Meet Our Team At Relief Dental

Dr. Melvin Washington

Patient education is the focus of Dr. Melvin Washington’s clinical philosophy and comfort is always his goal. He is committed to helping you understand your personalized comprehensive dental plan and his calm demeanor guides you through treatment.

Dr. Washington received a BS in Biology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. While at UofL he received several honors including service awards and clinical recognition. He completed advanced medical and clinical training in the General Practice Residency at the University of Louisville Hospital. Since beginning private practice he has concentrated his continuing education in advanced cosmetic dentistry, restoring implants, and orthodontics.

Dr. Washington continues to give back to his community through charity, time, and mentorship.  He has devoted time to provide service to underserved communities throughout the country, in Belize, and the Philippines. Outside of practicing dentistry, Dr. Washington and his wife, C-A, find pleasure in traveling, photography, golf, and re-inventing old family recipes.


Professional Associations

  • ADA (American Dental Association)
  • NDA (National Dental Association)
  • AACD (American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Spear Education Study Club
  • North Georgia Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Leadership DeKalb Alumni and Current Board Member



Ashley is an energetic quick-learner that continuously strives for excellence in all she does.  As a team member that supports both front and back office operations, Ashley combines her flexibility with hard work and outgoing personality to ensure the team thrives each day.  Outside of Relief, Ashley enjoys skating, playing UNO, and spending time with family.  She is also on the path to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) which will add another layer to her love of dentistry and building relationships with patients and team members alike.

Favorite Thing about Dentistry:               

"Connecting with patients and team members!"


Favorite Thing about Relief Dental:               

"It's an on-going learning environment with great opportunities..... in addition to the logo as purple is my favorite color!"


Important Community/Service Cause:         

LGBTQ Rights


Brittany joins Relief Dental from the United States Navy and brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, character, and dedication to her service as a hygienist.  In addition to always seeking new opportunities to improve, Brittany adds uses her perception to bring both a nurturing and entertaining charisma to patient interactions each day.  Outside of Relief, Brittany enjoys exploring cuisines from around the world and planning future adventures with her family.   

Favorite Thing about Dentistry:               

"I love giving people the tools to better health!  I also love forming multiple connections during as day's work because I LOVE PEOPLE!"


Favorite Thing about Relief Dental:               

"The relentlessly positive and supportive team, and the on-going efforts that management puts into making our work-life enjoyable!"


Important Community/Service Cause:         

St. Jude's Children's Hospital


Click Here to see a quick video introducing Brittany to the Relief Dental family!


With over fifteen years of experience in policy, procurement, and project management, C-A brings attention to the details behind the scenes in operations. During her tenure in the federal government, she served as a Workforce Development & Human Capital Readiness Co-Chair of the Atlanta Federal Executive Board and was a "40 Under 40" award recipient from the Atlanta Chapter of Young Government Leaders. As an official spreadsheet nerd, C-A helps the team stay on track and focused on the big picture of ensuring the team is primed for excellence while executing patients' day-to-day care.

C-A is a published author, docent at the High Museum of Art, an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta, HOA Treasurer, and alumni member of the Regional Leadership Institute (RLI), Leadership Sandy Springs, Leadership DeKalb, and the Women & Power program at Harvard University. She also is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, currently serves as a board member of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, and is one of the Tucker Business Association's newest members.

Additionally, C-A holds a MPA in Public Finance and Management from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing a Master's in Law from Wake Forest University.  

In addition to her role at Relief and community service, C-A enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Melvin Washington, professional speaking, reading, and staying connected with family and friends.

Favorite Thing about Dentistry:               

"Learning the science behind transforming smiles into bright, radiant confidence!"


Favorite Thing about Relief Dental:               

"Being a part of an amazing team that values growth, positivity, and service!"


Important Community/Service Cause:         

The Arts


Evelina is a positive and energetic force in our office each day!  In addition to being kind, she is well versed in treatment planning and the details of executing procedures while providing comfort along the way.  As a dental assistant, Evelina combines her clinical skills with her ability to make others smile because she truly knows and loves what she does.  When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, fishing, hiking, and watching movies. 


Language(s) in Addition to English: Bosnian  


Favorite Thing about Dentistry:               

"I love giving the best quality of care to patients!  Interactions with the people in our office provides a very rewarding feeling and I love it when patients understand the overall benefits of caring for their oral health."


Favorite Thing about Relief Dental:               

"The team and the exceptional patient care we aim to provide each day!"


Important Community/Service Cause:         

Animal Welfare


As the Office Coordinator, Karla is the conductor of our team symphony and ensures that we are fine-tuned for excellence each day! With nearly 20 years of experience in dentistry, Karla knows the business of teeth inside and out. Originally starting in an orthodontic practice, Karla combined her work ethic and business acumen to grow into several roles that equipped her with the expertise needed to lead in general dentistry. 

Karla is authentic, empathetic, and easily relatable, which serves our practice family well as patients can better understand both their treatment and billing with ease.

Whether prepping the team for the day ahead or outlining strategy for years to come, Karla's energy, dependability, and honesty serve as the foundation for her well-rounded approach to management. While away from Relief, Karla enjoys sharing time with family and friends, cooking, writing, reading, shopping, and travel.  


Language(s) in Addition to English: Spanish


Favorite Thing about Dentistry:               

"Connecting with and educating patients!"


Favorite Thing about Relief Dental:               

"Our team and the tremendous amount of positive feedback we receive from patients!"


Important Community/Service Cause:         

Domestic Violence