achieve the smiles they have always wanted. Currently, Tracey is enrolled at University of Phoenix to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.  Her hobbies include reading, studying, traveling and spending time with her son and daughter.

I recently moved and had the GOOD FORTUNE of finding Dental Excellence – a name than more than meets the excellence of this office. From the very friendly receptionists at the front desk to the doctors and their professional and courteous staff “EXCELLENCE” is the word. It is not every day that you find an office of this high quality. After you are pampered..