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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!


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!