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Meet Our Marietta, Georgia Dental Team

Charlene Shawa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Charlene has been a registered dental hygenist for more than 20 years. She enjoys the chance to help her patients and work with a great team. She is originally from New Orleans and attended Barbe High School in Lake Charles, LA and Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. Charlene has two children and likes photography. Ask Charlene about her pet snake!

Jenny Turner, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenny joined our team in 2018, and she’s worked in the dental field since 2009. She is devoted to creating personal relationships with each of her patients and helping them achieve their healthiest smiles. Jenny studied nursing at the University of Maryland, and she completed her dental hygiene education at West Georgia Technical College in 2009. Additionally, Jenny maintains certification in radiology and OSHA safety regulations. She also completed an advanced training seminar on Lumineers in Las Vegas. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Jenny is happily married with two stepsons, one daughter, and another child on the way as of 2018. When she’s not busy, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, hanging out with family and friends, and golfing. She was even on TV after winning a putting tournament on a Maryland golf course at the age of 12!

Savannah Karr, Dental Assistant

New to the dental field and our office in 2017, Savannah is passionate about patient comfort, and she loves to see patients leave our office with a smile. She studied dental assisting at the Douglas Dental Studio and maintains CPR certification. A native of Hiram, Georgia, Savannah enjoys spending time with her outdoorsy family, playing tennis, kayaking, and hiking.

Catherine Cortes, Treatment Coordinator

Catherine has been working in dentistry for more than 15 years. As our treatment coordinator, she appreciates the opportunity to interact with patients and seeing the expression on their faces when their smiles are restored to full health. Originally from Puerto Rico, Catherine attended Roswell High School and then went on to study at Kennesaw State University and Atlanta Tech College for dental assisting. She is certified in dental assisting, expanded duties and CPR. Catherine loves being a mom to her young son and staying busy as a family.

Paige Ellis, Scheduling Coordinator

As our scheduling coordinator, Paige is happiest helping patients improve their overall oral health, and she loves working with her colleagues at Thornton Dental. Originally from Oneonta, AL, she attended Hiram High School and Dental Career Institute for dental assisting.

Paige comes from a very large and close Christian family. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, travel and anything outdoors with her two dogs, Stella and Hank. Ask Paige about her great-grandfather who was an artist for Walt Disney!

Jodi Postell, Financial Coordinator

With nearly thirty years of experience in the field of dentistry, Jodi joined our team in 2018. As our financial coordinator, Jodi enjoys getting to know patients and helping them to maximize their dental insurance benefits. Jodi trained as an expanded duties dental assistant and she has also completed front office management courses. Outside of work, Jodi is married to Wesley, and they are the proud parents of one daughter, Macey, and two sons, Bailey and Jay. They also have a granddaughter, Whitley, who Jodi loves to spend time with whenever she can. In her free time, Jodi plays with her dog, Zeus, goes to the beach, reads, and spends her Saturdays watching college football.