Lori has been a familiar face at North Point Periodontics for over 20 years. She is our treatment planning coordinator and loves to make patients feel at ease when scheduling their treatment. She is an expert at helping patients overcome their concerns with treatment, finances, or just to provide a hug. Lori is very active, enjoying volleyball, hiking, camping, and playing with her grandchildren. Lori and her husband Ed moved to Atlanta from New Bedford MA and are now empty nesters.
Our team of patient care coordinators would not be complete without Nancy, who is always eager to help our patients. Her expertise in dealing with complicated dental insurance plans makes her invaluable to our office. She has been in the dental field since 2000. She moved to Atlanta in 2001 from San Fernando Valley, California. She has three girls, Tiffany, Catherine and Caylee, and two boys, Miquel and Edgar, that keep her busy. Her spare time is spent with her kids activities and sports events.
Barbara is the office coordinator of North Point Periodontics and has been with us since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has served as Treasurer for many organizations including PTA and her homeowner’s association. Barbara is married to Paul and lives in the Milton area. They have two children, Phillip and Jordan, and three dogs. Phillip is attending the University of Georgia and Jordan is attending Georgia Southern University. Barbara and her children volunteered in the community with Young Men Service League and National Charity League and she continues to do so. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and spending time with friends.
Jodi has been with North Point Periodontics since 2002 and has been practicing dental hygiene for fifteen years. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Vermont. Go Catamounts! She also completed a Culinary Arts Certificate program in 2008 and enjoys all aspects of cooking, especially baking. Jodi lives in Roswell with her two kids, her dog and her foster dog(s). She enjoys anything outdoorsy, but especially water sports-she was a 2009 Alabama state wakeboarding champ!
Debbie is a part time hygienist who began her career in our office in 2006 as a dental assistant. She went on to dental hygiene school at Georgia Perimeter College, graduating in 2009. Debbie loves being part of North Point Periodontics because of the sense of family she feels with the staff and the patients. An outdoorsy girl, Debbie enjoys camping, hiking, and romping with her dog Roxie. She has even been known to go white water rafting and skydiving! Debbie feels strongly about making patients feel comfortable at their dental visit and will ease any anxiety that is brought to her chair.
Jennifer is an Atlanta native and has practiced dental hygiene for 29 years, the last 12 being at North Point Periodontics. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In addition to her clinical duties, Jennifer is our Professional Relations Coordinator for the practice. In this role she maintains communication between our office and our referring doctors. She coordinates the continuing education programs that we present quarterly in our office Educational Center. Jennifer resides in Alpharetta with her husband Paul and their dogs, Ellie and Burton. They have one son, Duncan, who is currently a student at the University of Georgia. Jennifer enjoys going to the lake, boating, and spending time with family and friends. She also volunteers with Tanner’s Totes, a non-profit organization that delivers totes to teens with cancer.
Samantha is Dr. Kirkland’s surgical assistant. She recently moved here to the Alpharetta area from Flint, Michigan. Her calm demeanor and smiling, friendly face puts our surgical patients at ease before, during and after their procedures. Sam is married to Michael, a local restaurant chef, and the mother of their twin girls, Aliyah and Amiyah, and their son Michael Jr. In her spare time, she loves to bake and craft with her kids.
Lynn is also Dr. Kirkland’s surgical assistant. Lynn is another Michigan transplant and has been in Atlanta since 1996! She has been working in the dental field for 6 years. In addition to wonderful surgical assisting skills, Lynn is responsible for monitoring and ordering our entire dental inventory and maintains communication with our many dental suppliers. She also helps monitor and maintain our dental equipment. She has a daughter, Genesis, and in their spare time they love roller coasters, movies, and listening to music.
Kim wears many hats here at North Point Periodontics. She works alongside Dr. Kirkland and our fantastic Hygiene team to keep the schedule running smoothly. She is also one of our patient care coordinators. Her smiling face or friendly voice just may greet you as you walk in the door! Kim is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan and has been an Alpharetta resident since 1995. She has 2 kids, Kayla and Dominic, and their family dog, Butler. Kim loves to spend her spare time with her friends and family.
Linda has been a full-time hygienist at North Point Periodontics since 2000 and has over 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Prairie State College in Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Madonna University in Michigan. She lives with her husband Marc, a general dentist, in Alpharetta. An empty nester now, Linda has more time to pursue scrapbooking, gardening, and playing with her two lively dogs.