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Lumineers Johns Creek | About The Practice

Devang Shah, D.M.D.

Dr Devang Shah earned his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, MA. Since graduation, Dr Shah has been actively practicing general, family and cosmetic dentistry into private and group practices in Pennsylvania and Virginia before he moved to Georgia in 2007. Since 2008, he has been actively practicing in Gwinnett county. He is excited to extend the services to the communities of Johns Creek and surrounding areas of Hamilton Mill localities as a neighbor hood dentist beginning September 2012.

Dr Shah believes in life-long learning and spends a good amount of time for continuing education in preparing himself, his staff and his office for any new or recent developments in treatment, technology or studies and also he is a strong believer in evidence based dentistry. He takes many hours of continuing education classes clearly surpassing the minimum requirements set forth by the board of dentistry to be competent and up to date on dental education on an annual basis. He is also an active member of the local elite dentist study group (Atlanta Dental Resource Group) where he spends a good amount of time for continuing education, discussing complex cases between the group of dentists who are equally qualified or even more to handle complex cases and discussions and presentations for study purpose to improve the quality of care.

Dr Shah lives with his wife and 2 daughters (Jheel and Aneree) and enjoys travelling, volleyball, chess and music.

With over 12 years of combined experience as a dentist overseas and within US, Dr Shah assures you of always being in good hands.

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My staff & I are pleased to welcome you to our office

Together, we have created a pleasant environment for you and your family to have your oral health needs addressed. We strive to be perceptive and sympathetic to your physical and emotional discomforts. Our goal is to provide the best dental care available using state-of-the-art equipment and the most current materials and procedures. Please feel free to voice your concerns openly in order for us to understand your needs. We provide comprehensive dental care emphasizing interaction between the dental team and patient.

The goal of comprehensive dentistry includes the prevention of problems thus enabling patients to keep their own teeth.


Office Manager

“Hi, My name is Mahek. I am the office manager. I do everything to make the office run efficiently and make sure that the patients are happy with our services. I do not hesitate to go slightly beyond and trying to help the patients to get the utmost dental care and a greatest customer service at our office. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office and talk directly to me.”

Mahek holds a Bachelors in Science (Biology) and an MBA in Accounting and has pursued and certified for Dental Office Management. She also has a dual degree in classical dancing. She is highly skilled to manage the high stresses of the dental office with over 15 years of experience in Customer Service, accounting, insurance and more. She is also a dance teacher and runs her dance classes with over 60 students during weekends. She loves bowling, traveling, music, and dance (of course). She has added skill of speaking, reading and writing Hindi and Gujarati.

Katia Lara

Office Supervisor

My name is Katia, I am a dental assistant. I graduated from Gwinnett Dental Career Academy . With the support of my parents I have been able to pursue my career in the dental field. I am working with Dr Shah since 2011 and always enjoyed working to help patients and learning new things day by day. I enjoy watching movies, travelling and spending time with family.

Katia is a great dental assistant. She is very passionate about patient care and is amazingly quick learner. Our office is one of the very high tech office and she has proved to be a valuable asset within a short time due to her skills, interests, hard work and compassion towards patients and dentistry.

Hannah Wood

Office Receptionist

Hi my name is Hannah Wood. I work in the front office but also am an EFDA dental assistant. I graduated from Lanier technical college in 2011. I have lived in Georgia my entire life and have a two-year old son. I love working with people and in the dental field. I spend most of my time outside, reading, and with my family.

Jessica Chaney, RDH

Dental Hygieneist

Jessica - dental hygieneist

“I was born and raised in Georgia. Even though I have lived in Gwinnet County my entire life I find joy in meeting new people every day. I am very outgoing and enjoy exchanging stories with those I meet. Some hobbies I enjoy include the outdoor lifestyle including biking, camping, hiking, boating.

I graduated dental hygiene school in 2012 and find great satisfaction in serving the community. I have continued to expand my dental knowledge each year by taking CE courses. When I was in dental hygiene school I was very active in volunteering my time to the community and played a major role in my student chapter as the Community Service Coordinator for the American Dental Hygiene Association. I have a great satisfaction in serving individuals to help improve their smile every day, and enjoy taking the extra step to make their experience is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. “

Jessica is a dental hygienist who is native to Johns Creek, GA. She is very active, caring and tries to understand patient’s concerns and problems. She is proactive in solving issues and maintaining or improving the oral hygiene or overall oral care of her patients. Her strong community activities with passion towards dentistry, and her makes her a...

Whitney Matteson

Dental Hygieneist

My name is Whitney Matteson, I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from DeKalb College in Dunwoody, GA 20 years ago with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am a single Mom and I live with my 11 year old daughter, Bailey, in Johns Creek, GA. I am active in Continuing Education and I am always looking to advance my knowledge in the dental field. I enjoy bowling (I have been in leagues in the past), camping, making wire jewelry & hanging out with Bailey. I enjoy doing volunteer work. In the past few years I have volunteered for: *Team Smile- whose charitable mission is to promote children's oral health. Sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons. *Community of Smiles- to help those in need of dental services. *Georgia Mission of Mercy- which is a free dental clinic for low or no-income based adults who cannot afford dental care. And lastly, my daughter and I volunteer almost every Sunday at For Kids, a no kill cat adoption shelter.

Evie Perez

Dental Assistant

"My Name is Evi E. Perez, I am from Puerto Rico. I have lived in Georgia for over 6 years. I've been a Dental Assistant for 16 years. I Graduated from Med-tech college in Yauco, Puerto Rico. I'm certified for Georgia State. I like to help people, which is why I chose this career. I enjoy seeing a patient's excitement when their smile is transformed."

Evi is a dental assistant who has a great compassion for patients and loves the "Wow" moments when we change someone's smiles and eventually their lives. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling. She is fluent in Spanish as well.

Chee Yang

Dental Assistant

My name is Chee Yang and I have been Dental Assisting for 13 years. During my free time I enjoy reading a good book, getting creative with some arts & crafts activities. When I am not at work, I enjoy hosting gatherings with family & friends, cooking, and going outdoors with my husband. I became part of the Dental Smiles Team in May 2013 & I am very proud to be apart of a wonderful & caring team!