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.


Karishma Alibhai, DMD

Dr. Karishma Alibhai has loved dentistry from a young age and that passion is expressed through every patient she works with on a daily basis. While growing up in Atlanta, Dr. Alibhai interned at local clinics, immersing herself in the details of a practice, which only reinforced her passion for dentistry. Dr. Alibhai graduated from Boston University’s Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During her time at Boston University, Dr. Alibhai successfully wrote and defended her thesis on how hyaluronic acid can affect bone and collagen growth. This led Dr. Alibhai to explore an interest in aesthetic dentistry. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Georgia Dental Association (GDA).

In her free time, Dr. Alibhai enjoys spending time with her family and her adorable cavapoo, Bijoux! When not chasing after her pup, she loves playing tennis, taking walks at Chastain Park, and baking.

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