Dr. Sparkman was raised in Mulberry, Florida, a phosphate mining community thirty miles east of Tampa. He graduated first in his high school class and later received a BS in Chemical Science from Florida State University. He worked at Rich’s Department Store to help pay his way through Emory Dental School, earning his Doctorate in 1985.
Dr. Sparkman enjoys staying current in the ever-changing field of dentistry and dedicates a substantial number of hours each year to continuing education. He is a regular lecturer at health seminars and supports the PALS Organization (Pets Are Loving Support) which provides assistance to pets of people living with terminal illness.
Charleen started working as a dental assistant in Portland, Oregon in 1980. Upon receiving her certification, she worked with a dental office for 14 years. In 1993 she relocated to Atlanta and joined Dr. Sparkman’s office as front office coordinator in 1994. With many years of dental experience along with leadership skills, she was soon promoted to Office Administrator, “I have been so fortunate to have a great career in dentistry in which I love”.
She has two poodles, Picasso and Prince Charming and a cat named Poo Poo. She loves to travel and volunteer with many organizations.
ELAINE, OFFICE COORDINATOR
Elaine is an Atlanta native living in Dunwoody for the past 40 years. Coming to Dr. Sparkman with a medical background, she has been working with him for 21 years. She is married with two children and two grandchildren. She has many interests and hobbies and loves working at Dr. Sparkman’s dental office.
Tiffany L. Smith, RDH received her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Armstrong Atlantic University in 1994. She has lived in the metro area since starting her career. Tiffany is a dedicated hygienist who cares completely for her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and takes pride in attending “The Hinman”, Atlanta’s yearly dental meeting.
She is married with two children and is an avid gardener and volunteer in her community.