Pediatric Dental Specialists of Atlanta


Meet Our Team

Shawn Jackson – Office Manager

Shawn is here to provide our PDSofA Team with support, as they keep the smiles of your children bright and white!  Dr. Jackson and Shawn are very proud of our well-trained team of professionals, all working together, striving to provide our patients and families with excellence in care and providing a family focused atmosphere.  As a mother of two and a team member with a great deal of experience with children, Shawn’s primary goal is to help our dental family, our patients and families, feel welcomed and relaxed. Dr. Jackson and Shawn have been a married team at home since 1996 and have enjoyed leading the PDSofA Team together for the past several years.

Shawn earned her B.A.E. in Education (1994) and M.Ed. in Education (1995), both from the University of Florida. She has prior experience partnering with parents and children as an educator since 1995. She was a teacher in private and public schools, serving preschool-aged children through fifth-grade children. In addition, she served as an Education Director. She has also worked in the community as a GSA Brownie Troop Leader and a volunteer for several community groups. Shawn served as a writer for the “Good Choices Good Life” website, in the “Young People” section.  When Shawn is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with  Dr. Jackson, their daughters, family and friends.  Shawn’s email address is

Kristen Grace Maillet – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristen has been a member of our team for over 20 years. She has a passion for life and can always be seen with a smile on her face. With a love for dance and a zest for life, her bubbly personality is a great asset when working with children. She enjoys building relationships with our families.  As a mother and a team member with a great deal of experience with children,  Kristen shares her nurturing and professional skills with her patients. Kristen adores her patients and her love for her profession is evident from her enthusiasm and professionalism.

Kristen graduated from Columbus State University in 1997 with her degree in Dental Hygiene.  Kristen lives in Marietta where she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends and of course… dancing!

Lisa Bork – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been an integral part of our team since 2016.   Prior to joining our staff, she worked in Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Practice Management.  Lisa’s extensive experience in the dental field as a Clinical Team Member and Front Desk Team Member for several years, are integral to her success in excellence in care for our patients.  Lisa’s enthusiasm and positive energy are evident as she treats our families with great care.  As a mother of two and a team member with a great deal of experience with children, Lisa helps our patients feel welcomed and relaxed. Her desire to make connections with our families, positive attitude, professionalism and extensive training make her a vital member of our team.

Lisa attended Madison Area Technical College and graduated from Georgia Perimeter College, as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Lisa is an active volunteer in her community.  Lisa lives in Alpharetta where she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Becky Worthy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Becky has been a wonderful addition to our team since 2018.   Prior to joining our team, she has over 40 years extensive dental experience in Georgia and out of state.  Becky’s warmth, love of children and positive energy are vital to the care she takes when working with our families and our team.  As a mother, grandmother and a team member with a great deal of experience, Becky helps our patients feel a sense of relaxation. The excellent professional skills and relationships Becky has built with our families are a vital part of our team.

Becky graduated from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Prior to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist, she was a Certified Dental Assistant.  Her experience in the dental field includes Texas, South Carolina and Georgia.  Becky lives in Woodstock and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Katie McNamara – Front Desk/Marketing Consultant

Katie joined our team in the summer of 2023 following her graduation from Miami University (Oxford, OH). She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Fashion Corporate Business and is currently searching for full-time roles in her field of study as well as working with freelance clients. Katie has most recently demonstrated her skills and leadership capabilities as the Director of Graphic Design for Miami University Fashion and Design, and Membership Director for her sorority, Phi Mu. Her exceptional ability to connect with our patients, strong communication skills, creative thinking, and broad range of experiences shine through in Katie’s successful interactions with our patients and families. Her goal is to make everyone feel welcome at the office. 

When Katie is not at the office, she is busy traveling, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants.

Jill Jackson – Front Desk

Jill has been a member of our Team since 2016. She is currently a student at Kennesaw State University, with an expected graduation date of May 2026.  Jill is pursuing a Bachelor degree in Public Relations.  Her previous experiences as a nanny for young children, Retail Sales and Freelance Graphic Designer, have given her skills she is able to share with our youngest patients and their families, as she works to connect with them when they are in our office.  Her attention to detail, bright spirit and welcoming attitude make her a vital part of our Team.  Jill’s rapport with our patients, communication skills, creativity and diverse experience reflect in her effective outreach with our patient community.

When Jill is not a the office, studying or Freelancing with her Graphics Business, she is busy traveling, spending time with family, friends and her pet dog.