MEET THE TEAM
We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Lana | Office Manager
Lana holds a degree in business administration and has several years of experience in all facets of dental practice management. A member of our team since 2018, Lana enjoys working with children and being a part of a wonderful team of doctors and staff. Along with ensuring our patients have an outstanding experience at our office, Lana makes sure all systems are in place to make our office as efficient and well run as possible.
Damaris | Front Office
Damaris was a patient of Dr. Powell long before she officially joined the team! She started working here in high school as a hygiene assistant. She went to college and graduated with a business degree, and after that, attended pastry school. However, when a position became available at Elite Smiles, she was excited to have the opportunity to work here again. Damaris really enjoys being a part of making a great dental experience for the kids we see, as well as for the parents.
Outside of dentistry, Damaris has her own small business making cakes and desserts!
Mary Ellen | Dental Hygienist
Mary Ellen has been a practicing dental hygienist since she graduated from Clayton State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been working at Dr. Powell‘s office since 2009 and loves specializing in pediatrics. She has also been known as the local Tooth Fairy around Atlanta.
In her free time, Mary Ellen enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband Britt and hanging out with her son Decker and her fur baby, Cocoa puff.
Robin | Dental Hygienist
Robin has been a dental hygienist for six years and a pediatric dental hygienist for four years. After completing her degree from Central Georgia Technical College and starting her career, Robin quickly fell in love with the pediatric specialty.
In her spare time, Robin enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and going to Braves games.
Anita | Dental Assistant
Anita is certified in expanded functions, bring with her more than seven years of experience when joining our fun, upbeat office in 2017. In addition to assisting Dr. Powell with patient care, Anita also helps at the front desk whenever she is needed. Most of all, Anita enjoys seeing the bright, happy smiles of our patients when they leave the office.
Courtney | Orthodontic Assistant
Courtney has been a certified orthodontic assistant for more than seven years, and joined our team in 2019. She cherishes the relationships she builds with her patients and loves seeing their confidence transform throughout treatment.
Outside of orthodontics, Courtney is a photographer. You can find her under Courtney Elyse Photography! She also loves to travel and go on adventures with her two dogs and partner. If she’s not working on teeth, Courtney is either behind a camera, her laptop, or outside enjoying the sun!