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.
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.
Romaine grew up in Dillon, South Carolina, and attended the College of Charleston, where she majored in English. She always loved the dental field and used to dream of being a dentist one day, but she soon learned that math and science did not pique her interest. After graduating from college, she found her role as an educator and mentor for middle school students.
“I am a former English middle school teacher of thirty years, but now I am on to new life adventures in the dental/business sector. I cannot wait to see where it takes me.”
Romaine is happily married to her husband Jim, and they have two incredible daughters, Mim and Jada. Mim is the eldest and resides in Hilton Head, South Carolina, where she works in the hospitality industry. Jada is the youngest studying Mass Communications at GA College and State University. When Romaine is not at work, she can be found on the tennis court, traveling the world, or trying new and exciting restaurants.