About Oakdale Family Dental

About Us

Dentistry is not all about teeth, but improving the quality of life.

Our goal at Oakdale Family Dental is to provide the best quality dental care in a friendly atmosphere. From your first visit, we will address your concerns in a gentle and considerate manner. Dr. Shim, a trusted dentist in Smyrna, GA and his staff take pride in treating their dental patients with care and compassion. We take care of each and everyone of our patient as if they were our own family or friends and in turn we hope to build lasting relationships.

We highly value our relationships with our patients.

Our team makes it a priority to spend extra time with each and every patient, making sure each patient is completely comfortable with their dental care.

Let Oakdale Family Dental be your choice for your family’s dental care needs in Smyrna, GA. Make an appointment today!

Sora Shim

office manager

Sora is our trusty office manager who has “retired” from being physician’s assistant for 10 years to join Oakdale Family Dental full time. Her three sons keep her busy with all of their sports and activities. In her spare time, she loves to read books, travel, and play Candy Crush. Sora is also our Rodan & Fields consultant who can help your skin get healthy and glowing.

Linsey Crom

front office personnel
Linsey is our vibrant and resourceful front office personnel and has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. She relocated to Atlanta from Arizona in 2016. Linsey loves taking care of her three dogs and her cute toddler with her husband who is also in the dental industry. She loves finding good deals and authentic tacos, and always offers a helping hand. o our Rodan & Fields consultant who can help your skin get healthy and glowing.

Shannon Entrekin

RDH
Shannon is our knowledgeable dental hygienist who has been with Oakdale Family Dental since graduating as valedictorian from West Georgia Technical College in 2009. Shannon lives in Bremen but still commutes everyday because she loves her patients and what she does. Shannon raises five dogs along with other animals and also sells organic farm fresh eggs. She also enjoys listening to music, finding bargains, and staying organized.

Tarya Whitehead-Smith

RDH
Tarya is our expert dental hygienist who has been with Oakdale Family Dental since our opening in 2006. She received her dental hygienist degree from Clayton State University in 1994. She has two sons with one attending University of Alabama at Birmingham. In her spare time, Tarya loves cooking, traveling and watching game shows and sports games. Her favorite basketball team is any team with Lebron James.

Sara Engelbird

lead dental assistant
Sara is our bright lead dental assistant. Although she is young, she has earned her lead role with impeccable work ethic and organization skills. She lives in Carrollton with her family and siblings. Sara is a very talented crafter and loves Caesar salads.

Dr. Jeremiah Cook

Dr. Cook started his dental career as an assistant in 2010, then a hygienist in 2017 then graduated as Doctor of Dental Medicine from Dental College of GA in 2023. He was born and raised in the Smyrna/Mableton area and loves to spend time outdoors with his wife, Kim. He also enjoys playing soccer, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Chris Shim

founder and owner

Dr. Shim graduated from the University of Georgia in 1997 with a degree in microbiology and continued his education to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia in 2002. After working as an associate for a few years in the Atlanta area, he opened Oakdale Family Dental in 2006. Alongside working at his thriving office, Dr. Shim has also been an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and American Dental Association to name a few. He has spearheaded the annual Give Kids A Smile Program and has been recognized as an Honorable Fellow for his community service. In his spare time, Dr. Shim loves jiu jitsu, mountain biking, listening to music and spending time with his family.

Chris is a general dentist / solo practitioner in family and cosmetic dentistry in Smyrna since 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia in 1997 and his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2002. He has been an active member of the ADA, GDA, Hinman, GMOM and heads up GKAS. Chris is also a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a member of the Northwestern District Dental Society and Metro Study Club.

In his free time, he enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Crossfit, music, traveling, golfing, fishing, mountain biking, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Chris and his wife, Sora, have 3 boys, Nolan, Parker, and Dylan and they stay busy with the boys’ sports schedules.
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