New Patients 470-999-6489

Current Patients 404-252-1216

47 Perimeter Center East Suite 160 Atlanta, GA 30346

Meet Atlanta, GA, Dental Office Staff

We are excited to present our wonderful dental team! At Sandy Springs Restorative & General Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our compassionate service and make great efforts to make you comfortable and relaxed. Our team works with our dentist to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

We invite you to learn more about our skilled team and dental care in Atlanta, Georgia, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Benefield by calling 404-252-1216 today! You can also get more information about Sandy Springs Restorative & General Dentistry by visiting About our office.

CassCass, Dental Assistant

Cass has been Dr. Benefield’s assistant since 2016. She came to our practice with years of experience in general dentistry and extensive knowledge of various specialty areas, including oral surgery. She graduated from Pensacola State College as an expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) and is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Cass loves working directly with our patients to help them resolve their dental issues, transform their smiles, and build confidence.

If you have ever had an appointment with Dr. Benefield, you have been privileged to see these two in action; they are a great team! Cass enjoys spending time with her family, reading, enjoying jazz music, and volunteering her time to important causes.


Haley, dental hygienist

Haley joined us during the summer of 2020 and has been a wonderful addition to our team! She attended college at the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry, then decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. Haley enjoys serving her community by volunteering for Georgia Mission of Mercy. This two-day, free dental care clinic provides services to low-income patients biannually across Georgia. She looks forward to continuing education opportunities and is an active member of the local chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Haley’s favorite part of her career is educating her patients about their oral health while building trusting relationships. In her free time, Haley enjoys hiking, being on the lake, and spending time with her friends and dog, Zelda.

McKenzieMcKenzie, Dental hygienist

McKenzie began her career in dentistry six years ago as a dental assistant and loved it so much she decided to continue her education and become a hygienist. She is a graduate of Athens Technical College’s Dental Hygiene program. We feel that McKenzie’s experience and wide range of skills and knowledge greatly benefit the practice and our patients! McKenzie loves connecting with patients to learn about their lives and families while building meaningful relationships. Outside of the office, you might find McKenzie catching up on the latest episodes of her favorite reality TV show or enjoying the great outdoors with her boyfriend, Cody.

BrittanyBrittany, office manager

Our office manager, Brittany, has been with Dr. Benefield for many years. She began working at this location in 2016, has a background in dental assisting, and has over ten years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from Kennesaw State University and recently completed her Certificate in Leadership Studies. Brittany’s favorite thing about her job is how she has formed relationships with patients over the years.

Getting to know them and their families and helping to make each patient feel comfortable and cared for is important to her. Brittany is a mom of two boys and an avid reader. She will always tell you about a podcast she is listening to and stays actively involved in her church community.

NiaNia, front office receptionist

Nia, an Atlanta native, is the newest member of our team. She joined us in the summer of 2022 and is the face you see when you sign in for your appointment. She greets every patient with upbeat, positive energy and goes out of her way to make your experience pleasant and seamless from start to finish. Nia’s interest in dentistry grew out of a desire to help people.

She loves seeing the difference in someone’s smile and how that improves their confidence. Nia enjoys watching movies (scary ones are her favorite!), writing poetry, and trying new foods. She loves spending time with her husband and two stepsons.