Having the right dentist is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing and flossing regularly are two things you can do on your own, but dental care that is high quality has no substitute. Cavities happen no matter how careful you are, so dental procedures, such as root canals or fillings, are inevitable. After you finish reading this article, the best dentist for your needs will be able to be found.
You can tell a lot about a dentist just by seeing what his waiting room looks like. What kind of repair is the building and how clean is the office? It’s not a good sign if the dentist is practicing in a place that looks run down or in disarray. A fancy office isn’t necessary, as long as you get a feeling of confidence because it is cheerful and neat. The people in the waiting room can tell you a lot.
Having few patients could mean that the dentist is not very good or just new to the area. On the other hand, if it’s crowded and people seem irritable, it may indicate that the office isn’t run very efficiently and there’s a long waiting time. The first impression is important when judging a dental office, but you might need more information for a correct assessment. Where a dentist is located certainly can make a difference, but should not be the only consideration. It would be great if your dentist was in a handy location and close to home; however this is not what you ought to base your decision on. When a medical situation arises in your home and a dentist is needed; you certainly want to get relief as quickly as you can. The vicinity where your dentist practices can have an influence on the fees they may charge for their services. Once you have figured out how far you are willing to travel to your dentist; you need to find one that can accommodate your needs.
What your experience at a dental office will be depends a lot on the staff. The main focus is seeing the dentist, but when you are in the office you have to deal with the staff, as well as call them for making an appointment. Polite and professional in attitude are characteristics that are necessary of everyone who works there. If the staff is rude or abrasive, that’s not a good sign and it’s something you shouldn’t ignore, when choosing a dentist. Feeling confident with an office staff makes it easier to deal with them, especially when an emergency comes up unexpectedly. A person who will also have an impact on your experience is going to be the assistant the dentist has.
When you know the reputation, experience and location of the dentist, it is pretty easy to choose if they are the right one, at least if they aren’t too expensive. It is hard enough to schedule a painful procedure, but it is easier when your dentist can make you feel comfortable while you are going through it. So when it’s time to find a new dentist, keep the above guidelines in mind, and don’t underestimate the importance of your dental health.
Dental Clinic is located at Pine Lake GA area.
We are currently accepting new patients, and you can schedule an appointment by calling 770-457-3671.
About Pine Lake GA
Pine Lake was established as a city in December 1937, after a short life as a summer retreat run by the Pine Woods Corporation. The corporation sold lots around a small fishing lake to Atlantans who lived in (then) faraway areas like Buckhead for use as a weekend retreat. The 20′ x 100′ lots sold for $69, and the advertisement for lots directed people “from Decatur down the [unpaved] Rockbridge Road East.” Many homeowners continued to use their property as a weekend getaway long after the city incorporated. Prior to development, Pine Lake was a portion of a farm. The lake was formerly a widened region of Snapfinger Creek, and the valley that encompasses much of the town was where corn was grown. The lake was dammed by the Army Corp of Engineers as erosion and flood control, prior to the official FDR lake projects.
During her years in dental school, Dr. Cheng attended special training in pediatric dentistry at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She graduated with prestigious Dean’s Honor.
Dr. Cheng is a fellow member of Georgia Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentist, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and Chinese Medical Association. She has been practicing dentistry in Taiwan and Atlanta for over 25 years.
Dr. Cheng has completed extensive general and cosmetic dentist trainings in the fields of:
- Botox & Dermal Filler for TMJ and Bruxism
- Implant Dentistry
- Endodontic Treatment
- Periodontal Surgery
Dr. Joy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Georgia States University. After her undergraduate studies, she worked as a Forensic Scientist for two years before attending dental school. Dr. Joy obtained her Doctoral of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) from Medical College of Georgia, now known as Augusta University. She furthered her dental training and knowledge by completing an additional year of General Practice Residency (GPR) at the Medical Center Knoxville, TN. Dr. Joy is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is committed to providing the best dental care possible to her patients and continues to advance her skills by actively continuing her education.
Dr. Joy’s personal life mostly consists of spending time with her family, her husband, Giang and their baby girl, Isla, who is fifteen months old. She enjoys exercise, cooking and watching her favorite show: “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
Dr. Vy Do was born in Saigon, Vietnam and moved to the states when he was 4. He has been in Georgia ever since and currently resides in the greater Atlanta area.
After finishing high school as the class valedictorian, he attended the University of Georgia on a full academic scholarship. During his tenure at UGA, Dr. Do was active in many school-wide and community-related activities, including the American Chemical Society, Vietnamese Student Association, UGA Symphony Orchestra, and the Athens Symphony Orchestra. As part of the UGA Honors program, he spent one summer abroad in Italy, where he took courses in genetics and art history, focusing on Italian Renaissance art. He culminated his studies by graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors with his bachelor of science in biology and was also inducted in the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. He maintains ties with UGA by serving the office of admissions as a liaison.
Afterwards, Dr. Do attended the Medical College of Georgia (now known as Augusta University) to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He was again active in many activities in school and around the community including giving violin lessons at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts and being a liaison for the International Student Exchange Program. Upon graduation, Dr. Do was inducted into the Alpha Upsilon Phi Honors Society for his leadership and community contributions.
Dr. Do immediately went into private practice and came to Dr. Cheng’s office in June 2015. He maintains a busy working schedule and takes continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with modern advances in dentistry. His main interests include cosmetic dentistry, oral medicine, and oral pathology.
In his spare time, Dr. Do enjoys playing tennis (he is a huge fan of Rafael Nadal) and cooking. He is also an avid runner, participating in several half marathons and his first marathon in 2014 in Chicago. Furthermore, he is a self-proclaimed “foodie”, lover of fiction and classical musician. He currently plays viola with the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. But most of all, Dr. Do lives for international travel and tries to visit new foreign countries as often as possible.
Additionally, Dr. Do is the youngest of 5 and uncle of 11.
Dr. Abochhab is dedicated to his patient’s complete dental care and committed to provide the highest levels of preventive, restorative, and aesthetic care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Abochhab continues to further advance his skills through ongoing educational dental courses. His goal is to enhance his patients’ quality of their dental needs.
Dr. Abochhab enjoys all aspects of dentistry, specifically oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry.