Dr Craig Smith provides a wide range of general dental care using the latest technology. You will feel at ease from the time you enter our door….your comfort and ‘no stress environment’ with an air of “non- dentist office” is our first commitment to you!
We understand that coming to the dentist may cause an increase in anxiety, therefore you will be welcomed with a blanket, neck pillow and headphones if you like once you’re settled in. Nitrous oxide sedation is also available for those who prefer it while being treated.
We want to build a relationship with you though positive visits with us – listening to your needs and wants regarding your oral health and your smile…we value the trust you place in our doctors and team members. Providing patient education and the best care options for each individual so informed decisions can be made is our commitment to you.
Our Facilities and Equipment:
Digital imaging enables us to see beyond what can generally be detected during a visual exam, allowing the Dr. to examine the roots and nerves of teeth and diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors. Images also help to determine bone level and analyze the health of your bone.
The frequency regarding digital images depends on each patient’s individual needs. With digital imaging, radiation exposure is reduced by as much as 85% compared to traditional methods.
We discover cavities long before they can be detected by conventional methods thru the latest technology; if you have cavities and would prefer to have Laser-Assisted Restorations / no needles and costs no more, we can do that!
Other Services Provided:
Crown and Bridge, Porcelain Veneers, Root Canals, Dental Implants, Periodontal Therapy, Invisalign Braces, Oral Cancer Screenings
We look forward to welcoming you to our office – stop by or call us with any questions you may have!
Dr. Craig Foster Smith, DDS
After graduation from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1970, Dr. Smith served two years in the Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base, outside of Chicago, Illinois. In the summer of 1972, he opened his own private practice on Rosewell Road in the Buckhead area, which expanded and continued until the spring of 2004. For eight years thereafter, he served in corporate dentistry. Since November of 2013 he has been associated with the Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry in Sandy Spring.
With broad experience in all phases of restorative dentistry, Dr. Smith is excited to be the primary doctor opening the new (office for) Buckhead Dental Center Since dentistry is primarily a relationship based practice, Dr. Smith is pleased to be able to continue to see his long standing patients of 40 years in addition to welcoming all new patients.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Smith is an accomplished keyboard musician and has served as organist for St. James United Methodist Church for over 25 years.
Caroline Kokas, General Manager
Caroline joins our team with her background and education in healthcare administration and 20 years of experience in both medical and dental arenas. She brings with her the knowledge of all facets of dental office operations working in the roles of dental assistant, oral surgery assistant, and dental office manager. Caroline most recently worked as a district manager for a large dental corporation for 13 years and will be a great reference for our team as we grow.
In her spare time, Caroline enjoys time with her family and friends, hiking with her foxhound or horseback riding on the Kennesaw Mountain trails if not DIY’ing around the house…unless there’s a chance to head to the beach or travelling!
Melissa “Mo” Broton, RDH
Originally from Lake Zurich, IL, Mo moved to Atlanta two and a half years ago. Mo has been working in the dental field 5+ years, including her training at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she completed her Bachelors of Science degree in the spring of 2012 and then received her dental hygiene license in July, 2012.
One of Mo’s favorite things to do is visit with her parents, who have retired to Key Largo, FL and meet up with her two siblings and grandmother for some Florida sun basking and family fun! With her outgoing personality, she’s also happy visiting one of the local malls or the gym with her friends when in Atlanta on weekends.
Laura Jean, Hygienist
Laura Jean is a Buckhead native and graduated from Georgia Perimeter College in 1994. She has a vast background in Pediatric dentistry, implants, and has worked in corporate dentistry as a hygiene mentor. She is a very thorough, informative, and gentle hygienist that specializes in periodontal therapy. She enjoys getting to know her patients and building trust that will enhance long lasting relationships.
Outside of work she also enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and whitewater rafting. She is a member of Northpoint Community Church and volunteers her time serving at Buckhead Church.