Christine

Christine - Insurance and Hygiene CoordinatorI have been working with Dr. Paulen as an Insurance and Hygiene Coordinator since 2005. I also share the office administration duties with friend and coworker Karen. I enjoy making patients feel right at home, I am one of the first persons you would speak to when calling the office and one of the first persons you would see when arriving. I strive to make our patients needs number one and make sure you are comfortable at all times. I am dedicated to helping you obtain the maximum benefits to contribute towards your care.

I am a Momma Bear and wife or “The General” as they would say, to 3 teenagers and a loving husband. I love spending quality time with my family and cooking.

 

 


Karen

Karen - Office Manager and Restorative Care CoordinatorAs an Atlanta native, I arrived to Proud Smiles Dental with 15 years of experience in dentistry. I serve as the Office Manager and Restorative Care Coordinator. I am a people person who enjoys getting to know patients as individuals, building relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans to help patients achieve their ultimate smile. Each patient is different and always unique. There is nothing like seeing a patient with a happy smile when they have navigated the world of dental insurance with Christine, financing, and fears. I am here to answer all questions, to calm fears, and help make treatment possible.

I am a Daddy’s girl and I have two of the most amazing god-children. I also enjoy great food, all genres of music, fun friends, and an incredible family.

 

 


Jasmin

Jasmin - Registered Dental HygienistI have worked as a registered hygienist since 2005. I happily joined the staff of Proud Smiles Dental in 2011 when I moved to Georgia. I enjoy working as a dental hygienist, and I love getting to know my patients, their families, and their “stories”. I pride myself with my ability in helping patients understand the link between their smile and their overall health. My love as a dental hygienist fuels my desire to help each and every individual raise their level of oral health.

When I am not “cleaning teeth”, I am playing mom to a very active 2 year old, reading where I can, and planning weekend getaways with the husband.
 

 


Krissi

IMG_4471 I am one of Dr. Paulen’s Dental Assistants. I am truly happy to say that I work with some of the most caring, and helpful people in the industry; always trying to find ways to improve and educate themselves all for the sake of the patients. That has always been my main motivation and reason for choosing this career since 2008. I love helping our patients feel comfortable and I strive to make the dental experience unforgettable … All while assisting with helping to make Doc’s load lighter.

Here are some fun facts about me: I love traveling and learning about other cultures, I speak French, and I have a passion for fashion and the arts and I love humming and singing along to my favorite tunes. When I am not assisting, I am doing volunteer work and always finding ways to enhance my spirituality.


Mira

I am an aspiring dentist with a love for healthcare. I am a recent graduate of the The University of Georgia. I have been dental assisting since 2016, and I joined Dr. Paulen’s team at Proud Smiles Dental in May of 2017. What I enjoy most about my job is getting to know our patients and seeing the difference I am helping make in their lives. These
experiences are what I look forward to each day at work, and they further motivate my
dream of one day becoming a dentist. Outside of work, I spend much of my free time
outdoors hiking, playing sports, or just enjoying the weather. I am also a lover of dogs,
food, and Netflix.

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