Phone: 404-325-2905

2296 Henderson Mill Road, Ste 108 Atlanta, GA 30345

Meet The Team

Meet the Staff of Artistic Dentistry

Shanna Jackson – Office Manager

I was born and raised a small town girl, originally from Baxley, which is located in the heart of South Georgia. Baxley is also the hometown to Georgia’s first Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Mrs. Caroline Miller. I graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Administrative Services, and a minor in Speech Communications. After graduation, I moved to Atlanta, where I started out with Dr. Vanstrom as a patient. I was offered the position as his Front Office Coordinator, which I loved for 10 years. I have since been promoted to Office Manager, where I enjoy taking care of all of our patient’s needs here at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta.

I am married to my best friend, Kevin, and together we have two amazing children, Kaitlyn and Walker. I am a tried and true UGA fan. Sic em’ dawgs’! In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, shopping, and adding to my shoe collection.

Amanda Jatta – Scheduling Coordinator

I was born and raised a coal miner’s daughter in rural, Southern West Virginia, where my family still resides. Go Mountaineers! I moved to Atlanta, when I was 20 years old in search of better opportunities. I attended Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta, where I received my certification as a dental assistant.  I was hired by Dr. Vanstrom as a hygiene assistant in 2014. I have since moved to the front office, where I enjoy meeting and greeting all of our wonderful patients here at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta. I’ve learned that living in the big city can be a  bit overwhelming when you’re from such a small town, but I feel right at home working in the “friends and family” atmosphere the staff and patients create.

I am married and have two beautiful daughters, Amisa and Sheylynn, who are every bit of me made over. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors with my family, writing, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Kerri McKenzie – Hygienist

I was born in Atlanta and raised in Norcross, Georgia. I knew as a little girl that I wanted to be a dental hygienist. So after high school I attended Georgia Perimeter College, (formally DeKalb College) to seek my Dental Hygiene degree. While attending college, I worked as an orthodontic assistant to familiarize myself with the dental field. The year 1999 was a big year for me; I graduated from college, started my profession and got married to the man of my dreams. In 2002, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Vanstrom and his staff as a temporary hygienist.

I fell in love with it so much that he hired me on part-time in 2005. At the present time, my husband Tommy and I are living in Monroe, Georgia with our two children, Jacob and Elizabeth.

Kathy Tedder – Hygienist

I was born in Warner Robins, Georgia, home of Robins Air Force Base. I developed an interest in the dental field during high school, and at regular visits to my dentist office. I was encouraged to pursue my interest by a dental hygienist at my church. I graduated from Macon College with an Associate Degree in Science and Dental Hygiene. I have practiced for 19 years. I am a wife and proud mother of three lovely children. I love playing tennis and being outdoors with my children.

 

Beth Adams – Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Eatonton Georgia, where most of my family still resides. I moved to Atlanta right after high school then attended Gwinnett Technical Institute receiving a Certification in Dental Assisting. Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta was my first assisting job. I love assisting and love this practice so much that I would never dream of doing anything else. My husband and I have been married since 2000 and have a beautiful little girl, Abigail. We spend most of our free time with each other and our friends going to all the amazing places Georgia has to offer.

 

Octavia Turner – Dental Assistant

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Wisconsin. I attended Madison University High school and graduated in the spring of 2002. After high school, I attended Alverno College for two years with a major in Psychology and minor in Business. After much thought, I decided to attend Kaplan College for Dental Assisting and graduated in the winter of 2006. I have been assisting for over 10 years now. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2014, accompanied by my wonderful husband and sweet daughter, Dakota. I have worked with Dr. Vanstrom and the team ever since.

It gives me great satisfaction to be a part of this awesome team and be of service to all our wonderful patients here. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and listening to music.

Brandi Ramey – Dental Assistant

I was born and raised east of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia. I have always been interested in dental healthcare and knew right away I wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. After I graduated high school, I went to work for my local dentist as an assistant, who provided me hands-on training. In 2014, I was hired as an assistant by Dr. Vanstrom and have since moved to the Financial Coordinator position. I enjoy taking care of our incredible patients and helping make treatment affordable. I am truly blessed to work for such an amazing dentist. In my free time, I enjoy cheering on UGA, the Atlanta Falcons, traveling, and spending time with my son, Ethan.

Betty Vanstrom – Accounting Coordinator

I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and moved to Southern California with my family when I was four. I attended San Marino High School where I met my future husband, Peter Vanstrom. We both received our Bachelors degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983 and moved to Atlanta in 1984 so that Peter could attend Emory University Dental School and I could continue my career as a marketing representative for IBM. After five years at IBM, I went to work for Norrell Corporation in various sales and management positions, most notably vice president of the IBM national account.

After 12 years with Norrell Corporation, I made the decision in 1999 to retire from Corporate America and focus on raising our two daughters, Christine and Caroline. Since that time, I have become more and more involved with Artistic Dentistry as business and accounting manager. I love working with Peter and his wonderful staff. In my spare time, I enjoy playing ALTA and USTA with my tennis friends.

Cindy Shubert – In remembrance of Cindy, we are forever grateful for the time we had and we will always love you.

CindyI am a Southern girl, born and raised here in Atlanta, Ga. I am Scotch-Irish, and on a good day I am 5’2″ tall. I feel very blessed because I have been given many gifts in my life: my loving family, my beautiful teenage son and my incredible friends that I get to work with everyday at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta. I graduated from Tucker High School  and attended West Georgia College. I received my Certified Dental Assistant degree in 1995, and shortly after that began my career with Dr. Vanstrom. It has been amazing to watch our practice grow over the last 15 years. I have a very busy and full life as a mother of a teenager. It can get crazy going every night to practice and then to another practice, weekend tournaments, being team mom and booster club president but I would not have it any other way.

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Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta

2296 Henderson Mill Rd, Ste 108
Atlanta, GA 30345

Office: 404-325-2905
Fax: 678-735-3148

Email: smile@vanstrom.com