Dr. Chip Patterson grew up in a dental family helping out at his fathers dental office in Toccoa, and knew early on that he was passionate about dentistry. He attended Young Harris and the University of Georgia before completing his dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He went on to complete a dental residency that put extra emphasis on surgical techniques and implant placement at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Patterson has a quick sense of humor and brings a fun atmosphere to the office. He is an active member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Patterson has a naturally energetic personality that keeps him constantly in motion either working on continuing education or on projects at the office! His best friend is a labradoodle named Sawyer who also loves to be on the go.
Dr. Koehler is bringing 40 years of private practice experience to our patients here in Clayton. He has held membership in the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Northern District Dental Society for 40+ years. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists for over ten years. Dr. Koehler grew up in the College Park area, and pursued his education at UGA and the Medical College of Georgia. He was even able to steer his daughter into the profession he loves, as she is an orthodontist in Buford, GA. Dr. Koehler truly has a passion for his patients and his profession. Dr. Koehler and his wife, Beth, love to spend time on the lake during the summer, and cheer on Georgia when football rolls around in the fall!
Dr. Eleanor Patterson has been with our office for over five years. She has enjoyed every minute, getting to spend time with our patients and practice dentistry here. Dr. Eleanor and Dr. Chip have been blessed to have four daughters in the span of five years! Therefore, Dr. Eleanor will be stepping back from dentistry for the next 5-6 years to be at home and raise their girls. We wish Dr. Eleanor the best in getting some time to do the important job of being mom while her kids are little.