The Team


Having graduated with my BS in Chemistry, I worked in the pharmaceutical laboratory of a major Drug Manufacturing company in Iran for 15 years. In 2013 I moved to the United States and for the second time, to earn my Dental Hygiene degree, I attended Georgia State. Thereafter, I started at my first dental office in 2017.

I enjoy the weekends hiking with my husband. I also have a gorgeous grandson who I love to take care of. In my free time, I play an Iranian instrument called the Setar or cook Persian food, which I’m quite skilled at.

I’m thrilled to have joined the Merchants Walk Office.

Dental Surgery (DDS)

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Malawi (also know as the "Warm heart of Africa"). She completed her undergraduate studies from Bangalore, India graduating with a degree in Bachelors of Dental Surgery (B. D. S) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. After graduation, Dr. Patel moved to the US to pursue her dental career and obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine at Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Patel continued her training with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Atlanta, GA, where she further developed her skills for private practice. Since then she has been working at a private practice and has been attending yearly courses to stay up to date with the latest treatments and advancements in the field of Dentistry as she is committed to continuous professional development.

Dr. Patel is passionate in providing high quality, comprehensive dental care. Her goal is to educate patients about the importance of their oral health and make each patient's experience as comfortable as possible by listening to each person's individual needs and making them feel like family.

She is skilled in providing preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to individuals of all ages. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exploring new restaurants and places and staying active.

Dental Surgery, DDS

Dr. John Bishara, DDS was born and raised in Nazareth Israel. His last name, "Bishara" translates to the annunciation, which is the announcement of the incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38). Dr. Bishara attended Valdosta State University, where he received his Bachelors degree of Science in Biology with honors. He then pursued his education at the University of Detroit Mercy to earn his Doctoral Degree of Dental Surgery, DDS.

Since earning his degrees in 1999, he has been practicing General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Bishara spent his first four years practicing dentistry in St. Simons Island before moving to Marietta, Georgia to establish his own practice. In 2010, Dr. John Bishara completed a one year residency at MCG, specializing in dental implants.

Dr. John Bishara has proven to be an exceptional dental practitioner by creating a dental environment perfect for any individual and family, while offering an array of services to meet each of their needs. He takes pride in creating beautiful, confident smiles on a daily basis. Dr. John Bishara is dedicated to a lifelong career in Dentistry by furthering his education in every way possible.