The Team


Dr. Ryo Hosaka (pronounced Ree-o Ho-sa-ka) was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and completed his dental training at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in South Florida where he graduated at the top of his class.

Dr. Hosaka entered the General Practice Residency Program at the University of Washington, which allowed him to attain advanced training in Hospital Dentistry and all fields of General Dentistry.

He finds dentistry exciting and enjoyable because it gives him the opportunity to interact with patients and contribute to their well-being. As a constant learner, Dr. Hosaka finds pleasure in striving to improve his knowledge and skills on a daily basis. His goal is to provide the highest quality of care and comfort to his patients. Above all, Dr. Ryo Hosaka promises to listen to your needs.

After practicing for several years in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Hosaka and his wife decided to return to the South to be closer to his family. They enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and finding memorable new things to see.

Dental Hygienist
Karen is our office’s leading authority on dental hygiene. Combining a balance of the latest hygiene technology and quality patient instruction with home care recommendations, Karen works with our patients to better understand that your oral health is paramount to your body’s overall health. Karen provides our patients with simple self-care techniques to assure that your dental visit is an enjoyable one that extends beyond your in-office experience.
Karen attended the University of Georgia and got her Dental Hygiene degree at Georgia Highlands College. She enjoys reading, painting, traveling and playing with her puppy, Charlie Sue.
Dental Hygienist
Sarah is originally from Savannah, GA. Her father was in the military so she grew up in many places around the US including Alaska, Washington, and Maryland. Sarah loves to see people smile which is what drew her into the dental field. She is dedicated to improving the smiles of all of her patients and is enthusiastic about educating her patients on steps to expand their oral care and over all well-being. Sarah graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time she still loves to travel and spend time outdoors. She enjoys running, biking, kickboxing, and strength training to maintain her health and fitness.
Patient Care Coordinator
Miki (pronounced like “Mickey” Mouse) was born in Japan and raised in Australia for 16 years before moving to America in 2008. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, knitting/crocheting, travelling and going on road trips. She recently had the opportunity to complete a road trip spanning from Seattle WA all the way to West Palm Beach FL with her husband which they both absolutely loved.
Dental Assistant
Malika was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended Atlanta Technical College, where she received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant degree. She is married to a wonderful husband who retired from the Armed Force Services. They also have a spontaneous daughter, a female Morkie (Yorkshire terrier & Maltese), and a male Siberian Husky. On Malika’s spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying up to date with her cosmetology skills, engaging in home projects, and traveling the world.
Daisy is a happy and outgoing person. She enjoys outside activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and many others. She enjoys traveling, recently she went to Cuba and had an amazing experience. She’s got a couple more places on her bucket list that she plans to go to like Ireland, Iceland, Japan, and many more!

1955 Cliff Valley Way NE #100

Brookhaven, GA 30329

(404) 634-4224

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 5:00

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Our Patient Reviews


Based on 98 reviews

I came into Dr. Ryos office with a dental emergency and have since made them my primary dental office. Not only did Dr. Ryo take care of my emergency in a very timely manner but he was also able to save a few teeth that I had been previously told couldn’t be saved. I’ve had a significant amount of visits/work done and it has all been painless which is a plus. The rest of the staff is amazing as well. Everyone is polite and caring and take care of any concerns/needs. They will give you a smile you are proud of. I’d recommend this office to everyone!

Lazette G.

I am past 70 and have had a lot of dental work done in my life. I have been going to Elegant Smiles for
more than a year now. This practice is, without a doubt, the best I have ever been to, including university dental schools and very fine dentists. The entire staff is incredibly competent, and the hygienist and Dr. Ryo are absolutely superb. Moreover, they are friendly, personable, kind, and caring. My advice is to check them out today! Just FYI, I have never written a positive review of any office practice before; I asked for the link to write this one!

Sara N.

I came to Dr. Ryo after a poor experience at a previous dentist and with some hesitation and fears about going to the dentist in general. On my first appointment I was warmly greeted by Miki and immediately put at ease by the dental hygienist. Dr. Ryo always takes the time to come meet me as well as explain everything to make me feel comfortable with treatment decisions.
I decided to start an Invisalign treatment after a few months of being with the practice and have been beyond pleased with the experience and results. The front desk staff are always welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and will be taking my daughter in whenever she gets teeth!

Jamie C.

Emergency crown replacement needed! I was seen the day I walked in, then my tooth was worked on the very next day. On top of that, the crown was done in only a week time which usually takes 2 weeks. My VA insurance benefits are in San Diego. Dr. Ryo, Mickey and Ashley we're able to help with the complex VA benefits paper work to get my crown done here in Atlanta, saving me a trip back to California. I was very fortunate to find this team. The office is beautiful and very inviting and the staff is very nice, grounded and friendly. Thank you! The crown is perfect!

Michael H.

Chipped my tooth and Elegant Smiles was able to get me an appointment the same day. I liked the fast and friendly service of the dentist and staff so much that I went back 2 days later to fix some cavities that they found.


Great Service and caring professionals. Dr. Rio is very caring and took time to instruct his patients on proper care of the teeth and go the extra mile to address his patients' oral needs. The service was great and fast. He follows up to make sure i was ok. He reaches out by text and calls in a very prompt manner. I can also text him about my concern and get immediate help. I would highly recommend this place for dental care.

Getty G.

Every time I come they always make me feel at home. Miki makes sure that she communicates with me about my appointment and she even gave me a heads up about not coming too early because they were behind. I see Sara every time I come and she is very very helpful and kind. She takes her time and makes me feel comfortable. She's also insightful. Thanks you guys rock!! I refer people here all the time!

Miss G.

Dr. Ryu, Miki, Ashley, and Malika are a dream team. Top quality professionals with a family feel. Dr. Ryu explained everything to me and made me feel really comfortable while his assistant Malika kept a smile on my face. This is my dentist office from now on!!

Christian v.

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