Meet The Dentists At North Atlanta Family Dentistry
Dr. Sandra L. Vargas • Dr. David Wong • Dr. Joanna I. Bodea • Dr. Robert Pearson • Dr. William Zinney
Dr. Sandra L. Vargas DMD, DDS
Dr. Sandra L. Vargas received her D.M.D. from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Program, Boston, Massachusetts and her D.D.S. from the prestigious Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Vargas has completed both the Southeast Regional Dental Boards and the Northeast Regional Dental Boards. Dr. Vargas has completed training with CIRP (Comprehensive Implant Residency Program) and The AIE Implant Mastery Program. Dr. Vargas has also been awarded a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Vargas is a board-certified Oral Sedation Dentist.
Dr. Vargas maintains professional membership in the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Georgia Dental Association (GDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). She attends The Hinman Dental and Excellency in Dentistry Conferences annually as well as keeping up on the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education courses. Dr. Vargas has completed courses with CIRP (Comprehensive Implant Residency Program), TeethXpress/BioHorizons Implant Denture Specialization, The AIE Implant Mastery Program, Biomet 3i, Dale Foundation, E4D University, Women in Implant Dentistry, Cerec Cad/Cam, UltraDent as well as courses in Prosthetics, Implants, Dentures, and Restorative, Endodontic and Cosmetic procedures. Dr. Vargas has been trained to treat with Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm to complete her patient’s appearance.
She has dedicated time to volunteer for community service work. Dr. Vargas is a board member of Portal de Salud and a founding member of Together We Smile LLC. Portal de Salud is a local charity that provides a path to healthcare for the part of our local population that doesn't have the language skills or the education needed to find healthcare. Together We Smile was founded by Dr. Vargas and John Jennings to address the desperate need for basic healthcare needs for populations in Colombia and other Central and South American countries. She has volunteered for the Healing the Children organization. Healing the Children doctors donate time and expertise to help children needing cleft lip and palate surgery in rural South America. She has also worked with Childspring International-Atlanta Chapter, KidSave Summer Miracles Program, Colombianitos Children Organization as well as multiple medical mission trips with Flying Doctors of America.
"As the owner of North Atlanta Family Dentistry, my philosophy is to provide the highest quality dental health care for our patients in a professional, compassionate, and comfortable environment. All of the associate dentists and hygienists in my practice are well trained, have gentle hands and practice with the patients’ needs and concerns in mind. I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your family to achieve your oral health goals and I know to achieve these goals there has to be open communication. We strive to provide the most information and expertise possible so that you may make an informed decision regarding your treatment. I hope to alleviate any anxieties you may have about dentistry, and to provide you with a positive, compassionate and exceptional dental experience.” – Sandra L. Vargas, DMD
Dr. David Wong DDS
Dr. David Wong attained his B.S in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside. Shortly after, he attended Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry where he obtained his D.D.S. He is a firm believer in the Golden Rule of Life, only do to others as you wish them to do to you. By utilizing the technological advances available within the field of dentistry, as well as staying abreast of all the newest clinical techniques, Dr. Wong ensures that his patients feel comfortable, confident, and receive the greatest dental treatment. He provides a comfortable space with convenience hours. Upon graduating, Dr. Wong was accepted into the Air Force Advance Education in Dentistry (AEGD) residency program and completed it in 2004. The trainings included many advance procedures in general dentistry as well as other specialty disciplines such as orthodontics, intravenous sedation oral surgeries, and periodontics procedures. Currently, Dr. Wong is enrolled in a Mini Implant Residency program where he advances his implant performing techniques. Playing tennis, rock climbing, weight lifting, hiking/mountain biking, and snowboarding are several hobbies Dr. Wong enjoys. Recently, Dr. Wong has traveled to Hong Kong, London, Paris, Venice, and various other places in Europe and Egypt. In the near future, he plans on traveling to Thailand and Korea. Learning new cultures and traveling are additional activities Dr. Wong partakes in.
Dr. Joanna I. Bodea DMD
Dr. Joanna Bodea attained her D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Because Dr. Bodea strives to provide high quality and advanced care for her patients, she routine enrolls in continuing education for implant restoration and all other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Her primary goal as a practitioner is to build strong relationships with her patients based on trust, confidence, and assurance. Dr. Bodea’s safe and caring methods help restore and maintain her patients’ dental health in a gentle environment. She is sincere, honest, diligent and empathetic.
Following her graduation, Dr. Bodea completed a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. This was an extremely selective program providing an additional year of intensive training and experience in patient care management, handling complex dental cases in crown and bridge, veneers, root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, and implant dentistry. Dr. Bodea has been enriching and strengthening her capability and skills by attending continuing education courses including MaxiCourse®, and training in one of the most advanced programs in implant dentistry in the country. These courses and training programs were taught by renowned university faculty, world-class clinicians, and the country's top authorities in implant dentistry. She is also an active participant in organizations such as Women in Dentistry. These experiences help Dr. Bodea to keep pace with the most recent scientific advancements, procedures, and equipment in dentistry. Furthermore, when Dr. Bodea is not treating her patients, she enjoys traveling, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Robert Pearson DMD
A leader in the field of Periodontics, Dr. Robert Pearson is highly recognized among his peers for his contributions and commitment to continuing education in the field. He prides himself in providing his patients expert care as well as his gentle and soothing chairside manner. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. Pearson attended the Medical College of Georgia, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1978 and then completing a year-long residency in the Periodontics department. Dr. Pearson has taught as an associate professor at his Alma Mater, the Medical College of Georgia and he also serves as a faculty member for Dental Implant Seminars, a leader in continuing post-graduate dental education. Working with his wife Kim, Dr. Pearson takes a personal approach to each of his patients. From their initial appointment to the follow-up afterwards, he ensures that each patient is satisfied with their results. Dr. Pearson has five children, all having attended or graduated from Georgia colleges. When he can find time, he loves to fish and play golf—anywhere he can.
Dr. William Zinney DDS
Dr. Zinney is a Board Certified Periodontist with a special emphasis on dental implant surgery and regenerative procedures utilizing the patient's own growth factors. He is one of the most experienced specialists in the country in full mouth, implant-based reconstructions, such as “Teeth in a Day” procedures, "Smile Transformations" and "TeethXpress".
Dr. Zinney also has a background in psychology and strives to truly understand his patients wants and needs to provide highly specialized treatments that meet the patients' goals. Restoring your oral health and creating a healthy, youthful, vital smile are the driving passions of Dr. William Zinney.
Having practiced for the past 28 years as an independent solo Periodontist he has been a pioneer in implant and esthetic periodontal procedures. His Collaborative Care approach has evolved throughout his solo practice since 1988. Dr. Zinneyʼs respect for his patientʼs time has created a less complex, more efficient and cost-effective model for patient-centered care.
Dr. Zinney is a Board Certified Periodontist practicing in the greater Atlanta area since 1988. He obtained his BA in Psychology and Masters in Neurobiology from the University of Arizona. He is a 1986 graduate of the Emory University School of Dentistry, completing his Periodontal Surgery residency in 1988. He has an emphasis on implant dentistry, microsurgical and regenerative techniques. He lectures across the country on esthetic periodontal plastic surgery, dental implants, and the impact of systemic disease on oral health via his depth of scientific research and the latest treatment approaches.
Dr. Zinney is a leading advocate of the immediate implant-supported hybrid procedure, also known as “Teeth in a Day”. He has created a collaborative team of restorative dentists, dental lab technicians, and the most advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures to enable you to achieve a healthy and attractive smile. Let our compassionate highly skilled team lead you to your "Dental Fountain of Youth".
Call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 for more information.
Dentistry Is About Caring For Others
At North Atlanta Family Dentistry we are passionate about giving back to the community, locally and abroad. We have set up a charitable foundation "Together We Smile". Our first mission trip is to Cartagena Colombia in July. We have had some great donations and the team is putting together packages for the children we will be visiting. On this trip, we will visit an orphanage and an elderly facility.
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