Dr. Shalini Nair was born in Texas and raised in Montgomery, AL. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and would later pursue a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ- Rutgers. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and graduated with the class of 2004 at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Dr. Nair and her husband, have a toddler daughter who keeps them on their toes at all times! They love Atlanta and relocated from New Jersey in 2012 to be closer to their family. When she’s not at the office, Dr. Nair loves spending time with her family, exploring new places to eat and hike, cooking and traveling.
Dr. Wayne Tadsen is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia Dental School. His undergraduate work was at West GA College, receiving a degree in Chemistry, with honors. Born in Minnesota, his family moved to Virginia when he was 13 and then to Atlanta where he attended Lakeside High School his senior year.
Dr.Tadsen has a passion for the dental profession as evidenced by almost 40 years of practicing dentistry and serving patients. He is an active member of the Hinman Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, Gwinnett Dental Society, Gwinnett Challenge Study Club, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice. The last few years have been dominated with involvement in the Hinman Dental Society, where he served as the Meeting Chairman for 2009, bringing over 20,000 dental professionals to Atlanta for Dental education.
His family life is centered around his wife of 33 years, Jackie, their dog Tess, his stepdaughter Cayce and two granddaughters, Loren Bayleigh and Savannah.
Having ridden motorcycles since college, he continues to enjoy riding and has owned several different models, including a Triumph, Honda 750, Harley Softail and a Boss Hoss. Motorcycles aren’t his only hobby, he also enjoys sports cars. Ever since his first car, a Datsun 280Z, Dr. Tadsen has had an interest in sports cars. He has been involved in driving events at Road Atlanta and several other tracks in the late 80s and earned his SCCA driver’s license over a weekend at Roebling Road in Savannah. Not confined to the open road, Dr. Tadsen is a long-time sailor, having raced Hobie Cats for several years and skippering yachts as large as an Irwin 54′. He’s sailed the Caribbean many times from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Grenadines — over the past three decades. He says these activities aren’t just about the speed, but they “give me satisfaction from excelling in the technique involved and the solitude often found during the experience”.
After 40 years of practicing dentistry, what Dr. Tadsen loves the most about the profession is being able to improve patient’s health. Of course, the “cool” gadgets also have an allure for him. Most who know him are aware of his interest in all types of gadgets, from computers to dental equipment.