Aten & Garofalo Dentistry

Top Ballantyne Dentists for
14 Years and Running

Aten & Garofalo Dentistry

Monday:8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday:7:00am – 2:00pm
Friday:By Appointment

About Aten & Garofalo Dentistry

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Dr. Deborah Aten and Dr. Anthony Garofalo proudly provide excellent general dentistry care to the Ballantyne community. Our team offers comprehensive dentistry from teeth cleanings to root canals and teeth whitening to dental crowns. Our goal is to provide the best oral health care suitable for your unique needs.

Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo are passionate dentists in Ballantyne, NC. They enjoy meeting new patients and building relationships with those who are seeking excellent oral care.

Our dental team has established meaningful relationships with our patients for the past 20. We find fulfillment in welcoming new patients to our growing dental community and providing a great experience for all.

Schedule an appointment with two of the top dentists in the Ballantyne Charlotte area today!

Dental Services in Ballantyne

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry in Ballantyne, we give our patients beautiful smiles and healthy mouths through comprehensive dentistry.

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Cleaning & Prevention

Regular teeth cleaning, as well as daily oral care, are the keys to preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

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Cosmetic Procedures

Having a beautiful and healthy smile can help improve your mood, boost your confidence, and enhance your social skills.

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Implant Procedures

Dental implants are an excellent option to consider when replacing missing teeth. They are often more secure and longer-lasting than conventional dentures or bridges.

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Dental Emergencies

The unexpected can happen. You could break a tooth eating a piece of popcorn, lose a filling, or experience dental trauma at a sporting event.

Meet Our Ballantyne Dentists

Our dental care professionals are committed to providing high-quality restorative and cosmetic dental care. Drs. Aten and Garofalo utilize state-of-the-art technology and treatment plans while maintaining a high level of kindness and compassion. Learn more about our doctors below!

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Dr. Deborah J. Aten

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Dr. Anthony Garofalo



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Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients should see a dentist twice per year. Routine cleanings and exams are scheduled every six months. This ensures potential problems are caught and addressed early before escalating. It also allows your dental team to remove any new plaque or tartar before it spreads and causes damage.

Patients who are prone to tooth decay or gum disease may need more frequent dental exams. Your dentist will let you know the best timing for your needs.

During your routine cleaning, a hygienist uses special instruments and advanced technology to clean and polish the teeth. The process removes built-up plaque to keep bacteria from spreading through the mouth. The dentist may request x-rays to assess the health of your bone and underlying oral structures. Additionally, the mouth is checked for signs of decay, periodontal disease, oral cancers, and jaw problems.

When trauma occurs, remain calm and contact your dental team for direction. We will direct you to the best course of action based on your current situation. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Infected or abscessed tooth
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Knocked out or lost tooth

For minor issues, maintain your comfort and/or swelling with cold packs and over-the-counter pain medication. If you have broken or lost a tooth, try to locate the missing piece. Place it between your gum and cheek or in a cup of milk until you get to our office. Once you arrive, our goal will be to keep you comfortable as we address the problem and restore your smile.

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we work with many major insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to review your benefits and to make sure we are in-network.

For patients without insurance or when insurance is not enough, CareCredit may be an option. CareCredit offers affordable payment plans to help you cover your dental care.

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Office Location

Our dental office is conveniently located within a complex off of Toringdon Way in Ballantyne. We are easily accessible from Interstate 485 and Johnston Road.

Local Businesses

Over the last few years, Ballantyne has grown into a booming business industry with activities for the whole family. Support the local businesses, gyms, parks, or spas. You and your children can take art classes at Allan Fine Art Academy or get your game on Sports Connection.



We are located within Toringdon 1. As a business complex with a large parking lot, you will find ample parking for your dental appointment with us.



In the mood to shop? Check out Ballantyne Village for a complete shopping, dining, movie theater, and health and wellness experience. This open-air shopping mall has activities for the whole family.



Ballantyne is home to numerous restaurants. Whether you want takeout, dine-in, fine dining, or family-friendly atmospheres, our local area has you covered. Check out Cantina 1511, Viva Chicken, Cabo Fish Taco, or Another Broken Egg Cafe.


Grocery Stores

Run your errands and grab your groceries after your dental appointment. Within minutes you can visit The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s.