Grace S. Gavric, DDS

Dr. Grace S. Gavric completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received her B.S. degree in Biology. She then received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Gavric completed an ADA accredited General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. This residency provided Dr. Gavric with invaluable exposure to every aspect of general dentistry with an emphasis on hospital-based dentistry, oral surgery and implant dentistry. Dr. Gavric has practiced in the Atlanta area since 2005. She provides comprehensive dental care which includes treatment in preventive dentistry, esthetic restorative dentistry, non-surgical periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, implant restorative dentistry and Botox. Dr. Gavric understands the importance of providing high quality dental care with a sense of compassion and strives to make each visit comfortable and relaxing.

Dr. Gavric and her husband, Nenad, are the proud parents of two sons, Adrian and Mason, who attend Pace Academy. They reside in Buckhead and enjoy traveling in their spare time, watching their kids’ sporting events and the Atlanta parks.

Joseph F. Alvarez, DDS

Dr. Alvarez’s journey began in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Alvarez received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from The University of Texas School of Dentistry San Antonio in 1986 and moved to Atlanta shortly thereafter.  By 1990, he purchased his first dental practice in Smyrna.

Friends and family are important to Dr. Alvarez and he enjoys spending time with them. His laid-back, easy-going nature belies a busy schedule that includes participating on co-ed softball and flag football teams and playing golf.  He has also built a thriving wine store and wine bar from the ground floor with his brother, Anthony. In his spare time, he loves his hobbies of woodworking and landscaping.

Ryan K. Dagen, DDS

Dr. Dagen completed undergraduate studies at Rhodes College, receiving his B.S. degree in Biology, and then his D.D.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. After graduationDr. Dagen completed a General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Dr. Dagen practiced in Memphis for six years prior to moving to Atlanta, where he continues to provide comprehensive dental care. Dr. Dagen enjoys getting to know his patient’s goals and concerns. Helping patients overcome their anxieties about the dentist remains one of Dr. Dagen’s favorite aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Dagen remains close to his family and friends in Memphis, enjoys traveling and exploring all that Georgia has to offer.

Robert A. Kerr, DDS – Retired

Dr. Robert A. Kerr earned his D.D.S. degree from Emory University in 1979, and prior to that had attained a B.S. degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary. Shortly after graduating from dental school, he married his wife, Holly. They moved to Montgomery, AL, where Dr. Kerr practiced for three years as part of the Air Force Dental Corp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Dr. Kerr grew up mostly in Tampa, and Holly in Joliet, IL. However, they both were drawn back to Atlanta where they have resided since 1982. Dr. Kerr has practiced in the Buckhead and Cumberland/Galleria areas at a few different locations, and he is very happy to be in his present location because of the spaciousness and high-tech features of the practice. Dr. Kerr’s main focus is restorative treatment, including crowns, bridges, composite tooth-colored fillings, and restoration of dental implants. He is constantly cognizant of doing his best to make every visit as comfortable as possible for each patient.

Dr. Kerr and Holly are the parents of two grown sons, Andy and Alec, and the grandparents of one grandson (so far)!

Dr. Kerr is grateful for all of the wonderful patients that have trusted him over the years, and he feels fortunate to be surrounded by a staff of skilled and caring dental professionals.

Laura Webb – Office Manager

Laura has been with Gavric Dental Associates for 20 wonderful years. She considers our patients as family. Her sunny disposition and caring nature will greet you on the phone and at the door.

Laura is a 4th generation Atlantan. She lives in Canton, Georgia, with her husband, Zack, beautiful daughter, Grace, and fur babies Tallulah and Poppy.

Dana Gallacher – Insurance Coordinator

Dana has been working in dentistry since 2015. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and answering all insurance questions. Dana is originally from Kennesaw but now lives in Sandy Springs with her fur baby, Tod. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, hiking and photography.

Ashton Wright – Front Desk

Ashton is a helping hand at the front desk. She loves to make people smile and always has a positive outlook. She is ready to assist you in any way she can and strives to create a warm and welcoming dental experience for patients.

Ashton grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and relocated to Atlanta after graduating from Mississippi State University. She currently resides in Kennesaw with her fur baby, Boomer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants and experiencing all that Atlanta has to offer.

Melissa Weishaupt – Dental Assistant

Melissa has been Dr. Grace’s dental assistant for the past 14 years.  She loves coming to work everyday, making a difference in peoples’ smiles and the positive interaction with the patients!  Melissa lives in Dallas with her husband and two daughters.  They enjoy taking their kids and 2 dogs on camping trips and going for hikes.

Tara O’Neill – RDH

Tara graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been in the dental field for 7 years and has been enjoying practicing with Dr. Kerr and Dr. Gavric since 2015.

Tara grew up in McDonough, GA and moved to the Powder Springs area in 2015 to be with her now husband, Tim, and dog, Brutus. She loves to stay active through running and weightlifting as well as playing volleyball.