Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Important Questions to Ask Prospective Dentists

Dentist Selection

With care from affordable dentists, you can keep your healthy smile throughout life. Finding a dentist in Atlanta is easier if you have friends and neighbors who can help, but if you’re new to the area, you may need to do your homework. You can start by obtaining a list of local providers and visiting their websites or checking online consumer forums for reviews. When you narrow your results to a few local dentists in Atlanta who you like, you can start interviewing them to see if they meet your needs.

Asking the following questions is a great way to find out if a dentist is the right one for you and your family. 



  • How long have you been in practice, and what are your areas of expertise?
  • Where is the clinic located, and what are your office hours? Are weekend and emergency appointments available? If not, is another dentist on call to handle emergencies?
  • Do you feel comfortable treating all members of my family, including young children and elderly parents?
  • Are a patient’s spouses, parents, or family members welcome during routine exams and procedures?
  • Does your practice accept my insurance plan, and are routine exams covered?
  • How and when will I be notified that it’s time to make the next appointment? Is there a penalty for missed appointments?
  • Are treatments, procedures, techniques explained clearly before they are performed?
  • Do you make special provisions for patients who experience dental phobia symptoms? Do you offer conscious sedation?
  • Do you offer or support the use of alternative or natural treatment options?

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch even […]
Nona L.
Dr. Thornton and her staff are amazing.
Jennifer W.
Staff always friendly when I come in.
Carolyn W.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
The communication is subperb. You are a partner in your treatment plan.
Amy C.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
Everyone is super nice and I can tell that they are amazing at what they do…especially Sima and Dr. Thornton.
Darren C.
Sima is the best hygienist that I’ve ever had! She is so gentle and does a great job. Dr Thornton is very thorough and knowledge. The entire staff are very pleasant.
Jodi T.
I’ve been here twice and had a good, efficient experience each time.
Jeana S.
Everyone in the office was friendly and thorough in their explanations of what they were doing.
Marcy T.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going to a multi-location (chain and/or franchised) dentist’s office. But as they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The wait time was […]
Nathan J.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in there really quickly. Doctor and staff were so nice.
Latrice S.
The Doctor and all the staff members were very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!
Ogie T.
Friendly and professional staff, especially Dr. Thornton and Sima.
Darren C.
Friendly and professional practice
Judi M.
I been a client of Dental One Associates for about one year now. The dental office doesn’t keep you waiting for a long period of time when you come in, their prices are reasonable and they are very […]
Joseph D.
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Dr. Thornton is great!
Michael M.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
Michele O.
Always a wonderful job. Thanks!
Jonathan A.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (404) 381-1490
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