We figure that working together as a convivial, professional team for ten to 25 years is quite an accomplishment, particularly in this day and age. We’ve shared the pleasure of really getting to know our dental patients well over the years and of watching their children grow into adults and become our patients on their own. Whether you’re an old friend or new in town, you can be sure that when you come to our office you’ll be warmly welcomed by our staff, including:
Dana McCollum, Office Manager
Dana has been an intricate part of our team since 2001 with more than 27 years of experience in the dental field. Dana graduated from the Medix School where she received the President’s Award for Excellence. Dana hold a certification in expanded duties as a Dental Assistant and continues her education staying current on cutting edge techniques and advance methods in the dental field. Dana serves our community by being a member of the Georgia Forensic Dental Association, an organization called upon when tragedy strikes our communities with mass casualties, and dental records and comparisons are needed to identify victims.
Dana is a dedicated mother, grandmother, and pet mom. She loves to travel, try new cuisine and exploring new ways of relaxing!
Jennie Pineda- Patient Coordinator
Jennie is the newest member of the team! Jennie brings three years of experience in the dental field and boundless energy and enthusiasm. You will be greeted by her warm and friendly smile as you walk into the office! Jennie is also fluent in Spanish. Jennie habla español para los hispanohablantes.
Jennie is a native Californian who loves spending time with her friends and honing her skills in her favorite past time, cosmetology. She also loves to travel many places including visiting her relatives in Mexico.
Debbie Hamilton, Hygienist
Debbie joined Dr. Castiblanco’s office in 1989, and has worked in dentistry since 1975. Debbie puts a particular focus not just on being a great hygienist but also on educating her patients about good oral hygiene. She received her hygiene degree from Macon State and holds biology and chemistry degrees from KSU. An animal lover, she volunteers at Zoo Atlanta and also spends her spare time fishing, camping and traveling.
Michon Kilpatrick, Hygienist
Michon is from Ft. Wayne, IN and has been living in Atlanta since 1987. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Indiana University and has been practicing since 1989. She enjoys many aspects of dental hygiene including: patient education, restorative dental health and getting to know her patients. She has been working part time with Dr. Castiblanco and his team over the past 20 years. She enjoys the camaraderie of the team and Dr. Castiblanco’s approach to patient care. She lives in East Cobb with her husband and two teenage children. Besides managing a very busy household, she finds time for her hobbies, which include running, working out and restoring furniture.
Tai Johnston, Dental Assistant
Tai has been a valued member of our team since 2012. Tai adds over 20 years of dental field knowledge and experience to our professional team. Tai holds an Associate Degree from Hostos Community College in New York. She also enjoys her education and staying current on all the advancements in todays challenging dental field.
Tai enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves taking family vacations.
Encore Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing you and your family the most comprehensive & convenient dental care you deserve. Dr. Castiblanco and their expert team are committed to helping you achieve the best oral health for a lifetime.