Atlanta Parent asked our readers – moms and dads just like you – to nominate the best dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons around Atlanta.

Here are more in-depth profiles on highlighted dentists from our February issue.

Pediatric Dentists
Family/General Dentistry

Atlanta Parent readers have also nominated the best health professionals, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, and more from around Atlanta. Click here for those listings.

Featured Dentists and Orthodontists:

Pediatric Dentistry

Ballard, Andre, DDS
Peachtree Children’s Dentistry
“The best pediatric dentist, the most polite staff, and the cleanest facility.” Chung L.

Christianson, Judy, DDS
Brookhaven Children’s Dentistry
“My daughter always looks forward to her appointments with Dr. Christianson! She and her staff are kind and caring.” Heather W.

Dhawan, Hemant, DMD
Cumming Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
North Atlanta Kids Dentistry
“Wonderful, warm and friendly staff. Dr. Dhawan put my worried daughter at ease right away and made treatments quick and painless. The visit was quick and the staff was great.” -Katie J.

Hassan, Zeyad, DMD
A to Z Pediatric Dentistry
“Dr. Z knows how to make kids feel comfortable at the dentist. His technique and speed of dental procedure are great, and his communication skill is amazing!”  Anri S.

King, Danny, DDS
Children’s Dental Zone
“They have made going to the dentist such a happy, fun, inviting experience. My 3 year old daughter loved it and can’t stop talking about it!” Mimi. S.

Nia, Azi S., DMD
Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
“The staff was very sweet and patient with my two year old. The rooms for younger ones are filled with toys and a tv to help distract and calm them. All in all, a great experience.” A. L.

 Yoo, Jina, DDS
Happy Children Pediatric Dental Sedation Center
“The practice is clean, Dr. Yoo is so nice and really knows what she is doing. The whole staff is always so friendly.” Kylene D.


Ceneviz, Caroline, DMD
Chamblee Orthodontics, Atlanta
“Dr. Ceneviz is skilled, professional and friendly; she always makes my kids feel at ease.” Dinah B.

Francis, Oral C., DDS
Decatur Orthodontics
Inman Park Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
“Dr. Francis and his staff are so kind and patient. Appointments are always quick and easy too!” Hayden F.

Kaplan, Jason, DDS, MS
Kaplan Orthodontics, Dunwoody
“Meeting Dr. Kaplan and his team has been life changing for my daughter. They are professional, friendly, communicative and efficient; we are thrilled with the outcome of her new smile.” Alia T.

Yavari, Javid, DMD
Crabapple Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Cumming Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
“Dr. Yarvari is always so nice and great at explaining the plan. He put us on a plan and before we knew it my son’s teeth were straight. We recommend him highly!” Jennifer M.

Family/General Dentistry          

Punjani, Zahra, DMD
Bloom Holistic Dentistry
“Dr. Punjani takes a whole-body approach and has been the first dentist to give me positive results regarding the healing of my TMJD. I’m beyond grateful for her as a person and her practice!” Carol H.


Ariaban, Nanna, DDS, Polkadot Pediatric Dentistry, Alpharetta
Ballard, Andre, DDS, Peachtree Children’s Dentistry
Bongiovi, Jason, DDS,
Pediatric Dentistry of Forsyth, The Whole Tooth; Cumming and Dunwoody
Booker, Jovas, DDS, Children’s Dental Center, PC, Acworth, Cartersville and Rome
Caswell, Charisse, DMD, Little Peaches Pediatric Dentistry, Tyrone
Christianson, Judy, DDS, Brookhaven Children’s Dentistry, Atlanta
Dhawan, Hemant, DMD, Cumming Pediatric Dentistry and OrthodonticsNorth Atlanta Kids Dentistry; Cumming and Duluth
Diaz, Natasha, DMD, Children’s Dental Zone, Johns Creek
Hamilton, Dylan S., DMD, Children’s Dental Zone, Johns Creek
Hassan, Zeyad, DMD, A to Z Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
Howard, Jaha, DDS, A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta, Atlanta
KingDanny, DDS, Children’s Dental Zone, Johns Creek
LaGree, Lujayn El-Kaiali, DDS ToothTown Pediatric Dentistry, Holly Springs
Leach, Michael J., DDS, Michael J. Leach, DDS, Alpharetta and Canton
Lee, Janice, DMD, Children’s Dentistry of Atlanta, Atlanta
Lopyan, Rochelle, DDS, Children’s Dental Center, PC, Cartersville
Nia, Azi S., DMD, Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Marietta and Canton
Powell, Wesley D., DDS, Elite Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
Procter,Nirali, DMD, Children’s Dental Zone, Johns Creek
Rose-Mize, Ida, DDS, The Children’s Dental Group, Lithia Springs
Schwartz, Aaron, DDS, Schwartz Dentistry for Children & Young Adults, Smyrna
Sharma, Monica, DMD, Tiny Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, Cumming and Milton
Sharma, Shikha, DDS, Children’s Dental Center, PC, Acworth, Cartersville and Rome
Simms, Mindy, DDS, Pediatric Dental Specialist of Hiram, Hiram
Tewogbade, Adesegun, DMD, First Class Pediatric Dentistry, Snellville
Thompson, Barbara, DDS, Children’s Dental Center, PC, Acworth and Cartersville
Yoo, Jina, DDS, Happy Children Pediatric Dental Sedation Center, Atlanta


Carter, Portia Ellis, DDS, BE Orthodontics, Smyrna
Ceneviz, Caroline, DMD, Chamblee Orthodontics, Atlanta
Collier, India L., DMD, Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists, six Atlanta locations
Francis, Oral C., DDS, Decatur Orthodontics, Inman Park Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry; Decatur and Atlanta
Hiser, Douglas G., DMD, Hiser Orthodontics, Alpharetta and Cumming
Kaplan, Jason, DDS, MS, Kaplan Orthodontics, Dunwoody
Lee, Susan H., DMD, Dr. Susan H. Lee Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
Sturm, Meagan, DMD, Silver Smiles Orthodontics, Atlanta and Snellville
Vu, Anna, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry of Johns Creek, Johns Creek
Yavari, Javid, DMD, Crabapple Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Cumming Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics; Alpharetta and Cumming


Deas, Brian S., DDS, Creekside Dental, Douglasville
Hernandez, Miguel, DDS, Vital Smiles Georgia, PC, Norcross
Jordan, Kirsten, DMD, Palmetto Family Dentistry, McDonough
Kim, Eugene, DDS, Happy Smiles Family Dentistry, Norcross
Kokabi, Andrew, DDS, Brookhaven Family Dentistry, Brookhaven
Kurtzman, David, DDS, David Kurtzman, DDS, Marietta
McMoran, Shawn, DDS, Dental Town, Canton
Nguyen, Van, DMD, Duluth Dental Associates, Duluth
Nwosu, Deborah, DDS, Grace Family Dentistry, Gainesville and Buford
Punjani, Zahra, DMD, Bloom Holistic Dentistry, Dunwoody
Shehata, Andrew P., DMD, Moores Mill Dental, Atlanta
Starnes, Ashley, DMD, The Whole Tooth, Dunwoody

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