Lesley – Practice Administrator
Lesley has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She is certified in expanded duties, CPR and radiology. For many years she was a clinical assistant, while also helping in the front business office.
A native of Indiana, Lesley moved to Atlanta in 1986. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering for different charities, traveling, cooking, biking and is an avid reader. She lives in Buckhead with her husband and their 4 cats Sophie, Maxie, Remy, and last but not least, Coco.
Lisa – Practice Coordinator
For over 30 years Lisa continues to enjoy working in the dental profession. She is passionate in helping others to understand their dental wants and needs. She moved to Atlanta in 2005 from South Florida to be near family and a change of season. She is a Graduate of Florida Medical and Dental College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. with a dental assistant/business administration degree. She is certified in expanded duties/radiology and continues learning through continuing education courses.
When Lisa is not working she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and granddaughters, family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, yoga and traveling.
Danielle – Hygiene Coordinator
Danielle has lived in the Atlanta area for over 15 years, born and raised in Southern Michigan, this Northerner got here as soon as she could! Danielle attended Chattahoochee Tech where she completed classes for Medical Administration. She has been in the field of dentistry for 4 years, and has an 8 year background in medical. She very much enjoys interacting with patients and assisting them with any scheduling, insurance or billing questions. Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their “fur children”. She has 2 dogs- Paisley & Jackson and a cat named-Meeko. Paisley is currently undergoing training to become a therapy dog, this will allow Danielle and Paisley to brighten the days of residents and patients of nursing homes and hospitals . Hiking and kayaking (yes Paisley gets to go too!) is on the top of her favorite activities and spending as much time as she can visiting family and friends. During the fall, you can always find Danielle gearing up to watch NFL games- GO PACKERS!
Margaret – Patient Coordinator
Margaret began her career as a patient coordinator in 1993 in Hollywood, Florida. She moved to Atlanta in 2002 where she has continued to work in the dental field. She enjoys working with all the patients and helping anyone out. Margaret has three children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She lives in East Cobb, is active at her church and teaches Sunday school. In her free time Margaret enjoys going to the park with a good book.
Crystal – Dental Hygienist
Crystal has been in the dental field for 25 years. She graduated with honors in 1994 from Columbus State University in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia and moved to Atlanta in 1996.
With a true passion for dental hygiene, she stays current on the latest technology and trends in dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses each year. She is well-versed in Periodontal disease and gum issues and her goal is to educate each and every one of her patients on how to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. You can reach her by email at Crystal@BensonDentalGroup.com to answer any questions you may have about your oral health. Crystal enjoys spending her free time attending concerts, hiking, doting on her nieces and nephews and snuggling with her cats.
Natalie – Hygienist
Natalie was born in Atlanta and grew up in Marietta, GA. She graduated with honors from the Georgia State University Dental Hygiene Program. She strives to provide each patient with the highest quality care. She continues to expand her knowledge in order to stay current on the latest advances in dental hygiene. She is passionate about educating and empowering her patients. Natalie enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, cooking and cuddling her dog Cammy.
Samia – Dental Assistant
Samia is an expanded duties dental assistant. She completed her education at the Georgia School of Dental Assistants.
Born and raised in Romania, she moved to the Atlanta area in August of 2012. She loves doting on her adorable 5 year old son.
When Samia is not making patients smile in the office or paying close attention to the intricate details of dentistry, she enjoys rock climbing and sewing.
She speaks not 1, not 2, but 5 different languages! Test Samia’s fluency at your next dental appointment!”
Minela – Dental Assistant
Minela was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. When she was a year old, she and her family moved to Sandy Springs, Georgia where she has resided ever since. Minela travels to many places where she fits right in, as she can speak four different languages. Minela is currently enrolled at Georgia State studying economics. When Minela is not at work or studying, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her German Shepard/Golden Retriever, Archie. She has an eye for beauty and is an amazing photographer. She loves traveling and learning new things about various places, which ties in with her love for watching historical documentaries. She joins our office with years of customer service experience and will always greet you with a bright smile and compassionate attitude.
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Mon: 7:30 am-4 pm
- Tues: 7:00am-4pm
- Wed: 7:30am-4pm
- Thurs: 7:00am-2pm
- Fri-Sun: Closed
- We are closed for all major holidays
For after-hour dental emergencies, Dr. Benson and Dr. Upton can be reached via our answering service by calling 770-394-3114.