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Dr. Deborah Aten is a highly recommended dentist in Ballantyne, NC. Dr. Aten received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Ohio State University in 1993. While at Ohio State, she was selected to serve as one of the team dentists for The Ohio State Athletics Department. She then continued her post-graduate training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC by earning her certification in a general practice residency.

After her residency training, Dr. Aten joined the faculty at Carolinas Medical Center in the Department of Oral Medicine and served as the GPR Assistant Program Director for many years. From there, Dr. Aten worked as an associate in a busy Charlotte general dentistry practice. Leveraging her broad experience, Dr. Aten opened Aten Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2001 to provide Ballantyne area residents with oral expertise and care in a dental practice that is conveniently located close to their home and office.

In addition to offering the highest quality dental care borne of many years of experience, Dr. Aten continues to focus on post-graduate education by attending numerous continuing education courses focusing on comprehensive cosmetic, reconstructive, and preventive dentistry. She is a proud member of the following:

Dr. Aten served as the President of the Second District Dental Society and North Carolina Dental Society Board of Trustees. When she is not busy supporting the optimal oral health of her patients, Dr. Aten enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, engaging in outdoor activities, and cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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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.