Meet Our Team

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Dr. Dimple Patel is a native of South Carolina and was born and raised in the Carolinas. For her undergraduate work, Dr. Patel attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA where she attained degrees in Psychology and Religion while also completing her science requirements for dental school. Upon graduation with honors from Emory in 2000, Dr. Patel returned home to attend dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. While there, she was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and was named a Hinman Scholar. In 2005, after graduating 2nd in her class, Dr. Patel returned to Atlanta to pursue her career in general dentistry. She has been delivering excellent dental care to her community in the Greater Atlanta area for the last 17 years before joining Leading Edge Dentistry.

Dr. Patel has taken countless continuing education courses to become extremely proficient in all aspects of general dentistry. She has an extensive skill set with which to perform a broad range of procedures, including endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, implants, and general and cosmetic dentistry. However, it is Dr. Patel’s compassionate and caring nature that truly sets her apart from others. She strives to not only to restore your smile and improve your oral health but your overall health as well.

In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young boys, cooking, traveling, and being a huge Atlanta sports fan, especially the Falcons.

Dr. Dimple Patel


Office Manager

Brandy began her career in dentistry as an assistant in 1995 and joined Leading Edge in 2005. She graduated from Medix College with her assisting certification and is certified in Expanded Duties and CPR. Brandy now manages the team at Leading Edge and is always available to help!

Brandy enjoys building relationships with patients and helping them have the best dental experience possible. Brandy is originally from Powder Springs and is happily married with 3 beautiful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Picture of Melina, our Office Administrator


Office Administrator

Melina has been helping patients in the business office for over 25 years now! Not only does Melina assist in scheduling appointments, she also helps patients understand and apply their dental insurance as well as answer any question related to dental procedures. Melina prides herself in building relationships with patients to help them have the best experience possible.

Melina has been happily married to her husband for 35 years and currently resides in Douglasville. She has three beautiful children and six active grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with her family.


Dental Hygienist

Lucy has been working in healthcare for the majority of her adult life. Prior to entering the dental field, she worked as a surgical technician. She has degrees in dental hygiene, surgical technology, and physical education. As one of our highly trained hygienists, Lucy is especially skilled in patient education and stays current on all new hygiene protocols.

Originally from Massachusetts, she moved to Georgia in 2001 and has called Georgia home ever since. When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking with her husband and puppy, reading, and wood carving.


Dental Hygienist

Dawn has been a part of the Leading Edge Dentistry team since May 2007. She was born and raised in the Cobb County area. She attended Kennesaw State University and graduated in 1999 from the Dental Hygiene program at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

She is CPR certified and is always taking continuing education courses to stay up to date on all of the latest advances in dentistry.

Dawn really enjoys creating relationships with all of her patients and educating them about their oral health. Her favorite part of every day is getting to see her patients’ smiling faces.


Dental Assistant

As one of our highly skilled assistants, Joyce has been assisting since 1999 and has been a member of the Leading Edge team since 2015. She is certified in Expanded Duties and is CPR trained. She is an integral part of our team as she delivers a calm and caring experience to every patient.

Joyce has been married since 1985 and has three children. When not working, Joyce enjoys reading, writing, spending time with family, and staying active with her three rescue dogs.

What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Kimberly Truong
Kimberly Truong
June 6, 2024
I have been going to Leading Edge Dentistry probably for over 10+ years. I love my dental hygienist. She makes the cleaning process, as comfortable as possible and caters the treatment plan for sensitive roots and teeth. I have my cleaning every 6 months. I've had some old fillings replaced by Dr. Patel. The process was quick, comfortable, and painless. She even did my mom's dental implants, which look very natural. She has her old smile back. Can't thank Dr. Patel and her staff enough for helping clients get their smile and confidence back, or easing any anxieties around dental work!
Bailey Schmidt
Bailey Schmidt
May 21, 2024
Friendly staff, convenient location, and seamless scheduling. I have been a patient at Leading Edge for over 10 years and always appreciate the ease and quality of cleaning/dental services provided.
Matt Dubois
Matt Dubois
March 13, 2024
I started with Leading Edge Dentistry last year after 6 years without going to the dentist and a couple of decades of bad dentist experiences. Leading Edge team and Dr. Patel is nice, always smiling, always takes time to explain, and does great work. Her team is always supportive and very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and Leading Edge! They have been great to get my teeth back in shape and not dread the dentist.
taylor scott
taylor scott
March 12, 2024
best of the best. Super friendly and caring staff, and amazing doctor / nurses / hygienists. I used to dread going to the dentist but it doesn't even phase me anymore since going to Leading Edge. Oh and the longest I've EVER waited was maybe 15 minutes and they apologized for running late. Normally it's less than 5 minutes. I recommend this place to everyone!
cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
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