Meet Our Doctors

Dentists

Dr. CrenshawLeigh Cummings-Crenshaw, D.M.D.

Dr. Leigh Crenshaw sees art in dentistry, and that was what led this Medical College of Georgia graduate into the field of dentistry.

“I wanted to do something in the health field, and I liked the idea of the artistic side of dentistry,” Dr. Crenshaw said. “There is a lot of art to dentistry – color matching, the shapes and forms of teeth. It’s sort of a science and an art combined.”

While it was the artistic side of dentistry that brought her into the field, Dr. Crenshaw said that today what she most enjoys about being a dentist is the relationships she is able to build with her patients.

“Your patients have a lot of trust in you. You see them every six months, and so you build relationships with them,” Dr. Crenshaw said. “Some of the patients I had when they were children now have children of their own that are my patients, and that is very rewarding.”

Dr. Crenshaw describes herself as “an information seeker,” and said she enjoys keeping current on the latest trends in dentistry, but she said the thing that she wants to be known for among her patients is her compassion as a dentist.

“I truly care about my patients,” Dr. Crenshaw said. “We are a very caring group of people here. We look out for the well-being of our patients, and we work well together. I am always impressed with the quality of work that is performed here. We have several areas of expertise at Athens Family Dental and if there is something that one doctor is not comfortable doing, there is always someone who is knowledgeable in that area.”

Dr. Crenshaw completed a general practice residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  Prior to making Athens Family Dental her home in 1999, she briefly worked at a small practice in Macon, Georgia.
Dr. Crenshaw is married and is the mother of one young son.

Michelle McKenzie, D.M.D

Dr. Michelle McKenzie was born and raised in Gwinnett County.  She attended the University of Georgia, and graduated UGA with a Bachelor's in Microbiology.  After graduating UGA, Dr. McKenzie attended the school of Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  Graduating as the first female class president in 2004.

After graduating from Medical College of Georgia, Dr. McKenzie moved to Flowery Branch, and worked with a family practice in Buford for 15 years. She now works part time here at Athens Family Dental and enjoys working here and being back in Athens. 

Dr. McKenzie is married with three teenage boys which keeps her very busy.  Dr. McKenzie enjoys running/biking, cheering on UGA football and spending time with family and friends.

 

Dr. Cile FrenchCile French, D.M.D.

Dr. Cile French was born and raised in Evans, Georgia.  She received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1991.

After running a solo practice in Evans for three years and working part-time here, at Athens Family Dental, Dr. French chose to sell her practice and remain with us.  Nearly three decades later, she still enjoys her work and patients here in Athens.

Dr. French is married and has two adult children and two middle school age children.  She enjoys gym classes, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Alex Karamanolis D.M.D.

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We felt that the quality of care we provide be extended to your entire family, and thus searched long and hard for our newest team member.  Dr. Alex has been in dentistry since 1994, and is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.  She has focused her career and advanced studies in cosmetic and family dentistry.

Dr. Alex has concentrated her career and continuing education studies in Cosmetic and Family Dentistry as well as Management of Sports Trauma and facial Injuries.  

Her gentle demeanor and conservative approach to Dentistry make her a favorite with kids who "love going to the dentist".  She has spent a lot of her time in community dental education and preventive dentistry both in the US and in Greece, where she is originally from. 

At home, Dr. Alex and her husband Peter enjoy their four children, two sets of twins and their two loving Goldendoodles.  Peter and Alex are both involved in their community and enjoy an active lifestyle with their family.  Dr. Alex loves to spend time with her family and friends and loves to cook in her spare time.

 

Board Certified Oral Surgeon

Dr. MillerDavid Miller, D.D.S.

Dr. David Miller is a native of Kokomo, Indiana and is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Greensboro and Athens, Georgia. Dr. Miller received his doctorate degree in 1995 from the Indiana University School of Dentistry with honors. He completed an oral surgery internship at Louisiana State University in 1996 and an oral surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.

Dr. Miller is a member of numerous dental societies and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Society of Dental Anesthesia. Dr. Miller’s particular specialty is in dental implants and the delivery of outpatient anesthesia.

He enjoys snow skiing, golfing, and spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. KimAujin Kim, D.M.D.

Dr. Aujin Kim is a first generation Korean-American, who grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a B.S. in Biochemistry.  He then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to receive a Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Upon graduation, Dr. Kim was direct commissioned by the US Army Dental Corp since 2013 and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA in 2021

Dr. Kim is currently stationed at Ft. Benning, providing Oral and Maxillofacial surgical care for Active Duty Service Members.  He hopes to settle in Georgia after military service.

Dr. Kim loves spending time with his lovely wife, Dr. Jungwon Kim, and his two sons: Kayson and Kayden Kim.  He enjoys working on cars, playing golf and various outdoor activities.  

Dr. Paul ChoPaul Cho, D.M.D. ,M.D.

Dr. Cho grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  He received his dental degree from Boston University followed by a 6 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Here he also obtained his medical degree and completed 1 year of general surgery.

He has received extensive training in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, oral pathology, and dental implants.  Dr. Cho's focus is to provide the highest level of care and to make each patient's experience a positive one.  On his free time he enjoys anything that involves family time with his wife and toddler son.