Meet the Doctors
Proudly Serving the Community for Over 25 years
Edward Chipps, DDS
Dr. Chipps earned his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Prior to entering private practice, he completed a general practice residency at Erie County Medical Center, where he received additional training in oral surgery and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Chipps is proud to provide his patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options, and patient comfort. His goal is to provide affordable comprehensive quality general dental care for the entire family, and it’s his pleasure to address all your questions and concerns. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, North Fulton Dental Study Club, Himman Dental, and CEREC™ Doctors Study Club. In his spare time, Dr. Chipps enjoys flying planes.
Kirstin Risse, DMD
Dr. Risse is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She was granted the Wright Scholarship to attend UKCD after receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She has made a significant commitment to continuing education in all phases of dentistry, attending the annual Hinman and Academy of General Dentistry meetings each year. She has gained extensive experience in children’s dentistry as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign™ clear aligners and the use of BOTOX™ Cosmetic to treat TMJ pain. Dr. Risse is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Northern District Dental Society.
Dr. Risse was raised in Dunwoody and graduated from Dunwoody High School. She is happily married to her husband, Matt. She has three grown children, Patrick, Jack and Sam, as well as two rescue dogs, Jozy and Callie. They are long-time members at St. Brigid Catholic Church. In her free time, Dr.Risse enjoys running, playing tennis, golfing, and spending endless hours at the lake.
Kimberlyn R. Atherton, DDS
Dr. Atherton was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received her undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon graduation from dental school, she served in the dental corps of the United States Air Force and was stationed in central Florida. Following completion of her military service, she practiced dentistry in Florida and Michigan. She relocated to Virginia with her family and owned her own successful dental practice in Blacksburg, VA for 12 years. She and her husband relocated to Georgia in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially improving smiles with crowns, bridges, and veneers. She has been a certified Invisalign provider for many years.
Dr. Atherton is married with two children and three parakeets. She is a huge NFL and college football fan. (Go Blue!) Her other interests include travel, jewelry-making, and decorating.
Ronald Durie, DMD
Dr. Durie grew up in Marietta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in psychology and a minor in biology. While at UGA, he spent much of his time as a member of various community outreach programs, which ultimately inspired his decision to pursue a career in dentistry. He subsequently attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky.
While in Louisville, his passion for serving others continued in the form of providing care to underserved populations throughout Kentucky, educating younger generations about the importance of oral health, and mentoring prospective dental students. Since finishing his graduate studies, he has worked in both rural and urban settings in Georgia, providing a variety of services to patients of diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Durie prides himself on his commitment to quality care in a calm and relaxed manner. He understands the importance of trust in the doctor-patient relationship and firmly believes in open and honest communication throughout the treatment process. He participates in continuing education programs in order to keep pace with emerging technology and techniques. Additionally, he maintains active membership in the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Durie resides in Roswell with his wife Marian and their dog Zoe. Together, they enjoy exploring various walking trails and restaurants around the area. Beyond cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves, he is also an avid reader and Netflix watcher and is always looking for recommendations of the next best show to watch!