Our Dentists

Click on one of our dentists to learn more about them.

Dentists

Brian Bain, DDS

Dentists

Yokeca Watts, DMD

Dentists

Mit Brahmbhatt, DMD

Dentists

Karan Thachil, DMD

Dentists

Michael Hanley, DMD

Dentists

Myra Morris, DMD

Dentists

Farah Jiwani DMD

Brian Bain, DDS

Dr. Brian Bain achieved his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Previous to this, he earned a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and completed his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Since graduating with his dental degree, Dr. Bain has acquired a tremendous amount of continuing education, enabling him to provide the latest techniques and treatment options to his patients, including dental implants and ClearCorrect™ invisible braces.

Dr. Bain is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from professional dental organizations, including the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Bain is a member of the American Dental Association. He has completed training in Straight Wire Orthodontics, which are endorsed by the International Association for Orthodontics. He also earned certification for dental implants from North Star Dental Education.

Dr. Bain and his wife, Mahala, have two sons and a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and photography.

Education

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Nebraska at Kearney – Master of Science Luther College, Decorah, Iowa – Bachelor of Science, Biology

Yokeca Watts, DMD

Dr. Watts joins Bain Dental Group as a passionate, experienced general dentist specializing in dental implants, bone grafting and complex prosthetics. A Seattle, Washington native, Dr. Watts moved to the south to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist. She studies at the NYU Lutheran AEGD, one of the countries leading community-based programs for implants and advanced dental prosthetics. Prior to that she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from The University of Alabama Dental School and graduated Cum Laude from Birmingham-Southern College. It is important to Dr. Watts to actively give back to her community. She participates in life changing mission trips including two recent trips to Honduras to provide needed dental care through an organization called Christian Medical Ministries. These trips were not only close to her heart but they also helped her to perfect her Spanish, which she speaks quite proficiently. In addition to that she has served as a mentor through the Health Careers Opportunities Program which was designed to guide underprivileged youth on a career path in the dental field. Through Powered for Life, Dr. Watts aids participants in job application preparation and professional mentorship. Dr. Watts’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the Christian Medical Ministries of Alabama. During her time outside of the office, Dr. Watts can be found enjoying one of her many hobbies including singing, sewing, crocheting, woodworking and thrift-shopping.

Education

NYU Lutheran AEGD – Implants and Advanced Dental Prosthetics The University of Alabama Dental School – Doctorate of Dental Medicine Birmingham-Southern College

Mit Brahmbhatt, DMD

Dr. Brahmbhatt is excited to join the Bain Dental Group team because they share the same vision: to provide excellent dental care to patients while being personable, caring and compassionate. Dr. Brahmbhatt earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois and his Bachelor Of Science degree From the University of Georgia. Much of Dr. Brahmbhatt’s experience has been in expertly placing crowns, bridges, dentures and performing extractions. He has been trained to place dental implants and is also certified in Invisalign. But what is most important to him as a general dentist is to forge a trusting relationship with his patients so that he may help them achieve and maintain excellent oral health throughout their lives. Dr. Brahmbhatt is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Dental Association, The Georgia Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. During his down time, Dr. Brahmbhatt can be found closely following sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. A member of the BAPS Hindu Temple, Dr. Brahmbhatt proudly serves the local community by participating in yearly health fairs and walk-a-thons to raise money for medical research and natural disasters. He is fluent in both Hindi and Gujarati.

Education

Midwestern University – Doctorate of Dental Medicine The University of Georgia – Bachelor of Science

Karan Thachil, DMD

Born in Mumbai, India, Dr. Karan Thachil moved to Smyrna, GA at the age of four. Dr. Thachil received his Bachelors in Cell Biology and Microbiology from the University of Georgia in 2010 and his Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Georgia State University in 2012. In 2013, Dr. Thachil went east to Augusta, GA to attend dental school at the Dental College of Georgia where he graduated in May 2017. Dr. Thachil takes pride in spending time with his patients, being honest about their oral health, and educating them on their dental needs. He is focused on staying on top of his continuing education and getting to know the community as a member of Bain Dental Group. In his free time, Dr. Thachil enjoys cooking, reading, attempting to play golf, and watching Atlanta and Georgia sports. Go Dawgs!

Education

Dental College of Georgia – Doctorate of Dental Medicine Georgia State University – Master of Cellular and Molecular Biology The University of Georgia – Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Microbiology

Michael Hanley, DMD

Dr. Michael Hanley joins Bain Dental Group as a general dentist passionate about providing excellent care in the most comfortable way possible. Dr Hanley takes pride in being able to spend enough time with his patients to educate people how to achieve excellent oral health and maintain it long term. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from Auburn University. A Columbus, Georgia native, Dr. Hanley is excited to be back home to serve his community. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and playing with his two dogs.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry - Doctorate of Dental Medicine Auburn University - Bachelor of Science

Myra Morris, DMD

Dr. Myra Morris joins Bain Dental Group as a passionate and proficient general dentist. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of West Georgia Dr. Morris went on to pursue training as a Dental Assistant from West Georgia Technical College which led to her subsequently pursuing and earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. As a child, Dr. Morris was always passionate about a career in medical health. After having an opportunity to shadow her dentist at the time, Dr. Morris saw what she could become and quickly realized that dentistry was her life’s path. Dr. Morris continues each day in practice with the same passion and fervor she experienced for the field as a child and eagerly strives to be an example for the field’s next generation. Dr. Morris is an avid foodie and enjoys reading, biking, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine - Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University Bachelor of Science in Biology - University of West Georgia Dental Assistant Certification- West Georgia Technical College

Farah Jiwani DMD

Dr. Farah Jiwani grew up in Hoover, Alabama, where she was passionate about healthcare and service from a young age. She achieved her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Presidential Honors achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Jiwani was born in Georgia and could not be happier to return to the area to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all of her patients.

In addition to providing the best care to her patients, Dr. Jiwani is also passionate about providing the best care to her community. She has actively participated in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cares’ Community Day for the last six years where she provides free oral healthcare to underserved communities. Dr. Jiwani aims to continue her community involvement through volunteering and outreach events.

Dr. Jiwani is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and scholarships including the UABSOD National Alumni Society Scholarship, Excellence in Leadership Award at UABSOD, and UABSOD Alumni Scholarship Award. Dr. Jiwani is a member of the American Dental Association. In her time outside of the office, Dr. Jiwani enjoys traveling, painting, and spending quality time with her family.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Medicine. University of Alabama at Birmingham –Bachelor of Science, Chemistry.