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 four 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.
Laurie attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She relocated to the Atlanta region in August 2020 from Arlington, VA where she worked in private practice as well as for the U.S. Navy. One of Laurie’s favorite aspects of being a healthcare provider is having the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with her patients, allowing her to get to know their specific dental needs. She is very passionate about educating and motivating her patients toward an optimum state of oral health. Laurie ensures that she provides exceptional care to her patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well-being is the main concern. Laurie is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Georgia Dental Hygiene Association. During her spare time, she loves to run, cook, bake, travel abroad, and enjoys volunteering within her local community.
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.
Originally from North Carolina, Phyllis has lived in the Atlanta area since she was ten years old. Having worked with Dr. Hochberg since 1984, and helping him to start Colony Square Dental Associates in 1986, she is a very familiar face at our practice. After taking a 6 1/2 year leave of absence and with her children now grown, she happily returned to her rightful place here at CSDA! For those of you who may not know her, Phyllis attended Georgia Southern and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia and has over 37 years of experience in Dental Hygiene! She loves her job, her long-time relationships with her patients, and laughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, friends, cheering on UGA football, and of course her dogs and grand-doggies!
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.
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.
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.
With ten years as a valued member of the CSDA team, Sharlene has over 20 years of 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.
Hailing all the way from the “First State” Delaware, Coreisha has been living in Georgia for 9 years. With more than twenty years of customer service experience, she has brought her charisma to CSDA since 2012. Married to her husband of 13 years, they have beautiful 2 children together. Their son is age 10 and loves to read, play basketball and hang out with his friends. Their daughter is a busy 3-year-old ray of sunshine. Coreisha serves as a member of the PTA board at her son’s school. She loves to shop, roller skate and spend time with her family. CSDA is truly her home away from home.
A Georgia-peach original, Kayla is a familiar face at CSDA. With as many years in the hospitality industry, she will always tell you it’s “her pleasure” to assist you. She wears many hats in our practice but is mostly known for heading our local marketing outreach, social media platforms, and blogging efforts. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends, spending quality time with her fiance, and volunteering at her son’s elementary school.
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.
As an Airforce brat, Tiffany has a passion for traveling and trying new cuisine from different regions across the globe. Making Georgia her home, she keeps busy as a mother of two children! They are ages 11 & 6, and both play sports – football and ballet. With approximately 8 years of dental experience, Tiffany enjoys providing exceptional customer service and is knowledgeable of the vast amount of procedures we offer. She likes to be in the moment, ensuring each patient is made a priority.