Dr. Trotter and Dr. Patel share not only a passion for dentistry but also a genuine love for each other. While they started their relationship in dental school, their love continued to blossom during their residency programs. After Dr. Patel surprised Dr. Trotter with a proposal at the Columbus, Ohio airport gate, they had a beautiful and memorable wedding in Atlanta, Georgia. With the foundation of their family set, they are opening their arms to the community to provide quality pediatric dental and orthodontic care. While Dr. Trotter specializes in treating children and special needs patients, Dr. Patel treats patients of all ages. Therefore, we invite your entire family to our practice!
We hope to provide not only superior dental care but also convenience for your family, as we offer both pediatric dental and orthodontic services. With the two doctors working closely together, you can rest assured that they will know what is best for you and your child, and they will be in the ideal position to be able to recommend and provide the most appropriate dental treatment for your family. Keep in mind that Dr. Patel provides orthodontic care not only for children but also for adults, so your entire family is welcome to see him!
As you’ll notice when you come see us, we stand by our motto. With Brittany Haught, Dr. Trotter’s cousin, as our office manager, you will truly be treated like family when you visit our practice. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to our family!
Meet Our Providers
Dr. Milen Patel was born in London, England, and moved to Alpharetta at the age of five. Growing up, he loved playing soccer, drawing, and hanging out with his friends. From an early age, Dr. Patel loved science, history, math, and art. He knew from the age of 6 that he wanted to be a dentist and never looked back on that goal. He attended Alpharetta High School and then went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology at Georgia State University.
From there, Dr. Milen earned his DMD from the Dental College of Georgia where he served as a member of the admissions committee. It was here Dr. Milen met his wife and soon after he proposed at the “Most Magical Place on Earth,” Disney World. Dr. Milen got accepted into pediatric dental residency at the Dental College of Georgia where he served as the chief resident.
Dr. Milen has a passion for serving the youth. In his free time, Dr. Milen enjoys teaching and loves watching soccer with his dad on the weekends. He likes hiking outdoors with his wife, visiting Disney World, and playing with his nieces and nephews. We are excited to have Dr. Milen Patel join our practice!
Brittany Haught (like Dr. Trotter) was born and raised in Ball Ground, GA. She attended Macedonia Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School, and Cherokee high school. She earned her BBA in Business Administration from North Georgia College and State University.
Brittany has worked in Human Resources and Payroll for the last 12 years, and she is very excited to be working with Doctors Trotter and Patel. She lives in the Macedonia Community with her husband (Dean), daughter (Madison), and yellow lab (Haley). In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys being involved with her church and the activities in which her daughter is involved.
Eden Walker was also born and raised in Canton, Georgia. She attended Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School, and graduated from Sequoyah High School.
She earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Highlands College. She then became a Board Certified, Registered Dental Hygienist. Through her experience as a Dental Hygienist, it has become apparent her passion lies in pediatrics.
Eden currently lives in Canton with her husband, William, and their two dogs, Scout and Paisley. She enjoys singing, playing the piano, crocheting, spending time with family and being involved with her church. We are thrilled she has joined the Trotter & Patel family!
Emily Cobb was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia. She went to Mountain Road Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School, and Sequoyah High School.
She earned her certification in dental assisting from Dental Staff School. She loves hanging out with her two older sisters and being with her family, spending time with her friends, playing with her cat, Alley, practicing yoga, and being involved in her church.
She is so thankful to be a part of the Trotter and Patel family!
Kristi Richards was born and raised in Loganville, Ga and attended Loganville Elementary, Loganville Middle and Loganville High Scool. She now lives in The Buffington community with her husband Jeff Richards , daughter Faith Richards and son Roper Richards and their dog Jenny. In her free time she enjoys camping, going to beach and spending time with family and friends. She very excited to be part of the Trotter & Patel team.
Karen Palomino was raised in Canton, GA. She attended Liberty Elementary, Freedom Middle and Cherokee High School. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Georgia School of Dental Assisting.
Karen is fluent in English and Spanish. Her favorite pastimes are shopping and swimming. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and pets. She is very thankful to be a part of Trotter & Patel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, and she considers them her second family!
Mandy Evans was born and raised in the Buffington community. She went to Buffington Elementary School, Dean Rusk Middle School and graduated from Sequoyah High school. She now lives in the Freehome area(Ducktown) with her Husband Shane and 2 children Lauren and Logan. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and vacationing. Mandy is very excited about being a part of the Trotter and Patel family.
Melody Bryant grew up in Canton Georgia and attended Holly Springs Elementary, Teasley Middle School and Cherokee High School. She now lives in Ball Ground with her husband (Joel) her son (Fletcher) and her dog (Boomer). In her free time she enjoys playing the piano, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Melody received her Orthodontic Assisting Certification Levels I and II from Trapazio Academy of Orthodontic Assisting and has been in the field since 2001. She is very excited to be a part of the Trotter and Patel family!
Laura Stanley was born and raised in Canton, GA. She attended Buffington Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School, and graduated from Cherokee High School.
In 2001, she earned her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Floyd College. Laura has over 19 years of experience as a dental hygienist, with the last 10 years in pediatric dentistry.
Laura currently lives in the Buffington community with her husband, Chad, and their children – Caroline, Jackson & Hudson along with their dog, Murphy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Creekview Grizzlies and the Atlanta Braves!
Laura is thankful to be part of the Trotter and Patel family!
Faith Richards was born and raised in Canton, Ga. She went to Buffington and Avery Elementary, Creekland Middle School, and graduated from Creekview High School. She is currently attending Georgia Highlands College with hopes to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She loves spending time with her little brother, Roper, hanging out with friends, going to the lake, and going camping with her family.
Kelly was born and raised in Cumming. She attended Coal Mountain Elementary, North Forsyth Middle, and North Forsyth High School.
Kelly became an orthodontic assistant right after graduating high school and fell in love with dentistry and working with kids. After a few years in ortho she moved to Panama City Beach, where she attended Gulf Coast State College and earned a Dental Assisting Certificate in 2011 and an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2014.
Kelly now lives in Cumming with her husband, Mark, their three boys, Ace, Asher, Madden, and their dog Essie. She loves to take road trips, hang out with her family, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs!
Riley Todd is from Canton, Ga and currently attends Creekview High School as a student. She participates in a work study program through her school which allows her to spend her afternoons working at Trotter and Patel. Riley is interested in a career in the orthodontic field and enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as cooking, being outdoors, and participating in school activities.
Sara is an Orthodontic assistant. She is newer to Patel & Trotter but has been working in Orthodontics for 21 years. In fact, Sara also works with Dr. Patel at CHOA in the Orthodontic clinic! She is recently married to the love of her life, Darron, and has 1 daughter, Emma, 1 son, Jack, and 1 stepdaughter, Kaidence. They have a lot of fun in their household, and laugh a lot! In their off time, they like to spend it with family, with Darron usually whipping up something homemade and delicious!
She is so proud to be a part of the Trotter & Patel team, and she looks forward to many more years to come!
Born and raised in Canton, Ga. She attended Liberty Elementary, Freedom Middle School and graduated from Cherokee High School. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Georgia School of Dental Assisting.
Itzel is fluent in Spanish and English. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, go hiking and dance! She is also extremely thankful to be apart of this family.