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!
An Atlanta native, Dr. Andrew Dennis Shoemaker graduated with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2007. He went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (now Augusta University) where he graduated number one in his class in 2013. He then completed his pediatric dental residency training at the same institution.
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 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.
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!
Aly Bennett was born in Arkansas and grew up all around the U.S., since her parents were in the Navy. She graduated high school in Washington State and moved to Georgia shortly thereafter. After many years as a stay-at-home mom, Aly earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Georgia School of Dental Assisting.
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 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.
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!