MEET OUR DOCTORS
Tina Herington, DMD
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Born in Decatur, Dr. Tina Herington is a Georgia native. She received her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2001 and started Suwanee Family Dentistry that same year. Since dental research is constantly evolving, Dr. Herington averages more than five times the minimum number of Continuing Education Courses each year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, Gwinnett Dental Society, and is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Herington also has served as a clinical instructor at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.
Dr. Herington became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in July 2008, and a Master in the Academy in June 2014. The Mastership program required 5 years to complete and required peer-reviewed case presentations in all areas of dentistry. Fewer than 1% of dentists ever achieve Mastership in the AGD! Dr. Herington has also served as the newsletter editor for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and a delegate to the national AGD meeting.
Dr. Herington also has a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and has been a part-time flight instructor since 1996. She obtained her NAFI Master Flight Instructor Designation in 2003. Dr. Herington is also a member of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2007-08, and participates in the Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures Campaign to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer.
In her spare time, she enjoys aviation, hiking, biking, reading, and spending time with her husband and two young sons.
Ashley Starnes, DMD
Dr. Ashley Starnes was born and raised in Conyers, GA. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She then attended the Medical College of Georgia where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2005, finishing in the top 5% of her class. Dr. Starnes is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Gwinnett Dental Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. She is ClearCorrect certified, Lumineers certified, and is an Arestin Certified Expert.
Dr. Starnes believes in the importance of oral health as it relates to overall health. She does not feel that her responsibility stops with your teeth… the mouth can be an important indicator of other conditions. She also enjoys cosmetic dentistry and helping her patients regain confidence in their smiles. Ask to see some of her before and after photographs.
Away from the office, Dr. Starnes enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, loves the beach and lives for Georgia football.
Anisha Nathu, DMD
Dr. Anisha Nathu was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. She went to the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 2012. After graduating from college, she made the move to Augusta, GA to attend the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2016.
During her time in dental school, Dr. Nathu served as class president, advocated important dental issues during National Dental Student Lobby Day in Washington, D.C, and volunteered at the Georgia Department of Public Health Fair. During the summer after her first year of dental school, Dr. Nathu worked as a public oral health intern at the Rhode Island Department of Health. As the public oral health intern, she helped prepare for various oral health programs for individuals with special needs, pregnant women and young children.
Dr. Nathu enjoys providing compassionate care to the members of her community. She works hard to educate her patients about the importance of oral health care and enjoys getting to know each and every patient she treats. She is a member of the Georgia Dental Association and American Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Nathu enjoys experimenting with recipes, baking and spending time with family and friends.
Michelle McKenzie, DMD
Dr. Michelle McKenzie was born and raised in Lilburn, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Georgia in 1998. After graduating from college, she took a year off and worked as a dental technician before attending the Medical College of Georgia where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004.
While attending dental school, Dr. McKenzie served as class president, becoming the first female class president at the Medical College of Georgia. After graduating, she practiced general dentistry in Buford, Georgia for 15 years.
Dr. McKenzie currently lives in Flowery Branch with her two sons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and competing in several running and ironman races.
Joshua Jenkins, DMD
Dr. Joshua Jenkins was born and raised in Columbus, GA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. After college, Dr. Jenkins moved to Birmingham, AL, where he attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2013. He moved back to the metro Atlanta area in 2016 after practicing dentistry for 3 years just outside of Auburn, AL.
Dr. Jenkins is committed to lifelong professional development through continuing education. He regularly attends continuing education courses in all areas of dentistry to stay up to date on the latest methods and materials, as the field of dentistry is always evolving with new advancements. He enjoys developing relationships with his patients and takes great pride in helping them to achieve their goals for lifelong dental health. He is a member of the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, jogging, reading, attending baseball and football games, and walking his dog, Scarlett.