Dental Staff

J. Lee Amason, Jr. DMD, PC

Dr. J. Lee Amason, Jr. was raised on the Georgia coast in a small town called Darien. The eldest of five children, he was named after his father, Jack, from whom he developed his indefatigable work ethic. He inherited his love for music from his mother, Ginny, and began playing the bass guitar at around the same time he began working in the family business, a seafood processing plant. From thirteen years old until he was twenty-six, Dr. Amason worked alongside his father and brothers in the plant. During that time, he grew to admire his family dentist and began to consider dentistry as a career.

He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Valdosta State University in 1982 and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Medical College of Georgia in 1986. He also studied at the L.D. Pankey Institute, the most respected continuing dental education institute in the world.

Ever since, he has played an active part in the Kennesaw community. Aside from being a dentist, he is an avid health and fitness enthusiast. He loves the outdoors—hiking, skiing, bicycling and rock climbing are just a few of his favorite activities. His wife, Tia, and his only child, Charlee, often join him in his many outdoor adventures.

Dr. Amason began wearing red high-tops in high school and has worn the shoes ever since.

 

Carrie Logue, DMD

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Dr. Carrie Logue moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, where she received her Bachelors of Arts in psychology. During her time at Emory, Dr. Logue worked in a dental office as an assistant and fell in love with dentistry. She decided to pursue her DMD through the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. Throughout her career, she has focused on individualized and compassionate care for her patients.

Dr. Logue believes prevention is the key to oral health. She wants her patients to be proud of the smile that they show the world! Most teeth and gum problems can be caught early by keeping regular checkups, so it is very important for patients to work with their dentist to keep their smiles healthy and happy.

Dr. Logue lives with her husband, two children, and Golden Retriever named Ziggy in Roswell, Georgia.

Tia Amason, Practice Administrator

Tia was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She met Dr. Amason in 1987 when she visited his practice as a patient.
It was love at first sight! Tia and Lee were married in February of 1990. Four days later they began working together. They have a deep belief in serving God and making family priority.

Tia and Lee have one child, Charlee, who graduated summa cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 2017. Charlee is moving on to graduate school for astrophysics at the University of Alberta.

 

Cabe, Therapy Dog

Cabe was born in Dr. Amason's closet in Powder Springs, Georgia. Cabe is now serving as our certified therapy dog and can be found behind the front desk. He is a trained, gentle 11 year old Weimaraner who loves everyone. He especially likes to greet our anxious patients to help them feel at ease. His favorite things are belly rubs, long walks, and treats. Cabe works Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday half days. He is off to play and rest on Fridays.

 

Brooke Ritt,  Registered Dental Hygienist

Brooke grew up in Woodstock, Georgia, but now calls Acworth home. She is a graduate of Georgia Highlands College with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also a graduate of the University of Westminster and Leeds Metropolitan University in London, England with her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Hospitality and Business Management. Brooke moved to Switzerland in 2002 to work as an au pair and later moved to London to pursue her Bachelor’s degree. She loves building personal relationships with her patients while educating and motivating them towards an optimum state of oral health. Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling in her free time.

 

Alex Yaghobi, Registered Dental Hygienist

Alex was born in Sari, Iran, located on the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering there in 2004. He moved to the states in 2010 to attend Perimeter College in Atlanta, GA, where he first became interested in dentistry. He began studying dental hygiene at Georgia State University in 2015 and received his degree there in 2017. Alex has worked in a variety of dental fields, including orthodontics, periodontics, cosmetics, and family dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys hiking Kennesaw Mountain and the Mountains of North Georgia

 

Jennifer Smith, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer grew up in Dalton, Georgia. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Chattanooga State Community College in 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like cycling and hiking Kennesaw Mountain. She lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband of 12 years, Matt, and her two sons, Caffrey and Canaan.

 

Tesha Garrett, Lead Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Interested in the dental field since high school, Tesha has always been passionate about improving quality of life through dental care. Seeing a patient smile openly, after years of self consciously covering their teeth, is her favorite part of being a dental assistant. Tesha received her dental assisting degree in 2004 when she graduated with honors from Medix College in Smyrna, GA. Tesha was married to her husband, Scott, later that same year. They live in Canton, GA with their son Blaine, and their three dogs Cash, Star, and Lady. They are all big Georgia Bulldog fans!

 

Tanya Rhoney, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Tanya was born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina. She moved to Kennesaw in 2012 with her two daughters Ariana and Ki’Mora. Having been a licensed Cosmetologist for 17 years, she decided to branch out into the dentistry field. Tanya attended Fortis College in Smyrna, where she remained on the President's List and graduated at the top of her class, earning her associates degree in Science. Tanya enjoys interacting and providing comfort to patients. She feels blessed to work with such an amazing team at Amason Family Dentistry.

 

Dessi Richardson, Dental Assistant

Born in Bulgaria, Dessi grew up in Paulding County, Georgia. She originally obtained her B.S. of Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University, but ultimately decided to pursue dental assisting. In dentistry she has found a career where she can interact with patients and make a difference (though she is still passionate about fitness!). She and her husband, Ben, are the proud parents of three dogs--two greyhounds, Chester and Birdie, and one boxer mix, Holly. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with greyhound rescues and learning more about the dental field. Dessi is thrilled to be part of the Amason Dental Family!

 

Tracy Sawicki, Front Desk

Tracy was born and raised in Acworth, Georgia. Dr. Amason was her childhood dentist until she moved to Bristol, England and married her husband, Simon in 2005. When they returned to the U.S in 2013, she was eager to join
Dr. Amason and his team.

 

Kasey Kaminski, Front Desk

Kasey was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. Inspired by a mother who spent twenty-seven years as a dental assistant, Kasey always felt at home in the dental industry. She obtained her Associates in Business from Lanier Tech in 2013, and her Certificate in dental assisting from Dental Assisting School of Atlanta in 2017 and has worked in the field for 1 year. She and her husband, Joseph, have been married for fifteen years and have two beautiful and brilliant daughters, Karolina and Kyleigh. In her spare time, she likes to visit home in Savannah and go to the beach. Kasey is excited to be part of a team of people who are as passionate about dentistry as she is!

 

Rachael Gilbert, Front Desk

Rachael was born in Jakarta, Indonisia and raised in Georgia. She obtained her Certificate from Dental Assistant of Atlanta in 2017. As our front desk/insurance coordinator, Rachael enjoys working with patients to ensure that their medical and financial needs are always met. As an aspiring orthodontist, she has found participation in the dental industry very rewarding; she is more determined than ever to continue in a career where she can improve smiles! When not working, Rachael loves to try new foods, listen to all genres of music, and attend art shows. She is the mother of two wonderful daughters, Alyvia and Isabella, as well as two dogs, Ace and Tokyo, and two hamsters, Nugz and Evie. Rachael is excited to keep learning about dentistry with our team!

 

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