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.



Norma, Front Desk

Mrs. Norma has been in the dental field for more than twenty years. She   started her career in the dental field as a front desk receptionist   and   moved her way up
 to becoming the office manager. In her previous position she served as the office manager for 15 years. Efficient in time management and her exceptional multitasking
and organizational skills are some of her many       strengths. She has vast knowledge of dentistry and of the intricacies surrounding the governing laws of confidentially. She is very patience with the patients and always willing to greet them to make sure they are comfortable and relax. Experienced dealing with many different types of insurance and their coverage plans. Norma originally is from Oklahoma. She moved to Florida when she was 20 years old and lived there most of her life. In 2019, she relocated to Georgia when her husband got assigned to GA Department of Interior. When she is not at work Norma cherish the time she spends with her family, especially with her two grand kids. She is a friendly team player that gives her best to all customers and the staff as well. 

Amy, Dental Hygienist

Amy is from Illinois and graduated from the Dental Hygiene  program in 2008 from College of Lake County, in northeast Illinois. She joined her first dental team, a general dental practice, for her first 6 years. In 2014 she married and relocated to Georgia.  She enjoys educating her patients on all areas of oral care and how to achieve the healthiest levels and maintenance of their oral health.  Amy joined Progressive Periodontics in 2020 where she is excited to get to know and work with her patients to help them achieve optimal oral care. 

Amy has more than 12 years in the clinical setting, providing quality patient care and always looking out for the comfort and needs of her patients.  Her commitment to dentistry is often manifested when she sees the patients display satisfaction about her care and her work. When not in the office, Amy enjoys cooking with her husband, walking and yoga, sight-seeing and photography, and vintage fashion and sewing. She enjoys learning new skills and using her intuitive abilities, both inside and outside the dental setting.