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By: Megan B.
Silver Smiles
My daughter got braces when we were living in California, then we moved to Atlanta six months later. We went to see 3 orthodontists, before someone recommended Silver Smiles to us. I'm so thankful that they did. I'm not going to name names, but I didn't even realize that the orthodontists we saw for consultations were so unethical until I met Dr. Silver. They all told me that they would need to remove my daughter's current braces, and and put on "their brackets" that they work with. So, not only would I have to to walk away from all of the money I had already paid for her braces being put on, and the six months of treatment ($2500), and pay another $5000 to them, to basically start over, but my daughter would have had to go through having her newly cemented brackets removed, and new ones put on, which would have been horrible to do to her teeth. Who does that to a child to make a little more money? Enter Dr. Silver. He said that he could absolutely work with her existing brackets, her treatment time wouldn't be any longer, and might even end up being less time that her original orthodontist quoted us, and it was! She got her braces off a month before she reached her two year mark of having them on. And, they charged us less than we would have paid if we had stayed in California with her old ortho. I don't understand the science, but somehow, they were able to do her treatment in less visits, and her teeth didn't hurt for days, like they did with her first orthodontist. I used to only be able to give her soft foods for three days after she'd get her wires adjusted, and that didn't happen to her at Silver Smiles. Dr. Silver and Dr. Megan are so great at what they do, and they are so friendly, and will thoroughly explain your child's treatment plan and progress. It's so incredible to find orthodontists who are both extremely skilled and knowledgeable, as well as ethical. You will be so happy if you choose them to take care of your orthodontic needs.
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By: Rachel P.
Southern Smiles Family Dentistry
Like other Yelpers, I was excited to see a dentist in my neighborhood that took my dental insurance and despite reading bad reviews I decided I would give them a shot. The staff was friendly and I didn't wait long. The hygienist took me back and gave me X rays and assed my gums individually on a scale of 1-10. She recommended that I get a "medium clean" based on what she saw. I was apprehensive about doing it as it tacked on $180 to what would have been my annual covered teeth cleaning but I said yes since it had been a while since my last cleaning. Dr. Evans came out and was very friendly and sweet. After Dr. Evans saw me the hygienist asked me to come back 2 hours later to get my teeth cleaned because they had another patient coming in and since I was getting the medium clean it was going to take longer and they wouldn't have time to fit mine in...??? I was a little irritated but said sure. I had time to call around to relatives and ask if they thought it was worth it to do the "medium clean" and convinced me to just stick with the basic clean. So I called the front desk before my appointment and said I changed my mind and would like to just do the Basic cleaning that is covered by my insurance. I was then told that they would not do the basic clean because I had been recommended the medium clean... Requiring me to spend an extra $180. Now, I don't regularly write reviews on Yelp but when a specialist who knows you know nothing about their field refuses to give you the basic package and requires you to spend $180 on something you have no idea if you really need or not... It sounds like a scam. I'm not saying it is, but it doesn't sound good when I'm not allowed to get a basic cleaning. That coupled with being asked to come back 2 hours later to get what my appointment was made for sort of blew my mind.
By: Mary L.
Yi-Tsu Cheng, D.D.S
I love Dr. Cheng’s office! The doctors and staff alike are all very caring people and great listeners; in fact, they encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns with them! I never feel uncomfortable telling them my uncertainties! Bad teeth run in my family so I often find myself in the dentist’s office. No matter the severity of the problem, Dr. Cheng and her assistants are always able to find a solution. I trust them wholeheartedly with my teeth! I know that doctors/dentists often have a lot of patients to care for and very little time to do so. I have visited countless offices where the dentist briefly comes in to see me and then leaves the room before I have time to ask questions or express any concerns that I may have. Because of this, I was extremely surprised when I visited Dr. Cheng’s office and was given generous amounts of attention from the doctor. The fact that the doctor is not in a hurry to go see another patient gives me the impression that she really cares about me.
By: Deraro K.
Kool Smiles of Atlanta
First visit. Appointment was for 9am. We got there 8:50am. We waited n waited n waited while others who came after us were called in. We were told they were waiting on a room. We were finally called in at 10:15. 1:30 min after we arrived and 1:15 min later than our appointment time. The check up itself was ok. Both the pre and post consultations were good. The hygienist showed and explained to my 3yr old DS what she was going to do. They kind of tried to calm him when he got upset but her helper ended up holding his head in place while she cleaned. Which neither I or He liked but I guess had to be done.They did clean and X-Ray his teeth. The Dr was polite but didn't explain anything to me aside from telling me what treatment he required. they give a goodie bad with toothbrush, floss n a LOLLIPOP!! I gave the lollipop back. All in all happy it wasn't too traumatic for my DS, would have liked the Dr to plain more and very unhappy with the waiting time. Please stop giving out lollipops.
By: ainsleyy894
J. Stephen Buckler, DMD PC
I came to Dr. Buckler's office with very little hope and lots of doubt that he would be able to help me with my dental needs because I had been through so many others that promised, but did not deliver. I have gone without teeth for many, many years and thought this was how I may have to live for the rest of my life; however, after over a month, I HAVE TEETH!! I am very excited to have a beautiful smile again (if I may say so myself) and it has brought back my confidence to talk to people and laugh without the embarassment of being judged by the loss of teeth. My husband became patient and he is very pleased as well. I know that with all the issues I had afterwards, they continued weekly to see me until I was comfortable. I got discouraged and they assured me I would not leave without being pleased with my smile and pain free, and they were right, I love my smile and I am pain free. My husband and I would like to say thanks to the whole staff.
By: Christina L.
Kool Smiles
When I look for a Dentist for my children I look for a place that is not there for a paycheck but concerned for my children and their future. That is the prime example of what this place is. 2 of my children have health issues and before they would even touch them they wanted them to see and get clearance from their doctor. How great is that!!! AWESOME! They explained to me that they were concerned for their health and future and did not want to X-ray their neck area unless it was okay by their physician. (Because they had no Thyroid) Then they gave the kids a bag of goodies. I thought that was very generous and kind. The front desk was very polite and the place is clean and they have a play area for the kids. I recommend this place. Cordale was very professional and cared for my children. He loves his job and he expressed that and he can work with kids really well as well. Very kid friendly. Excellent Place!
By: xfelix59
J. Stephen Buckler, DMD PC
It's hard to believe it's been that long, but when I asked Steve the other day if he had seen Dr. Atkins (my first Dentist as a small boy and who sold Steve his practice)he said that he had just seen him and that he was celebrating his 85th Birthday. Then he said, "It's hard to believe it was 28 years ago that I took over his practice." Well I was floored, but it made me think and when I got this survey over the internet, I though I would take this opportunity to say "Thank you Steve! Thanks for taking care of me through good times and bad, for sharing your family and their growing up stories, for listening to mine and asking about my family and for always doing a first class job with my dental work." You are the best! I think Dr. buckler is an excellent dentist and his staff is especially kind and courteous at all times.
By: Sherrie L.
Hodges, Dan M
I've been a patient since I was 10 years old. I arrived full of fear having suffered abuse from prior dentists. I left that day full of confidence that Dr. Hodges wouldn't hurt me, he cared for me, AND he saved my tooth! He was so patient! I've often been amazed, while chatting in the waiting room over the years, to know that so many people travel great distances, even out of state, just to have Dr. Hodges care for their teeth. As time has passed, he has seen me through several major procedures. He is held in high esteem in our family. Today, I'm a grandmother and wouldn't consider having any other dentist. He's amazing! Needless to say, the staff is awesome! They simply reflect his passion and zeal for his work. Gotta love them, all! They make it such a happy place to be. Special shout out for Catherine :) and Suzie!
By: thebrattpack
Southern Smiles Family Dentistry
Great for adults and children! My husband and I were excited to find a dentist office so close to where we live, and even happier to find out it was for the whole family, as I was pregnant when we began going 3 years ago. Since then, we have been seen by Dr. Evans and Dr. Hollifield. Both are fabulous, as are the entire staff! They always ask about how one of us is doing when the other comes in. Truly southern! I have been blessed with healthy teeth and gums, so I have only had to have a tiny filling. My husband has had to have some more extensive work, but we've both been very pleased at this practice. They are wonderful with children, and my son loves going too. I would recommend this practice to anyone I know.
By: P P.
Dunwoody Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
The hygienists and dentists are very nice, yet need to be much more attentive to their patient's records. I have gone in many times and had extensive work done, yet twice now I have had to correct them on the location of a cavity and remind them every single time that I had root canals on certain teeth because they refuse to make a note of it in my file. I don't feel like that's something that I should be having to tell them...they should be aware of this on their own...Also, the front office manager is rude and makes very little effort to contact insurance if there is any little issue. This began as a great experience my first few times and has progressively gotten worse each time I go back. I will not return.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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