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).

Sidney Bagby


Hi! My name is Sidney and I am a dental hygienist at Rifkin Dental Group. I have just begun my career in dentistry and I am eager to continue learning every day, to keep my patients healthy and smiling. When I’m not with patients, I love to read, watch movies, and spend time with my awesome friends and family! I am so excited to get to be a part of this incredible group and see all of your smiling faces!

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!!



My name is Katie. I am a dental assistant here at Rifkin Dental Group. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. My hobbies are fishing, karaoke, hiking, reading, shopping, cooking, and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you at your next appointment!

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!

Patti Blache


I am originally from Massachusetts, and have called Atlanta home since 1978. I have one daughter, Elissa, and son in law, Charlie, in the area as well. I have been in the dental field for the last nine years and look forward to meeting you all. During my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking, pickleball, and skiing.