Dental School: Howard University 1991 / DDS;
University of Alabama 1994 / Periodontics
Undergraduate School: Howard University 1987 / BS Zoology
Dr. Horace was born and raised in the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. At age 14, Karen moved to Lakewood, New Jersey. Dr. Horace attended Howard University for her undergraduate degree and for dental school. After graduating dental school, she completed a general practice residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. From there, she completed her specialty training in periodontics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She enjoys involving her patients in their periodontal care, and is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and the National Dental Association. Dr. Horace lives in Avondale Estates with her husband, Donald, and their two daughters. When she’s not practicing dentistry, she enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school and being a Girl Scout troop leader. Ask her about her adventures in scouting sometime!
Patients can visit Dr. Horace at the DentFirst Lithonia office.
Dental School: Temple University 2011 / DMD
Undergraduate School: Georgia State University 2003 / BA
Dr. Huynh was born in Vietnam, but grew up in Atlanta, GA. He attended Georgia State University where, in 2003, he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Dr. Huynh then went on to Dental School at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. He joined DentFirst in July of 2011 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. While at Georgia State University, Dr. Huynh received the Faculty Scholarship Award for academic excellence in Science. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoor world including running with his Australian Shepherd dog named Rico, biking, swimming, watching and playing sports. Dr. Huynh also enjoys experimenting with different cultures through culinary arts.
Patients can visit Dr. Huynh at the DentFirst Jonesboro office.
Prosthodontics Specialty: Emory University MS / 1989
Dental School: Emory University DDS / 1987
Undergraduate School: Emory University BS / 1983
Dr. LaFontaine grew up in Trenton, New Jersey but currently resides with her family in Johns Creek, GA. She has lived in Florida, New York, New Jersey, the Dominican Republic and Honduras and is fluent in Spanish. When she is not practicing dentistry with her DentFirst team you can find her fulfilling the needs of underprivileged children in Gwinnett County. Dr. LaFontaine joined the DentFirst team in 1991 and her outside interests include reading, gardening and spending time with her husband, John, her daughter Lindsay and her son, Taylor.
Patients can visit Dr. LaFontaine at the DentFirst Cumming, Norcross, and Johns Creek offices.
Dental School: Medical College of GA, 2013/DMD
Undergraduate School: SUNY Albany, 2006/BS Biology
Dr. David Langer was born in and raised in Syracuse, New York. He attended Undergraduate school at SUNY Albany where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at 2006. Following completion of his degree, he attended Dental School at the Medical College of GA and graduated with his DMD in 2013. Dr. Langer enjoys playing guitar, hiking, traveling and reading. He enjoys both surgery and the esthetic aspects of dentistry. Dr. Langer joined DentFirst in 2016 and is incredibly passionate about treating patients in a gentle and caring way. He believes that his approach to dentistry is one that is helpful to the dental-phobic. Dr. Langer’s philosophy is that it is important to treat the patient and not the tooth. Therefore, he is always comprehensively planning for their long-term dental needs.
Patients can visit Dr. Langer at our DentFirst Perimeter and Stonecrest offices.
Dental School: Howard University 2001/DDS
Specialty School: Howard University 2003 MS in Orthodontics
Undergraduate School: Oakwood College 1996 / BS Biology
Dr. Lofters was born and grew up in Toronto, Canada. David loved sports, and in high school played varsity basketball, ice hockey, baseball and volleyball! He worked as a barber while attending Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, but always achieved a position on the school’s Dean’s List as well as adding his name to the National Dean’s List. While attending Dental School at Howard University, Dr. Lofters was awarded membership in OKU, the National Dental Honor Society, a position reserved for only a few outstanding students. David has two teenage sons, and he and his wife now live in Marietta. In his spare time, he enjoys playing classical piano, golf, and basketball, as well as being creative with both acrylic painting and pencil drawing! Dr. Lofters is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the Northern District Dental Society.
Patients can visit Dr. Lofters at the DentFirst Lithonia, Norcross, Perimeter, and Smyrna locations.
Dental School: Case Western Reserve 1976/DDS
Graduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1975 / Biochemistry
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University 1972/BS Biochemistry
Dr. Masek was born in New York City, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and Dallas, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Hood and Viet Nam. Currently he resides in Duluth with his wife Victoria and two children Melina and Nick. Dr. Masek is an excellent auto mechanic, enjoys racing and restoring cars: he was a race car driver at Road Atlanta for many years. He also enjoys playing chess, reading, photography, boating on Lake Lanier and music: he was an Ohio State finalist in trombone and on the Northwestern University marching band.
Dr. Masek is an accomplished artist specializing in charcoal and pen-and-ink drawing. Currently, he is a member of MENSA as well as the American Dental Association. He became part of the DentFirst team in 1985 and he treats patients in the Smyrna, Duluth, McDonough, Johns Creek, Mall of Georgia and Cumming offices.
Dental School: University of Louisville 2005/ DMD
Undergraduate School: University of South Florida 1999/ BS Physics and Mathematics
Dr. Maybusher was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, but later moved to Tampa, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1999 from the University of South Florida. Following the completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Louisville for dental school where he graduated in 2005.
Dr. Maybusher is married to his wife, Regina, and together they have two sons, Isaac and Aeon. When he isn’t treating patients, he also enjoys spending time with his family and their dog Nina, hiking, camping, reading and traveling.
Dr. Maybusher has a diverse background in education and has enjoyed experiences from software engineering to building a radio telescope. He also likes to take continuing education courses to help him keep up with cutting edge dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign and Lumineers, as well. Dr. Maybusher joined DentFirst in August of 2014. Patients can visit Dr. Maybusher at the DentFirst Stonecrest and Johns Creek offices.
Dental School: Javeriana University 1979/DDS;
Emory University 1985/Orthodontics
Undergraduate School: Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Dr. Mejia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and of course she speaks Spanish fluently! She currently lives in Henry Country with her husband, Dean. Dr. Mejia is an avid reader, particularly interested in history and mythology, and enjoys spending time with her dogs, cycling, kayaking, and hiking. Dr. Mejia is a member of the Southern Association of Orthodontists as well as the American Academy of Orthodontics, and joined DentFirst in 1989.
Patients can visit Dr. Mejia at the DentFirst Duluth and Jonesboro offices.
Dental School: Emory University 1977/D.D.S.
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California 1973/B.S. Biology
Dr. Musicer was born and grew up in Los Angeles. Following graduation from Dental school, he elected to stay in Georgia and start a family. He has two daughters, Michelle and Wendy, and two grandchildren. In addition to teaching Oral Medicine at the Emory University School of Dentistry, Dr. Musicer began his own Dental practice in Atlanta in 1977, and then, along with Dr. Abes and Dr. Dowd, founded Family Dental Health Centers in 1979. This practice became DentFirst in 1982. Richard’s primary hobby is Amateur Radio– he was first licensed at age 12 in 1963 and has been an active ham radio operator ever since. Through his station N6CR, “Rick” has friends around the world in over 335 different countries–he has contacted every geographical country on earth! Dr. Musicer also greatly enjoys traveling and has visited over 60 countries on every continent. He enjoys boating on Lake Lanier (he has taught Marine Electronics courses for the U.S. Power Squadron) and photography. You can see some of his favorite pictures decorating the walls of many DentFirst offices.
Dental School: Georgia Regents University’s College of Dental Medicine2014/ DMD
Undergraduate School: Samford University2008/BS Biology
Dr. Devon Paris, originally from Columbus, Georgia, completed her undergraduate training at Samford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at Samford, she also was a member and captain of their women’s Division I soccer team. She then received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Georgia Regents University’s College of Dental Medicine, formerly known as Medical College of Georgia’s School of Dentistry. Dr. Paris was awarded the very first Department of General Dentistry Faculty Achievement Award for “outstanding and commendable performance and professionalism as a senior dental student.”
Dr. Paris is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and The Hinman Dental Society. She is committed to serving her patients of all ages with the utmost care, furthering her knowledge, and perfecting her skills through numerous continuing education courses. When Dr. Paris is not helping her patient’s achieve their ideal dental health, she enjoys spending quality time with her boyfriend, friends, and loved ones. Not to mention she also loves participating in outdoor activities and sports with friends, painting, drawing, and exercising at the gym or at home with her rambunctious pup, Mable. Patients can visit Dr. Paris at the DentFirst Smyrna and Perimeter locations.