Gwinnett Family Dentistry has built a reputation of attracting patients for life. Today we even serve fourth generation family members from patients who started coming to our practice years ago. We stand out because we value our patients, their health, and the friendships we develop with them. We treat the people behind the smiles. Our teamwork puts the patient's needs first, and we make sure to create a caring, comfortable environment for you. We are like a big family here at Gwinnett Family Dentistry, and our patients are definitely a part of that.
Dr. Fabiola Palacios-Barrionuevo and Dr. Sheryl Henderson Wait specialize in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are of the highest quality. You can trust your smile with us.
We seek to develop long-term relationships with our patients by providing an ample offering of services in comfortable environment with the highest standards of quality and safety.
We offer comprehensive services in an environment where we are proud to serve our patients. We are an organization of caregivers who aspire to consistently high standards of quality and superior patient satisfaction. We seek to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of services with sensitivity to the needs of our patients and their families.
We adhere to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty, transparency and sincerity. Through our words and actions, we earn the complete trust of our patients and their families, our community and our team members. We seek to do the right thing, always and everywhere, in our day-to-day work and lives.
Our primarily responsibility is to our patients. We are committed to work with compassion, honesty and integrity, providing high quality and comprehensive dental care services. Our efforts are focused on producing a lifetime of dental health and the best experience. We utilize the latest and most up-to-date procedures to help our patients make informed decision.
We must be good citizens, supporting the communities we live and work. We contribute to a better oral health and education. We must protect the environment.
We care about our employees, respecting their dignity and rewarding individual and team accomplishments. We offer a safe place to work and a fair and adequate compensation.
We promote and support continuous professional development. Learning never stops.
We respect ideas and value differences among individuals.
We must create value for our stakeholders. Technology and innovation constitute key levers for a thriving business.
Fabiola I. Palacios-Barrionuevo, D.D.S
Dr. Fabiola Palacios-Barrionuevo received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California. Before that, she earned her first degree in Dentistry from the National University of Tucuman, Argentina, and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Argentine Dental Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina, also with honors. She is Invisalign® certified and has advanced studies in orthodontics. Dr. Fabiola’s primary interest is in the restorative and cosmetic dentistry and other phases of general dentistry.
Dr. Fabiola enjoys treating both adults and children, providing the best care at the highest professional standards in a very personalized manner. She was also a faculty member at the Maimonides University and the University of the Salvador, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She resides in John's Creek with her husband Carlos and their children Santino and Tiago.
Awards and Memberships:
American Dental Association
Geogia Dental Association
Hinman Dental Society
Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society
Sheryl Henderson Wait, D.M.D.
Dr. Sheryl Henderson Wait hails from Covington, GA. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her dental degree 2004 from the Medical College of Georgia where she served as president of the MCG chapter of the American Student Dental Association. While a student, she was exposed to volunteer dentistry through dental missions, culminating in a trip to Ecuador to provide dentistry for those in need.
Currently Dr. Wait maintains her volunteerism through active membership in the Junior League of Atlanta, the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and the Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers. She resides in Brookhaven with her husband Philip and their children Edward and Lucy.
Awards and Memberships:
American Dental Association
Geogia Dental Association
Northern District Dental Society
Hinman Dental Society
Kathy Fowler, R.D.H.
I have been a hygienist for more than 30 years. I began as a temporary hygienist in this office 20 years ago. I am dedicated to my patients and their wellbeing. The connection between oral health and whole body health is a passion I share with people in my care. I consider my patients as friends and family. I have the opportunity to take care of several generation families and love catching up with them all at each visit. I am active in guest services at Gwinnett Church and a member of the GA Baptist Women’s choir “Jubalhiers.” I am sign language interpreter and love music. My hobbies include any kind of dancing, reading, hiking, and mission endeavors. I am single and have a daughter that lives in Washington D.C.
Rhonda Raines, R.D.H.
I knew from the age of 13 that dentistry would be my chosen profession! I was fortunate enough to have a mother who was a dental assistant long before formal training was offered. As a young child I remember my mom keeping a roll of floss and saying, "Here, floss your teeth". This affirmed in my mind that good oral habits start young as do dreams of "What will I be when I grow up?” And so, here I am, a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). As a hygienist I took an oath to treat each patient with the best care possible and provide every opportunity to teach, and encourage each patient so that they may know the importance of healthy teeth and gums with relation to many other systemic issues we face as we age. I plan to be the encourager and clinician I am called to for many years to come.
Angela Land, R.D.H., B.S.
I am now in my 28th year as a dental hygienist. I truly enjoy what I get to do. I have never been more proud to be a part of such an innovative, state-of-the-art practice where. My top priority as a hygienist is to provide our patients with the care and the support they need individually to reach optimal oral health. I do my best to educate my patients and at the same time try to make them laugh and enjoy their dental visit. I have 2 children. We enjoy tailgating at Georgia Tech with family and friends.
Shirley Brasill, Office Manager
I started my dental career in 1974 as a dental assistant. After 5 years assisting, I moved to the front office. I have been with Gwinnett Family Dentistry for 20 years and met many wonderful patients. I am the insurance and treatment plan coordinator for our office and try to provide each patient with any help they need to schedule and finance their dental work. We have always put the patient first at our practice and have made each patient feel welcome and like family. I truly love my job and coworkers. I am married and have two daughters and four wonderful grandkids that keep me on my toes! I love to go on cruises and look forward to our family beach vacation each year.
Pat Miller, Patient Coordinator
I joined this team of professionals in 2004 new to dentistry. My job duties consist of greeting patients, scheduling appointments, processing insurance, and meeting our patient’s financial needs. It is my personal goal to greet every patient with a smiling face, provide an atmosphere of comfort, care, and trust so that everyone can get the help they need and leave feeling good. Outside of the office, I enjoy time with family and friends.
Patty Horner-Cordell, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant, Lab Tech
I have been with Gwinnett Family Dentistry more than 10 years, and I have 35 years of dental experience. Throughout my dental career, I have advanced my skills and knowledge in dentistry starting at DeKalb College here in Georgia. I enjoy the satisfaction that is received helping achieve beautiful smiles and making sure the patients are at ease and comfortable during their visits. I admire all of the professional team members here at Gwinnett Family Dentistry. We are blessed with the vast knowledge within our office. I am a proud mother of two children, and blessed to have one granddaughter that I love dearly.
Millie, Dental Assistant
I have been employed at Gwinnett Family Dentistry for 10 years as a dental assistant. I thoroughly enjoyed my career in dentistry, and I am furthering my career by going to dental hygiene school. The one thing I enjoy the most about my job is making people smile and getting to know the patients. I recently got married in December 2011, and I have recently added to my family with the birth of my son, Matthew.
Pam, Dental Assistant
I’ve been in Dentistry for 14 years and I love it. I love to make patients feel comfortable about being here. Our practice is a warm and family friendly atmosphere. It’s my family away from home. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my two boys.
I graduated from Dental Assisting School in November 2011 at Dental Careers Institute. I began working for Dr. Fabiola in January 2012. She has been a true mentor to me and I enjoy every new experience at Gwinnett Family Dentistry. The best thing about my job is to make people laugh and make them feel like not just a patient, but a friend. I look forward to many more exciting years in Dentistry! My spare time is spent with my husband, Jeff, and our two boys, Tyler and Logan. We love to cheer on our sports team (GO DAWGS!). We are usually found at the beach or outdoors riding 4-wheelers.
In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care.
· Digital Imaging
· Digital X-Rays
· Digital Impression
· Velscope Oral Cancer Screening
· Intraoral Camera
· Air Abrasion
· Electronic Claims
· Paperless Charting
· Telescopic Loupes