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. Shoemaker has served as a full-time faculty member at Augusta University, training both general and pediatric dental students. Additionally, he has given national lectures on the management of special needs patients. He continues to teach on a part-time basis as an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Shoemaker became a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015 and is an active member of the American Academy, Southern Society, and Georgia Academy of pediatric dentistry.
In addition to spending time with his lovely wife and two young boys, Dr. Shoemaker enjoys playing tennis, coaching soccer, and running.
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.
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!
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!
Aly currently lives in Canton with her husband – Chris, two children – Ava and Isaiah, and three dogs – Lily, Opie, and Luna. In her free time, Aly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to different countries of the world, and being involved in her church. Aly is so thankful and excited to be a part of the Trotter & Patel 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.
I was born and raised in Ball Ground, Ga. Attended Free Home Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School and graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2001.
I earned my Expanded Functions in Dental Assisting at Athens Technical College. I have been in the dental field as an Assistant for 18 years.
Currently living in the Free Home Community with my husband, Justin, and 2 sons, Sawyer and Hudson. I also have a step daughter, Annabelle.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, vacationing and being involved in my Church.
Excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Trotter and Patel family.
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!