Lalit D. from Atlanta, GA (Source: Yelp)
From having multiple fillings, braces for 4+ years, 4 extractions, a root canal and my wisdom teeth being removed all BEFORE I came to visit North Decatur Dentistry (referred to as NDD going forward), I feel like I have just enough experience, dentists wise, to say that I have had the best experience of my lifetime being here. I was here for an initial consult for some tooth pain/discomfort, which led to me understanding that the situation did not end with my discomfort. I needed 3 root canals, multiple crowns, a filling (till a future crown may be needed), a potential 4th root canal and an extraction of a tooth. I know what you’re thinking, they’re probably just selling me services – I am proud to say no, this is not the case, due to my previous experiences and understanding how much worse it can become without taking the correct actions. The majority of my time was spent prior to my birthday weekend- I was at NDD literally everyday, M-F, and 3 out of 5 of those days were for pushing that 9 hours+ mark. So many hours but what can you do when there is work to be done, and that’s where I’ll move on to the extremely qualifed and professional staff of NDD. Starting off, my primary dentist was Dr. Park. From being clear, concise and efficient with communication, laying out all potential scenarios, being open to any and all questions (even some of my silly ones) – I truly appreciated the work that we underwent and knowing that not only was there experience backing the skillfulness of the work but from a people’s perspective, one would not have a dentist that would make you more at ease and be able to literally relax during all procedures (yes, even when grinding away heavy amounts of decay and the quite hot ‘liquid’ that’s used to fill the roots during a root canal haha) The actual physical work itself was the best I’ve ever witnessed- that is, not having to repeatedly think the questions that come after crowns (why the wobble, is it loose, why is there so much excess cement, is this supposed to be this tight) or having to feel unsure/uncomfortable about the work that was actually done. Hands down, Dr. Park is the best dentist I have ever had. I have had dentist work and maintained certain dentists in New York, California, India, and even local to Atlanta in Buckhead and Sandy Springs- Dr. Park is the epitome of what a dentist can and should be. Given the clinic and it’s logistics, wait times are very minimal pre-appointment- and if waiting, there is always hot coffee/tea to be freshly brewed in the waiting area (literally, a highlight of my week). During the appointment, if there is a 30 min ‘break time’ (for example when my crown was finishing up being in the oven/cooling down etc) the locale is nice, with a Walmart, Sprouts grocery store, Starbucks, fast casual food places etc in the same plaza. There is plenty free parking in the lot which is a huge bonus rather than inner city/street parking situations. Due to NDD being highly efficient in it’s procedure, I dropped in unscheduled for a crown adjustment (which I didn’t know I needed due to being numb when first installed) and I was taken care of as if I had an appointment- was in and out in literally 15 minutes. I truly laud this procedure and the whole team that makes it possible. Segwaying into it are those that make NDD what it is – a care-free, chill, fun, professional, and informative environment- and also allow Dr. Park to perform at such a calibur. Huge shoutout to the following, in no particular order (essentially a good portion of the office as I basically ‘lived’ there during the working days haha- hope I did not leave too many out): Shay, Shaunda, Tosha, Sarah for always being on top of everything/assisting Dr. Park Lexi and Khaja for making the billing experience straightforward, easy to understand, and presenting me with any and all options Kelsey and team for calling me to confirm/remind me of my upcoming appointments (literally daily, in the best of ways) Finally, Dr. Wu, whose expert counsel made me feel just “Wow”. Dr.Wu’s experience and intelligence is just astounding. He truly is like a board member who advises on the appropriate and calculated next steps given his time in the field. Given my assignment to Dr. Park, I did not deal with Dr. Wu as much, which just goes to show that if I am writing about him this highly, just imagine how skilled he is! Thank you NDD, I will be back as planned in around a couple weeks for that extraction and follow up. For those that are reading this- yes, going to the dentist can be really fun, a learning experience, and most of all, NDD knows what they’re doing and they are extremely on point. I highly recommend them!