Meet Our Team
Our treatment team is among the most dedicated and educated. As a result, our patients receive the best state-of-the-art dental care from the entire staff.
They are knowledgeable and experienced, caring and compassionate. You can always count on them for a smile and a clear answer to your questions. They understand how you feel, pay attention to your needs, and call out a cheery hello when you walk in the door.
They bring you the benefits of the most current techniques in all facets of dentistry. Our team stays well abreast of advances and innovations in the field. All team members regularly attend accredited continuing education sessions sponsored by professional organizations including the American Dental Association.
Call Colony Square Dental Associates in Midtown Atlanta at Colony Square Dental Associates, Atlanta Phone Number 404-874-6464 with any questions or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hochberg or Dr. Diora!
Our three Registered Dental Hygienists bring over sixty years of combined professional experience. All bring clinical expertise with a gentle touch along with a commitment to partnering with patients in order to achieve excellent oral health.
A member of the CSDA team since 1991, Cheryl, a registered Dental Hygienist has been the President of the Georgia Dental Hygienists Association twice. Her goal is to provide quality hygiene care in a welcoming environment. And, with such long-term relationships with patients, she has had the opportunity to treat parents and then welcome their young children to our office. She is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky and a native of the Anniston, Alabama. Cheryl and her husband are blessed with a son and daughter and three grandchildren who keep them on the go in their spare time.
A native of Atlanta, Karen, with over twenty years at Colony Square Dental Associates, is a member of our team of Registered Dental Hygienists. She prides herself in working with her patients to ensure their smile is a ‘happy, healthy one’. And when patients are in need of care she is on hand to help explain their needs. She is a graduate of Clayton State College and the University of Georgia. When not busy with her patients Karen is on the ‘run’ in many Atlanta events and with her team of joggers. She also enjoys traveling and the latest movies.
Having grown up fifteen miles south of Atlanta, Gina is our newest addition to our talented dental hygiene team. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University. Her love of dentistry is deeply rooted, due to numerous dental procedures in her adolescent years. Delivering excellent and quality dental care is her primary goal at CSDA. In her downtime, she enjoys discovering new restaurants in the city, lifting weights, and has a special love for puppies! She also likes baking, practicing her photography skills, and spending time with loved ones.
Our three Certified Expanded Duty Assistants not only offer an extra pair of hands to help our dentists, they are also available to answer questions, help review home care instructions following procedures and offer the TLC that our office is known for.
With six years as a valued member of the CSDA team, Sharlene has over 20 years experience in dental assisting. Valuing continuing her education, she has obtained certification as an Expanded Duties assistant in Georgia. She’s on hand to help her patients be comfortable during procedures, assist the doctor and ensure all questions are answered, with her wonderful southern accent and charm, before her patients leave. Her goal is to help patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, sports – go Braves – and spending time with family.
Our Expanded Duties dancing assistant, also known as ‘K2’, welcomes her patients with a big smile and a dance. She has been an assistant for over 20 years, 8 of those in our practice. She says that a beautiful smile gives a person confidence and makes such a difference in how they feel about themselves. “It is very rewarding to be a part of that experience”. Originally from Fort Myers, FL, (go Gators!) her pride and joy are her 3 sons and her passions include working with her church, sports and reading.
An Alabama native, Ezel moved to Atlanta in 1987. She is approaching her 20th anniversary as a loyal assistant, with Expanded Duties certification, to Dr. Hochberg and all patients at Colony Square Dental Associates. With her longevity in the practice she has built close relationships with patients and understands their dental healthcare needs and concerns. To Ezel, it’s “her pleasure” to ensure each visit is the best experience possible for the patient. Cooking, traveling and spending time with close friends and family are a few things she enjoys in her spare time.
From your first phone call to greeting you for office visits, you’ll find our business staff to be both efficient and ready to welcome you with a smile.
Returning to Atlanta after spending fifteen years in the Midwest, Sharon loves being back home in the South. Bringing over a decade of medical administrative and customer service experience to Colony Square Dental Associates, she looks forward to making sure our patients receive excellent service at every turn. Sharon shares our strong values of being part of the community and making our patients feel like family. In her time away from the office, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband of 34 years, pampering her cat, reading and visiting her children in California and Cambodia.
After moving from Myrtle Beach, SC in 2018, Mariah has thoroughly enjoyed her first year living in Atlanta. Mariah graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. She holds over 5 years of administrative skills and is excited to enter into the dental field. Her customer service skills and social media savviness will be the perfect fit here at CSDA. In Mariah’s time away from the office she thoroughly enjoys engaging in fitness activities, reading, shopping and exploring everything that Atlanta has to offer.
A native of Georgia, Tiffany has been servicing the dental field for over 10 years. After graduating with a degree in Health studies from Albany Technical College, Tiffany then went on to pursue her career as a dental assistant. 8 years ago Tiffany transitioned from dental assistant to front office assistant. Her skills gained during that time make her a wonderful addition to the CSDA family. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her children and traveling. Her favorite trip was her recent visit to Dubai.
After being born in Columbia, Maryland, Lori’s family moved to Atlanta GA for a taste of the South. Lori spent 15 years of her career as a dental assistant and for the past 8 years she has worked in dental front offices. Lori’s years of experience in both positions make her a wonderful asset to our team. When Lori is not at CSDA she is fulfilling her role as a dance choreographer for competitive dance and cheer teams in the Atlanta area. Lori’s true form of joy comes from her 2 children and her precious grandson. She enjoys spending time with them and loves watching them grow.