Meet the Team
Dr. Leach’s Assistant
Amanda is Dr. Leach’s Chair Side Assistant. She is certified in Dental Assisting and Expanded Duties. Amanda has served as a Dental Assistant since 2012, with a specialization in pediatric dentistry since 2011. She is a crucial member of the Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry team who possess a true passion for caring for children. Amanda also works alongside Dr. Leach with our special needs patients and truly excels in this area.
“Why did I choose the dental profession? I didn’t; it found me. I fell into an opportunity and ended up falling in love. My favorite part is being able to work with kids, teach them about good oral health, and that the dentist isn’t scary.”
Amanda has always called Georgia home and loves spending time with her family and two miniature Schnauzers, Lemmy and Zero. In her spare time, she enjoys expressing her creativity by decorating and baking or hanging out with friends and listening to live music.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Shannon grew up in Lake City, Florida and relocated to the Alpharetta area after receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene at Santa Fe College. She has been with our practice since 1994 and her constant love and caring attitude emanate through the practice. She is one of our incredible hygienists who loves on your kiddos from the initial visit onward. As the saying goes, “If you love what you do, then you never work a day in your life” and this statement could not be more true when it comes to Shannon.
“I love spending my days with children from all different age groups while gaining their trust and building their confidence for a lifetime of excellent oral health.”
Shannon is married and has three children that keep her busy with robotics, tumbling, cheer and soccer. In her free time, she enjoys planning Girl Scout events for her 17 junior Girl Scouts.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle, is our other incredible hygienist who joined our team in the fall of 2018 with 25 years of prior experience. She makes each visit a positive one by ensuring that every patient feels comfortable and relaxed. She has made an incredible impact on our team and continues to bring positive energy both in the office and at community events.
“I chose to go into dentistry because of my own experience as a child. I was afraid and they had an assistant who would hold my hand and get me through my procedure. Then after working as an assistant in a general practice, I realized how many adults were uncomfortable because of their childhood experience and I thought maybe if I worked with children I could change their views on going to the dentist for the better!”
Michelle grew up in the Midwest and moved to Atlanta upon graduating high school. She attended the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science – Dental Hygiene degree. While in college, she met Mike, her husband and they have a daughter, Alexandria, who is presently in Nursing School. When Michelle is not working, she can be found reading, hiking and enjoying time with her family and their cat, Taz.
Dental Hygienist Assistant
Lori grew up in Las Vegas, NV but has called Georgia home for over 20 years. She has worked in the dental profession for several years and really enjoys getting to know the families in our practice. Lori takes great pride in ensuring that all patients have a positive experience from the moment they walk in the door.
“I’ve always been fascinated with dentistry and working with children. I love it when we can turn a frown upside down :)”
In her spare time you will find Lori creating memories with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite way to make these memories is by taking mini vacations to the beach or mountains.
Allie is a Georgia native who graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017. She leads our marketing efforts by establishing new, exciting campaigns, establishing new relationships within the community while maintaining and growing our existing business relationships, and working as our in-house graphic designer.
“My favorite part of working with the Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry team is seeing the pure joy that kids experience when they come in for their appointment. I didn’t grow up going to a Pediatric Dentist so being able to witness the positive difference that Dr. Leach is able to have on our patients is really cool!”
In her spare time, you will find Allie either jet-setting across the world with her family, training for her next half-marathon, spending time with her dog, Goose, or hanging out with her friends. Go Dawgs!
Laurie is the pleasant face that you see at checkout when you are leaving. She has been in the dental profession since 2001 and has been a member of our team since 2013. Throughout those years, she has found her niche within our practice handling the financial components and maintaining organization within the administrative portion.
“I love working at Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry because I love seeing all of the kids who come visit us and grow!”
Laurie grew up in Ohio and Florida but relocated to Dahlonega, GA with her family in 2009. She has been married for over 20 years and has two sons that occupy most of her free time. Laurie loves to thrift shop, watch movies with her family, and watch her kids compete in karate.
New Patient and Marketing Coordinator
Krissy is our New Patient and Marketing Coordinator who makes sure that our families have the best experience before they ever walk in our door. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know our patients and families which makes her the perfect fit for this role. She also assists in the creation and implementation of community marketing efforts for the practice. You will be sure to see her smiling face at every event!
“I love meeting new people and getting to know our community and patient families.”
She was born in California and throughout her life has lived in MN, TX and NC. Since moving to Georgia in 1994, she now calls Atlanta home. She loves spending time with her family and Miniature Schnauzer. In her spare time, Krissy enjoys cooking, entertaining and shopping.
Front Desk Coordinator
Lisa is the smiling face you will see when you arrive! She greets you as you walk in the door and ensures that your visit starts on a high note. She has over 20 years of dental experience, however, she recently relocated to the Atlanta area and has been with the Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry team since 2016.
“I enjoy seeing the children excited to come to our office and discover what a great place it is!”
Lisa is married and has a daughter who just graduated college. In her free time she likes to cheer for the LSU Tigers and spend time with family and friends.