Dental Staff


Dr. Janet Kim Kearns

Intown Dentist

Dr. Kearns received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry. She received the prestigious Faculty Award for Comprehensive Care by the faculty professors at NYU which is awarded to only one graduate per year. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Kearns also completed a one year post-doctoral residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she learned to treat patients with more compromised health and with more complex needs. Dr. Kearns practiced with several prosthodontists in Manhattan before relocating to Atlanta. She also associated in Atlanta for several years while looking for the perfect opportunity and location to bring her unique experience and knowledge to the Edgewood Retail Center. Dr. Kearns is dedicated to lifelong learning throughout her career and has joined several local study clubs such as the Hinman Dental Society and the Spear Study Club to continue and improve her own dental education as well as to enhance the ongoing learning of her team at Intown Dental Center. Dr. Kearns currently lives in Inman park with her family and enjoys local activities around town and walking on the Beltline.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Kearns is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Georgia Dental Association(GDA), the Northern District Dental Society (NDDS), the Hinman Dental Society, the American Orthodontics Society (AOS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Spear study club, Splint therapy study club, and is a sponsor to her kids schools and local community.


Dr. Yen Tran

Intown Dentist

Dr. Yen Tran was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Georgia in 2008 and an M.S degree in Biology from Mississippi College in 2009. Dr. Tran obtained her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston in 2013 and completed her AEGD residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 2014.

As part of our team at Intown Dental Center, Dr. Tran continues to study extensively to keep current on new dental technology, techniques, and research because she feels it helps her provide the best care possible. Dr. Tran is a part of the Spears Education Study Club and is a member of an Occlusion Study Club in Atlanta, GA

In her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys playing poker, tennis, hiking, and traveling with her husband, Oh-Hyun, and sons, Maxwell and Emerson. Dr. Tran also loves to travel; she has traveled to Europe, Asia, North America, and the Caribbean. She would like to continue her travels to learn more about other cultures.

Dr. Jacob Perlow

Intown Dentist

Dr. Jacob Perlow is an Atlanta native who attended Walton High School and later graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Chemistry. Following his education in Athens, Dr. Perlow went to the University of Florida for dental school, where he earned his D.M.D. Although he attended the two rival SEC schools, he is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Dr. Perlow is proficient in restorative, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and multiple surgical procedures. He has been involved in many community outreach programs and has gone on dental mission trips out of the country. Dr. Perlow is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. When he is not in the office, Dr. Perlow enjoys spending time with his family and friends, running, biking, and rooting for Atlanta sports teams.



Mariya received a dual degree in Dental Hygiene as well as Healthcare management from Clayton State University. There she served as President of her dental hygiene class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. With a passion for her profession, her goal is to make your visit a positive experience,focusing on building relationships aswell as educating patients on their individual needs. When Mariya is not working she enjoys hosting lavish dinners, photographing her two kids and picnicking with her husband



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!


Danielle is a graduate of NGCSU with Bachelors in management and Clayton State University with Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist for 8 years and absolutely loves her career. She is passionate about educating patients and providing them with great homecare routines. In her spare time, she loves cheering for her favorite hometown teams (Eagles), traveling, and baking.

Clinical Assistants


Lorina is an Atlanta native and received her dental assisting degree at Gwinnett Dental Career Academy. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them overcome their dental fears. When not in the office, Lorina enjoys spending time with close friends and family.


Angie was born and raised in Miami.  She graduated from dental assisting the school in 2012 with expanded duties. She enjoys meeting patients and helping them achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Angie loves spending time outdoors with her husband and her two boys.

Office Staff

Inaam - Office Manager

Inaam is our Practice Manager who joined Intown Dental Center in 2015. She has been in the dental field for over 13 years and has more than 21 years of experience in management. She oversees the daily office operations and ensures patients receive the best care possible. Inaam enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Shalonda is our insurance and billing specialist with more than 20 years experience. She has 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. She loves cheering for her Patriot's team, traveling and spending time with her family.



Tivona is our Patient coordinator and she brings a great dynamic to the team.  With over 18 years of experience in the dental field and being a certified dental assistant, Tivona helps patients both administratively and clinically. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and close friends


Malis our appointments coordinator, and the newest member of the office is excited to learn everything about dentistry. She is an Atlanta native and huge Falcons fan. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and trying new restaurants.