About Our Doctors

Susan G. Rifkin, DDS


Dr. Susan G. Rifkin graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982. She has been in practice for almost 35 years and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Advanced Dental Implant Studies and the Hinman Dental Society. She is a board member of the International Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and a board member and President-Elect of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

 Dr. Rifkin has been married to her husband, David, for 30 years. He is an enthusiastic educator at Davis Academy, specializing in Language Arts. Both their son, Zach, and daughter, Dani, graduated from Indiana University. Zach, following in his mom's footsteps, graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and is currently completing a general practice residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He plans to join the practice in summer 2018. Dani lives in Alpharetta and is employed by ADP. In her spare time, Dr. Rifkin enjoys traveling, jewelry making, reading and participating in continued education.

Zachary Rifkin


Dr. Zachary Rifkin graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2016, following in his mother’s footsteps. Dr. Rifkin received his General Practice Residency certification from Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He plans on continuing to revolutionize the delivery of cosmetic and restorative dental care with a strong emphasis on implant placement systems. At SUNY Buffalo he participated in research with Dr. Sebastiano Andreana on the antimicrobial effects of a root canal cleanser in treating contaminated implants. After presenting his findings at the American Association for Dental Research Annual session in Boston, MA, Dr. Rifkin was published in the Journal of Dental Research in 2015.

Dr. Rifkin is engaged to marry Alexa Winter December 2019. Alexa graduated from The University of Central Florida and has worked in the digital marketing field in Manhattan since her graduation in 2014. In his spare time, Dr. Rifkin is an avid Atlanta sports fanatic as well as a sports enthusiast himself participating in basketball leagues in addition to staying active in the community.