Our Newnan, GA dentists offer experience and compassion and place a strong emphasis on research. They welcome the opportunity to provide comprehensive dentistry to you and your family based on expertise and these important values.
We invite you to learn more about the family-friendly team at Southern Rivers Dental below!
Dr. Charles Smith
Dr. Charles Smith is the founder of Southern Rivers Dental. He is a second generation dentist. He holds degrees in biology and chemistry from Georgia College & State University, is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, and received advanced education in general dentistry from South Texas Veterans Affairs. He enjoys making a difference in people’s lives through dental health.
Dr. Smith believes that a smile makes a great first and long-lasting impression, and he wants to help make that first impression a great one for his patients. His goal is to improve each patient’s oral health care and further the Kingdom of God through his dental talents. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kyndall, his two daughters, Olivia and Hensley and son, Levi.
Dr. Franklin Perlis
Dr. Franklin Perlis graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biological Sciences. He then attended Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia and graduated with Doctor of Dental Medicine. Following dental school Dr. Perlis completed a residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Hospital Dentistry and received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Perlis believes a healthy and confident smile plays an important role in the health and well being of the whole body.
Lisa Harvey has been our office manager since 2009, and she holds a degree in psychology.
Lisa enjoys seeing patients smiling faces after receiving exceptional dental care. She likes to make sure that patients are always comfortable and relaxed in our dental office. She loves the people she works with and feels blessed to be part of such a great group.
When Lisa is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, watching college football, swimming, biking, and leading Bible studies at church.
Front Desk Check-In/Check-Out
Becca West is a Newnan native and has been our front desk check-in and check-out person since 2018. She is currently enrolled in college and working toward a degree in nursing.
Becca loves the fast pace of her job and enjoys her team and the patients she encounters daily at Southern Rivers Dental.
When she is not working or at school, Becca enjoys going to the gym, to the pool, being outdoors, and having weekend cookouts with family and friends.
Amy Johnson is a dental assistant who has been with our Newnan, GA dental practice since 2003. She received her training through the UAB hygiene preceptorship program.
Amy enjoys the team she works with and likes to interact with patients, helping to provide customized and diverse care every day.
When she is not working, Amy enjoys reading, sitting by the pool, and spending time with friends and family.
Emily is one of Southern Rivers' dental assistants. Emily enjoys helping Dr. Perlis make our patients feel good about their teeth and overall oral health. Emily is a life-long resident of Newnan, Georgia. In her spare time, Emily likes to hunt, fish, watch football and hang out with her friends.
Jennifer Wells has been a dental hygienist for 36 years and has been with our dental practice since 2005. She studied at Clayton State University.
Jennifer loves her patients and strives to make each person comfortable during treatment.
When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, including two sons who are United States Marines, and a daughter who is pursuing a nursing degree.
Katelyn Bedrosian is a dental hygienist who has been with our practice since 2012. She received her training at West Georgia Technical College. She is also certified by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
Katelyn loves spending time with patients, building relationships with them and explaining the importance of oral hygiene. She makes sure every patient is well-informed about their oral care, and she is always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns. Making patients feel welcomed and assuring them that they are receiving quality care is very important to her.
When she isn’t working, Katelyn enjoys Olympic weightlifting, playing video games with her four brothers, and hanging out with her adorable niece and nephew.
Kellie Willis is a dental hygienist who hails from Newnan, GA and has been with our practice since early 2018. She trained at Georgia Technical College.
Kellie likes to build rapport and relationships with her patients and puts them at ease every day.
When Kellie is not working, she enjoys being home with her sons. The boys keep her busy and fill her heart with love and laughter. She also likes to work out at OrangeTheory Fitness as an approach to personal wellness.