Because a child’s smile is one of life’s greatest treasures
Gentle. Professional. Caring. Honest.
Our friendly, professional and highly trained dental team is looking forward to welcoming you and your children. We are here to make your child’s treatment as fun, stress-free, and comfortable as possible!
Meet Your Pediatric Dentists
Carlos Garza, DDS
While a high school student, Dr. Carlos Garza began his healthcare career as an Anesthesia Technician. He received a Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology from Hahnemann University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and worked in cardiac surgery, in New York, for the next 7 years. In 2006, Dr. Garza received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, he helped found and served as the first President of the Hispanic Student Dental Association Buffalo Chapter. He also volunteered at Special Olympics’ Special Smiles and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Garza’s pediatric dentistry clinical experience included operating room procedures, sedations, and craniofacial clinics. Upon completing the pediatric dental residency program at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, Dr. Garza worked for several years at Children’s Dentistry of Woodstock, in Woodstock, GA.
Dr. Garza opened FLOSS Dentistry in 2012. His vision for the practice is to deliver the best possible dental care – at affordable rates – for children in the Marietta, Roswell, and Sandy Springs areas.
Dr. Garza is a member of:
American Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Hispanic Dental Association
Georgia Dental Association
Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Dipti Patel, DMD
Dr. Dipti Patel was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and started her journey to dentistry in college. While studying for her Bachelors in biology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she also worked at a periodontics office, where she got her first exposure to dental care and oral health. After completing her studies, in 2005, she went on to dental school at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where her passion truly flourished, and she met some of her best friends. After graduating, in 2010, Dr. Patel worked in Birmingham, Alabama and, then, in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she began her focus on pediatric dentistry. In 2015, Dr. Patel moved to East Cobb and further pursued her passion for taking care of the pediatric population.
Dr. Patel is excited to join the Floss Dentistry team and serve in the community where she lives. Her goal is to treat each of her patients as if they are her own and to educate, both, the patients and their parents on ways to achieve and keep a healthy smile.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and their two children, Mohan and Mila. She enjoys traveling, reading, arts and crafts, and baking!
Meet Your Dental Team
Nancy – Practice Manager
I have been in the dental field for eight years. I started as a hygiene assistant and then transitioned to the front desk.
I have three beautiful children, Sebastian, Bella, and Olivia. I enjoy spending time with them, being outdoors, gardening, cooking, and watching sports.
As a mom of three, I’m very compassionate and understanding. My goal is to provide you with a smooth experience and for you to become a member of the Floss family!
Mandy - Front Desk Administration
Hi, I’m Mandy, the Front Desk Administrator at Floss. I’ve been working in the dental field for many, many years, and I enjoy what I do. Here at Floss, you can catch me working in several positions wherever needed. I’ve worked as a dental assistant instructor, as well.
My real passion is working with children. I strive to do the best I can to help patients and parents feel comfortable. No one is a stranger to me. I enjoy being a part of the Floss Team and cannot imagine working for a better dentist than Dr. Garza.
In my spare time, I love cooking, shopping, dancing, and spending weekends with my family.
Dezyraye (Dez) - Insurance Coordinator
My name is Dezyraye. I've worked in the customer service field for 10-plus years. Being your Insurance Verification Specialist at Floss Dentistry has been an awesome experience. I love seeing the incredible impact we have on the new and returning faces of patients who enter the office daily.
When I'm not greeting and checking in patients, you’ll find me traveling the world with my husband, spending time with family, or relaxing with our two dogs.
Amber – Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! I’m Amber, a dental hygienist at Floss. I graduated from Lanier Technical College in 2006 and began my career as a dental hygienist in general dentistry. I realized, early on, that my greatest enjoyment was interacting with the younger patients. In 2010, I had an opportunity to transition into pediatric dentistry, with Dr. Garza, and I haven’t looked back!
My goal is to provide an enjoyable experience and help patients develop good oral hygiene habits at a young age. Making dentistry fun is what I do ! My greatest satisfaction comes from watching a patient leave the dental chair with a smile, excited for their next visit. I take pride in being a part of the Floss team and creating a fun environment with my co-workers but, more importantly, creating a positive experience for our patients and families.
Yane – Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! I have been a dental hygienist for the last 7 years, with most of my time being spent in pediatric dentistry. Dental appointments can be intimidating, so I strive to make them fun for all my patients and their families.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids in my spare time. I love to bake, do DIY projects, and stay active.
I look forward to seeing you and your kiddos here at Floss soon!
LaKesha - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Lakesha, but most people, simply call me Kesha. I am a hygienist here at Floss. I became a Dental Hygienist 20 years ago, in 2002. I graduated from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC.
I started my career in general dentistry but moved to pediatric dentistry in 2003. I’ve been enjoying this adventure ever since. I love working with Dr. Garza, as he is a fantastic dentist.
I have a daughter, and I love photography, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Kim – Lead Dental Assistant
Hello, I’m Kim, Lead Dental Assistant at Floss. I have been a dental assistant for over 30 years and have worked in all areas of dentistry, but love working with kids. I have a degree in History from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Architectural Preservation from Georgia State University. I love old buildings, but I love assisting more. I enjoy reading (anything), cross stitching, and traveling around the country in our travel van, named Lord Vader. I have been married to my husband for almost as long as I have been assisting, and we have a grown daughter and three rescue dogs.
Moises - Dental Assistant
My name is Moises. I am a Dental Assistant with ten years of experience in pediatric dentistry. I love joking around with my patients and making them feel at ease and their dental experiences fun and exciting.
I have a beautiful wife and an 8-pound toy poodle named Chico in my life. I am a soon-to-be dad, expecting our little one soon.
I can’t wait to see you when you get here. Come by and say Hi!
Ivonee – Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant for nine years and always have focused on pediatrics. I enjoy providing the best dental experience for all my patients.
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband, Gerardo, and two young boys, Lucas and Thiago. I love cooking, being outdoors, and doing crafts. I look forward to seeing you and your kids at Floss!