Meet the Team


Originally from Rome, Georgia, Dr. Dipesh Patel completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the University of Georgia before earning his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2012. To further solidify his education in dentistry, he has dedicated countless hours to completing continuing education courses to keep up with modern dentistry. Whether it’s 3D cone beam technology (3D x-ray) or 3D intraoral scanning (to prevent taking impressions), Dr. Patel believes in constant education and advancement so that he can serve his patients with the latest that dentistry has to offer. He is experienced in dental emergencies, laser dentistry, root canal treatments, fixed and removable prosthodontics, surgical extractions, pediatrics, and implants. He is also Invisalign and nitrous oxide certified. Furthermore, Dr. Patel is currently undergoing rigorous training in sleep medicine because he believes in an interconnection between dentistry and medicine.

Treating a person as a whole, not just the oral cavity, is a philosophy he has followed since the day he graduated. After dental school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Patel could not see himself living anywhere besides Georgia. He has a deep love for the state, especially since it is home to his family, friends, and, of course, his favorite sports teams. When he’s not working, he’s an avid sports fan and loves to watch his teams play – Go Dawgs! Go Braves! Go Falcons! Go any team from Georgia! Don’t worry if you’re not a Georgia sports fan, he loves having some friendly sports banter about your favorite teams! He also loves to travel so that he can learn and immerse himself in different cultures and people. In addition, in the mornings prior to work, he likes to meditate and read to get the day started on a positive note. He has a fondness towards self-development and motivation. Some of his favorite books – “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishan Lakhani, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, “The 5 AM Club” by Robin Sharma and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne – focuses on just that. Dr. Patel has been a part of the Marietta Dental Professionals team since 2012 and he looks forward to building long-term relationships with not only the team, but also the patients at Marietta Dental Professionals.

Dr. Patel’s Personal Motto
“I stand for hope and love. I believe that where there is hope, there is an opportunity. I believe that privilege is a gift and with that gift comes the opportunity to change lives for the better. I dream of a world in which all beings, regardless of their privilege or circumstances have the support they need to become the creators of their destinies and realize their fullest potential, enabling a prosperous world abundant with hope, joy, and love for all.”


Dr. Melissa Wendling was born and raised in South Africa. After moving to the United States, she completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She then continued her education and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Utah.

Dr. Wendling is most passionate about educating her patients and getting to know their goals for their oral health. She aims to provide treatment plans that help achieve overall oral health while making the patient feel comfortable and heard.

In her free time Dr. Wendling and her husband like to enjoy all things outdoors including camping, mountain biking, skiing, and playing beach volleyball. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and their goldendoodle, Maxwell.

Dr. Wendling loves the combination of science and art that goes into dentistry. Meeting and building relationships with her patients and educating them through patient centered care is her main goal as a dentist.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference that we have made to the lives of others.”- Nelson Mandela


Dr. Ray Cornay is a friendly and dedicated general and cosmetic dentist at Marietta Dental Professionals. Dr. Cornay grew up in Newnan, GA, where he graduated from Newnan High School and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

He pursued his undergraduate career at Georgia College and State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Cornay then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). He is a current member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Cornay makes every effort to stay on top of current developments in dentistry. Completing intensive programs such as the Comprehensive Implant Residency, he maintains the highest levels of accreditation and takes advantage of ongoing education in multiple facets of dentistry.

While his specialty is in complex reconstruction, Dr. Cornay’s scope of dental expertise includes procedures like teeth whitening, tooth extractions, root canals, restorative crown and bridge treatments, veneers, removable dentures, orthodontics, and dental implants. Furthermore, Dr. Cornay is passionate about creating a welcoming, personal experience. As such, he is Board Certified in moderate oral sedation to help patients overcome their dental anxieties.

When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Cornay leads an active lifestyle. Whether it’s biking, climbing, or hiking with his wife Kate and their Morkie Peanut, Dr. Cornay enjoys any opportunity he can to explore the great outdoors. Otherwise, you can find him dabbling in one of his many collected hobbies (playing guitar, painting, board games) or cheering on his favorite sports teams. Go Braves! Vamos Atlanta United!


Having grown up in Jonesboro, GA, Dr. Vishal Patel, aka “Dr. V” has always considered Atlanta and the surrounding areas as home. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia before earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Boston, MA from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2010.

Dr. V spent 13 years practicing in Dallas, TX and Raleigh, NC before deciding to relocate back home to Atlanta, GA. Dentistry is not just a career, it is a passion for him. He enjoys talking to his patients and getting to know them as an individual. Because dentistry is always evolving, Dr. V has taken numerous continuing education courses to keep up with the latest advancements. He uses state-of-the-art technology and is always looking for the best products for his patients. Outside of routine general dentistry, his scope of practice includes endodontics, orthodontics (clear aligners), oral surgery, implants, laser dentistry, and facial cosmetic dentistry, including Botox and dermal fillers.

Dr. V is currently taking a 2-year course to become a certified holistic nutritionist & hoping to transfer this education into the field of dentistry. Dentistry is more than just teeth; it is an approach to care for the entire body and the person as a whole.

When Dr. V is not practicing dentistry, he loves to have an active lifestyle which involves travelling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on all his Georgia sports teams, especially the Georgia Bulldogs. He loves any type of outdoor activity, but his two favorite hobbies are hiking and swimming. He’s hiked many different parts of the world and one of his goals is to hike at every single state park in Georgia. He also enjoys working on cars and taking on any do-it-yourself projects. And he is a HUGE animal lover. He tries to volunteer as much as he can at local animal shelters.

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