Oral Surgery Atlanta Georgia

5959 Hwy 53 #250, Dawsonville, GA 30534
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An All-American swimmer at Denison University of Ohio, Dr. Schaner graduated with a biology degree before earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he also completed a general practice residency in hospital dentistry.

Following completion of surgical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Dr. Schaner continued his education in advanced surgical training by completing a fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

Dr. Schaner routinely volunteers at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic and Good Samaritan Health Center as well as participating in multiple medical mission trips to help those in need. He and his wife, Julie, and their four children have lived in the same Cobb County community since 2000.

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Andrea joined Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 1999. During her tenure she has held several key leadership positions in operations, including Director of Human Resources and COO. She was instrumental in the early growth and marketing efforts of Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery. In 2020, Andrea was promoted to her current position.

Andrea studied Health Service Management at Broward College and currently participates in various executive leadership programs. Andrea currently lives in Kennesaw, GA, with her husband and has two adult children.

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Patricia started at AOFS handling insurance verification at the front desk and, throughout her career, has held the roles of office manager, account rep, implant director, and Controller before being named Chief Financial Officer in 2019. She is responsible for maintaining all of the companys financials, construction, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Patricia enjoys designing efficiency, solving problems creatively, and furthering a patient-centric practice no matter AOFS size and scope. In addition to her AOFS position, she also manages AOFS Management Group (AMG), an AOFS subsidiary company that administers and advises oral surgery practices across the country.

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Nancy Hancock-Davidson became the Chief Services Officer of Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 2019. She is in charge of the Central Service Department which is responsible for insurance billing, patient payments & financing options. Nancy negotiates all insurance payor contracts and maintains all physician credentialing.

She started her career as a certified oral surgery assistant in 1979. Over the years she transitioned to the business side of oral surgery. Nancy is knowledgeable in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Nancy is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Society of OMS Administrators and the Georgia Medical Group Management Association. Nancy is a Smyrna, GA native and lives there with her husband.

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Bruce Mays, lovingly known as Coach B to our team, coaches our staff and doctors on customer service, team building, and office performance in addition to overseeing the administrative duties of the front offices, administrative supervisors, and accounts receivable department. His holistic view of our practices keeps us constantly focused on providing exceptional care and creating a work environment where we treat each other as family.

A California native, Bruce has put down solid Southern roots. He joined AOFS in 2000 and worked as accounts receivable manager and supply manager prior to taking on his current roles. Bruce has a degree in liberal arts and sociology along with certification as a medical services specialist which he earned while serving in the U.S. Air Force during a six-year enlistment that included a four-year stay in Germany.

Coaching our AOFS team members to reach their professional potential is one of the most gratifying aspects of the job for Bruce who is also grateful to be helping to lead our practice as we continue to grow.

Bruce and his wife of 34 years, Robyn, have two children. Jordyn who recently graduated from Gordon State College and Cortlyn who is attending Valdosta State University. In addition to spending time with his family, Bruce enjoys reading and restoring cars. In his community, Bruce is active with Toys for Tots, volunteering with summer meal programs for kids and assisting with school supply giveaways.

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Cindy Chapman joined Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 2019 after a 17-year career with an Atlanta public relations agency. After studying journalism at Brigham Young University, Cindy worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in the Washington, D.C., area and later in metro-Detroit before moving to Atlanta and transitioning to public relations and marketing. She and the AOFS marketing team focus on growing and strengthening relationships with our incredible referring dental offices and building awareness of the remarkable work done by our surgeons and staff. Cindy lives in Sugar Hill with her rescue dog and has two young adult children. Away from work, she enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Katrese Hill started with Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 1997 as a Surgical Assistant after moving to Georgia from her native Opelika, AL. After ten years as a Surgical Assistant, Katrese was promoted to Purchasing Manager where she provided oversight of the supply and equipment for the surgical department in the practice. It was clear she found her niche in Operations and she was next promoted to Surgical Operations Manager where she oversees all back office surgical related operations, from staffing to oversight of the surgical training department as well as the surgical supervisors.

Katrese understands that a company is only as valuable as its strongest asset its employees. She leads frequent continuing education seminars to promote leadership skills in a professional setting, and over the years she has organized several 5k runs with her staff in order to promote the overall health and wellness. Interaction with staff is one of Katreses favorite aspects of her job and she regularly engages in office communication, encouraging an open and welcoming environment through the dissemination of various reading materials and through a wide variety of team building exercises.

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Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 2001 after moving to the Atlanta area to pursue career opportunities. She was hired for help with the front desk at our Northside office and hasnt looked back. She joined the corporate team in 2004. In her current role, Robin ensures that insurance checks are posted in a timely manner and ensures accuracy. She is constantly taking coding and billing classes to stay up to date with the ongoing changes with procedure codes and diagnosis codes and is working toward her coding certification.

Before moving to Georgia, Robin studied at East Tennessee State University and has a background in banking. Nearly two decades into her AOFS career, Robin is excited to part of the ongoing AOFS growth and work for a company that gives back to the community and treats its employees like family.

Outside of work, Robin loves spending time with family and friends, watching movies, reading and cheering on the Tennessee Vols. Robin has a special love for chihuahuas and currently has a sixyearold chihuahua rescue, Gizmo. Robins dream is to one day have her own rescue group.

When you call on Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery for necessary comprehensive oral services, relax knowing our team is highly-trained and capable of delivering the best outcomes in the region. Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduating from dental school. We can assure you our surgeons have all the skills you could hope for to obtain the best possible treatment outcomes. Our oral and maxillofacial team manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. They provide the solutions youve been looking for. Our goal is delivering the best and most comprehensive range of services so you can get the high-quality oral solutions you need in one place.

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At Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery, we have the distinct advantage of staffing a large group of easily-accessible associates to collaborate and share solutions with. AOFS surgeons have regular meetings to ensure they are continually sharing relevant information and making AOFS-wide decisions consistent with our founders core values. Additionally, AOFS has an external network nearing 2,500 referring doctors. These networks are strengthened by their memberships in a wide range of professional associations and educational contacts. With us, youll receive individualized attention from a doctor who truly has the skill and knowledge to deliver unrivaled care.

Our trusted and renowned team of doctors practice a wide range of oral and maxillofacial procedures. Their expertise ranges from wisdom tooth removal and dental implant placement to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimally-invasive surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat fractures, facial pain, and facial injuries.

Dr. Stephen A. Bankston grew up in Southern Arkansas. His educational background began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he played outside linebacker on the football team during his undergraduate career. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. His internship and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following his residency, Dr. Bankston engaged in an intensive craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bankston then accepted an academic position at the Medical College of Ga., and moved to Augusta to be an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. After one year he was promoted to associate director of residency training. It was there that Dr. Bankston learned about Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery. He joined the practice in September 2001.

Dr. Bankston is a Fellow of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care fordental implantpatients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained surgeon will place your implant.

Dr. Bankston has a special interest in computer-guided implantology and major reconstructive surgery. He has participated in clinical trials and lectured nationally in this cutting-edge field. Dr. Bankston currently serves as Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Sugery at Northside Hospital. In addition, he is Chief of Staff for the Ben Massell Clinic. Dr. Bankston is one of the many surgeons in the practice who volunteer their time at the 90-year-old clinic on 14th Street in downtown Atlanta. He believes that he and his fellow doctors enjoy just giving back to the community.

Just recently I had to have a tooth extracted and an implant. The front office staff was great and professional. The surgical team was outstanding they took their time to explain to me more about the procedure, answer any questions I had and calm my nerves. Dr. Bankston is the best, he treated me like I was his only patient, took time to explain the procedure and does awesome work. I would highly recommend the AOFS team!!!

Doctor Bankston and staff are awesome!!! They have been amazing with my dental implant procedure and made me feel very comfortable as its nerve-racking to have an implant in the front tooth especially. Definitely recommend!

Dr. Bankston was very professional, he took the time to understand my specific situation, answered all my questions and put me at ease with the overall procedure. The extraction went without a hitch I was out of there before I knew it , no pain and a tremendous pain free recovery. Thank you to the whole staff for squeezing me in on short notice for this emergency extraction, I will definitely be recommending your facility!

Dr. Erik Belinfante grew up in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Dunwoody, GA. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Belinfante received his dental degree from Boston University, and performed a year of oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at Boston University/Tufts University. He then completed a year of residency of general anesthesiaat Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio before obtaining his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City.

While in training, Dr. Belinfante was elected National Chairman of the Resident Organization of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Belinfante then performed a Fellowship at Louisiana State University in TMJ surgery, cosmetic surgery, dental implants, and general oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Upon completion of his formal education, he decided to return home to Ga.. He joined Dunwoody Oral & Facial Surgery in June 1999.

Had the most amazing experience with Atlanta Oral & Facial surgery in Johns Creek. My son had to have all 4 wisdom teeth removed and was terrified. This was his first medical procedure ever and really was dreading the whole process. Dr. Belinfante was so great with him. He explained every detail and joked along the way. He really put BOTH of us at ease and I knew my boy was in great hands. The entire staff was so friendly and empathetic to each and every concern. Dr. Belinfante was very patient and thorough when walking me through follow up care and personally called to follow up the next day. I cannot say enough good things about this doctor and his staff. My family highly recommends this team for all oral and facial surgery needs- 5 stars without hesitation!!

AOFS and Dr. Belinfante are absolutely great! Exceptional care from start to finish! The staff took the time to explain everything very thoroughly and checked if we had any questions. Dr. Belinfante was wonderful and even called personally to check on my sons the day after surgery. I couldn't ask for any better than the care we got going to AOFS!

Dr. Belinfante is the best! Took me in quickly when I was in a lot of pain and extracted my bad tooth quickly and with no pain or discomfort. His staff was fantastic as well. Thank you all so much for taking great care of me in a pinch. Im grateful to have found you.

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