Sechin Hampton, DMD, Partner

Dr. Hampton received a BS in psychology and microbiology at the University of Georgia. After completing her undergraduate education, Dr. Hampton returned to her hometown of Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), where she earned her DMD degree.

For Dr. Hampton, dentistry is not just her career—it’s her calling. She graduated at the top of her class at the Medical College of Georgia and still found time to volunteer for a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico and mentor incoming MCG students. In an effort to perfect her skills, Dr. Hampton has taken numerous continuing education courses in oral sedation, implant placement, digital photography and transitional bonding.

Dr. Hampton remains an active member of several dental organizations, including the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. She was also a recipient of America’s Top Dentist Award in 2009.

Having spent most of her life in Georgia, Dr. Hampton is a huge supporter of the University of Georgia football program. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, jogging and other outdoor activities.

Sarah Ahern, DMD, Partner

Dr. Sarah Ahern strives to provide her patients with quality care in a friendly and comfortable setting. She seeks to build professional and long lasting patient relationships, based on communication and trust. Her goal is to have you leave with a smile.

Dr. Ahern followed her childhood dream to become a dentist. She attended Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine, where she researched the availability of endodontic therapy in place of dental implants and co-authored a paper analyzing risk factors for periodontal disease. While in dental school, Dr. Ahern was an active member of the Periodontal Club, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Club, the Developing Leaders Club, and Delta Sigma Delta Professional Fraternity.

Fond of volunteering, Dr. Ahern works with a variety of causes, including Special Olympics and Dental Deputies, which introduces preschoolers to good dental hygiene. In her free time, Dr. Ahern is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking with her husband, tennis, and photography. Dr. Ahern eagerly awaits the opportunity to serve her community and provide quality care to you in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Frank F. Nia, DMD, MSEd, Partner

Dr. Frank received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While at the University of Pennsylvania he received a scholarship to the Graduate School of Education, where he earned an MSEd in higher education.

As part of his training, Dr. Frank holds active membership with multiple organizations that focus on improving both clinical and care standards. He is actively involved in the community and believes that the connection between a dentist and patient is more about overall health then just healthy teeth.

In his free time, Dr. Frank enjoys almost all sports, including football, tennis and golf. Most importantly, Dr. Frank loves spending time with his wife and family.

Alex Toub, DMD, MSBE, Partner

Dr. Toub completed his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He continued his academic career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his DMD degree. His unique vision of dentistry led him to pursue and complete his Masters of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Toub followed his training with a General Practice Residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he completed training in advanced dental implantology, cosmetic dentistry and IV conscious sedation. His ability to offer sedation dentistry provides his patients with a more peaceful and relaxing experience.

Dr. Toub is affiliated with the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Toub enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with his family.

Dr. Sellers, DMD

Dr. Sellers received a BS in Biology from the University of Georgia.  He then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he studied dentistry and received his DMD degree.  While attending dental school he was active in student government, worked in inner city dental clinics, and was the student member of the dental school admission committee where he was able to share his passion for dentistry with prospective students.


Dr. Sellers passion for dentistry has led him take numerous continuing education courses in orthodontics, implant placement, endodontics and oral surgery so that he is able to offer his patients a wider variety of services.  He is devoted to educating his patients in not only what they need for complete oral health but also very conscious of also explaining why they need it and the steps to making their smiles beautiful.


Having grown up in south Georgia, and gone to school in Georgia, Dr. Sellers settled in Marietta after graduating dental school.  He enjoys UGA football, gardening and world travel.

Our Specialists

Abtin Shahriari, DMD, MPH – Oral Surgeon

Dr. Shahriari completed his undergraduate training at Emory University with a BS in biology. After receiving his Masters in Public Health from Emory University in Epidemiology and International Health, Dr. Shahriari worked for the CDC for three years. He also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization for eradication of the polio virus in Bihar, India. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania with multiple awards for his research and volunteer work in Songea, Tanzania. He received his specialty certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Emory University.

As a result of his extensive research and academic interests, Dr. Shahriari has presented multiple articles at national and international meetings. He is actively engaged in research projects involving different aspects of maxillofacial surgery. He speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Persian) and believes that the most important and rewarding part of his work is the care of his patients. His philosophy is to approach treatment through the perspective of the patient, emphasizing that good communication is essential for exceptional care and a trusting, long-lasting relationship.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Shahriari enjoys traveling, swimming and losing ping pong matches to Dr. Toub. Most importantly, Dr. Shahriari enjoys spending time with his family.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family!