Neka Collins


Greetings! I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia, married to Thomas Collins, and we have two beautiful daughters, Amber and Gabrielle. It was an awesome Fall day in 1997 when I joined the amazing team of The Rifkin Dental Group. I am still here with a smile on my face, enjoying every day like it’s the first day, and looking forward to many more decades of laughs with you, while making sure that you receive the optimal dental care you deserve!

Kate Van Volkenburg


Hi! I am one of the few hygienists on staff here. I have been associated with the practice for over 30 years. Honestly, they didn’t hire me when I was 6! It has been a privilege to help each and every one of you with your dental health. I have loved sharing our lives together. Some of you were just children when you started in the practice, and now I’m treating your children. Thanks for giving me this opportunity. Always remember to floss, brush, and SMILE!

Tara Nessmith


Hi! For those that have never met me, I’m Tara. I started in dentistry in high school. For the last 20 years, I have continued in the field; first as an assistant and then as a hygienist. When I’m not working at The Rifkin Dental Group, I’m busy with my other full-time job as chauffeur and concierge for my two daughters (Aidyn and Kenzie). My husband, Matt, and I share those duties and the duty of caring for our Belgian Malinois (Brutus).

Emily Ho


Hi. I’m Duyen Ho, also known as “Emily”. I grew up in Vietnam and moved to Georgia in 2013. While being away from home has its challenges, I’m glad I found my second home here with The Rifkin Dental Group. I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Besides my passion for helping with your Oral health, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and taking cute pictures for “The Gram”. I’m happy to be your floss-fessor!

Kristin Dyer


Hello my name is Kristin I am a dental assistant here at Rifkin Dental Group. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I have been happily married to my sweet husband Steve for 21 years. I am a proud mother of two sons Jackson and Bowen. We stay busy with travel baseball on the weekends and when that’s not taking up all of our time, I love to work outside doing landscape projects. I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful group of professionals and to be able to assist in your dental needs!

Jamie Gillson


Hi! I’m a Georgia girl, born and raised in Marietta. After venturing out to the West Coast I learned that I’m a Southerner! I began my career in the dental field in 2012 and have enjoyed many aspects of it! I joined The Rifkin Dental Group in August 2021. When I’m not working, I enjoy going for a run, all things Great Danes and spending time with my two amazing daughters Ava and Audrey. I looking forward to meeting you all!!

Alexis Robinson


Hi! I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA; GO STEELERS! I relocated to Atlanta in the summer of 2016. My career in dentistry began in 2012 where my focus is to consistently enhance the patient experience and deliver quality patient care. When I’m not in the office you can find me spending time with my husband and son. Oh, and shopping!