Aten And Garofalo Dentistry
Deborah Aten, DDS:
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Aten And Garofalo Dentistry
Deborah Aten, DDS
Charlotte, NC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kelly M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Aten has been my dentist for over a decade now and she is absolutely fantastic. Throughout my childhood, teenage years, and now young adulthood she has made the dentist a safe and comforting place for me. The dental assistances are also amazing, friendly, and always high spirited. They are all so kind, gentle, and understanding. They make going to the dentist almost a fun trip because I enjoy getting to see all of them. I 100% recommend Aten to anybody Who wants a great dentist in the south Charlotte area.

Molly Marie (Source: Google)


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.

Michael A. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Aten and the entire staff are very professional, friendly, and gentle. I have never had to wait longer than five minutes for an appointment. Dr. Aten is very current with the science of dentistry and I recommend her highly. The staff and she are always concerned with patient comfort, educate appropriately, and make dental visits pleasant and completely fearless. Thank you for the wonderful service!

Katie S. from Fort Mill, SC  (Source: Yelp)


I love going to Dr. Aten! Her staff is very nice and I’ve never had to wait to go back for my cleaning. They take care of insurance and everything so seamlessly and always have a smile! My husband and I went here for over a year before we moved away but we miss this dentist!

Sobe2CLT (Source: Google)


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!!

Mlis Clark Hall (Source: Facebook)


For the fist time in my life I’ve found a dental team that I feel comfortable with and I’m genuinely happy with. Dr. Aten, the hygiene team, procedure assistants as well as the administrative team are outstanding. They are professional, compassionate as well as kind and caring. After struggling with dental trauma and fear for the majority of my life, the Aten and Garofolo team have alleviated my fears and anxiety after only four visits. It’s fantastic feeling to know they all care about you and are happy to serve you. I highly recommend this exceptional team of professionals. Fantastic location, easy to access from 485.

Sandy Allen Hayes (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Aten’s since 2007. If you are seeking exceptional oral health care, a patient focused mission, and a dental practice not “selling” unwarranted procedures, call this dental group. From the office staff and management to hygienists and docs you will be amazed by the caliber and dedication of the team. Really.

Carol Connor (Source: Google)


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’!!

Erica Haney (Source: Google)


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. She was so sweet the entire time, and made me so comfortable with everything (from getting me a blanket when I was cold, to giving me a phone/headphones to listen to music during the process, to even rubbing my shoulder when Dr. Aten was numbing my upper lips/gum area). My insurance is out of network with her, and despite that, I love coming to Dr. Aten’s office because I know I will be given the upmost respect and care! Thanks again for correcting my teeth. They look lovely, and better than I ever anticipated!

John Palko (Source: Google)


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

Amanda Alford (Source: Google)


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.

Von Earle (Source: Google)


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!

Preeti Matkins (Source: Google)


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!).

Rob (Source: Google)


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. I recently needed to have a chipped upper front tooth repaired. Cindy reviewed my coverage with me and there were no surprises. Dr. Aten and Katrina chose the perfect color filler and quickly had my tooth looking like nothing was ever wrong with it. The staff are all personable and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and appreciated.

Michael A. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Aten and the entire staff are very professional, friendly, and gentle. I have never had to wait longer than five minutes for an appointment. Dr. Aten is very current with the science of dentistry and I recommend her highly. The staff and she are always concerned with patient comfort, educate appropriately, and make dental visits pleasant and completely fearless. Thank you for the wonderful service!

Stephanie S. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dental practice. The front office/business staff is wonderful and extremely helpful, dental hygienists are thorough and personable, and Dr. Aten is by far the most thorough dentist I have ever worked with.  This practice truly cares about their patients.  We were referred to the practice by friends who have been patients for years and can see why everyone was so positive in their recommendations.  Thank you for providing such a great experience for our family.

Chris Linke (Source: Google)


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.

Q T (Source: Google)


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!

Brenda Kitchen (Source: Facebook)


I don’t think anyone loves going to the dentist! However, I love the staff at Aten and Garofalo. I asked Dr. Aten to see my mother on an emergency basis due to a serious dental issue. She not only worked my mother into her schedule, but the patience, kindness and attention to her situation was overwhelming. I will never forget what I witnessed at that appointment with Jill and Dr. Aten. I am forever grateful.

Chris Hummer (Source: Google)


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!”

Mark W. Karriker (Source: Google)


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.

Jim Jamison (Source: Google)


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.

Jodi Hummer (Source: Google)


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!

Mike A (Source: Google)


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!!

Jordon Simmons (Source: Google)


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!!

Simleon Hughes (Source: Google)


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.

Linda Hairgrove (Source: Google)


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!