Our Dentists

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Dentists

Brian Bain, DDS

Dentists

Yokeca Watts, DMD

Dentists

Mit Brahmbhatt, DMD

Dentists

Karan Thachil, DMD

Dentists

Brittany Buchanan, DDS

Dentists

Michael Hanley, 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

Brittany Buchanan, DDS

New Orleans native, Dr. Brittany Buchanan, graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) designation from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. Following her graduation, Dr. Buchanan completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Buchanan has spent the better part of a decade enthusiastically helping her patients improve their oral health and creating beautiful smiles. She is excited to continue to fulfill her passion and develop her career at Bain Dental Group, serving the local community. She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Buchanan is an avid New Orleans Saints fan and enjoys visiting her hometown and family whenever she can. She and her husband love to travel, are committed to physical fitness and volunteering.

Education

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Howard University – Bachelor of Science – Chemistry

Michael Hanley, DMD

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