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.

Dr. Nathu Dentist at Suwanee Family Dentistry

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.

Dr. McKenzie Suwanee Dentist

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.

Dr. Brenda Hall Oral Surgeon

Brenda Hall, DDS, MD

I completed my six-year surgical residency training at one of the best training centers in the country, Emory University School of Medicine’s Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I received extensive training in advanced facial and oral surgical procedures that included impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, complex facial fractures, lacerations, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), facial cosmetics involving augmentation with implants, maxillofacial tumor and reconstructive surgery, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, dental implants, and general anesthesia. While at Emory University, I obtained additional training to help better manage more difficult, medically compromised patients and therefore received her M.D., finishing at the top of my class. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a member of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  My in-depth facial and oral surgical education has been the perfect platform for performing cosmetic enhancement procedures that have made me well known for providing natural results with symmetry and precision. I am an independent contractor that provides oral surgery services to practices such as Suwanee Family Dentistry for the convenience of their patients.