Dr. Schwendiman, DMD
• Idaho State University
• University of Lousiville
• University of Phoenix
Dr. Schwendiman began working in a dental lab at the age of thirteen, and continued in the field throughout high school and into college. Born in the great state of Idaho, Dr. Schwendiman earned his undergraduate degree from Idaho State University in 1996. He was accepted into the dental program at the University of Louisville, where he graduated with his DMD in 2000. Since then his practice has been focused in esthetic dentistry. Dr. Schwendiman also decided to further his education, returning to school in 2006 to earn his MBA at the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Schwendiman earned the prestigious Fellowship position in the Academy of General Dentistry - an honor achieved by only 7% of dentists. He was a founding member of the Dominion Study Club, and a co-founder of the P.U.R.E. Dental Group, a continuing education roundtable. Dr. Schwendiman maintains professional memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Schwendiman is an outspoken advocate for continuing education, and personally participates in more than 100 hours per year—five times the amount required by the state of Georgia.
As a former faculty member at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Dr. Schwendiman provided instruction in dental materials and esthetic services. He has lectured nationally on several dental-related topics and spoken at the annual meeting of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Schwendiman was a regular contributor to a column, "EFDA," published in CDA. He has developed a continuing education video in conjunction with the National Dental Network discussing composite restorations. He is a product reviewer for both Dental Product Shopper and Contemporary Product Solutions. Dr. Schwendiman served as a board advisor to Dental Service Group, a large national dental laboratory chain. He is currently considered a Scholar with the Gerson Lerhman Group, and regularly conducts surveys for companies considering investments in dental-related products and services.
In 2006, Dr. Schwendiman was voted by his peers, as a "Top Dentist" in both the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines. He was a top vote recipient for "Top Cosmetic Dentist" in the Northern Virginia Magazine.
Dr. Schwendiman loves to enjoy life. He believes in treating his patients the same way he would family, often becoming fast friends with them. Dr. Schwendiman likes to spend time with his family and kids when he is away from the office.
Dr. Beeson, DDS
• Rock Climbing
• Being outdoors with family
Dr. Beeson grew up in Sammamish Washington just east of Seattle. Growing up in Washington helped him gain a love for the outdoors and all the activities the area had to offer. Skiing, trail running, hiking and biking occupied much of his time growing up.
After high school Dr. Beeson served a 2 year mission for his Church in Peru, where he gained a love for the people and a true appreciation for what he had been given. Following his mission he continued his education at BYU-Idaho where he met his amazing wife Melody. When she was accepted into a dental hygiene program in Utah, he transferred to the Provo Utah campus of BYU, where he earned a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Beeson is the proud father of 3, his oldest was just a baby while he attended Dental School at Marquette University School of Dentistry. As a student at Marquette he had many opportunities to volunteer and provide dental treatment and oral health education to residents of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Upon completion of graduation requirements Dr. Beeson completed an externship to expand his skills as a general dentist.
Dr. Beeson believes in a conservative approach to dentistry and strives to treat each of his patients as he would his own family. He is happy to offer a free second opinion and answer any questions you may have regarding your oral health.
Dr. Hansen, Pediatric Dentist
• Case Western Reserve University
• University of South Carolina
Dr. Hansen grew up in Rialto, California, a small town right outside of San Bernardino. The son of an orthodontist, as soon as Dr. Hansen was old enough his father had him working in the office making all sorts of orthodontic appliances. He continued running an orthodontic lab through college to help pay the bills. Along the way, he also served a two-year mission to Sydney, Australia, before returning home to graduate from Brigham Young University in 1997 with a BS in Zoology. It was also during this time that Dr. Hansen met his future wife, Tiffany.
Dr. Hansen furthered his education attended dental school at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Army Health Professionals Scholarship, and had the opportunity to attend the advanced training of general dentists program in Landstuhl Germany. During his time in Germany, he was called into active duty in the Army and made Captain of the 561st Brigade. He received his certificate in advanced trauma life support, and Medical Management of the Chemical Casualty. These two trainings were required of all personnel called into duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hansen served the country as a Combat Dentist for 7 months in 2003, part of the jump platoon to provide forward support for the troops. He provided dentistry from a mobile dental clinic in Dogwood (south of Baghdad), Baghdad International Airport, Balad, and Mosul. Due to his exemplary service, Dr. Hansen was awarded the Silver Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Army Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon.
Upon returning home from Iraq, Dr. Hansen decided he wanted to return to school and specialize in pediatric dentistry. He did so by attending the Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston. His intensive training included several areas of focus: Hospital treatment, Sedation, Care for Special Needs Patients, Growth and Development, Orthodontics, and Preventative and Conservative Treatments and Alternatives. He completed his advanced training and received his certificate in 2006.
Dr. Hansen was one of the first pediatric offices in the Atlanta area to allow parents back into the treatment rooms with their children. He felt this allowed greater patient comfort and the ability to discuss treatment options and outcomes for his patients more intimately. He has strived to be at the forefront of new research and ideas in making dentistry easier and more comfortable for his patients. This career-long professional focus has culminated in Dental Town—an "outside the box" dental office, where Dr. Hansen strives to provide an atmosphere in which patients and parents can relax—no white walls or white coat syndrome. He designed an office to look like a town, so that he could have different facades and boutiques for each treatment room. More than anything, he really just wanted a place to keep his giant lizards and turtles!
Outside of work, Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids. Each child was born in a different city (Cleveland, Birkenfeld, Charleston, Atlanta). He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and gardening. He spends much of his time caring for and maintaining his reptiles. He also spends much of his time lecturing and doing other community outreach to thousands of students from local schools each year about the importance of good oral hygiene. He is currently serving as pastor to a local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dr. Michael Crosby, Orthodontist
• University of Utah
• University of Nebraska
Dr. Michael Crosby was born - the second of eight children - in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mike got to know the family orthodontist well, as seemingly each of his siblings - including himself - went through the office for orthodontics.
After a rich and varied undergraduate experience that included academic work at the University of Utah, a five-month study abroad in Israel at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and a two year church mission serving the people of Brazil, Mike began his graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He excelled both academically and clinically during Dental School and earned several awards and recognitions. One important recognition involved Mike's selection as mentor and guide to other dental students in their educational progress.
Dr. Crosby graduated dental school cum laude in 2005 and entered the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his orthodontic residency. He is one of the few students to complete his orthodontic training in conjunction with a Master of Science Degree. His thesis involving the use of computer models to better understand the physics and pathology of TMJ was recognized with the Charles Schultz Resident Scholar award, and Dr. Crosby has coauthored many papers based on the findings of this research.
Dr. Crosby has been married to his wife, Kristine, since 2001. They are the parents of four children: Kira, Noah, Brady, and Lucy. In 2010, Noah was diagnosed with Type I diabetes on his fourth birthday. Dr. Crosby and his wife are heavily involved in diabetes research and causes that support improving quality of life and finding a cure for those who suffer from this disease. They support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For more information, and ways to help, please visit www.jdrf.org.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys time with his family and playing sports. He is the undisputed ping-pong champion of his family, extended family, former classmates, and current coworkers. He recently purchased a table for his office at Johns Creek, and is up for a game anytime if you'd like to drop by and challenge him.
Dr. Jay J. Patel, Oral Surgeon
• University of Georgia
• Medical College of Georgia
• Indiana University Medical Center
• Cheering on the Braves, Falcons and Bulldogs
Dr. Jay J. Patel is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Patel is a native Atlantan. He attended Brookwood High School and earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude with honors.
Dr. Patel earned his dental degree (DMD) from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Patel completed a comprehensive residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his last year of residency, he served as a chief resident in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Patel currently holds a general anesthesia permit, affording him the ability to offer a wide range of anesthetic services. He is an active staff member of Gwinnett Medical Center where he serves on the Facial Trauma Service.
Dr. Patel remains active in continuing education, learning about the latest advancements in the dental field. He is currently a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Georgia Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Patel resides in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.
Dr. Shawn McMoran, DDS
• LSU School of Dentistry
Dr. Shawn McMoran, a native of central Arkansas, graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1997. Upon graduation, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, also at LSU School of Dentistry. Over the next several years, Dr. Shawn had the unique experience of treating children at Arkansas Children's Hospital in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. After 5 years of working with children in a hospital environment, Dr. Shawn decided to pursue the specialty of pediatric dentistry. He completed his 2 year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry/Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Shawn achieved board certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and The Georgia Dental Association.
He enjoys traveling, reading, cycling and just about all sports. He has lived in the Atlanta area since 2015.