Doctors

Dr. Janet Kim Kearns
Dr. Janet Kim KearnsIntown Dentist

Commitment
Dr. Kearns is dedicated to providing you with quality and comprehensive dental and orthodontic care your whole family can trust. It is her mission to provide you with the individualized attention, advice and treatment that you deserve. The Intown Dental Center team is dedicated to providing personalized service in a tranquil, relaxed, and convenient location. We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive and caring diagnosis, and conservative treatment plans that have an emphasis on life-time oral-health.
Education
Dr. Kearns received her undergraduate Biology Degree from Emory University and graduated with honors from New York University’s College of Dentistry. On graduation, she received the prestigious Faculty Award for Comprehensive Care – awarded to only one graduate per year based on their comprehensive dental care skills. Unlike most general dentists, Dr. Kearns also completed a one year post-doctoral residency after graduation. She completed this training at the world-renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

After completing her residency, Dr. Kearns took up a position in midtown Manhattan with her attending Faculty Advisor. Subsequently, she spent several years as an associate dentist in a private prosthodontics practice in New York before returning to Atlanta and opening the Intown Dental Center.

Credentials
Every year, Dr. Kearns extends her credentials to give you the best possible service and results. She is committed to continuing education and learning. She attends dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.

Dr. Kearns also trained at the world-renowned Pankey Institute. “Pankey dentists” are trained to develop advanced technical skills, provide comprehensive and individualized optimal care, and improve their dentistry for more predictable and long-lasting results. Dr. Kearns founded the Pankey Affiliated Learning Group of Atlanta as part of her commitment to life-long learning for her and her team.

Associations
Dr. Kearns is a member of the Georgia Dental Association (GDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Northern District Dental Society, the Hinman Dental Society, the American Orthodontics Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Because of this experience and emphasis on continuous education, our team is able to offer a comprehensive set of dental and orthodontic services.

Hygienists

Krista
Krista
Krista, a Maine native, and Peachtree resident, earned her BS in Business from the University of New Hampshire. She relocated to Atlanta and in 1996 received her Dental Hygiene degree from Clayton State University, where she was a Presidential Scholar, class Valedictorian and a Summa Cum Laude graduate. Over the past 18 years she has enjoyed working in the greater Atlanta area and providing comprehensive, caring dental hygiene to her patients. On the weekends, she cheers on her soccer, and lacrosse-playing teenage daughters with her husband Scott. Krista also enjoys traveling, skiing, and photography.
Mariya
Mariya
Mariya received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University. While at Clayton State, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management. With a passion for her profession, she was an early member of the Intown Dental Center team and continued her growth in the field of dentistry. Her goal is to provide patients with a thorough cleaning, to educate them properly concerning their individual needs, and to make their visit to the dentist a positive experience. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, painting, and picnicking with her husband and son.
Shana
Shana
Shana Dixon graduated from Clayton State University with a degree and dental hygiene in 2001. She is an Atlanta native and loves the variety being a dental hygienist gives her. She enjoys meeting new patients, educating them on their dental health, and building long-term relationships. Shana and her husband have two children, a boy and a girl.  She enjoys traveling, running 5k’s, browsing antique stores, and going to church – although, not necessarily in that order!

Clinical Assistants

Megan
Megan
Megan has been dental assisting for four years. She is originally from Charleston, SC and has been living in the Atlanta area for the last two years. She loves meeting new patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair. Megan graduated as a dental assistant from the Massasoit Community College in Canton, MA. In her spare time she enjoys painting watercolors, photography and traveling to new places with her husband and dog Rusty!
Pepe
Pepe
Jose Hernandez, or “Pepe” has been dental assisting since 2005 when he first began working with Dr. Kearns. Pepe’s main duties include chair-side assisting, maintaining a sterile enviroment, and making sure all of our lab work is done to standard and on time. After several years of working together, Dr. Kearns and Pepe make a great team! Pepe lives in Grant Park and is an avid mountain biker and salsa dancer in his spare time – though not at the same time! 

Administrative Assistants

Ivonne
Ivonne
Ivonne has been in the dental field since she was 15 years old! She is originally from Miami, and recently located to the Atlanta area. She is thankful for having chosen such a satisfying career. She enjoys meeting new patients and making them feel welcome and comfortable when they arrive. Ivonne also enjoys seeing patients totally satisfied with their treatment and service and helping patients resolve any issues that might arise. In particular, she relishes representing patient’s cases and battling insurance companies on their behalf. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, photography, getting her nails done ☺ and spending time with her boyfriend.
Shalonda
Shalonda
Shalonda has over 15 years of experience in the dental field. Her main duties are assisting patients with appointments, verifying insurance, and explaining orthodontic contracts. She has a true love for dentistry and enjoys providing excellent customer experiences and seeing how smiles are transformed. Shalonda is married and has three amazing kids and a playful Maltese named Sampson. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family.
Kathy
Kathy
Kathy has worked in the dental field for over 18 years – five of those years with Dr. Kearns. She followed Dr. Kearns to the Intown Dental Center in 2014. Kathy graduated from Long Island University in New York with a BA in Fine Art. She is married over two decades and has two daughters and a dog named Pocco! She loves to take care of her patients’ needs and be there for them when they have questions about their treatment plan, next steps, or their insurance plans. In her spare time Kathy enjoys serving her Church Youth Group and spending time with her family.