Meet Our Team
Allison Peterson, Front Office & Assistant
I am a true Georgia Peach and I haven’t strayed far from my hometown of Powder Springs. I joined Dr. Kurtzman’s office in August of 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this awesome team! I met Dr. Kurtzman while I was working at a bank; I had recently gotten married and was looking for a more fulfilling career. Around that same time Dr. Kurtzman had an opening come available and it just seemed meant to be. I am new to the dental field and I feel very fortunate to work for such a great dentist who provides such high quality treatment to each and every patient who walks through our door. I look forward to many years with this team and getting to know each and every one of you along the way.
Ashley Fisher, RDH
I was raised in Henry County, Georgia and currently reside in Carrollton. I am a graduate of West Georgia Technical College with an AAS in Dental Hygiene Degree. I am also an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant through the State of Georgia and a certified CPR and First Aid Instructor with the American Heart Association. My passion for dental health started in high school working as a dental assistant through my school cooperative program. It is that same passion that brought me back after years working with foster children, special needs students, and senior citizens. I, myself, have experienced fear at the dentist and can fully relate to patients’ anxiety. I knew after the first time I worked with Dr. Kurtzman and our staff that this was my perfect fit. I love working with our patients and being part of an incredible team that truly cares about patient comfort and positive dental experiences. I have been married since 2001 to my husband Brian, who works in fire and EMS with Union City Fire Department. We have two teenage sons, Conner and Ryder, that keep us busy with basketball, baseball, and football. When we are not in the gym or on the field, CPR instruction is a family affair and we have enjoyed teaching our sons the importance of saving lives. Our family enjoys all things Georgia Bulldogs and we love spending time at the beach, as well. Our lives are also fulfilled by supporting and volunteering with Special Olympics of Georgia. I look forward to meeting all of you and working together to make your smiles shine!
Addie Taylor, RDH
I was born and raised in Augusta Georgia. I served in the United States Army Reserves from March 2001 to January 2015. Throughout those years I was assigned to units in Ft Sill, Oklahoma, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, DENTAC Ft Gordon, Georgia, Dobbins Air Reserve Base Marietta, Georgia and a Medical Support unit out of Montgomery, Alabama. While on duty in 2007 at Ft Gordon, GA I met my loving husband Tashomba. Today, my family and I reside in Lithia Springs, Georgia. I love spending family time with our two daughters, three dogs and friends. I also enjoy decorating my home, working out, playing kickball, and being a softball mom.
In 2002 I took a position as a dental assistant in a private practice office. It was a life changing experience. I had the opportunity to work alongside a passionate military dentist who genuinely enjoyed teaching dentistry to his team. The more he taught, the more motivated I became to further my career as a dental hygienist. I continued working as a dental assistant for several years in private, corporate dentistry and in the United States Army Reserves.
In 2009 I received my Pre Dental Hygiene Certification from Aiken College, Aiken South Carolina. In May 2014, I graduated from Fortis College, Smyrna Georgia with an AAS in Dental Hygiene. Throughout the years I’ve been practicing dental hygiene in the state of Georgia and California with some amazing dental teams. I’ve had some great experiences volunteering at Georgia Regional Youth Detention Center, Give Kids a Smile, Ben Massell Dental Clinic, and We Serve Day sponsored by Smile Generation promoting oral hygiene and providing dental services. I’m an active member of Georgia and California Dental Hygienists’ Association. My passion is dental hygiene and I absolutely love it! As a hygienist, I strive to make my patients as comfortable as possible to ease their fears and provide the best care and education on how to care for their teeth. I look forward to meeting you all.