Christine: Insurance and Hygiene Coordinator
I 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 to your dental 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: Office Manager and Restorative Care Coordinator
As an Atlanta native, I arrived at 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, calm fears, and help make outstanding dental 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.
Krissi: Dental Assistant
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, 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.