Meet Your Dentist
DR. PETULA HOM
Dr. Petula Hom-Minniti (known to her patients as just Dr. Hom) was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland (UMBC campus), obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1992. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School. The degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) was conferred upon her in 1996.
Dr. Hom practiced general dentistry for 4 years after graduating from dental school. During this time, she realized her love and talent for treating children. It was at this time that she decided to return to school to specialize in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Hom completed her specialty training at Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. She graduated with honors, winning the Pediatric Dentistry Resident Award. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2002. For 2 years following graduation, she practiced pediatric dentistry in Arlington, Virginia and had hospital privileges at Virginia Hospital Center.
In June 2004, Dr. Hom moved to Atlanta to join a pediatric dental office in Dunwoody. Dr. Hom is board eligible with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has had extensive training in oral conscious sedation and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Hom opened her office in Alpharetta in September 2005. With the experience she has acquired as both a general dentist and a pediatric dentist, Dr. Hom is dedicated to providing your child with the best dental experience in the most caring manner possible.
Dr. Hom opened her second office location in Downtown Cumming in October 2015.
Dr. Hom is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese). She is married to Dr. Lorenzo Minniti who is a general dentist that practices in the adjacent practice, Alpharetta Comprehensive Dentistry. They have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and running.
WHO ELSE WILL YOUR CHILD MEET ?
Ana - Front Office Manager and Marketing Director
Ana is our Front Office Manager and Marketing Director who you may occasionally be greeted by with a beautiful smile at the front desk or see at our marketing events! Ana is a California native who grew up in Georgia and has been in the Pediatric & General dental field for 8 years! What Ana enjoys most about dentistry is being able to help a patient with anxiety or dental fears overcome this obstacle and seeing them leave the office with a smile and positive experience. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family, visiting new places, being outdoors, and attending or watching Atlanta United soccer games! Ana is married to her lovely husband Ricardo and they are expecting their first child, Kareli October 2018.
Andrea- RDH, Dental Hygienist
Andrea is one of our sweet and knowledgeable dental hygienists, she moved to Cumming from Michigan back in 2008 with her husband David, and their two boys David and Parker. She began dentistry in 1990 and has acquired experience with Pediatric, Family, and Cosmetic procedures.
She works diligently to create a fun, lively, and engaging atmosphere for both her patients and co-workers. On her free time she enjoys walking her two black labs, riding with her husband on his Harley, traveling, seeing movies and spending time with her college sons!
Kim - Dental Assistant
Kim is Dr.Hom’s energetic and super friendly Dental Assistant, who has been in the dental field for the past 3 years. She loves being able to assist in making a child’s visit to the dentist a pleasant one! In her free time, she enjoys staying active by running, walking, cycling, she also enjoys reading and Netflix binges. Kim has a lot of experience with children of all ages as she is a super mom of 4 children ranging in ages 8-14!
Daysi – Pediatric Front Desk Coordinator
Daysi is our friendly and fabulous Front Desk Coordinator for Dr. Hom’s Pediatric side. Daysi was born and raised in Georgia and has been in the dental field for 4 years! What Daysi enjoys most about dentistry is building a new smile and seeing the journey that people go through to achieve a perfect smile! On her free time, she enjoys going hiking, traveling to new places, trying new food and relaxing on her hammock. Daysi considers herself a cat and dog person and loves to collect sand and seashells from beaches that she travels to.
We Are Proud to provide the best care in both our 2 locations !
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