About Your Dentist

James Maina, DMD

"Do the right thing; do it the right way; do it all the time."

My Mission

“My goal is to ensure that my patients know I care about them and their overall well-being. I enjoy having the ability to impact someone’s life in a positive, visible way through dentistry.”

Education

Dr. Maina attended the College of Dental Medicine at Augusta University, formerly Medical College of Georgia, graduating second in his class. He then pursued additional training at the same institution, completing a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. There he learned advanced techniques in the areas of conscious sedation, endodontics, and dental implant placement. In addition, Dr. Maina received certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Continuing Education

Staying abreast of current techniques and technology through continuing education is an important part of Dr. Maina’s professional life. He has obtained additional certification to treat patients with Invisalign.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Maina, a Kenyan by birth, is a sports enthusiast, with a special love for soccer, specifically the British Premier League. He is married to Jalayna and has two children, Sharon and Zuri.

Hira Rana, DMD

"A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care." ― Wayne Chirisa

My Mission

To honor the Lord by treating patients and fellow workers the same way we would like to be treated. We will continually strive for excellence in the care and comfort we provide. In this way, we will help every patient realize how good oral health can improve his or her quality of life.

Education

Doctorate of Dental Medicine - Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Georgia State University

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Spear Study Club
  • Todd Davis Study Club
  • Hinman Convention

Dr. Rana is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continues her dental education multiple times throughout the year. She travels to attend the Hinman Dental Society courses and meetings in Atlanta, as well as the Spear Study Club continuing education courses in Arizona at least twice a year. She also spends countless hours pursuing continuing education online.

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Rana enjoys working out, traveling, hiking, and constantly learning about advancements in dentistry. She is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.