Aten & Garofalo Dentistry

Dental Examinations in Ballantyne, NC

Dental Exam

We provide our patients with professional dental exams in Ballantyne, NC to keep their oral health in check. The exams are always done before a teeth cleaning so we can make sure any signs of a dental problem have been recorded before we polish and floss the teeth. 

The most important thing you can do for your oral health is to schedule a dental exam every 6 months. This will help us ensure that dental problems are caught early before they have a chance to spread and cause damage. The earlier we catch an oral disease, the easier we can treat it. Our dental team is highly skilled and trained to give you the best care possible.

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Routine Dental Exams

Dental exams are an essential part of routine care. Appointments are scheduled every six months to ensure plaque, tartar, and bacteria have limited time to build up along the teeth and gums. Your dentist examines your teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure. If any problems arise, they can be diagnosed and treated promptly.

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Deep Dental Cleaning

During a regular dental cleaning, the teeth are cleaned and polished. However, patients who are prone to gum disease or decay or who haven’t been to the dentist in a while may need a deep dental cleaning. Also called planning and scaling, a deep dental cleaning in Ballantyne uses ultrasonic or special tools to remove tartar and bacteria along and under the gum line.

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Oral Hygiene Habits

Keeping your mouth healthy is a team effort. Your dental team does their part during your teeth cleaning appointments. Your role is to maintain good oral hygiene habits at home between your dental visits. This involves brushing twice and flossing once daily, using mouthwash, replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head regularly, and watching for signs of a problem.

Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning in Ballantyne Charlotte, NC!

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, our priority is your oral health. Your teeth cleaning appointments aren’t just an opportunity for us to polish your teeth. They also allow us to check your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis, tooth decay, and other oral diseases or conditions.

When you come into our office for a dental exam, you will be greeted by one of our dental hygienists who will ask you questions about your oral hygiene habits and record any concerns you may have. The hygienist–and one of our experienced dentists–will then examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure with special dental tools. Afterwards, Dr. Deborah Aten or Dr. Anthony Garofalo will tell you if they have found any signs of a dental problem. They will also advise you on what you can do to maintain or improve your dental health

During your dental exam, you can also expect to have your teeth examined with X-rays. This allows your Ballantyne dentists to understand what is going on beneath the surface. We can monitor signs of a problem and see if issues are lurking that may affect the gums, roots, and jaw bone.

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we offer general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental care to help our patients maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles. Each patient’s treatment plan is customized based on his/her needs, preferences, and budget.

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Dr. Aten & Dr. Garofalo are rockstars! The entire team at A&G is top notch! We always have a great experience and our teeth have never looked better!
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Been a patient for 18 years! Service and staff are great!!
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The experience with Aten & Garofalo is outstanding. Professional, attentive and friendly staff and exceptional care. I highly recommend.
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I and my family have been patients of Dr. Aten since almost the time her practice opened about 19-20 years ago. We always receive a high level of service, professionalism, and genuine client care from the team and highly recommend their services to others. Kayla worked with me this morning and is very personable and skilled, which I would expect from Dr. Aten's group. Check them out if you are looking for a quality provider.
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My husband and I had moved from Louisiana to Charlotte and were in search of a good dental practice. My daughter recommended Aten & Garofalo so I booked an appointment. The first visit was very thorough in terms of history, medications, etc. The staff was very friendly, my hygienist Kayla was terrific, and Dr. Aten was so nice and friendly. I highly recommend this practice!
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The best dental experience you could possibly have!
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I love Dr. Garafalo and the staff. The staff are all friendly and very professional, as well as knowledgable. Dr, Garafalo is an excellent dentist with a superior personality.
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Dr. G is top notch. I have never experienced the type of care he and his staff provided during my crown. Highly recommend Dr. Garofalo!
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Highly recommend Dr Aten and team. Have had 2 great experiences with caps/crowns and excellent overall dental maintenance.
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My husband and I had to find a new dentist after moving from out-of-state, and my daughter recommended this practice because she and her toddler son like Dr. Aten and her staff so much. My husband needed emergency treatment and he was accommodated quickly and very satisfactorily by Dr. Aten and Lyndsey. Cindy discussed the projected costs with him and told him what was covered by insurance...
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Dr. Garofalo and his team truly care about you and your teeth health! He listens to your concerns and explains everything before, during and after your dental work. He is passionate about oral health, honest and kind as is his staff. Dr. Garofalo treats your teeth as if they are his own and makes sure that not only does everything feel right once the work is completed...
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Always a pleasant experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Garofalo does an excellent job explaining treatment plans/options and then giving you the autonomy to decide what is best for your own health and finances.
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I have been going to Dr Garafalo.since he moved here. He is warm and friendly and a great technician. I have had every procedure he does any pain level has always been very low. Jennifer,y my hygeinest is also a winner. Everyone in the office is kind and effective.
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Simply the Best! Dedicated and wonderful staff. Hygienist was terrific! I appreciated all the Covid safety precautions.
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I had a crown prep today which was the first procedure other than cleaning that I have had done in this office. It went very well. I do not take Novocain and the procedure was painless. This is my 9th crown and I have never had the temporary fit so well. Dr. Aten and Katrina, her dental assistant, were a great team. I highly recommend Dr. Aten. the whole office staff is wonderful.
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I have been seeing Dr Aten for about 25 years now. This is even though it is a long drive from Concord to the Toringdon area. This whole time I have been pleased with the care, treatment and professionalism of Dr. Aten and the entire staff. This is very consistent in this day and time. I referred a friend to Dr. A. 6-12 months ago and she was thanking me for the referral recommendation just this week.
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The entire staff if knowledgeable, caring, and professional.
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Top notch! In every way! Service, talent, gracious staff...Dr. Aten and her crew have nailed it!
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Super friendly, and super gentle! They take their time, explain things thoroughly. Will no longer be afraid of going to the dentist with this crew of amazing people!
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Top notch service and professionalism from start to finish. The attention to detail is impeccable.
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Such a warm friendly place for my family and I. Kind staff and Dr G is a very kind Dentist. Thank you all for being so wonderful to my family!!💜💙
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I could not be happier with every single procedure I've had done at Aten and Garofalo. Dr Aten is gentle and so informative....she explains everything she is doing and is so aware of her patients having no pain! The entire staff is so welcoming and helpful and the best word I can use to describe everyone is 'caring.' I have recommended this office to anyone and everyone and will continue to do so!!
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Warm and welcoming staff, been very happy with service and professionalism.
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Dr. Aten and her staff are extremely professional, welcoming and friendly. Because of a broken tooth, I had a crown. All through the procedure, they informed me of what they were doing and constantly made sure there was no discomfort. They're the best! Judy Orme
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The staff and facility are top notch at Aten and Garofalo Dentistry. I highly recommend them to anyone I come across needing a good dental care. Dr Garofolo makes the experience smooth and effortless. No longer a reason to avoid the Dentist!
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The best dental experience I have ever had. I felt safe during Covid. Dr Aten and staff are all so sweet and helpful.
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Always friendly, professional and punctual. Thanks as always!
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This office combines professionalism and a friendly atmosphere with ease, a rare combination. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable as you enter the practice until you leave. During this pandemic season they are very intentional to providing dental care with safety to the patient and staff. Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo in my opinion provide the best dental care available anywhere. Their care and concern for each individual patient is the best.
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Love pain free dentistry! Dr.Aten makes sure you are comfortable by explaining each step of the process and her staff ensures everyone walks away happy. Excellent follow up ... precautions are carefully explained.
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Dr. Aten and her staff are wonderful! I had to recently replace a crown. Dr. Aten was able to fix an issue that was caused by my last dentist who put in the old crown. I'm so thankful that she stays on top of any possible issues and takes care of them before they cause me more serious problems.
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Each time I visit Aten & Garofalo, I feel that I’m treated like family. I tend to feel anxious about dental procedures, and thankfully, the kindness and skill of Dr. Garofalo and the rest of the staff put me at ease. Now, I dare say I look forward to my dental visits!
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Dr. Aten and the staff are the absolute BEST! Kind, understanding, helpful and informative.
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Dr. Aten and her dental assistant, Jill, were amazing. They were caring, attentive, and professional in every sense of the word. Best dental experience I have ever had!
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We love Dr. G! He is so kind, thorough and honest! They have ABSOLUTELY the best staff, they take all the extra steps to make sure your experience is a comfortable as possible (little touch of adding vaseline to dry lips while getting a filling). Highly recommend!
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We love Dr. G! He is so kind, thorough and honest! They have ABSOLUTELY the best staff, they take all the extra steps to make sure your experience is a comfortable as possible (little touch of adding vaseline to dry lips while getting a filling). Highly recommend!
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Dr Garofalo IS. THE. BEST! Meticulous. Straightforward. Hilarious. Staff is super friendly.
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The whole team is awesome. Dr. Aten is stellar!
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GREAT PROFESSIONALS!! Beth, my Hygienist is fantastic. I have great confidence in Dr. Aten and the overall practice.
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Great service, friendly, attentive people. Was very satisfied with their COVID-19 Protocols.
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If I could give Dr. Garofalo and his entire staff 10 stars, I would! Jill is absolutely AMAZING, so compassionate and kind! Dr. Garofalo is so incredibly patient and explains everything as he goes! I am very fearful of getting any kind of numbing and am a fainter, so Jill and Dr. Garofalo talked me all the way through it since I was getting a crown. They numbed my tooth, did the work, and I didn't faint! As soon as my boys outgrow their pediatric dentist, I am taking them to Dr. Garofalo -- the BEST dentist in all of Charlotte!!
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My wife and I had a great experience and I look forward to being your patient.
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This is one incredible place! First is the upbeat friendly and smiling staff followed by the professionalism of each person with whom I had contact. No one was in a super hurry to get me in and out. Dr. Aten, who I met for the first time, actually had time to chat a bit. The hygienist was fabulous as well and super patient with my difficulties. Plus - they are all following the virus 'rules'!!
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Always great. The staff is great and they make the experience as pleasant as possible 🙂
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Another great visit to Aten and Garofalo today. Their team is always ready, and even more so with the COVID-19 situation. I was not worried about their team being ready to deal with COVID-19. I have been going to Dr. Aten for 15 years. Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo run their practice on the Ritz Carlton Service Model. Everyone from the front desk to the to the Dental Hygienists are always in a good mood. The best part is they offer 7:00 a.m. appointments a couple times per week, and they always keep up with the latest technology. John Palko
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In for my semi annual cleaning and check up. Thorough as always. Very careful this time because of Covid-19. Treated like I was the only patient as usual.
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Always a great experience at Aten & Garofalo Denistry. From the front desk staff to the Hygenist and Dr. Garofalo, everything is wonderful.
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Dr Garofalo and his team are amazing!
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Comfortable office with friendly, knowledgeable staff.
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I was just in the office for a minor procedure with Dr. Aten to add composite to my two front teeth, and correct a chip in my tooth. She did a phenomenal job, and was very thorough. Her assistant who helped with the procedure was an absolute pleasure...
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Top notch office and staff. Laura is a great hygienist.
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Very thorough and loved my hygienist! She was very thorough and my teeth look great. Cindy was kind enough to help me manage my appointment to where it was convenient for me and Dr Aten explained how my teeth were doing in detail. Great dental practice! I highly recommend!
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Top-notch dentistry. Dr. Aten provides the best services that I have ever received.....and, being a dental professional myself, I appreciate the care, accuracy, and attention to detail that she provides.
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All staff are always friendly and caring. Dr. Garofalo has a great bedside banner, explains everything before he does it and cares for his patients. I would definitely recommend as a Dentist and Dentist office.
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YESTERDAY WAS MY FIRST VISIT WITH DR ATEN. I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR A VERY CARING DENTIST, AND EVERYONE WAS SO NICE.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Aten with Beth as my hygienist for about 15 years now and feel like they are family now. The level of care is quite personal and makes me look forward to "going to the dentist" vs. my past feeling of discomfort and angst. I didn't think this was possible! I thank the entire team there for their care and concern for patients like me!
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Aten and Garofalo Dentistry has a very professional and skilled staff. Visits are always on time, pleasant and enjoyable! Come find out why they are the best dentists in South Charlotte!
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I had a crown come loose and Dr. Aten was able to get me in to the office this morning- The same day I called! Always professional with great attention to detail and the friendliest Dentist office in Charlotte-
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Thank you for getting me in today! I had a tooth emergency and I was able to get right in. The staff is always welcoming and helpful. They always make me (and the rest of my family) feel comfortable and well-taken care of. Always impressed with the level of professionalism and knowledge.
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I have never felt the individual care that I received at this office. It was all personal and caring from the first person I met and then the wonderful Lyndsey and Dr. Aten! Their comprehensive evaluation was just what I needed. I would certainly recommend them!
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I had an abrupt issue with some dental work that needed to be fixed right away. The staff got me squeezed in just and hour after I called and did an amazing job fixing me! Dr Aten is great! I just started going here but feel like I went here for years!!
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I LOVE Aten & Garofalo Dentistry and would recommend that anyone needing a new dentist call them first. Dr. Aten is by far the best dentist I have gone to and my dental history has been extensive. If you are looking for a dentist (and staff) that truly care about your dental health, call them!
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Aten dentistry sets high standards for dental care and service....always friendly, efficient and high quality. I would thoroughly recommend this practice as it is by far the best dentistry experience I have had since moving to Charlotte in 2001. December 2018: Just had another visit to Aten & Garofalo dentistry...another excellent experience simply because everyone there is sooooooo professional and totally dedicated to customer service. I would totally recommend their service.
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I would tell anyone in the Charlotte area to go to Aten & Garofalo Dentistry. I have seen Dr. Garofalo for 3 years now and have been extremely impressed with each visit. The staff is always friendly and does an excellent job with my cleanings. I look forward to going to the dentist every time!
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Fantastic team from reception to hygienist. Highly recommend for standard cleanings to more invasive procedures! I've been with this practice since I was a child, going on 20+ years!
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They are seriously the best. Extremely friendly staff. They are very organized and run like a well oiled machine while still providing a personalized touch. Dr Garofalo is a highly skilled dentist and a really nice guy. Can’t say enough good things about this practice. Highly recommend!!
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Dr Garofalo and his team are so smart, caring and attentive. I have tried several dentists before finding this practice and I'm here to stay (and i have to drive an hour to get to them). I would refer them in the highest regard for all the normal reasons but I just completely trust Dr Garofalo.
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I have never dealt with a more professional staff. From the phone calls/texts to rescheduling due to my crazy work schedule, they are ALWAYS pleasant and accommodating. The office is absolutely beautiful and conveniently located.
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Dr. Garofalo continues to be a great dentist. I needed a chipped front tooth repaired, I was in the very next morning and had a perfect repaired tooth in less than an hour. Great “bed side” manor, always something new like learning he’s picked up photography and having a real discussion. Often times the small talk is painfully routine but he and his staff, it’s like family every time. Count yourself luckyif they are accepting new patients.
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Fantastic staff and always got a smile on their face. Theyre all so knowledgeable and willing to explain things.
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Always a pleasure going to Drs. Aten and Garofalo Dentistry. My hygienist Beth does the great job and is gentle when cleaning my teeth. Dr. Aten is always honest, provides me with good advice, and stands behind her work. The office is always clean and organized.
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Another great appointment. The service here is world class from the moment you walk in, through treatment and on the way out. Love this place and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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I have been a patient for OVER TWENTY years! My entire family are patients- and I have referred lots of friends. I consider the team as friends- always so friendly, but professional. I will follow Dr Aten anywhere. I am so comfortable at this practice that I bring my own blanket (though they provide blankets, too!).
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This place is fantastic! Everyone there is so nice to me. Anxiety that I would get from other Dentists always made visitations a negative experience. This has yet to be the case here and I am so thankful! If you are sensitive about these kinds of interactions then I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Aten & Garofalo!
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It was my first visit, and they treated it as a total diagnostic to come up with a plan to fix up my teeth. They made me feel very comfortable about going back to the dentist - I have faith in them to help me with the rest of the work!
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You know those places where you love the healthcare provider but hate the staff? Well, this is NOT that place! The staff are so friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Dr Garofalo is also great but, since I am fortunate to have very little trouble with my teeth, I spend much more time with the staff than with the dentist. (I hope THAT continues.)
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Always who I recommend when someone is looking for a family dentist. They are professional and friendly. Always informative and caring. So much that we look forward to our visits! (most of us 😉
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Great job today; I could append a long list of superlative adjectives; nevertheless, I have to evaluate my actual sense of need, i.e. every six months, uhmm maybe not that often. I did appreciate Lyndsey's skill, professionalism,... I am considering the creative payment plan for the major work. Don't want my teeth to crumble.
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From the moment one walks in the door, the atmosphere is warm and caring. The dental professionals have always spent all the time I need to ask questions as well as do an excellent job. They are the most caring and professional dental professionals I've ever had, and because we've moved quite a number of times, we've had lots of experience. They came highly recommended, and we do, too, now!
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I've been going to Aten Dentistry for over 10 years. Everyone is very nice and I have never had any issues. Highly recommend!!
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Speaking as someone who has historically had an incredible amount of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist, I am so glad I found Dr Garofalo. Before I started coming to Dr. Garofalo I seriously started looking into sedation dentistry and I'm so glad I gave Aten and Garofalo a try first.
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From the first phone call, to the first appointment, they met and exceeded all my expectations. A great practice and would refer them to anyone.
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This practice is wonderful. They truly care about their patients. I needed an emergency appointment and they were able to work me in same day.
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Love this practice! My family has been coming to Aten & Garofalo Dentistry for years and we are so happy with them. Even my kids say they like the dentist!
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I have visited this practice 3 times now and have been impressed with their hospitality and kindness, moreover each time. The staff is always smiling and happy to see you, making sure that you're absolutely comfortable with each procedure. Dr. Garofalo is a very talented professional that is easy to talk to and ensures that you're aware of everything going on.
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Every time I need help for a problem. they do their best to see me quickly. Just getting the best dental work is not the hole story. I feel they really care about me on a personal basis, and treat me with friendliness and respect.
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I LOVE the staff and their professionalism! My whole family goes there for their teeth cleaning and dental needs. The dental hygienists are wonderful to work with and Dr. Aten is amazing at what she does!!
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I absolutely love this practice! They have taken excellent care of me and my teeth for years. I have a few health issues. Dr Aten and Dr Garofalo and their staff have always taken great care of me. If you are looking for cutting edge technology with a BIG heart. This is the Dental practice for you.
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I've seen Dr. Aten and Beth for over 10 years and could not be more pleased. The entire team at the practice is a great balance of being professional but also personal with their relationships. It is such a comfortable environment given most of us don't look forward to "going to the dentist!"
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Incredible practice. Everyone is helpful and pleasant. I've finally found a dentist I'll be staying with for a long time.
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This is by far the BEST Dental office I have EVER been to in my ENTIRE life. The staff is AMAZING and Dr.Garofalo is UNBELIEVABLE! His knowledge, personality, and compassion for his job leaves me speechless. I am so thankful that my co-worker sent me to this practice. It is a great feeling for a Dentist (himself) and his staff to do follow up calls just to check on you. That may seem like a little to some but to me it says A LOT!
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Have been to 3 dentists now in Charlotte since I moved here 2 years ago and they are by far the best in patient care, presentation, and expertise. I am glad my endodontist referred me to this place. I now have a dentist I am proud to keep.
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Dr. Aten, along with her entire staff, provide an experience that most individuals would not expect from a dental visit. They are kind, courteous, and make you feel more like family than a patient. This type of treatment, along with the excellent dental care they provide, makes Aten Family and Cosmetic Dentistry a truly unique place. Highly recommended!!

Dental Exam

We provide our patients with professional dental exams in Ballantyne, NC to keep their oral health in check. The exams are always done before a teeth cleaning so we can make sure any signs of a dental problem have been recorded before we polish and floss the teeth. 

The most important thing you can do for your oral health is to schedule a dental exam every 6 months. This will help us ensure that dental problems are caught early before they have a chance to spread and cause damage. The earlier we catch an oral disease, the easier we can treat it. Our dental team is highly skilled and trained to give you the best care possible.

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Routine Dental Exams

Dental exams are an essential part of routine care. Appointments are scheduled every six months to ensure plaque, tartar, and bacteria have limited time to build up along the teeth and gums. Your dentist examines your teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure. If any problems arise, they can be diagnosed and treated promptly.

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Deep Dental Cleaning

During a regular dental cleaning, the teeth are cleaned and polished. However, patients who are prone to gum disease or decay or who haven’t been to the dentist in a while may need a deep dental cleaning. Also called planning and scaling, a deep dental cleaning in Ballantyne uses ultrasonic or special tools to remove tartar and bacteria along and under the gum line.

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Oral Hygiene Habits

Keeping your mouth healthy is a team effort. Your dental team does their part during your teeth cleaning appointments. Your role is to maintain good oral hygiene habits at home between your dental visits. This involves brushing twice and flossing once daily, using mouthwash, replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head regularly, and watching for signs of a problem.

Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning in Ballantyne Charlotte, NC!

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, our priority is your oral health. Your teeth cleaning appointments aren’t just an opportunity for us to polish your teeth. They also allow us to check your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis, tooth decay, and other oral diseases or conditions.

When you come into our office for a dental exam, you will be greeted by one of our dental hygienists who will ask you questions about your oral hygiene habits and record any concerns you may have. The hygienist–and one of our experienced dentists–will then examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure with special dental tools. Afterwards, Dr. Deborah Aten or Dr. Anthony Garofalo will tell you if they have found any signs of a dental problem. They will also advise you on what you can do to maintain or improve your dental health

During your dental exam, you can also expect to have your teeth examined with X-rays. This allows your Ballantyne dentists to understand what is going on beneath the surface. We can monitor signs of a problem and see if issues are lurking that may affect the gums, roots, and jaw bone.

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we offer general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental care to help our patients maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles. Each patient’s treatment plan is customized based on his/her needs, preferences, and budget.

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Dr. Aten & Dr. Garofalo are rockstars! The entire team at A&G is top notch! We always have a great experience and our teeth have never looked better!
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Been a patient for 18 years! Service and staff are great!!
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The experience with Aten & Garofalo is outstanding. Professional, attentive and friendly staff and exceptional care. I highly recommend.
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I and my family have been patients of Dr. Aten since almost the time her practice opened about 19-20 years ago. We always receive a high level of service, professionalism, and genuine client care from the team and highly recommend their services to others. Kayla worked with me this morning and is very personable and skilled, which I would expect from Dr. Aten's group. Check them out if you are looking for a quality provider.
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My husband and I had moved from Louisiana to Charlotte and were in search of a good dental practice. My daughter recommended Aten & Garofalo so I booked an appointment. The first visit was very thorough in terms of history, medications, etc. The staff was very friendly, my hygienist Kayla was terrific, and Dr. Aten was so nice and friendly. I highly recommend this practice!
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The best dental experience you could possibly have!
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I love Dr. Garafalo and the staff. The staff are all friendly and very professional, as well as knowledgable. Dr, Garafalo is an excellent dentist with a superior personality.
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Dr. G is top notch. I have never experienced the type of care he and his staff provided during my crown. Highly recommend Dr. Garofalo!
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Highly recommend Dr Aten and team. Have had 2 great experiences with caps/crowns and excellent overall dental maintenance.
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My husband and I had to find a new dentist after moving from out-of-state, and my daughter recommended this practice because she and her toddler son like Dr. Aten and her staff so much. My husband needed emergency treatment and he was accommodated quickly and very satisfactorily by Dr. Aten and Lyndsey. Cindy discussed the projected costs with him and told him what was covered by insurance...
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Dr. Garofalo and his team truly care about you and your teeth health! He listens to your concerns and explains everything before, during and after your dental work. He is passionate about oral health, honest and kind as is his staff. Dr. Garofalo treats your teeth as if they are his own and makes sure that not only does everything feel right once the work is completed...
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Always a pleasant experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Garofalo does an excellent job explaining treatment plans/options and then giving you the autonomy to decide what is best for your own health and finances.
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I have been going to Dr Garafalo.since he moved here. He is warm and friendly and a great technician. I have had every procedure he does any pain level has always been very low. Jennifer,y my hygeinest is also a winner. Everyone in the office is kind and effective.
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Simply the Best! Dedicated and wonderful staff. Hygienist was terrific! I appreciated all the Covid safety precautions.
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I had a crown prep today which was the first procedure other than cleaning that I have had done in this office. It went very well. I do not take Novocain and the procedure was painless. This is my 9th crown and I have never had the temporary fit so well. Dr. Aten and Katrina, her dental assistant, were a great team. I highly recommend Dr. Aten. the whole office staff is wonderful.
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I have been seeing Dr Aten for about 25 years now. This is even though it is a long drive from Concord to the Toringdon area. This whole time I have been pleased with the care, treatment and professionalism of Dr. Aten and the entire staff. This is very consistent in this day and time. I referred a friend to Dr. A. 6-12 months ago and she was thanking me for the referral recommendation just this week.
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The entire staff if knowledgeable, caring, and professional.
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Top notch! In every way! Service, talent, gracious staff...Dr. Aten and her crew have nailed it!
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Super friendly, and super gentle! They take their time, explain things thoroughly. Will no longer be afraid of going to the dentist with this crew of amazing people!
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Top notch service and professionalism from start to finish. The attention to detail is impeccable.
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Such a warm friendly place for my family and I. Kind staff and Dr G is a very kind Dentist. Thank you all for being so wonderful to my family!!💜💙
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I could not be happier with every single procedure I've had done at Aten and Garofalo. Dr Aten is gentle and so informative....she explains everything she is doing and is so aware of her patients having no pain! The entire staff is so welcoming and helpful and the best word I can use to describe everyone is 'caring.' I have recommended this office to anyone and everyone and will continue to do so!!
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Warm and welcoming staff, been very happy with service and professionalism.
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Dr. Aten and her staff are extremely professional, welcoming and friendly. Because of a broken tooth, I had a crown. All through the procedure, they informed me of what they were doing and constantly made sure there was no discomfort. They're the best! Judy Orme
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The staff and facility are top notch at Aten and Garofalo Dentistry. I highly recommend them to anyone I come across needing a good dental care. Dr Garofolo makes the experience smooth and effortless. No longer a reason to avoid the Dentist!
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The best dental experience I have ever had. I felt safe during Covid. Dr Aten and staff are all so sweet and helpful.
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Always friendly, professional and punctual. Thanks as always!
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This office combines professionalism and a friendly atmosphere with ease, a rare combination. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable as you enter the practice until you leave. During this pandemic season they are very intentional to providing dental care with safety to the patient and staff. Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo in my opinion provide the best dental care available anywhere. Their care and concern for each individual patient is the best.
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Love pain free dentistry! Dr.Aten makes sure you are comfortable by explaining each step of the process and her staff ensures everyone walks away happy. Excellent follow up ... precautions are carefully explained.
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Dr. Aten and her staff are wonderful! I had to recently replace a crown. Dr. Aten was able to fix an issue that was caused by my last dentist who put in the old crown. I'm so thankful that she stays on top of any possible issues and takes care of them before they cause me more serious problems.
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Each time I visit Aten & Garofalo, I feel that I’m treated like family. I tend to feel anxious about dental procedures, and thankfully, the kindness and skill of Dr. Garofalo and the rest of the staff put me at ease. Now, I dare say I look forward to my dental visits!
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Dr. Aten and the staff are the absolute BEST! Kind, understanding, helpful and informative.
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Dr. Aten and her dental assistant, Jill, were amazing. They were caring, attentive, and professional in every sense of the word. Best dental experience I have ever had!
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We love Dr. G! He is so kind, thorough and honest! They have ABSOLUTELY the best staff, they take all the extra steps to make sure your experience is a comfortable as possible (little touch of adding vaseline to dry lips while getting a filling). Highly recommend!
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We love Dr. G! He is so kind, thorough and honest! They have ABSOLUTELY the best staff, they take all the extra steps to make sure your experience is a comfortable as possible (little touch of adding vaseline to dry lips while getting a filling). Highly recommend!
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Dr Garofalo IS. THE. BEST! Meticulous. Straightforward. Hilarious. Staff is super friendly.
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The whole team is awesome. Dr. Aten is stellar!
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GREAT PROFESSIONALS!! Beth, my Hygienist is fantastic. I have great confidence in Dr. Aten and the overall practice.
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Great service, friendly, attentive people. Was very satisfied with their COVID-19 Protocols.
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If I could give Dr. Garofalo and his entire staff 10 stars, I would! Jill is absolutely AMAZING, so compassionate and kind! Dr. Garofalo is so incredibly patient and explains everything as he goes! I am very fearful of getting any kind of numbing and am a fainter, so Jill and Dr. Garofalo talked me all the way through it since I was getting a crown. They numbed my tooth, did the work, and I didn't faint! As soon as my boys outgrow their pediatric dentist, I am taking them to Dr. Garofalo -- the BEST dentist in all of Charlotte!!
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My wife and I had a great experience and I look forward to being your patient.
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This is one incredible place! First is the upbeat friendly and smiling staff followed by the professionalism of each person with whom I had contact. No one was in a super hurry to get me in and out. Dr. Aten, who I met for the first time, actually had time to chat a bit. The hygienist was fabulous as well and super patient with my difficulties. Plus - they are all following the virus 'rules'!!
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Always great. The staff is great and they make the experience as pleasant as possible 🙂
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Another great visit to Aten and Garofalo today. Their team is always ready, and even more so with the COVID-19 situation. I was not worried about their team being ready to deal with COVID-19. I have been going to Dr. Aten for 15 years. Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo run their practice on the Ritz Carlton Service Model. Everyone from the front desk to the to the Dental Hygienists are always in a good mood. The best part is they offer 7:00 a.m. appointments a couple times per week, and they always keep up with the latest technology. John Palko
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In for my semi annual cleaning and check up. Thorough as always. Very careful this time because of Covid-19. Treated like I was the only patient as usual.
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Always a great experience at Aten & Garofalo Denistry. From the front desk staff to the Hygenist and Dr. Garofalo, everything is wonderful.
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Dr Garofalo and his team are amazing!
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Comfortable office with friendly, knowledgeable staff.
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I was just in the office for a minor procedure with Dr. Aten to add composite to my two front teeth, and correct a chip in my tooth. She did a phenomenal job, and was very thorough. Her assistant who helped with the procedure was an absolute pleasure...
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Top notch office and staff. Laura is a great hygienist.
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Very thorough and loved my hygienist! She was very thorough and my teeth look great. Cindy was kind enough to help me manage my appointment to where it was convenient for me and Dr Aten explained how my teeth were doing in detail. Great dental practice! I highly recommend!
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Top-notch dentistry. Dr. Aten provides the best services that I have ever received.....and, being a dental professional myself, I appreciate the care, accuracy, and attention to detail that she provides.
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All staff are always friendly and caring. Dr. Garofalo has a great bedside banner, explains everything before he does it and cares for his patients. I would definitely recommend as a Dentist and Dentist office.
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YESTERDAY WAS MY FIRST VISIT WITH DR ATEN. I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR A VERY CARING DENTIST, AND EVERYONE WAS SO NICE.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Aten with Beth as my hygienist for about 15 years now and feel like they are family now. The level of care is quite personal and makes me look forward to "going to the dentist" vs. my past feeling of discomfort and angst. I didn't think this was possible! I thank the entire team there for their care and concern for patients like me!
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Aten and Garofalo Dentistry has a very professional and skilled staff. Visits are always on time, pleasant and enjoyable! Come find out why they are the best dentists in South Charlotte!
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I had a crown come loose and Dr. Aten was able to get me in to the office this morning- The same day I called! Always professional with great attention to detail and the friendliest Dentist office in Charlotte-
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Thank you for getting me in today! I had a tooth emergency and I was able to get right in. The staff is always welcoming and helpful. They always make me (and the rest of my family) feel comfortable and well-taken care of. Always impressed with the level of professionalism and knowledge.
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I have never felt the individual care that I received at this office. It was all personal and caring from the first person I met and then the wonderful Lyndsey and Dr. Aten! Their comprehensive evaluation was just what I needed. I would certainly recommend them!
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I had an abrupt issue with some dental work that needed to be fixed right away. The staff got me squeezed in just and hour after I called and did an amazing job fixing me! Dr Aten is great! I just started going here but feel like I went here for years!!
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I LOVE Aten & Garofalo Dentistry and would recommend that anyone needing a new dentist call them first. Dr. Aten is by far the best dentist I have gone to and my dental history has been extensive. If you are looking for a dentist (and staff) that truly care about your dental health, call them!
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Aten dentistry sets high standards for dental care and service....always friendly, efficient and high quality. I would thoroughly recommend this practice as it is by far the best dentistry experience I have had since moving to Charlotte in 2001. December 2018: Just had another visit to Aten & Garofalo dentistry...another excellent experience simply because everyone there is sooooooo professional and totally dedicated to customer service. I would totally recommend their service.
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I would tell anyone in the Charlotte area to go to Aten & Garofalo Dentistry. I have seen Dr. Garofalo for 3 years now and have been extremely impressed with each visit. The staff is always friendly and does an excellent job with my cleanings. I look forward to going to the dentist every time!
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Fantastic team from reception to hygienist. Highly recommend for standard cleanings to more invasive procedures! I've been with this practice since I was a child, going on 20+ years!
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They are seriously the best. Extremely friendly staff. They are very organized and run like a well oiled machine while still providing a personalized touch. Dr Garofalo is a highly skilled dentist and a really nice guy. Can’t say enough good things about this practice. Highly recommend!!
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Dr Garofalo and his team are so smart, caring and attentive. I have tried several dentists before finding this practice and I'm here to stay (and i have to drive an hour to get to them). I would refer them in the highest regard for all the normal reasons but I just completely trust Dr Garofalo.
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I have never dealt with a more professional staff. From the phone calls/texts to rescheduling due to my crazy work schedule, they are ALWAYS pleasant and accommodating. The office is absolutely beautiful and conveniently located.
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Dr. Garofalo continues to be a great dentist. I needed a chipped front tooth repaired, I was in the very next morning and had a perfect repaired tooth in less than an hour. Great “bed side” manor, always something new like learning he’s picked up photography and having a real discussion. Often times the small talk is painfully routine but he and his staff, it’s like family every time. Count yourself luckyif they are accepting new patients.
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Fantastic staff and always got a smile on their face. Theyre all so knowledgeable and willing to explain things.
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Always a pleasure going to Drs. Aten and Garofalo Dentistry. My hygienist Beth does the great job and is gentle when cleaning my teeth. Dr. Aten is always honest, provides me with good advice, and stands behind her work. The office is always clean and organized.
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Another great appointment. The service here is world class from the moment you walk in, through treatment and on the way out. Love this place and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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I have been a patient for OVER TWENTY years! My entire family are patients- and I have referred lots of friends. I consider the team as friends- always so friendly, but professional. I will follow Dr Aten anywhere. I am so comfortable at this practice that I bring my own blanket (though they provide blankets, too!).
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This place is fantastic! Everyone there is so nice to me. Anxiety that I would get from other Dentists always made visitations a negative experience. This has yet to be the case here and I am so thankful! If you are sensitive about these kinds of interactions then I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Aten & Garofalo!
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It was my first visit, and they treated it as a total diagnostic to come up with a plan to fix up my teeth. They made me feel very comfortable about going back to the dentist - I have faith in them to help me with the rest of the work!
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You know those places where you love the healthcare provider but hate the staff? Well, this is NOT that place! The staff are so friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Dr Garofalo is also great but, since I am fortunate to have very little trouble with my teeth, I spend much more time with the staff than with the dentist. (I hope THAT continues.)
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Always who I recommend when someone is looking for a family dentist. They are professional and friendly. Always informative and caring. So much that we look forward to our visits! (most of us 😉
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Great job today; I could append a long list of superlative adjectives; nevertheless, I have to evaluate my actual sense of need, i.e. every six months, uhmm maybe not that often. I did appreciate Lyndsey's skill, professionalism,... I am considering the creative payment plan for the major work. Don't want my teeth to crumble.
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From the moment one walks in the door, the atmosphere is warm and caring. The dental professionals have always spent all the time I need to ask questions as well as do an excellent job. They are the most caring and professional dental professionals I've ever had, and because we've moved quite a number of times, we've had lots of experience. They came highly recommended, and we do, too, now!
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I've been going to Aten Dentistry for over 10 years. Everyone is very nice and I have never had any issues. Highly recommend!!
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Speaking as someone who has historically had an incredible amount of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist, I am so glad I found Dr Garofalo. Before I started coming to Dr. Garofalo I seriously started looking into sedation dentistry and I'm so glad I gave Aten and Garofalo a try first.
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From the first phone call, to the first appointment, they met and exceeded all my expectations. A great practice and would refer them to anyone.
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This practice is wonderful. They truly care about their patients. I needed an emergency appointment and they were able to work me in same day.
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Love this practice! My family has been coming to Aten & Garofalo Dentistry for years and we are so happy with them. Even my kids say they like the dentist!
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I have visited this practice 3 times now and have been impressed with their hospitality and kindness, moreover each time. The staff is always smiling and happy to see you, making sure that you're absolutely comfortable with each procedure. Dr. Garofalo is a very talented professional that is easy to talk to and ensures that you're aware of everything going on.
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Every time I need help for a problem. they do their best to see me quickly. Just getting the best dental work is not the hole story. I feel they really care about me on a personal basis, and treat me with friendliness and respect.
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I LOVE the staff and their professionalism! My whole family goes there for their teeth cleaning and dental needs. The dental hygienists are wonderful to work with and Dr. Aten is amazing at what she does!!
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I absolutely love this practice! They have taken excellent care of me and my teeth for years. I have a few health issues. Dr Aten and Dr Garofalo and their staff have always taken great care of me. If you are looking for cutting edge technology with a BIG heart. This is the Dental practice for you.
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I've seen Dr. Aten and Beth for over 10 years and could not be more pleased. The entire team at the practice is a great balance of being professional but also personal with their relationships. It is such a comfortable environment given most of us don't look forward to "going to the dentist!"
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Incredible practice. Everyone is helpful and pleasant. I've finally found a dentist I'll be staying with for a long time.
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This is by far the BEST Dental office I have EVER been to in my ENTIRE life. The staff is AMAZING and Dr.Garofalo is UNBELIEVABLE! His knowledge, personality, and compassion for his job leaves me speechless. I am so thankful that my co-worker sent me to this practice. It is a great feeling for a Dentist (himself) and his staff to do follow up calls just to check on you. That may seem like a little to some but to me it says A LOT!
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Have been to 3 dentists now in Charlotte since I moved here 2 years ago and they are by far the best in patient care, presentation, and expertise. I am glad my endodontist referred me to this place. I now have a dentist I am proud to keep.
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Dr. Aten, along with her entire staff, provide an experience that most individuals would not expect from a dental visit. They are kind, courteous, and make you feel more like family than a patient. This type of treatment, along with the excellent dental care they provide, makes Aten Family and Cosmetic Dentistry a truly unique place. Highly recommended!!

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