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One of the things that set us apart from any other dentists in Atlanta, Georgia is how we keep our patients educated and informed. We don’t just take care of you; we teach you how to take better care of yourself.

Dr. Ballard and the rest of our staff make it a point to discuss your expectations and our procedures with you. By keeping you informed, we help you stay relaxed as you undergo our procedures, and teach how to maintain your oral health even after we complete your treatments. By taking better care of your teeth on your own, you can prevent dental problems from developing.

Our staff has the experience and skill to handle and educate patients from every age group. We can teach you and your children about the importance of dental hygiene and care to help them develop good habits that will last the rest of their lives. We are always open to answering your questions or clarifying any procedure you may not understand. You can call us on the phone for more information about our procedures, or visit our Contact Us page for other ways to get in touch with us.

To help you and our other patients learn about proper dental care, we compiled some informative articles you can review.

Resources and Articles for Patients
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  • Athletic guards
    The dental profession unanimously supports the use of mouthguards in a variety of sports activities…
  • Bite Adjustments
    Helping your teeth line up so that they fit together properly.
  • Bite Guard
    Are you waking up in the morning with a sore jaw, achy teeth, or even a headache?
  • Children’s Dentistry
    We are happy to see patients of all ages.
  • Dental Bonding
    Bonding is a composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color…
  • Dental Bridges
    Bridges are fixed or removable prosthetic replacements that span a space where one or more teeth are missing…
  • Cerec One Visit Crowns
    Dental Crowns provide a great way to regain the strength and natural beauty of your teeth.
  • Dental Hygiene
    Dental hygiene is the state of your personal oral healthcare…
  • Dental Implant Surgery and Restoration
    Dental implants replace a missing tooth permanently…
  • Dentures Full & Partials
    Dentures are artificial and removable replacements for missing teeth…
  • Extraction
    An extraction is the process of removing a tooth or tooth parts….
  • Fillings
    Fillings help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by cavities…
  • Fluoride
    Fluoride and Tooth Decay
  • Gold and Porcelain Inlays
    Inlays provide a way to maintain the structural integrity of your tooth…
  • Local Anesthesia
    In dental procedures, local anesthesia is a very effective alternative.
  • Periodontal Care
    Periodontal care is the term used to describe the practice of taking care of your gums.
  • Root canal / Root canal therapy
    A Root Canal Can Save a Badly Decayed or Infected Tooth
  • Sealants
    A coating put over the tooth to help avoid cavities…
  • Tooth Whitening
    Professional tooth whitening can help improve your smile…
  • Veneers
    If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a good option…

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Our Testimonials


Dr. Ballard,
I want to thank you so much for your generous gift to me of time, service and care. Your willingness to help me was such a mighty example of the Lord’s provision. May He richly bless you and your family!! And… I wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the best experience I’ve ever had at a Dr. visit of any kind. You all manage to be highly professional and highly personable. Throughout my entire time in the office, I always felt valued and cared for as an individual. Keep up the awesome work!! Thank you so much!

– Mindy

I know your office must get emails all the time, telling you how wonderful you are. However, thinking it’s always nice to hear. I really wanted to take a minute to thank you. I came to you, with teeth that I was ashamed of. There was never a moment when anyone made me feel less than the most important patient. Your staff is beyond amazing, so caring, so welcoming. We fixed years of deterioration. Dr. Ballard is the most caring dentist I’ve met… and I’ve had many. He explained the procedure, made sure I was fully informed of what needed to be done. Everyone ensured that my experience was the least painful it could be. I expressed my joy at my new smile in person… however, I cannot express enough, how this smile had changed me. So many friends have commented on how much I smile now. I feel confident and pretty. You have my deepest appreciation, not only for the skill all of you have, but also for the care you give to your patients.
- Shawna
This is a great practice! My husband and I have been going to Dr Ballard for more than 12 years. His work is fairly priced and they always seem to be using the latest technology. He does a good job of extending the life of your current dental work as far as possible and only recommends new work when it's absolutely necessary. This latest visit was an emergency - one of my crowns fell off - and he got me in at 7am to fix me up and get me smiling again. I was so appreciative they were able to see me so quickly. All the staff are friendly and very capable. I recommend this practice unreservedly!


I think Dr. Ballard is one of the best dentist in the Buckhead area. He has an amazing Chair side manner and he’s caring and compassionate about you in your life. He has been my dentist for the past five years and I would not switch to anyone else. His staff is wonderful always ready to answer any question that you have. My dental hygienist, Dawn, is amazing.


Dr Ballard is amazing. I had a problem with a crown that he took care of immediately. I showed up. Spent 30 seconds in the waiting room. Was sitting in the chair for about 30 seconds and boom! Dr Ballard was there working on my tooth. 30 minutes later I was out the door all fixed up. Very professional and a great experience.


Excellent dental office for all oral work from regular cleaning to crowns made in the office in one visit. They are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable using all of the latest technologies!


I have been a patient of Dr Ballard’s for several years. He is a phenomenal dentist, and I highly recommend him. He always takes his time to see me and examine whatever they are watching carefully. He is always professional, thorough and makes sure to answer any questions I have. On the few occasions I have had to have a procedure (one crown and a filling)- Dr. Ballard is excellent and makes the event as easy and pain free as possible. Monica is my hygienist and has been cleaning my teeth for many years. She’s wonderful!! My teeth always look and feel great when she is done doing her thing. I now live in the ‘burbs but drive into Atlanta for my dentist. They are that good! I highly recommend this practice- they are the best in town!!


The first word that immediately comes to mind concerning my experience with Dr. Ballard is simply “incredible”! My initial call to make an appointment was met with sincere concern for my plight. I had broken portions of my two front teeth, and I was new in Atlanta. I was told that they would try to work me in for consultation that very day. They did! Despite his full schedule, Dr. Ballard was able to repair my teeth within the hour! They now look better than they ever did!!! Impressive!


Dr. Ballard is the only dentist I trust for my complicated dental problems. He is amazing! He & his entire staff are friendly, kind, & professional.


No one likes to go to the dentist but coming here makes it totally bearable. I trust them totally and there is no wait time. The staff and Dr Ballard are super nice and you really feel like you are in the best hands. I love the fact that they can do a crown right on the spot. No second appointment needed. Dr Ballard is an amazing dentist and everyone in the office is skilled and knowledgeable.


Dr. Ballard is professional yet personable. His work is impeccable. Whether it’s filling a cavity, repairing another dentist’s work, or performing a root canal, you can rest assured it will be done with care & excellence. His staff is fantastic. I’m always treated like a person, not just a source of income. It’s a wonderful place to be.


The finest people, who really care about you and the quality of care. Dr. Ballard is someone I absolutely trust, his team stays for decades to work with him, and I take my children here too. You can’t find a better quality and service in dentistry in Atlanta, or anywhere.


I’m very pleased to recommend Dr Ballard and the fantastic staff of Buckhead Dental Partners. They always take extra steps to make sure I’m well cared for and well accommodated. I look forward to any visit whether it’s for routine cleanings and exams to crowns or fillings- everything is painless. Professional in every way with the latest advances in dental technology and yet they’re just like old friends. I have been a patient there since 1995 with absolutely no complaints. They will truly cure the stigma of fearing a dental visit and I trust the staff and Dr Ballard can do the same for anyone. They get five stars indeed!