Our Staff

Managers


Sarah

Sarah Penland

Office Manager

With years of dental experience and a keen eye for details and organization, Sarah’s love of dentistry shows in her work. Sarah enjoys meeting and getting to know all of our patients; and is on hand and eager to work with Dr. Resuta, Dr. Robbins and Dr. Filipovic in helping each patient achieve the smile of their dreams.
A native of Georgia and always one for adventure, Sarah has lived throughout the United States and in Mexico before moving to Atlanta and joining our team in September of 2015. While not married, or a parent, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family who reside in the North Georgia Mountains, giving opportunities for her to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. When not in the office, Sarah enjoys an active life spent with quality time in the gym, with friends, traveling and racing as co-pilot with her dad in his UTV.

Hygienists


Pamela

Pamela Bennett

Registered Dental Hygienist

Pamela is a registered dental hygienist and has worked with our practice for over 23 years. A native of Atlanta, Pamela attended Georgia Southern University prior to graduating from the dental hygiene program at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. Pamela’s friendly and outgoing demeanor puts her patients at ease while her expertise and experience helps her provide optimal oral care. She also counts many patients among her friends and enjoys getting to know them on a personal level. Pamela lives in Dunwoody with her husband and two children. An avid runner, Pamela also enjoys vacationing at the beach and spending time with her family and friends.



Wiesaal Doane

Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from South Africa, Wiesaal is a graduate of Palm Beach College in Florida. She enjoys establishing a friendly professional relationship with both new and existing clients. Many of which she has continually treated for the 17 years she has been with our practice. One of Wiesaal’s favorite aspects of dentistry is educating patients on how to achieve and maintain excellent oral health. With over 22 years of experience in the dental field, she is an expert at keeping your teeth and gums healthy and free of gum disease. Wiesaal is the proud mother of four wonderful children and in her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, sports, and gardening.


Annette Roberts

Registered Dental Hygienist

After residing in Charleston, South Carolina for nine years, Annette moved to Atlanta and joined our team in 2011. She grew up in Michigan and received an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 1999 from Ferris State University in Grand Rapids. Annette is a registered dental hygienist with a passion for promoting health and wellness by providing exceptional dental care. She loves connecting with her patients and educating them about oral health and the impact it has on their overall wellness. Annette’s favorite pastimes include golfing, hiking, exploring new restaurants, wine tastings, and simply relaxing by the pool.


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Stacey Thompson

Registered Dental Hygieniest

With over 10 years of dental experience Stacey enjoys developing relationships with her patients and bringing a comfort to them while in the dental chair.  Her eye for detail and upbeat personality has allowed her to provide quality care to her patients while attending to their dental needs Stacey grew up in Powder Springs Georgia and graduated from West Georgia Technical College in 2006 earning her Dental Hygiene degree in Applied Science. Since graduating she enjoys staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry and growing her knowledge to be able to apply that to her patients dental needs. Outside of the office, Stacey spends time with friends and family and enjoys quality time with her husband and twin boys.  She loves camping, boating, exploring new places and staying fit.

Assistants


Mia Hood

Certified Dental Assistant

With over a decade of experience as a certified expanded duties dental assistant, Mia’s expertise and warm, friendly personality will put you at ease during your visit with Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic. Her goal is to make sure that you are comfortable throughout your appointment. Not only does she enjoy meeting new patients and building long lasting relationships, Mia is also excited to be a part of so many smile transformations and enjoys working chairside with our doctors. Born in Georgia to a military family, Mia has traveled and lived all over the United States and in Germany. She still loves to travel now and enjoys exploring new places with her two children.


Alena Zawrotny

Certified Dental Assistant

Alena is a certified expanding duties dental assistant and has been in the dental profession since 2004. Alena enjoys working with our doctors using the latest advancements in dental technology. She is our resident CEREC single visit chairside restoration expert and is thrilled to be able to see her patients through the process of receiving a new crown or onlay in one appointment. Alena will always greet you with a big smile and will have you smiling by the end of your treatment. Away from the office, Alena enjoys traveling with her family and likes being outdoors hiking or playing tennis.

Front Desk


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Lauren MacGillivary

Hygiene Coordinator

Lauren’s warm smile is often the first one you will see when you arrive at our office. A native of Atlanta, Lauren is an alumni of Union Grove High School. Following graduation, she began her career in the customer service industry. Working with both insurance and real estate, before focusing her interest in the dental field. Lauren’s love for people reflects in her work, she is dedicated to ensuring that each of our patients have a pleasant visit. While not at the office, you can find Lauren spending quality time with her furbaby  Chunk, being an active sports fan, and visiting her family in McDonough, GA.


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Laken Robinso

Insurance Coordinator

A native of Dallas, TX, Laken relocated to Newnan, GA in 2000. Immediately following graduation, Laken began her journey into the dental industry. Acquiring 9 years of experience, Laken is highly organized and dedicated to assisting our patients with all billing and insurance inquiries. Having an outgoing personality, Laken is always eager to take part in life-changing dentistry. Laken’s caring personality shines in and out of the office. In her spare time, she enjoys the company of both her husband and son. Together they love being loyal Atlanta Falcons fans, taking beach vacations, and photography.


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Johanna Merino

Treatment Coordinator

Originally from Orange County, CA, Johanna relocated to Atlanta in 2004. With years of experience in the dental field and dedication to providing the highest level of customer service possible, Johanna takes great pride in building lasting relationships with our patients. It has always been her priority to ensure that each patient’s visit is a great experience.Outside of the office, Johanna enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, exploring Atlanta with friends, and visiting her family in Suwanee, GA.