Rishi Kapur, DMD is a Georgia native, and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Management. He earned is D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. After graduation, he returned to Atlanta to manage two large group practices for several years before he was invited to join Lipson Dental Group. Dr. Kapur believes in staying involved with the dental community and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Kapur also remains actively interested in the latest development in his discipline and participates in over 100 hours of continuing education courses per year.He is an active volunteer at the Ben Massel Clinic and Give a Smile for the Special Olympics, and he enjoys going on mission trips. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Christine, who is a local Atlanta attorney.
Ryan Gilleland, DMD a born and raised Georgia native from Lilburn, graduated from Parkview High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia. He worked as a dental lab technician in Snellville, GA for two years, gaining valuable insight and experience into the dental field before attending Georgia Regents University in Augusta (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). He was awarded several scholarships and certificates including: Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society Sophomore Scholarship, OKU Junior and Senior Certificates of Academic Achievement, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award.
During school, Dr. Gilleland met Dr. Kapur through a mutual friend, and found their dental philosophies very similar. Dr. Gilleland has a passion and appreciation for aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He is also a member of the ADA and GDA, and to increase his skill level, he will attend multiple continuing education courses to stay informed about latest innovations. He attends Mountain Park United Methodist Church, and is an active member of the community. His free time involves playing soccer at the Atlanta Silverbacks’ Park, discovering great places to eat, and travelling with his wife (also Christine) who works in commercial real estate in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Shivane Gupta is a Georgia native, born and raised in Lilburn. He attended Berkmar High School, and graduated from Georgia Tech before receiving his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the Medical College of Georgia. After dental school, Dr. Gupta completed a one-year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He then obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree (MD) while completing a 6-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at State University of New York in Buffalo, New York.
While in residency, Dr. Gupta had extensive training in full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, including: impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafts, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ surgery and pathology. Dr. Gupta completed a one-year General Surgery Internship in addition to extensive training in hospital based anesthesia. He volunteered to work with cleft lip and cleft palate surgeons in southern India, treating hundreds of indigent pediatric patients at the world renown GSR Craniofacial Institute. Currently, he also volunteers at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in Atlanta.
In his free time, Dr. Gupta enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, and hiking. He is very excited to be back in Lilburn to work with Drs. Rishi Kapur and John Ryan Gilleland at Lipson Dental Group. His own practice philosophy is, “Treat each and every patient as if they were family”, perfectly corresponding with the over-arching goal of the entire team at Lipson Dental Group.
Emma Deal, DMD is a Georgia native, born and raised in Stone Mountain. She graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School, then obtained degrees from the University of Georgia in Biology and Psychology. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.
She has been a patient and friend of Lipson Dental Group since she was ten years old. She formed a strong working relationship with Dr. Kapur while shadowing him prior to applying to dental school. Dr. Lipson also played a major role in her decision to become a dentist as she observed his skill and kindness while being a patient herself. Dr. Deal’s parents and two older brothers are also patients of Lipson Dental Group and active members in the Atlanta healthcare community.
In her free time, Dr. Deal enjoys running at Mountain Park, cheering on the Braves at SunTrust Park, and visiting her Alma Mater, UGA, to root on the Dawgs. She also loves to travel, as well as, go on mission trips. Dr. Deal plans on furthering her skills in dentistry by attending continuing education courses throughout her career, and working under the excellent guidance of all the doctors here in the Lipson Dental Group family.