What Makes Us Different
(Photo of Dr. Estep)
If I had to tell you my practice philosophy in a nutshell, I would tell you that I want to COMPLETELY change the way you look at going to the dentist…in a positive way. My team and I believe you should truly enjoy every dental visit. We want you to be a healthier you because of your dental visit. We want you to rest assured that you’re getting the best possible care and quality available at every visit. We believe you should have the best dental experience of your life…every time you’re with us.
My entire career I have wanted to be the very best dentist possible. To do so I had to invest a lot of time and money in constantly continuing my education…attending the top dentist courses and academies across the nation. It started for me as a focus on cosmetic dentistry, so I learned everything under the sun to become the best cosmetic dentist. And, I continue to take these courses so that I can continue to provide the very best in cosmetic dentistry for my patients who want to improve their smiles. Between the courses, the studying, and over 15 years of experience, I have become an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
I also constantly studied and took courses about general dentistry, and the emerging science and technology that allowed me to deliver the very latest and best general dentistry. About 8 years ago I attended a long weekend of courses where I started to learn about the oral-systemic link (the integral role your mouth plays in your total health). This course truly changed my life because I learned that I could make a positive difference in the total health of each of my patients. I became a founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, a Bale-Doneen certified provider in heart-attack and stroke prevention, and I added total wellness dentistry courses to my continuing education schedule.
So in addition to providing the high touch cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry my patients have come to know and expect, I now have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the health and wellness of my patients and hopefully my community. I want Intown Smile Studio to be the best place in Atlanta you can go for your smile and your health.
Who We Are Not
We are not interested in putting poisonous mercury in your mouth…no matter what your insurance tries to dictate. Nor are we interested in delivering any substandard care to any of our patients. If your insurance plan insists that you receive substandard care, we will talk with you about better options for you. And, we will do our best to work to optimize your insurance benefit, so you can receive first-class care along with insurance benefits. And if your insurance plan will only allow you to receive substandard care, we will do our best to help you find better plan and/or insurance company.
We won’t look past a deadly infection in your mouth just because you don’t want to know about it. However, we WILL work with you in every way (even including payment plans) to help you resolve the problems in your mouth. We believe if you have a problem that could hurt you physically or medically, it’s our responsibility to tell you about it. It’s up to you whether or not you seek treatment for it after that.
If you ask us to take shortcuts or lower our standard of care for you, we won’t. We are a team made up of the best in our industry. We are one of the top dentist teams in the nation, and we plan to stay on top.
We are not interested in treating you if you’re mean, if you act like a bully, or if your preferred method of communication is yelling and screaming. We won’t do these things to you, either. We WILL treat you with the utmost care and respect.