Meet Our Staff

Dr. Mirela M. Hubcheva

Dr. Mirela M. Hubcheva grew up in Marietta, GA. Dentistry became a passion of hers when she was in high school and she never looked back. Dr. Hubcheva attended the University of Georgia, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She graduated from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Georgia Dental Association (GDA), and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD.)

Dr. Hubcheva’s family is from Bulgaria and she is fluent in Bulgarian. Her family background sparked a passion for traveling and exploring different cultures. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, trying new cuisines, and spending time with family and friends. 

 Above all, taking care of patients is her biggest passion. She loves communicating with patients of all ages. She strongly believes that overall health starts with good oral care and the smile is ones most valuable asset. Dr. Hubcheva is excited to be a part of Smoke Rise Dental.


Shanna Hale RDA, Office Manager

Shanna Hale has been with Smoke Rise Dental for a year now and fell right into place as our Office Manger. Growing up in an Army family in New Mexico, Shanna found travel to become a growing passion. Later moving to Texas to continue her education at Collin County College in Plano Texas, finding business administration to be her calling. Shanna also obtained her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and has been in the dental field for the past twenty-two years. With an itch for new adventure Shanna moved from Texas to Georgia with her two sons, Trey and Dallen. 

As our liaison to dental treatment and patient care, she assists in explaining and reviewing to the patients about treatment navigation, finances and insurance planning. Shanna is a friendly, compassionate and a caring person. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time working on her farm house, and exploring the beauty that Georgia has to offer. 

Shanna will gladly help you navigate through the dental treatment options to create that beautiful, healthy smile we all deserve. 

Paula Groppe RDH