Vernon Woods Dental & Implant Center
Kathleen Tantuco, DMD:
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Vernon Woods Dental & Implant Center
Kathleen Tantuco, DMD
Sandy Springs, GA













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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Isha L. from Suwanee, GA (Source: Yelp)


I am very pleased with my first experience at Vernon Woods Dental because everyone is happy to assist and goes above and beyond to make sure their patients have a pleasant and thorough experience. I highly recommend my friends to use Vernon Woods Dental Care as will I continue to use them too. I would like to say they are the best dentist in sandy springs.

Vann Cooley (Source: Google)


After having painfully bad experiences with dentists in the past, the contrast coming here was huge! Dr. Kathy and Dr. Chong alleviated my fears. They were gentle and did everything they could to put me at ease and make me comfortable. I trust their judgment and feel completely confident in their treatment plan for me. Everything about this place is great! It was easy to set up a consultation and schedule my implant surgery around my difficult work schedule. The staff is friendly and caring. The office is elegant and modern, and the exam rooms have floor to ceiling windows which gives a light, open, airy feel. I highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Shelley Witek (Source: Facebook)


I cannot say enough good things about my favorite dental office EVER!! I’m old enough to have had quite a few, but the staff and Dr. Kathy are absolutely superb!!! They are easy on the mouth (and I’m a life-long “dentalphobe”) and so willing to work with insurance and scheduling issues. Our entire family has been going here for too many years to count, and the somewhat new dentist change (maybe 3 yrs ago?) has proven to be wonderful, including Dr. Kathy’s husband who did an implant for me. In fact, I don’t believe you could find a finer, more caring and personable dental practice anywhere! We drive to Sandy Springs from across town (Snellville) just because they are that good! Ferrita (I bet I spelled it, wrong, pls forgive), Laura, Hannah are all perfect support for the fantastic Dr. Kathy! Don’t even hesitate to choose Vernon Woods Dental Care—-so high tech and I believe they can do everything right there, except maybe some oral surgeon needs, that’s a different specialty. They are the best!

curt crocker (Source: Google)


I have been going to see Dr. Kathy and her team for years now. I’ve been to quite a few dentists in my past and Vernon Woods surpassed them all. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and welcome. They are so thorough and efficient. Even though I moved far away I will continue to drive 1+ hours for my dental care because they are fantastic!!

Walt A (Source: Google)


Super friendly staff and actually took their time to explain what is happening in my mouth. Walked out with my teeth feeling very clean and well cared for. Been struggling to find a dentistry that I did not dread going to, and discovered Vernon Woods from a recommendation. Very excited, Thank you Vernon Woods.

Nathan Cooley (Source: Google)


I have had several dental cleanings and, as of recently, a wisdom tooth extracted from this location, and i truly cannot foresee myself attending any other practice. I have received nothing but the most gentle of dental care, to the point I truly cannot recall any point at which I have felt pain! The staff is filled with knowledgeable, friendly, and caring workers who always make me feel right at home. I was even laughing during my (incredibly quick and painless) wisdom tooth extraction because of how energetic they were! I highly recommend this practice for any and all potential customers, especially those who have a fear of the dentist!

Cecilia Byrd (Source: Google)


I have been so pleased with my visits to this office! Scheduling/rescheduling appointments takes no more than 60 seconds, and the text message reminders are a life saver. The facility is very clean, including the waiting room, which I’ve never waited in for a moment past my appointment time. The staff is wonderful. All smiles, easy to talk to, very informative and always professional. I absolutely recommend Vernon Woods Sandy Springs to you and your families.

Coretta Alexander (Source: Facebook)


I had a tooth extracted, a upper right molar. Dr. Kathy called in a prescription for an antibiotic prior to the procedure to fight any infection. The extraction was painless. I’m healing well. I look forward to my three year dental makeover and a great future smile. Dr. Kathy, please consider accepting dental savings plans, so more people can experience your wonderful practice.

Ismahen Salhi (Source: Facebook)


When taking off your wisdom teeth is as easy as 1, 2, 3 you can’t get any better. Dr. Kathy’s work is amazing. For someone that hates being at the dentist’s office, she makes it too easy and smooth to not love going to see her. Dr. Kathy and her crew are amazing and very welcoming. I would recommend anyone at anytime. ♡♡ thank you for all that you do ♡♡

Latoya BeautifullyDone Williams (Source: Facebook)


My husband and I don’t like the dentist but he had a tooth abcess and needed a good dentist ASAP…..I’m glad I chose this dental office for his tooth problem and now I chose to come to Vernon Woods Dental because of the care, hospitality, and friendly faces my husband receive during his visit……Thanks guys for your professional and friendly services… guys now have two new loyal patients. The Williams

Lydia K. (Source: Zocdoc)


All the staff was friendly and pleasant and made me feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Kathy was excellent. Wait times were minimal. The outside of the building doesn’t seem like much but the inside is homey and comfortable. I have no complaints and would recommend this practice.

Laura P. from Cumming, GA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tantuco was very kind and caring to my elderly mother who was in for a couple of issues. Dr. explained age and bite issues vs. cost vs. durability of possible fixes. She also took a look at a molar that seems to have a bone loss issue and could possibly develop an abscess. Dr was able to explain all the alternatives in a manner my 88 year old mother could understand. All the staff did everything they could to keep her calm and relaxed. Having your first molar removed at 88 is pretty traumatic. Dr. Tantuco and staff are pretty darn compassionate. Mom started having an anxiety attack so Dr Tantuco thought it would be best to suspend extraction, send mom home with antibiotics, let her get used to the idea of an extraction and reschedule at a later date. Thanks Dr Kathy and staff for taking such good care of my momma!  See you in about six weeks.

Taylor Downing (Source: Google)


Being new to Atlanta, I had no one to ask for a referral, so I looked all over Google to find a good local dentist. Vernon Woods Dental had some of the best reviews and their practice looked very nice and up to date. Not only that, the lady I spoke with to schedule my appointment was very friendly, helpful, and upbeat! Those same characteristics were present when I showed up along with the hygienist and doctor who took care of me. They will be my dentist from here on out! Check them out!

Shaherra Rolen (Source: Google)


Dr. Kathy and her staff are truly amazing! Their service is impeccable and they treat every patient with care. They are truly professionals and excellent at what they do. I came in for an emergency dental visit and they were great from start to finish. Dr. Kathy even called personally to follow up and make sure all was well. Their professionalism, customer service and work ethic is unmatched. Thank you Dr. Kathy!!!!

Kat Lopez (Source: Google)


I have NEVER liked going to the dentist. When I finally found one I liked, he retired a few months later. I was so sad! About a month ago, a friend recommended I see Dr. Kathy with Vernon Woods Dental. I was a little skeptical, but decided to give it a try. Everyone there is so nice and friendly! The service I received was amazing! I had to get a temporary crown and a couple of fillings last week and nearly fell asleep!! I think that goes to show how good Dr. Kathy is at doing her job.

Massoud Abadi (Source: Google)


I was very pleased with the job that Hannah did on my cleaning and when Doctor Kathy checked on my fillings she realized that two of my fillings were leaking, and took care of it asap! She and Heleya did a fantastic job repairing the problem in a timely manner to prevent it from worsening! All the staff at the office are always professional and caring.

Isha Lee (Source: Google)


The whole staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Dr. Kathy was honest about what she thought would be the best plan for my dental care, took the time to answer all of my questions, and made sure I was comfortable. Very great service! I think they are the best dentists in sandy springs area! I highly recommend Vernon woods dental care in sandy springs area who lives here.

Kim Tantuco (Source: Google)


I had an excellent experience at Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates, as usual. Warm & friendly receptionist, the staff were all knowledgeable of the procedures I underwent, they were very clear with their instructions and descriptive of each step of the procedure, making sure I was comfortable. I especially loved the fact that they took the time to make my case personal and cater to my specific needs.

Carl Crocker (Source: Facebook)


Vernon Woods Dental Care is the best dental office. I come quite a distance to see them. I must pass dozens of dentists. I have been coming for years now. Dr. Kathy is so kind and pleasant. The hygenist remembers me. I even hang for a little to chat with the receptionist. They are just fantastic the whole experience is wonderful.

Cenk Portillo (Source: Facebook)


Everybody is excellent. Feel like at home. Very professional and caring people. Always ready to help you whenever or whatever you need. Very helpful in insurance process. They explained everything and helped me a lot with out of pocket expenses. Being a teacher, I always thought it would be hard to afford a dentist. But not here. Special treatment for everyone!!!

Brandy A (Source: Zocdoc)


I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere at this facility. The staff was very friendly and inviting. I only waited a few minutes before being called back to see Dr. Tantuco. She was very informative and helpful. I truly believe that she had a genuine concern about my overall oral health

Maria D (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Tantuco is great– she has a very warm personality and immediately makes you feel at ease. I was a new patient, and she spent time to explain my dental issues and what I need to do to correct them. She is very knowledgeable and able to explain things very well. She has a very friendly office staff. Definitely recommend!

Mark S (Source: Zocdoc)


I was a new patient and admittedly had not been to a Dentist in many years. Dr Tantuco made me feel very welcomed and calm as she explained all the new tools and technology that had passed me by in the years without making me feel belittled. Her staff was pleasant, attentive and personable from the hygienist to the front office manager. Not only do I feel like I’ve found my dentist for many years to come I would recommend her to anyone looking for services in the area.