Dr. Paul Elkin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994.
Dr. Elkin immediately followed up with Pediatric Specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital where he served as a Resident and then Chief Resident from 1994-1996.
Dr. Elkin is a Diplomate of the AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. He has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and treating infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs for over 20 years.
Dr. Paul (as he is affectionately known to his patients) is an active member of the following groups:
Dr. Terrence Vandiver is a native of Evans, GA and a graduate of Fort Valley State University and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.
Dr. Vandiver began with Augusta Smiles Youth Dentistry in 2005 and has enjoyed serving the Augusta community.
A 2015 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary, Dr. Vandiver is a local pastor, serving Thankful Missionary Baptist Church in Blythe, GA.
Dr. Vandiver is married to his lovely wife Maria and they are parents to three outstanding children.
He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Carol Patel earned her Bachelors in Science degree from Northeastern University in 2012. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Henry M. Goldman Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2016.
Dr. Patel is currently a member of:
Dr. Shermnae D. Jones, D.D.S. was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Richmond County, then went on to Spelman College to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. While there she was active with the Health Careers Program and was involved with the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement program. She was named a Boehringer Ingelheim scholar, was placed on the National Deans List, and won the Georgia Dwelle, M.D. award, which was given to the senior most dedicated to a career in healthcare.
She attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. During her time there, she has served as class representative on the College of Dentistry's Student Government Association, as well as class representative in the College of Dentistry's chapters of the American Dental Education Association and American Association of Women Dentists. She also served as Treasurer of the Student National Dental Association. At graduation, she received the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award.
Dr. Jones is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the National Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Georgia Dental Association. She enjoys many activities, to include spending time with her daughter, reading, working out, and traveling.
Dr. Quynh Spicer graduated with honors from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. She then attended the University of Georgia to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She graduated with her Doctorate from The Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Quynh loves to spend time with her husband and their three kids. The whole family enjoys kayaking around the Savannah River. Dr. Quynh is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics and the Georgia Dental Association.
Dr. Manhiani was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States in her teens. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and her PhD from the Medical College of Georgia and worked as a researcher for 5 years. Following an interest in dentistry sparked by her own dentist, she started dental school in 2012. She graduated from the Dental College of Georgia in 2017. Dr. Manhiani’s professional interests include general and pediatric dentistry, as well as, bruxism, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. She holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Manhiani resides in Martinez with her husband and three sons aged 14, 10 and 6.