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First Visit, Marietta

First Visit

When you come in for your first visit as a new patient at Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we hope you will be surprised at the difference in our level of care. Our commitment to comfort and convenience for our patients sets us apart from many other dental practices in the Marietta area. We start with making it simple and easy for you to schedule your first visit. Our practice offers online booking and a friendly scheduling staff. You can even save time during your first visit by filling out the new patient forms online before you arrive.

Expect to be greeted by our friendly staff when you walk through the doors. One of our team members will check you in and make sure we have all the information we need to get started caring for your smile. Once we have you checked in, we will alert our dental team that you are ready to begin your appointment. Feel free to use our complimentary Wi-Fi while waiting to be called back for your first checkup.

During Your Appointment

Since it is the first time we will be seeing you, we will want to gain a good understanding of your current oral health. In most cases, we will take digital x-rays unless you brought current x-rays from a former dentist. This only takes a few minutes, and our digital x-rays are quick and safe for our patients.

The next step in your first visit is to spend time with our dental hygienist. A periodontal exam of your gums will be performed to determine the best cleaning plan for your teeth and gums. Most patients require two cleanings a year. However, if any signs of periodontal disease are present, we may recommend more frequent cleanings or gum disease treatment.

Once your periodontal exam and cleaning are complete, you will meet with our dentist. A comprehensive exam will be performed to check for any dental or oral health issues. We also offer oral cancer screenings, which we highly recommend. The dentist will alert you to any issues and go over a suggested treatment plan for your oral care. This is a good time to ask questions and find out more about any elective dental services you are interested in such as teeth whitening, sedation dentistry or dental implants.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you during your first visit to Dental Care Center at Kennestone. Let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your experience.


Call our office or use our online contact option to schedule your appointment now!

Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.