Meet Our Staff


Latoya, Office Manager

Latoya is our office manager and has worked for Progressive Periodontics since 2005. She was born in Illinois, raised in Mississippi and moved to Georgia where she attended dental assisting school. She has over fifteen years experience in dentistry working front and back office and is an expert in dealing with dental insurance and treatment planning making services affordable for our patients.

 Latoya is a people person and enjoys giving patient’s personal attention making them feel comfortable, welcomed and relaxed. Dentistry is her passion and her business mind is commendable. Latoya has a heart for people and prides herself by saying, “the patients are the very best part of my job as the Office Manager “.

She and her family enjoy spending time traveling abroad, new ideas in the fashion world and experiencing all that Atlanta has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her son’s school and continuing education seminars and lectures.


Lola, Senior Dental Assistant

Lola was born and raised in Georgia. She attended The Bryman School in Atlanta, Georgia and after graduation she joined Progressive Periodontics Practice since it open its doors over 20 years ago. She has been an expanded functions dental assistant for 18 years and is the principal assistant to Dr. Russell. Lola enjoys all aspects of dentistry and assisting each clinician here at Progressive Periodontics. Lola has grown with this practice to the point of briefing any of the clinicians on the case at hand prior to treatment.

In her spare time, Lola enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, and attending various events which include comedy, music, sports, health and wellness.



Front Desk


Dental Hygienist 

I am Megan originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, but was raised in Atlanta Georgia by my two Caribbean parents. I earned my Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Atlanta Technical College.

In 2022 I had the privilege to join the Progressive Periodontics team in Fayetteville, GA!

I am committed to providing the utmost care for our patients while creating a comfortable environment and stress-free experience. The most rewarding aspect of my care for patients at Progressive Periodontics is our passion to educate our patients not only on the oral aspect of our health but also on the overarching systemic connection and correlation that exist between our mouths and the rest of our body.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work in such an outstanding practice that prides itself in providing quality service to each and every patient but also a practice that demonstrate their care for their employees as well. It is my goal to make sure our patients receive the best care possible, while also educating them on the importance of oral and systemic health.

Outside of the office I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, daughter and two fur babies, also trying new restaurants in the city of Atlanta, and traveling as much as possible and never take time for granted!