Meet the TeamMarietta Dental Smiles

Michelle Turner


Office Manager

My name is Michele Turner. I graduated from Advanced Career Training in 2004 where I obtained my Dental Assistant diploma. I have over 19 years of dental experience and more than 24 years of front-office experience. My love for dentistry and people is what keeps me going every day. I love being a leader and reshaping offices. My dental assistant and mental health training, positive attitude, and team player mentality have helped me navigate my way up the dental ladder from Dental Assistant to Office Manager.

I‘m a Georgia native, a wife, and a mother of 3 beautiful children. I love reading, spending quality time with my family, attending my son’s football games, teaching Sunday school, and singing in the choir.

My favorite quote is from the amazing Maya Angelou; “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. - Maya Angelou

Melanie Schuber

Patient Coordinator

I received my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification from West Georgia Technical College in 2015. The first two years of my career I focused on lead dental assisting along with lead hygiene assisting. I went a step further learning front desk duties as well. Eary 2017, I transitioned into primarily focusing on becoming a patient and insurance coordinator working my way into management duties along with using my dental and hygiene assistant skills as needed.

I am very passionate about my career. I tend to go above and beyond as I am always striving to be better than I was yesterday. I love our patients and enjoy learning about them and their families. I strive to make each patient feel warm and welcome from the moment they walk into our office to the time they leave. I am always here to help with any questions that may arise.

I am a Christian. Without my Lord Jesus Christ I would not be where I am today. I am blessed to be married to my best friend Seth. Together we have five daughters and three grandchildren. During my spare time I love spending time with my family and extended family. I enjoy fishing tournaments alongside my husband, hunting, camping, hiking, photography, building projects, and traveling.

Brittnay Rikad

Brittnay Rikad

Dental Hygienist

I entered the wonderful world of dental hygiene in 2020 and graduated with a bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee Wesleyan University. I am blessed to be a mother to an amazing 9-year-old son and wife to my wonderful husband. My family and I moved to Georgia and have made Cobb County our new home. As a military police army vet, I knew I needed to be part of something larger than myself and wanted to find a career that made a difference. I absolutely love when a patient allows me to become part of their dental journey and assist them in reaching their goals. When I am not working, I enjoy just being with my family, all things included.


Kusum Sajnani

Dental Assistant

Kusum was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She has been very passionate about dentistry and went on to become a dentist in India. She moved to the States soon after finishing her dental education in India and is now working as a dental assistant.

Kusum works hard to ensure the comfort of the patients and that they have a pleasant experience. Outside work, she enjoys singing, traveling, and watching movies


Jasmine Phifer

Dental Assistant

Hi, I'm Jazz (like the music). I've been in the dental field for 11 years. I graduated from Everest Institute in 2012. I’m originally from Oak Grove, Louisiana but Marietta, GA has become my home. I enjoy shopping, reading, trying new restaurants (real foodie), and making people smile! That's why dentistry is life, my life.