Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Wesley Powell
Dr. Wesley Powell graduated from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. He then attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where he earned a degree in anthropology. He attended Columbia University School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery in New York, NY for his dental training. Dr. Powell then completed a three-year residency program in pediatric dentistry while earning a master’s degree in clinical dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Powell practiced for two years in suburban Washington, D.C. at a pediatric/orthodontic practice before relocating to Atlanta. While there, he was on staff at Arlington Hospital.

Dr. Powell served as the Atlanta representative for Crest and Proctor and Gamble for Children’s Dental Awareness Month, where he spoke to inner-city children, and has also appeared on local television to promote dental health. He is currently a member of Gnathos, a continuing education organization that deals solely with the orthodontic treatment and clinical modification of growth and development of growing children and teens.
Gentle and Caring Pediatric Dental Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia
We Prepare Your Child for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health 

Why Should You Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Because children have different dentition and overall dental needs ─ such as the need for extra oral hygiene education, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, etc. ─ it is beneficial to see a dentist who not only loves working with children, but who has the specialized education necessary to treat their unique needs.
Pediatric dentists, such as our very own board-certified diplomat Dr. Powell, are required to attend two to three additional years of specialized training in treating children, adolescents and pediatric patients with special medical needs. You can rest assured he and his team of pediatric experts at Elite Smiles Chastain will be better equipped to treat your child’s beautiful little smile better than anyone else around.

Preventative Oral Hygiene Instruction 

In addition to treating your child’s existing dental problems, we place emphasis on preventative care by equipping patients, and especially parents, with as much dental information as possible to ensure he/she enjoys a healthy, happy and cavity-free future. This includes instruction on things like proper brushing and flossing methods as well as proper eating habits and optimal fluoride levels. Together, we can establish in your child a lifelong appreciation for proper dental hygiene. 
Pediatric Dentistry in Chastain GA

Pediatric Dental Sedation 

It’s not uncommon for adults to have dental phobias, and it’s no different for children. The fact is some children are simply incapable of calmly sitting in the dentist’s chair for routine exams and cleanings. Elite Smiles Chastain offers pediatric dental sedation in a safe, comfortable atmosphere, ensuring your child gets the dental care they need. 
Pediatric Dentistry in Chastain GA

Emergency Treatments 

Let’s face it, kids get themselves hurt, and sometimes that includes their teeth. If your son or daughter has suffered an accident that resulted in a chipped or knocked-out tooth, our office is available for emergency dental assistance. Just call us at 404-252-5900 and we’ll get your child in as soon as possible to minimize their discomfort and address any damage. 
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists like Dr. Powell have an extra two years of specialized training after dental school and are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with behavior, guiding their growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. With the additional education, pediatric dentists have the training, which allows them to offer the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of pediatric dental problems. For more information, please visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Accidents Happen.
Whether an accident happens during our normal business hours or not, know that you can call us and have your child treated promptly. Call our office at 404-252-5900 If it is after hours or on the weekend, Dr. Powell or a staff member will get back to you promptly.
Patient Forms
Please take a minute to print and fill out the patient information form before your first appointment:
Child/Adult Ortho. PDF
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Elite Smiles Chastain Offers a Full Range of Kids Dental Services in a Fun, Welcoming Environment: 

• Cleanings
• Sealants
• Restorations 
• White Fillings
• Crowns
• Dental Prostheses
• In-House Sedations
• Laughing Gas

• Digital Radiography 
• Orthodontics 
• Tooth Whitening
• Preventative Dental Care
• Restorative Dentistry 
• Dental Education
• Emergency Treatment

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