Meet Our Staff

    The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. All of our professionals at Kerr & Gavric Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Robert A. Kerr, DDS

    Dr. Robert A. Kerr earned his D.D.S. degree from Emory University in 1979, and prior to that had attained a B.S. degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary. Shortly after graduating from dental school, he married his wife, Holly. They moved to Montgomery, AL, where Dr. Kerr practiced for three years as part of the Air Force Dental Corp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Dr. Kerr grew up mostly in Tampa, and Holly in Joliet, IL. However, they both were drawn back to Atlanta where they have resided since 1982. Dr. Kerr has practiced in the Buckhead and Cumberland/Galleria areas at a few different locations, and he is very happy to be in his present location because of the spaciousness and high-tech features of the practice. Dr. Kerr's main focus is restorative treatment, including crowns, bridges, composite tooth-colored fillings, and restoration of dental implants. He is constantly cognizant of doing his best to make every visit as comfortable as possible for each patient.

    Dr. Kerr and Holly are the parents of two grown sons, Andy and Alec, and the grandparents of one grandson (so far)!

    Dr. Kerr is grateful for all of the wonderful patients that have trusted him over the years, and he feels fortunate to be surrounded by a staff of skilled and caring dental professionals.  

     

    Grace S. Gavric, DDS

    Dr. Grace S. Gavric completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received her B.S. degree in Biology. She then received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Gavric completed an ADA accredited General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. This residency provided Dr. Gavric with invaluable exposure to every aspect of general dentistry with an emphasis on hospital-based dentistry, oral surgery and implant dentistry. Dr. Gavric has practiced in the Atlanta area since 2005. She provides comprehensive dental care which includes treatment in preventive dentistry, esthetic restorative dentistry, non-surgical periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and implant restorative dentistry. Dr. Gavric understands the importance of providing high quality dental care with a sense of compassion and strives to make each visit comfortable and relaxing.

    Dr. Gavric married her husband, Nenad, in September 2008 and they now reside in Buckhead.  They welcomed their first son, Adrian, in March 2011 and their second son, Mason, in October 2012.  Adrian and Mason have been amazing gifts to their family and have brought so much love, happiness and laughter into their lives.  Dr. Gavric and her family enjoy traveling in their spare time, watching their kids' sporting events and the Atlanta parks.  

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    Laura Webb - Office Manager

    Laura has been with Kerr & Gavric Dentistry for 15 wonderful years. She considers our patients as family.  Her sunny disposition and caring nature will greet you on the phone and at the door.  

    Laura is a 4th generation Atlantan.  She lives in Canton, Georgia, with her husband, Zack, beautiful daughter, Grace, and fur babies Tallulah and Poppy.

     

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    Anita Neff - Treatment Coordinator

    Anita Neff is the newest team member.  She is originally from California and lives in Buckhead.  She has been in the dental field for over 30 years and has experience in both the front office and as a dental assistant.  

    Anita has an adult son living in Florida.  She enjoys traveling, swimming, taking long walks and spending time with her pets.

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    Dana Gallacher - Insurance Coordinator

    Dana has been with Kerr & Gavric Dentistry since 2015.  Dana is the first point of contact for new patients and she will answer any insurance related questions.  She will go above and beyond to ensure that your first visit with us will be a comfortable and enjoyable experience.  

    Dana was born in Atlanta and currently resides in Kennesaw.  She enjoys anything 80's related, photography, cooking and spending time with her friends.

     

    Jena Green - RDH

    Jena is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Associate Degree in Biology from Gainesville College and went on to attend Floyd College for her Dental Hygiene Degree. Jena graduated from Floyd College in 2000 and has been practicing in the Atlanta area for over 10 years. She joined our practice in March of 2005 and has enjoyed getting to know our patients and caring for them and their families.

    Jena is a Georgia native and grew up in Cohutta, Georgia, which is just outside of Dalton.  Jena and her husband, Jameson, currently reside in Dallas with their two boys, Brooks and Bryson. They now enjoy spending their weekends at the ballfields. 

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    Amanda Lang - RDH

    Amanda graduated from Georgia Highlands College in 2006 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined our practice in April of 2007.  She will always greet you with a smile.  She enjoys interacting with her patients and educating them on oral health topics.  As a hygienist, she tries to ensure each patient leaves with a bright and healthy smile. 

    Amanda is a native of Cobb County where she still resides today with her husband, Andrew.  She has two wonderful dogs.  Amanda loves traveling with her husband and enjoys volunteering and supporting local charities.  She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

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    Tara Leatherwood - RDH

    Tara graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She has been in the dental field for 7 years and has been enjoying practicing with Dr. Kerr and Dr. Gavric since 2015.  

    Tara grew up in McDonough, GA and moved to the Powder Springs area in 2015 to be with her now husband, Tim, and dog, Brutus.  She loves to stay active through running and weightlifting as well as playing volleyball.  

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    Melissa Weishaupt - Dental Assistant

    Melissa has been a member of our practice for 9 years as a certified dental assistant.  She enjoys the positive interaction between herself and the patients.  She helps to keep our patients informed of their current treatment and does what is necessary to maintain their comfort and relaxation during their appointment.  Melissa always wants our patients to have an enjoyable experience while in the office.

    Melissa and her husband, Michael, have been married for 8 years and have a wonderful little girl.  They look foward to welcoming their second child in February.  They enjoy taking weekend family outings with their daughter.  

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