Practice History

Deborah Aten, DDS opened one of the first comprehensive dental practices in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte over 15 years ago. Dr. Aten envisioned a warm, welcoming dentistry environment that alleviated the anxieties that can be associated with going to the dentist.

In addition to a comfortable office experience, Dr. Aten sought to provide the convenience and peace of mind that is had when one medical professional is overseeing the entire family’s oral healthcare. Old and young are equally at ease and professionally cared for, where the professional team takes the time to meet each need and answer every question.

Having established a strong dental reputation in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, Dr. Aten chose to build upon this foundation by inviting Anthony Garofalo, DDS to join the practice as partner. Together, Aten & Garofalo Dentistry was created. And though new in name, Aten & Garofalo Dentistry maintains the same great spirit, commitment to excellence and patient care that has made it Ballantyne’s Premiere Family Practice.