Atlanta Parent asked our readers – moms and dads just like you – to nominate the best dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons around Atlanta who they would recommend. We wanted to help you find a pediatric dentist near you or even a family dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon depending upon what your needs may be. Thank you to our readers for sharing with us why their child’s dentist is special. 

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Family/General Dentistry
Pediatric Dentists

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

Family/General Dentistry                

Cann, Roberta, DMD
Cann Dentistry, Atlanta
“Dr. Cann is always on time which is a major bonus for my usually restless children. She has a happy personality that truly makes my children feel at home. Her whole office is full of sweet people who are always willing to help.” -Andrew M.

Hall, Timothy, DMD
J. Timothy Hall DMD, Lawrenceville
“Dr. Hall is such an awesome dentist. The hygienist allows my son to sit in the room while I’m getting my teeth cleaned and even allows him to explore the different dentist devices!” -Jamilya M.

Hernandez, Miguel, DDS
Vital Smiles Georgia, Norcross
“My daughter has always had a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist after a not-so-great experience when she was younger. Now she’s 10 and Dr. Hernandez makes her feel at home. She takes pride in her smile and looks forward to going to the dentist now!” -Tessa L.

Kim, Joyce, DMD
Cann Dentistry, Atlanta

Nelson, Gary L., DMD
Haynes Bridge Dental Care, John’s Creek
“Dr. Nelson is very personable, takes his time and is great with adults and kids. My son has had emergencies in the evening and Dr. Nelson personally answers the phone and helps!” -Brittany S.

Reilly, Susan, DDS
Reilly Dental, Marietta

Reilly, Thomas, DDS
Reilly Dental, Marietta
“The office staff is really welcoming and Dr. Susan and Thomas Reilly are both such positive role models for my children. They teach my children the importance of their teeth health and it makes me feel so good to know that their smiles are being properly cared for.” -Rebecca M.


Francis, Oral, DDS, PC
Suwanee Orthodontics, Suwanee
“He is the only orthodontist I know that has the school’s calendar accessible so appointments can be made for the children without conflict. It feels like he rolls out the red carpet.” -Lydia J.

Healey, Michael, DDS, FAAPD
Children’s Dental & Orthodontic Care of North Atlanta, Alpharetta
“He does beautiful work! Very friendly! Works around our schedule. My twins see him and they look forward to their appointments.” -Shannon W.

Yavari, Javid, DDS
Crabapple Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Alpharetta
“Dr. Yavari is personable and always willing to discuss all the options. My children both had to get braces and he always made them feel comfortable. Their beautiful smiles are thanks to him and his wonderful staff.” -Cara J.

Pediatric Dentistry

Allen, Nelson, DDS
East Cobb Dentistry For Kids, Marietta
“Dr. Allen and his team are always so professional and amazing with the kids. They go out of their way to make the kids feel welcome and then do a great job rewarding them when they are done.” -Laura R.

Bingham-Shultz, Sharon, DMD
West Georgia Dentistry for Children, Hiram
“Everyone is so sweet and welcoming. They stay on top of your child’s dental health and are very thorough with cleanings and check ups.” -Kira P.

Christianson, Judy, DDS
Brookhaven Children’s Dentistry, Atlanta
“This is my three year old daughter’s second visit to Dr. Judy and I have to say that I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else! She treats my daughter like she is a princess and she absolutely LOVES coming to the dentist.  Dr. Judy is very attentive and the staff is great.” -Alex R.

Dhawan, Hemant, DMD
Crabapple Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Alpharetta
“Dr. Dhawan is warm and welcoming with a good knowledge of how to best approach my kids when they’re usually very nervous at the dentist. They always leave happy and their smiles have never been healthier.” -Jodi P.

Doornbos, Mary, DMD
Parkside Pediatric Dentistry, Marietta
“Office is so nice and super fun for the kids.  Dr. Mary was so sweet with my daughter and the staff was very pleasant.  If you are looking for a great experience for your child at the dentist – Dr. Mary is for you.”

Eaton, Jonathan, DDS, MS
Eaton Pediatric Dentistry, Decatur
“Dr. Eaton is incredibly gentle, yet thorough. He has great hours for afternoon appointments.” -Claudia K.

Enright, Catharine, DDS, MS
Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry, Buckhead
“Our son had a fear of having his teeth cleaned. Dr. Enright set aside additional time to help him through his fear. 8 years later – she is the dentist for both of our kids and they always enjoy their visits!” -Maribeth M.

Goddard, John H., DDS
Jonesboro Family Dental Center, Jonesboro
“Dr. Goddard is well educated, friendly, and down to earth. He has been treating my family for 30 years and we have nothing but good things to say.” -Bill S.

Hall, Timothy, DMD
J. Timothy Hall DMD, Lawrenceville

Hassan, Zeyad, DMD
A to Z Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
“Location, staff, attitude, exceptional friendliness and a manner of relating to, and connecting with children (and parents) that is unparalleled in any medical practice I’ve ever dealt with.” -Steven M.

Hicks, James, DMD, MS
Pediatric Dentistry of John’s Creek, John’s Creek
“The office is clean, modern, beautiful and comfortable at the same time. His staff are exceptionally good and he is totally amazing with kids. He is very gentle and is able to connect with the kids. I wish I had a dentist like that when I was a kid!” -Elsa G.

Howard, Jaha, DDS, MS
A+ Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
“Dr. Howard and everyone at A+ is extremely professional and amazing with the kids! My daughter loves going there and actually looks forward to a visit with the dentist!” -Briseida C.

Leach, Michael J., DDS
Pediatric Dentistry, Alpharetta
“Dr. Leach is the best pediatric dentist around! He takes time with the kids and the parents and is an excellent dentist. I always recommend him when asked by other moms.” -A. Dickerson

Lee, Janice, DMD
Children’s Dentistry of Atlanta, Atlanta
“Practice is dedicated to children, excellent patient care, responsive after hours, fun waiting room for antsy little ones, my son cheers when it’s time to go to the dentist!” -Shelley W.

Lee, Susan, DMD
Children’s Dentistry, Atlanta
“My kids love Dr. Lee! From the moment they walk in the door until the moment they leave, Dr. Lee knows what kids want. There are video games in the waiting room while I fill out those pesky forms. Then Dr. Lee is constantly giving them toys so they sit still for their cleaning.” -Ilene H.

Madhiwala, Priya, DMD
Children’s Dental Village, Roswell
“It’s all about the time that she spends with kids making them comfortable in the chair. Especially with my kids who are very anxious.” -Adam H.

Mariyam, Afrin, DMD
Kidental, Sandy Springs
“Everyone is always happy, sweet and willing to help. Even when I moved out of state I bought my daughter back here because of the service.” -Sherica R.

Mathews, Kim, DMD
Pediatric Dentistry of Newnan, Newnan
“Dr. Kim is a great dentist. We started seeing her when my boys were three (they are four now). They were very afraid. Dr. Kim and her staff is very patient with them, easing them into the dentistry environment by adding a little more to their plate each time. They also do a great job at keeping me informed of what is going on!” -Melissa B.

Millkey, Mary, DDS
Millkey Way Pediatric Dentistry, Atlanta
“Dr. Millkey is a gem. She truly cares about her patients and does everything possible to make them feel comfortable and relaxed every step of the way. My daughter would fight about everything with the dentist at our last dentist, but not so with Dr. Millkey. She is the best!” -Guy P.

Proctor, James, DDS, PS
Children’s Dentistry of Conyers, Conyers
“He is the only doctor with whom my son plays with and he doesn’t cry. And the best part is that our children love him too. His office is always clean and neat. His staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. We always have timely visits with little waiting. He is the “Best”.” -D’Quilla H.

Rose-Mize, Ida, DDS
The Children’s Dental Group, Lithia Springs
“The office environment is SUPER kid friendly, the staff is fun and professional, and Dr. Rose-Mize is really great with my kids. My boys actually LIKE going to the dentist.” -Jason T.

Rossitch, Michael, DDS
Rossitch Pediatric Dentistry, Marietta
“He is so gentle with my son who has mild autism & has sensory issues. He is very patient & allows me to be in the room with my son even for in-depth procedures.” -Jennifer P.

Schwartz, Aaron, DDS, MPH
Schwartz Dentistry for Children & Young Adults, Smyrna
“Dr. Aaron is knowledgeable, kind, respectful, patient and his team is awesome. My kiddos celebrate and look forward to their visits.” -W. Jenkins

Tewogbade, Adesegun, DMD
Children’s Dentistry of Lithonia, Lithonia
“Dr. T is an amazing dentist. He always takes his time explaining everything thoroughly to me and my child. Because of him our dental experience is always a positive one.” -Asha Y.

Werner, Shiva, DDS, MPH
Werner Pediatric Dentistry, Woodstock
“Friendly staff, great with little ones!” -Angela S.

West, Lisa Y., DMD, PC
Children’s Dentistry, Dallas
“I’ve been to several pediatric dentists, but this office is very inviting. Most dentist offices can be extremely intimidating. My older son is autistic and going to the dentist can be complicated. From day one, he’s been comfortable.” -Khalilah W.

Yoo, Jina, MD
Happy Children Pediatric Dentistry, Vinings
“Dr. Yoo and her staff offer an incredible experience. The behavior management is like no other dentist I’ve come across. The office is completely state-of-the-art and has an interactive ocean wall. I am so thankful I found such a caring and skilled dentist for my little ones!” -Ashleigh P.


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