Smile By Design would love for you to get to know our practice better! We aim to provide our patients with a pleasant, homey office environment while giving them amazing dental services in Douglasville, Georgia. We enjoy working together as a team in order to give you and your family the best care possible. Our dentists and team are committed to improving your quality of life through a high standard of dentistry. Check out the bios of Dr. Parth Patel, and Dr. Thomas Schnare, and meet the rest of our fabulous team below!


Dr. Parth Patel

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Parth Patel earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois after receiving his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. He then continued his journey by pursuing an optional Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency from Wichita State University in Kansas, where he became proficient in prosthodontics and periodontics, including implant placement and restoration, oral surgery, Invisalign, and advanced endodontic procedures.

Dr. Patel is dedicated to providing the best dental care and staying current with the newest dental advancements, taking over 100 hours of continuing education courses a year. His mission is to practice comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on personalized care.

Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Georgia Dental Association (GDA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). In his free time, he enjoys giving back to the community through various outreach events, traveling, cooking, playing cricket, and spending time with his family and friends.


Thomas “Terry” Schnare, DMD

Dr. Terry Schnare has been practicing dentistry at Smile By Design for almost 40 years! He graduated from The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1978, and he completed an advanced study in cosmetics from the Las Vegas Institute. Every day, Dr. Schnare does his best to care for each patient and provide exceptional dental care. He enjoys teaching and learning about dentistry with his team. Dr. Schnare’s favorite part about being a dentist at Smile By Design is working with great people and helping his outstanding patients.

Dr. Schnare is happily married to his wife, Frances, and they have two daughters and one son. In his free time, he loves cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!

Meet Our Team


Sherie – Office Manager/Team Player

Sherie has been with Smile By Design since 2000! In 1984, she graduated from Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers, which is now known as the Concorde Career Institute. Sherie has also received her expanded duties dental assisting degree. She has vast knowledge and experience in patient care, treatment planning, patient education, and financial arrangements, which makes her very approachable and reliable when helping patients. Sherie enjoys being a team member in a practice that provides excellent dental care. She and her team work together to make sure that each patient is comfortable and feels like part of the family.

Sherie is happily married. She has two children and three grandchildren.


Darline – Clinical Assistant

Darline has been with Smile By Design for five years, and it has been a most enjoyable experience so far! She started as a front desk employee, but she later received training from Nashville State Technical Community College, which has made working in a dental office even more rewarding for Darline. Although Darline has only been at our practice for a few years, she has worked in dentistry for 30 years! All of her experience has given her the opportunity to get to know each patient and learn how to put them at ease during their appointment.

Darline has been married to her husband, Steve, for 45 years – what a ride, and what a blessing! She is grateful for all she has been given and all that Smile By Design has done for her.