Learn about our Dentists and Staff!



Dr. Alex is originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry.

He then attended the University of Tennessee- Memphis Dental School where he obtained his D.D.S. in 2004. After completing dental school, he followed his dream of moving to Atlanta, a city that offers culture, diversity and endless opportunity.

In his spare time Dr. Alex enjoys Razorback sports, listening to music, building Lego sets with his son and having tea parties with his daughter.



Dr. Leslie is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and made her way to Atlanta in 2005 following hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Leslie attended Louisiana State University for both her undergraduate (B.S. in Zoology) and dental school education. She earned her D.D.S. in 2005.

In 2006 Dr. Leslie moved to Smyrna and has been here ever since. In her spare time, Dr. Leslie likes to explore Atlanta’s dining scene, watch her favorite TV programs, make art with her son and take her daughter to ballet class.


Dr. Paziraei

Dr. Fatemeh Azadeh Paziraei grew up in Lawrenceville, GA and attended Georgia State University. While at GSU, Dr. Paziraei obtained both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biology and went on to teach Microbiology at Gwinnett Technical College. She graduated from The Medical College of Georgia in 2014 earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

After obtaining her dental degree, Dr. Paziraei opted to further her training by completing a General Practice Residency in Columbia, SC. There she received advanced training in multidisciplinary comprehensive dental care, implant dentistry, oral surgery, IV and oral sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Paziraei is member of The American Dental Association (ADA), Georgia Dental Association (GDA), and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). She is a strong advocate for continuing education and has made learning her lifelong mission. She wants to ensure that her patients receive the best and most up-to-date treatments available. She is committed to building a long-term relationship with her patients and help them maintain their dental health for life.

In her spare time, Dr. Paziraei enjoys spending time with her husband, their dog Ringo, friends and family. She loves to cook different cuisines, travel and meet new friends, and participate in any outdoor activities.


Dr. Amir Ghalehgol is originally from Oxford, Mississippi but has lived in the Atlanta area since first grade and considers himself to be a Georgia native. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. During his time at MCG, he received awards of excellence in general dentistry.

He continued his studies in a General Practice Residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and while there, he learned advanced techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as received extensive training in working with medically compromised patients.

Dr. Ghalehgol is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Georgia Dental Association, and American Dental Association. Dr. Ghalehgol particularly enjoys smile enhancements using Botox and dermal fillers and has taken several courses, including one with the famed Consultant Clinic in England, to further his knowledge and to perfect his technique in perioral rejuvenation. Prior to his dental education, Dr. Ghalehgol received a bachelors in science from Oglethorpe University.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ghalehgol enjoys many activities including hiking in Georgia and the neighboring states, photography, and traveling. In his spare time, he also likes to volunteer at animal shelters and participate in movies and TV shows being filmed in the Atlanta area. Some of his favorite books include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Hunger Games trilogy, and The Alchemist.



Jenny is originally from Marietta, Georgia. She began her career in dentistry as an assistant for her father, a general dentist. Jenny graduated in 2013 from Fortis College with a Degree in Dental Hygiene.

She joined Patrick Family Dental Care in 2013 and enjoys the opportunity to educate her patients and help them understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Addie. She also enjoys attempting to cook and shopping.



Danielle is originally from Sharon, Pennsylvania where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene & Health Management from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.

Danielle joined Patrick Family Dental Care in 2017 and enjoys getting to know her patients and providing oral health education.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, golfing and waking on the Silver Comet Trail.



Jennifer grew up in Austell, Georgia. She began her dental career as an assistant in 2001 before obtaining her Dental Hygiene degree in 2004 fro West Central Technical College.

She joined Patrick Family Dental Care in 2012 and and enjoys establishing great relationships while providing quality care.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their two children, Jack and Anna.


Drs. Alex and Leslie Patrick live in the Smyrna area with their two children Charlie, age 5 and Sofia who is two and a half.

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