Archives: Team

Dr. Nathan Raley, DMD

Orthodontic Residency: Augusta University
Dental School: Augusta University 2016/DMD
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia 2010/BS Psychology

Dr. Raley grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He and his wife met in high school and they now have a beautiful little daughter. They also have two small rescue dogs in the family. Dr. Raley enjoys writing and playing music, spending time outdoors, seeking out new cultural experiences, and finding new restaurants to try. Dr. Raley is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. One of his proudest achievements in dental school was being awarded membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society in which membership is by invitation only and based on academic excellence and professional character.

Patients can visit Dr. Raley at the DentFirst Cumming, Duluth, Lenox and Buford locations.

Dr. Azita Rezaei Amiri, DDS

Dental School: University of Hamburg 1998/ D.D.S. and New York Univ 2003 / D.D.S.

Undergraduate School: University of Teheran and University of Hamburg

Dr. Amiri was born and grew up in Teheran, Iran. After her first year of University in Teheran, she moved to Germany where she attended both Undergraduate and Dental School in a special combined degree program at the University of Hamburg. In addition to her studies, she also worked as a Nurse at the hospital. Upon her graduation in Europe, Dr. Amiri moved to Atlanta where she learned English at Georgia Tech and then continued her dental training at NYU in New York City. She then elected to rejoin her family in Atlanta and began practicing with DentFirst and Endodontics (for which she won an award at NYU!). In her spare time, Dr. Amiri enjoys family time with her three nieces and one nephew, and traveling. She is also fluent in English, German, and Farsi!

Patients can visit her at our Mall of Georgia office.

Dr. Joseph Attardo, DDS

Dr. Joseph Attardo, DDS

Dental School: New York University College of Dentistry DDS/ 1975

Undergraduate School: State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, BS Biology/ 1971

Dr. Attardo was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He attended SUNY at Buffalo where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1971. Following the completion of this degree, he attended New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1975. Dr. Attardo and his wife have been married for 30 years and have one daughter together who also lives in Atlanta, Georgia. When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Attardo enjoys golfing, traveling and watching sports.

Dr. Attardo has been the attending dentist at a local nursing home for more than 30 years! He also enjoys treating children 3 years and up. Dr. Attardo has had special training and experience at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental School in treating younger patients. He joined DentFirst Dental Care in 2016 and patients can visit him at the DentFirst Perimeter/Dunwoody, Smyrna and Duluth locations.

Dr. Orson Baek, DDS

Dental School: State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003/ DDS
Columbia University/ M.S. in Periodontics
Undergraduate School: University of Buenos Aires, 1998

Dr. Baek graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Dental in Buffalo and was accepted into the periodontal specialty program at Columbia University where he trained to provide dental implants and deliver the highest level of periodontal care to his patients. Born of Korean parents in Brooklyn, he and his family soon moved to Argentina. As a result he is totally fluent in English, Spanish and Korean! He studied in Argentina where he did his General Practice Residency at the Bernardino Rivadavia Hospital, and then attended school in both Buffalo and New York City before deciding to call Atlanta, Georgia his home. In his spare time he likes to play golf and soccer, and relaxes with his wife Kelly and their daughter Emily. Pastimes include sitting down with a good book or on a river bank waiting for the fish to bite. Dr. Baek is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the academic honors dental society. Patients can visit Dr. Baek at the Lenox and Duluth DentFirst offices.

Dr. Woojae Chong, DMD

Graduate School: Temple University 2008 Board Certified Periodontist Dental School: Temple University 2005 DMD
Undergraduate/Graduate School: Oregon State University 1999/ M.S. Biochemistry and Biophysics

Dr. Chong was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He attended undergraduate school at Oregon State University, where he graduated with his Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1999. He then attended Temple University and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2005. Dr. Chong also received his specialty degree in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry from Temple in 2008. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Chong spends time with his wife and their 4 year old son. He also enjoys playing goalie in soccer. Dr. Chong served on the AEGD Faculty at Temple from 2010-2013. He is certified for IV sedation, Botox and dental implants. Dr. Chong has diplomatic status for Periodontics and Implantology.

Patients can visit Dr. Chong at our DentFirst Perimeter, Johns Creek, and Kennesaw and Mall of Ga offices.

Dr. Lisa Michelle Chatman, DDS

Dental School: Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
Undergraduate School: University of Alabama 1993

Dr. Lisa Chatman attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa for her undergraduate studies. Following graduation, she attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. With her dental degree in hand, Dr. Chatman then attended the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry residency program where she received additional and specialized training; treating sedated children as well as hospitalized and other medically compromised patients. She first joined DentFirst in 2000.

Dr. Chatman was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been married to her husband, Keifer Rackley, since October 2008. Keifer has worked for the Southern Company since 1998. Their son Keifer Langston was born in May 2010. She also has a beautiful step-daughter who currently attends Georgia State University.

She and her family recently moved to Kennesaw. Dr. Chatman loves traveling and a few of her favorite destinations are Turks and Caicos, Antigua, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Spain and various parts of Mexico. She enjoys preventative and cosmetic dentistry, but, most of all, she enjoys seeing her patients smile! Patients can visit Dr. Chatman at our DentFirst Kennesaw and Smyrna locations.

Dr. George Corbitt, DMD

Dental School: Medical College of Georgia 1987/DMD;
Univ of Connecticut 1992/Orthodontics
Undergraduate School: Georgia Tech 1988/BS Chemical Engineering

Dr. Corbitt was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Certificate in Biomaterials. In Dental School and in his orthodontic residency, Dr. Corbitt was a Hinman Scholar and conducted research in the area of dental materials and authored several publications. He was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, where he taught orthodontics, treated patients, and conducted research. He currently lives in Cumming with his wife Frances (a pharmacist), and his three children. In his spare time, Dr. Corbitt enjoys gardening, reading, and personal fitness training. Dr. Corbitt is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Board of Orthodontists. He is also a member and deacon of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church in Suwanee, Georgia.

Patients can visit Dr. Corbitt at the DentFirst Kennesaw and Johns Creek offices.