Dr. Bob Foster was born in Chicago but moved to Dallas, Texas when he was two years old. He considers himself a native born Texan since his earliest memories involve Texas. (He is crazy about the Cowboys and the Longhorns! Hook ‘em Horns!)
Dr. Foster graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. He travels to most of the major conventions taking classes in various areas of his field. Dr. Foster recognizes that continuing education is a must in this ever changing field of dentistry. It is this commitment to excellence that was recognized by his peers and thus earned Dr. Foster the award from Atlanta Magazine as one of the Top Dentists in the Atlanta Area for several years in a row.
In addition to belonging to the ADA and the AGD, because of his extensive knowledge in restoration of implants, Dr. Foster has been inducted as a member of the American Society of Implant Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). Many dentists and surgeons can provide you with implants. However, most do not work or train together. Fewer than 15% of dentists perform five or more implants a year. Of these, only a few are selected for membership in ASIRD. Membership in the Society is by invitation only and restricted to dentists who meet this level of experience. ASIRD teams recognize optimal outcomes are the result of dentists working closely together with their surgeon to provide patients with a highly coordinated case treatment.
Dr. Foster has been married for 44 years and has one grown daughter and a terrific son-in-law, who he considers his son. He is an avid reader of fiction, especially the authors of David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Clive Custler, John Grisham, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, and John Patterson. Since he reads a lot of books, he has started a “Take one, Leave one” book section in his office. One of his most favorite things is having cameo appearances in recitals and Christmas shows for his daughter’s dance studio in Roswell, , Atlanta Dance Central. He once played Don Quixote in a ballet production of ADC. His latest role was a charity collecting penguin, complete with a penguin costume.
You can reach Dr. Foster by email at DrFoster@smilesbydrbob.com.
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Stacey takes pride in the care she provides her patients from her top notch dental hygiene skills to providing the knowledge and expertise on Oral Home Health education. Her bubbly personality and infectious laughter has been a pleasing addition to our team. Everyone who meets her likes her. Born and raised in Valdosta, Stacey is a southern girl. She has two children, a son at South Carolina, and a daughter who is at KSU hoping to transfer to GA Tech next term. One thing that a lot of people don’t know about Stacey is that she is a twin. She and her twin, Stephanie, look almost exactly alike. She is a perfectionist and wants to get every single piece of hard deposit out of a mouth in her care. Some call her the “Floss Boss”. Others say that they have been flossed so much at their appointment, that they feel they don’t have to floss until she flosses them next time. (Not true, folks)
Working side by side with Dr. Foster, Natalya is proficient in dental assisting as well as making our patients feel comfortable. She assures our patients that they are safe, and secure in the knowledge that they are in the very best of hands. Some even call her their “hand holding best friend”. Natalya has a daughter who is a freshman in high school and two sons. Her youngest son recently graduated from College. Her other son lives in Tennessee and is father to her very first grandchild. She sees him and his family as much as she can. Natalya continues to learn through advanced education courses as does all of the team.
When you telephone our office you will hear her cheerful voice. She has been here since February of 2011, and Dr. Foster is so pleased that she has chosen to work at our office. She has over 20 years in the dental field and is knowledgeable about all aspects of dentistry including treatment and insurance coverage. Tabitha will be the one making sure you receive every last cent you are due from your insurance benefits. Tabitha has a daughter who went to Maryland University on a full cheerleader scholarship. She now lives in Denmark and is expecting her first baby, making Tabitha a grandmother for the first time. Her son is an avid “tinkerer” and can fix anything. He likes snowboarding, motorcycle riding, and jet skiing. On Tabitha’s off days, she is an avid Orange Theory participant. She goes at least once a week and tries to go twice, if possible. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends on the weekends and is a great DIY home improvement genius. There is no team but Alabama according to Tabitha. Roll Tide!
Sharon develops the systems in the office to keep it running smoothly, and programs the software to work seamlessly with the clinical and business end of the practice. She creates the signs and marketing materials in the reception area, the newsletters, and updates the website. She is also the OSHA and HIPAA officers of the practice. On her off days, Sharon enjoys reading, college football games, especially UGA, (GO DAWGS) and taking Tai Chi and Yoga exercise sessions. She is also a crafter who likes looking at things and making it on her own. Since she has sewn most of her life, she is quite good at putting things together from scratch. She is also a supreme fan of anything “Minion”.
If you have any concerns about the office, please contact Sharon anytime by telephone or her email at Sharon@smilesbydrbob.com.
We are excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. We are dedicated and our one primary goal is your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you will be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Most of our patients say that treatment here is painless and the best experience they have ever had. Some even fall asleep during their procedure!
We love what we do and it shows on our faces! We do our best to make your visit comfortable and even fun. And, all the while, we will be providing you with the highest quality dental care available. Do not be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve ever had in a dental office. Call today. We cannot wait to meet you and your family!