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.
The Health of Your Smile Is Our Top Priority!
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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.
A native of Atlanta, Karen, with over 25 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’ by not only providing excellence in oral hygiene care, but also, by sharing tips and techniques for patients’ home care regimens. 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. Working with Dr. Hochberg since 1984, and helping him begin 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, as her children are 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; she has over 39 years of experience in Dental Hygiene! She loves her job, and her long-time relationships with her patients, and they in response, love her 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!
Amy, a Georgia native, grew up outside of Athens. After graduating from UGA with a Bachelor’s degree, she moved to Atlanta to attend dental hygiene school. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and assisting them in order to optimize their oral health.
Outside of the office, Amy and her husband remain busy chasing after their three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. Throughout the fall, you will find them cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and enjoying the outdoors with family at their Brookhaven home.
For fourteen years, Iliet has been involved in the dental field. After attending Palm Beach State College, she became a certified surgical dental assistant. Shortly thereafter she decided to further her career in dentistry by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been a practicing hygienist since 2012. Iliet keeps up to date with the advancements in the practice of dental hygiene by attending various continuing education courses and uses this knowledge to educate patients about the correlation between one’s oral health and one’s overall wellbeing. She firmly believes that ” a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body”.
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. With Expanded Duties certification, Ezel has been a loyal assistant to Dr. Hochberg and all of the patients at Colony Square Dental Associates for over 25 years. Through her longevity in the practice, Ezel 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 25 years, 15 of those in our practice. She says that a beautiful smile gives a person confidence and makes a significant 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 13 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 remain 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 sports – Go Braves and Go Dogs!! – and spending time with family.
Hailing all the way from the “First State” Delaware, Coreisha has been living in Georgia for 10 years. With more than 25 years of customer service experience, she brought her charisma to CSDA in 2012. Married to her husband of 15 years, they have 2 beautiful children together. Their 12-year-old son loves to read, play basketball and hang out with his friends. A ray of sunshine, their daughter is a busy 5-year-old.
Coreisha serves as a member of the PTA board at her son’s school, who also loves to shop, roller skate, and spend time with her family. CSDA is truly her home away from home.
After a cold, 15-year stay in Kansas City, Sharon returned to Atlanta and joined our front office team in 2015. With 20 years of experience in the healthcare arena, her passion is getting to know patients, assisting them with scheduling needs, answering questions and helping ensure their experiences are positive.
Sharon, and her husband of 40 years, enjoy city living, visiting with her East Coast based family and taking frequent trips to California to visit their West Coast children and their two beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hiking trails on both coasts.
A true “Southern Georgia Peach” inside and out, Ashley has been in the dental field since 2011. Though trained as a certified dental assistant, she moved into the front office, where she found her true ‘dental home’. Assisting patients with their appointments, insurance, and all that makes patients’ experiences at Colony Square Dental Associates, positive, is what she enjoys. As she says, “I love administration!”
Ashley has 2 daughters, aged 19 and 20, who are both college students and most definitely “Mommy’s Girls”. In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to others, listening to music … and shopping
Born and raised in Georgia, Ashanti attended Clark Atlanta University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant and recently transitioned to front office administration. Ashanti enjoys the details of administrative work. Helping to ensure that Colony Square Dental Associates runs efficiently – benefiting our patients and our team – is her forte. She is excited to meet our patient family and to be of service.
When outside of the office, you’ll find Ashanti shopping for items in her favorite color – pink – or soaking up the sunshine.