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In 2005, Dr. Anthony Garofalo was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University’s College of Dentistry. Even as a young child, Dr. Garofalo was eager to follow in the footsteps of his father, brother, and uncle, who are all practicing dentists and passionate about dental work.

As a student at NYU, Dr. Garofalo pursued additional advanced courses on dental implants, oral medicine, and orofacial pain treatment. Dr. Garofalo was selected to serve as a member of the University’s Ethics Committee in his final year of school. After graduation, Dr. Garofalo was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Comprehensive Aesthetic Dentistry from New York University for his participation in a yearlong course of study.

Dr. Garofalo began his dental care career by joining a private dental practice in the prestigious community of East Hampton, New York. During this time, he was also a part-time associate professor at New York University. Dr. Garofalo brought a youthful perspective as a professor and his enthusiasm for supporting optimal oral health led him to be awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

In 2010 Dr. Garofalo brought his knowledge, years of experience, and expertise to the Ballantyne area and he began working as a general dentist in Ballantyne, NC. His good reputation in the dental industry in Charlotte, NC spread and shortly led him to a partnership with Dr. Aten. 

Their partnership became Aten & Garofalo Dentistry.

When he’s not delivering the highest quality dental services in his white coat, Dr. Garofalo is active in numerous dental and charitable organizations throughout the Charlotte and Ballantyne communities. Along with his wife, Liz, Dr. Garofalo shares a mutual love of cooking, traveling, photography, and cheering for the Carolina Panthers!

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At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we provide cosmetic dental work in Ballantyne. We strive to give our patients beautiful, healthy smiles through our comprehensive dental services. Whether you need a routine cleaning and exam or cosmetic treatments for smile enhancement, we will work with you to develop your dental treatment plan.

For patients who need more comprehensive dental procedures, we provide various options, including the pros and cons of each procedure. Treatment plans are customized to fit our patients’ needs and preferences.  

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What our Patient’s Say

Seth J.

Have been going here for a few years and highly recommend! Always excellent service and availability.

Seth J.


Cathy K.

Everyone at Dr Aten’s is so nice and really work at putting you at ease. They know their jobs and are really good at them. I am always so impressed. Dr Aten is great!!

Cathy K.


Herb P.

My first visit was wonderful Kayla was great.

Herb P.