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Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA

Center For Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Nooredin Nurani is a graduate of Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. He has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1990. Dr. Nurani has taken extensive advanced training in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, and sedation dentistry with special focus on the treatment of complex dental problems, full-mouth reconstructions, and smile makeovers.

He has trained with Dr. Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education and with Ross Nash at the Nash Institute - both centers providing extensive continuums in cosmetics, occlusion, and smile makeovers. In addition, he has trained through the Medical College of Georgia Maxi Implant course in the placement and restoration of dental implants.

He received further training in implants and bone grafting through Dr. Mike Pikos, Dr. Maurice Salama and Dr. Arun Garg. Dr. Nurani received training in sedation dentistry from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) which has allowed him to provide dental care for his apprehensive patients. In fact, he was one of the first in Gwinnett County to offer sedation dentistry to his patients. In addition, Dr. Nurani is a certified Six Month Smiles provider.

Dr. Nurani is committed to providing optimum dental care for his patients in an environment which focus on patient comfort. Since 2007, Dr. Nurani and his team have hosted an annual charity event-Community of Smiles as a way of giving back to the community and helping the needy. Dr, Nurani and his team believe that serving ones community is both a civic duty and a blessing. Over the years they have helped hundreds of patients get a healthier smile.

In his spare time, Dr. Nurani enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, playing tennis, and is an avid skier.




Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA

Center For Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Hannah Oh attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL for her undergraduate studies where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Oh furthered her dental education at the University of Florida in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program in Jacksonville, FL. The one-year residency provided Dr. Oh with extensive training and experience in comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care, full mouth reconstruction, surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, endodontics, and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Oh lives in Midtown Atlanta. She spends her time away from dentistry traveling to places where she can snowboard or scuba dive, painting, playing the cello and spending quality time with her family and friends.




Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA

Center For Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Ravikanth Kallu originally received his dental degree from NTR University of Health Sciences, India in the year 2000. His research interest in oral health took him to Belgium, where he pursued his research at School of Dentistry, Katholieke University of Leuven (KU Leuven). While at KU Leuven, Dr. Kallu did interdisciplinary research on “Tooth Transplantations” in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Department of Restorative Dentistry. His thesis and research findings are published in the prestigious International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He received a Master of Oral Health Sciences magna cum laude. He is actively contributing to the research at KU Leuven.

In 2003, Dr. Kallu came to United States as a research scholar at Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia where he received a Master of Nutrition. In 2005, Dr. Kallu moved to New York and further continued his education in clinical dentistry. In 2008, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry with honors.

Upon graduation, Dr. Kallu returned to Georgia and is in private practice. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in all disciplines of dentistry including endodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, temporomandibular joint disorders, pediatric dentistry and implant dentistry.

Dr. Kallu is married to his wife, Anitha. They have two young children. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family & friends, playing tennis, travelling, listening to music and watching movies.




Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA

Center For Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Michelle Paterson graduated Cum Laude from Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Following her undergraduate studies, she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.

During her time in Dental School, Dr. Paterson received many awards and scholarships,and was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon; the National Dental Honor Society in which membership is by invitation only and based on high academic achievement, contributions to the advancement of dentistry through service, and outstanding character.

Dr. Paterson enjoys spending her free time painting and traveling with her husband, Adam.


  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Georgia Dental Association



Dentist in Lawrenceville, GA

Center For Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Firas Yosif is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been practicing dentistry since 1997. Dr. Yosif received further training with Dr. Salama in Atlanta focusing on first-class wellness and cosmetic dentistry. Dr.Yosif regularly attends continuing education classes to ensure that he provides patients with the most advanced dental care using the latest techniques. In addition, Dr. Yosif is a certified Invisalign provider.

In 2017 Dr.Yosif joined CCSD, and strongly believes in the office’s commitment to excellent patient care and their dedication to improving oral health in a compassionate and caring atmosphere. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, going to the beach and spending time with his wife and two children.


  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • American Dental Association
  • Georgia Dental Association


Rachel has been with the CCSD family for eight years. She believes in making sure all of our patients are served with the highest quality of care available and making sure the office runs smoothly. She enjoys interacting with our patients as well as welcoming new patients to our practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, boating and hanging out with her husband and son.


Stephanie has been a part of the CCSD family for the past ten years. She works closely with our patients to coordinate their dental treatment. Stephanie is bilingual which aids in better communication with our Spanish speaking patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with her husband and daughter.



Donna comes to us with over 30 years of experience. Dentistry is her true passion. She is an expert at working with dental insurance providers to maximize our patient’s benefits. She has made it her goal to exceed our patient's expectations of quality and service.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family; especially her seven grandchildren.



Leslie has been in the dental field for eleven years. She strives to provide patients with a relaxed and comfortable environment so they always have a positive dental experience. 

Outside of dentistry, she loves spending time with her children going to football games, basketball games and cheer competitions.


Lisa started working with Dr. Nurani in 2000. Since that time, she has derived much joy and satisfaction from caring for our very special patients and developing long lasting relationships. She graduated from Lanier Technical College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is known for her gentle touch and ability to put our patients at ease.

In her spare time, she enjoys country music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Madeline graduated from the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She truly loves working with our patients, making them feel at ease and helping them achieve their dream smile.

In her spare time, she enjoys wake boarding, rappelling and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.


Alex has been working in dentistry for twelve years. She is currently the President of the Foothills Dental Hygienists' Society. She works hard putting on continuing education courses and giving out scholarships to future hygienist.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking the North Georgia Mountains with her husband and two rescue dogs.



Mercedas enjoys assisting the doctor while interacting with our great patients. Her daily goal is to connect and make a difference with each patient with whom she comes in contact.

While not serving our wonderful patients, she loves spending time with her family traveling and attending sporting events.