Dana R. Leach
Practice Administrator & Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Board Member
Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery (AOFS) is the largest surgeon-owned oral surgery organization in the U.S. with annual fees nearing $50 million. Under Mr. Leach’s management since 1998, AOFS has grown from seven practices to 20 throughout the Atlanta area. The core business strategy developed by Mr. Leach embraces the challenges of private insurance and the centralization of administrative duties. Centralization allows the teams at the surgical offices to focus on patient care and referral communication methods. This unique centralized oral surgery capability is the basis for their oral surgery management subsidiary, AOFS Management Group which manages another 5 practices around the US.
Chief Operation/Financial Officer
Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery, LLC
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery Management Group, LLC
Founder and Chief Operations/Financial Officer
Zenith Dental Management Group, LLC
California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, 1972
Kennesaw State University
Master of Business Administration, Strategic Business Planning, 1997
Human Resource Manager
Andrea Oparnica joined Atlanta Oral and Facial Surgery in 1999. She is the Human Resource Manager and is responsible for recruiting new team members. Andrea is also responsible for payroll processing, all employee insurance products and administering the retirement plan.
Andrea began her Oral Surgery career in 1990 in Miami, Florida. She studied Health Service Management at Broward College in Davie Florida.
Central Service Center Administration Supervisor
Robin Flick is a native of Bristol, Tn. Robin attended East Tennessee State University and has a background in banking. She moved to Atlanta, Ga in 1999 to pursue career opportunities and joined Atlanta Oral and Facial Surgery in 2001, working the front desk at our Northside Office location. Robin moved to the corporate office in 2004 and is currently the Central Service Center Administration Supervisor. She is actively taking coding and billing classes to stay up to date with the ongoing changes with procedure codes and diagnosis codes, working toward her coding certification.
Outside of work, Robin loves to spend time family and friends, watch movies and read. Robin has a special love for chihuahuas and currently has a three year old chihuahua rescue, Gizmo. Robin’s dream is to one day have her own rescue group.
Patricia Shartzer joined Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery in 2001 after spending several years as a patient. In 1997, she was diagnosed with an aggressive tumor in her jaw and spent the next 6 years undergoing reconstructive surgery under the care of some of AOFS’ best surgeons. If AOFS does it – she’s been through it.
Patricia started at AOFS handling insurance verification at the front desk and has grown up within the family to become the Director of Accounting. She is responsible for maintaining all of the company’s financial reporting and auditing, asset growth, and capital projects. Patricia also enjoys creating efficiency solutions and is training for her Green Belt in Six Sigma Management. In addition to her AOFS position, she also manages AOFS Management Group (AMG), an AOFS subsidiary company, which administers and advises multiple oral surgery practices across the country.
Outside of the office, Patricia is married to her love of a lifetime, Bruce, has several four-legged children, and enjoys the great outdoors. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration in Management from Kennesaw State University and is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Gary Morris grew up in Cranford, New Jersey. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of South Florida where he studied Marine Biology, a lifelong passion. His other passion being Information Technology, led him to create his own computer service company that he managed for five years. In 2012, Gary joined the IT team at AOFS that provides support to all locations and strives to offer an innovative, organized tech environment to each staff member. He enjoys interacting with the amazing doctors and support staff on a daily basis.