We miss you and hope to be back soon!
We are reaching out to you with the sincerest hope that you are healthy and spending quality time with your precious families! During this period, we have been directed by and are in full support of recommendations from the CDC and American Dental Association aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. As such, we have only been able to see patients for true dental emergencies. Those original directives included sheltering-in-place through May 13th, so Governor Kemp's recent Executive Order caught all of us a little off guard!
Safety is our primary concern for you as patients and for our staff. Dentistry has been on the forefront of infection control standards for the past 30+ years and our office has always been committed to following and exceeding these standards. PPE such as masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields have been appropriately directed towards those on the front lines: first responders and hospital-based health care providers. This has left a severe shortage available to dental providers, except for those providing emergency treatment. We have been supported by wonderful colleagues in the oral surgery community, who have the proper PPE and have provided necessary emergency backup for us.
The world has changed with COVID-19 so now, in addition to what we've always done to protect the safety of our patients and staff, it's necessary to implement enhanced layers of protection, revise our office protocols, and retrain our staff. We are also still awaiting the arrival of critical backordered supplies. All of this takes time, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work toward getting back into the office and being able to see your kids! Frankly, we can't wait, as we miss all of you, BUT, we are cautious and concerned for everyone's safety first.
We are looking toward a soft start date of May 18th, with lower density scheduling. We will begin reaching out to our patients as we bring our administrative staff back over the next several weeks. Having been closed for two months, we definitely have a backlog of patients! We will need to take a disciplined approach to rescheduling to maintain social distancing. Please bear with us and let us contact you as we adjust to the "new norm" and strive to provide you with the best and safest environment for you and your children. Our commitment to you while we're apart is that we will come out on the other side a stronger and better trained team.
Thank you all for your understanding and encouragement during this time. Stay safe, and keep up your routines of washing your hands, wearing your masks, brushing, flossing, and eating healthy! Remember, STICKY IS ICKY!!!
We'll be in touch ... can't wait to see you again!
Catharine A. Enright, DDS, MS----Stacy T. Piedad, DDS----Andrew D. Shoemaker, DMD
Welcome to the pediatric dental office of Drs. Catharine A. Enright,
Stacy T. Piedad and Andrew D. Shoemaker, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. Superior oral health is vital for a child’s development, and we’re here to help every step of the way.
We are committed to making your child’s first dental visit a pleasant and comfortable one. We understand the importance of establishing a good oral hygiene regimen early in a child’s life, and we provide children with the necessary knowledge and treatment to maintain a healthy smile.
Our mission is to provide a dental home for our patients. Along with the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics we recommend the age one dental visit so that we can educate and instruct families in proper oral health care for their children. We believe in the prevention, not just treatment, of dental disease and malocclusion in children from birth through high school age. Our goals are to make your child’s experience in our office a positive one which is free of anxiety and fear and to promote oral health which will last a lifetime.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric Dentistry is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental Association. Our doctors have completed two years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school) to prepare them for treating a wide variety of children’s dental problems. Dr. Enright, Dr. Piedad and Dr. Shoemaker are also trained and qualified to care for patients with special health care needs. Both of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry meaning they have not only successfully completed accredited training, but have also undergone a voluntary examination designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills & experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.
Everyone at Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry uses positive reinforcement and child friendly descriptions to help your child feel at ease during the dental procedure. We make individualized recommendations depending on your child’s age, ability to cooperate, and type of treatment needed. The treatments provided take the dental needs and behavioral aspects into consideration.
To learn more, visit The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
We are available to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.