The dental assistant works closely with the dentist and the dental hygienist to help provide optimal care for patients. Roles of the assistant include but are not limited to:
- Working with the dentist with dental procedures
- Taking impressions of the patients’ teeth for study models and whitening trays
- Making temporary bridges and crowns
- Taking and developing dental x-rays
- Assisting with sterilization to ensure infection and contaminant control
- Helping patients achieve and maintain a maximum level of comfort during the dental visit
Kim has been a certified dental assistant for fourteen years. She has been with Buckhead Dental Associates since 2008 where she primarily assists Dr. Richard Weinman in addition to the other doctors. She received her training through the Red Cross Dental Assisting program in Okinawa, Japan. Kim has supported our military troops for the past ten years working as a contracted assistant. She has worked in Okinawa, Japan, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina and the Pentagon.
She is an Illinois native but has been in Atlanta for the past five years. She lives in Duluth and has a son at Georgia Gwinnett College. Kim enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.
Sue is one of Buckhead Dentals’ veteran assistants, having worked with the office for over 22 years. She works primarily with Dr. Richard Weinman along with the other doctors. Sue also serves as the office supply manager.
She is originally from Illinois but has been in the Atlanta area for over twenty years. She lives in Alpharetta and has two children, a high school aged son and daughter. Sue is also a huge animal lover and has two dogs, Sophie & Rabun.
Tamara has been with Buckhead Dental for 9 years. She currently works as Dr. Myerson’s assistant as well as helping the other doctors. She is from Minsk, Belarus and was granted her American citizenship in 2003. She loves to travel in her spare time.
Viktoriya has been a certified dental assistant since 2003. She has been at Buckhead Dental Associates for four years. She currently works with Dr. Rebecca Weinman in addition to helping the other doctors.
She moved to the United States in 1998 from Moldova, a small Eastern European nation. Viktoriya is married and has two beautiful daughters who keep her very busy!
Zoya has been at Buckhead Dental Associates for sixteen years. She currently serves as Dr. Myerson’s assistant as well as helping out the other doctors. Zoya is also the office OSHA officer.
Prior to moving to the United States in 1993, she lived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She and her husband have two sons. Zoya enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family in Atlanta and New York.