Dr. Mehrdod Parsa
Dr. 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. Omar Shariff
Dr. Shariff has joined the team at Johns Creek Dental Excellence from Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his undergraduate education, masters of public health, and dental education at Indiana University. Upon graduation he started his career as an associate dentist before opening his own private practice in 2008. While growing his practice Dr. Shariff earned recognition as one of America’s Top Dentists and lectured to local study clubs on different areas of general, cosmetic, and advanced dental procedures. He holds professional membership in:
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Georgia Dental Association
Dr. Shariff is committed to providing the most comprehensive care possible. He participates extensively in continuing education courses, exceeding the state licensing board’s requirements. Since graduating, Dr. Shariff has completed courses in implant placement, implant restorations, endodontics, conscious sedation, orthodontics, veneers, occlusion, dental photography, and many other areas of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Shariff recently received the prestigious Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. This is awarded to dentists who have displayed a commitment to continuing education and currently only 5% of dentists have achieved this distinction. He places our patients’ well being above all and is always available for consultation.
Dr. Shariff moved to Atlanta in 2014 with his wife and daughter. His wife is completing her residency at Emory University in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. They love Atlanta and look forward to building their professional lives and growing their family here. Dr. Shariff and his wife enjoy traveling, trying Atlanta’s great restaurants, and working out regularly.
Stacey English, Dental Hygienist
Stacey 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 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.
Your Dental Assistants
Annette Wallace, Dental Assistant
Annette 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.
Lara Taylor, Dental Assistant
Lara 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. Shariff, 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 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 and Russian. 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.
Your Patient Care Coordinators
Fran Ferguson, Office Manager
Fran 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
Tracey 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.