Who We Are

Meet Dr. Philip K. Talley

Dr. Philip K. Talley, D.D.S. - Owner of Innovative Smiles at The ForumPhilip K. Talley, D.D.S. – Dr. Philip Talley has committed himself to excellence in dentistry as a student and well regarded practitioner. He graduated at the top of his class at Meharry College, where he was recognized as a future leader in the profession as he was awarded membership into the highly coveted Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity (one of the highest awards given in dentistry). He then served a general practice residency in the United States Navy, where his commitment to quality care earned him the Navy Commendation medal and Navy Achievement medal. Dr. Talley is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, ADA, and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. He is also an instructor for other dentists at the renowned Nash Institute for Dental Learning.

Meet our dental family


Innovative Smiles Staff - Mimi TranDiana Byrdsong , Practice AdministratorI have worked in the dental field for over 6 years. I have worked with Dr. Talley at his Beaver Ruin location for almost 2 years. I am very excited to join his team here at the Forum. Dr. Talley and our team are committed to providing the highest quality of dentistry and customer service to all our patients. I am looking forward to meeting the whole dental family! I am currently pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from DeVry University. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my four children and husband!
Innovative Smiles Staff - Mimi TranMimi Tran , HygienistI have been in the dental field for 10 years and have been practicing dental hygiene for the last 5 years. I have several degrees and certifications, but Dental Hygiene has been the most gratifying and rewarding career I have chosen. Being a part of a top notch and talented team at Innovative Smiles at the Forum is a hygienists’ dream come true. From basic oral hygiene home care to the most high tech individualized cosmetic cases Dr. Talley and his team are able to bring beautiful smiles to everyone. Dr. Talley is well regarded as a top notch professional, takes pride in his work, continual education, an educator himself, and is caring of his staff. I am very excited to be part of Dr. Talley dental family and hope that every patient will feel the same way too!
InnoSmiles010a1Heather Tobin, HygienistAfter graduating as Vice President of my dental hygiene class in June 2008, I spent about four months working as a temporary hygienist at numerous offices throughout Atlanta and Gwinnett County. I am grateful I had this opportunity because I was able to see how different offices operate and it allowed me to find my dream job here at Innovative Smiles. Dr. Talley does amazing work and we do a fantastic job with staying up to date with new technology to make our patients’ visits more enjoyable and relaxing. I want all our patients to love their smile as much as I love my job. In my spare time I love being outside, riding my bike, being with friends, and playing with my only child Chloe who is a Toy Shih-tzu.
Clairissa Kilijian, Dental Hygienist My dental career began about six years ago. I really love what I do because I get to meet new and exciting people every day. I am very grateful to have joined Dr. Talley’s team at Innovative Smiles at the Forum. Both Dr. Talley and I share a common goal, and that goal is to provide quality dentistry in a professional and caring environment. It is a pleasure to work for such an individual that has such a passion for dentistry like Dr. Talley does. I look forward to meeting all of his patients and working with them to provide quality care.
LaToya Wallace, Dental Hygienist I have currently been in the dental field for over 6 years now and I can honestly say that I am in a career that I am truly passionate about. In 2007, I graduated from Gwinnett Technical College as a dental assistant and later gained my certification as a dental assistant in the state of Georgia. Furthermore, after working several years as an assistant, I then furthered my education and graduated from Athens Technical College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. I have also worked as an Independent Dental Hygiene Contractor in several dental offices throughout the Atlanta Metro area. Needless to say, I am proud to be the newest member of Innovative Smiles! I have known Dr. Talley for many years now and it is such a privilege to say that I work with a dentist who was actually my original dentist as a teenager. Therefore, I always tell my team members that it is so great to be home! In my free time, I enjoy and cherish the time spent with my family and close friends.
image6_LWalshLaura Areiza, Dental Assistant – I can say that I feel truly blessed to be part of Dr. Talley’s wonderful and highly competent dental team. I graduated from United Education Institute as a Dental Assistant and I have now been in the dental field for about 4 years. I love my job and it makes me happy that I can help other people smile. I have a wonderful family which includes my fiancé Charles and children Dee, CJ and Jalen. We enjoy doing many outdoor activities and spending quality time together.
image11_BBrooksLisa Nguyen, Dental Assistant – Bio coming soon.
image11_BBrooksBriana Brooks, Treatment Coordinator – I am very excited to join such an amazing team here at Innovative Smiles. I am a recent graduate of Lanier High School. Dr. Talley and his team are incredible and I look forward to learning and growing with all of them! I have been with the practice for a little over 4 months! It has been great meeting all the patients. It feels like a “family” here and I am so happy to be a part of it! I start college next year and will earn my degree to be a hygienist. I have great role models here in our superstar hygienists Heather, Stacy, and Latoya! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my son!
image11_BBrooksAlyssa Moore, Business Office Assistant – I have only been in the dental field for a couple months now but I have absolutely grown to love it. I graduated from Brookwood High school and started to study nursing at Georgia Gwinnett College. I have always had an interest in the dental field and decided to change my career path thanks to the influence of my friends and my love for healthy teeth. Not only do I take pride in a healthy mouth but I strive for a healthy body as well. I am training for my first half marathon while keeping up my strength through my other passion, cross-fit. Keeping a healthy body is important for physical and spiritual reasons. I thank God for the blessings He has put in my life and I cannot wait to grow through working at this wonderful practice with amazing people.