Comprehensive dental services are available for children and adults.  Most requested services include exams, fillings, cleanings, extractions, dentures and partials. Our dental director encourages parents to start their children’s dental care at age 3 with a general examination and treatment, if needed, by age 5. When patients schedule their first appointment, a comprehensive exam is completed. This includes an oral exam, digital X-rays, a complete periodontal exam, and a customized treatment plan.

Our practice is open to the general public, adults and children, regardless of residence, race, religion, gender or income. Fee for services is based on income and most private insurances are accepted.


Meet our Dental Director,  Dr. Karyl Cooper Patten, DDS, MPH

Dr. Patten graduated in 1990 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and from Emory University in 2008 with a Masters of Public Health Degree. She has worked as a clinician in the field of general dentistry, serving both children and adult patients, for more than 20 years. Dr. Patten holds faculty positions at Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Health Systems University, Clayton State University; and has worked in Whitefoord’s School-based Health Centers for the past 9 years. Here’s what one of Dr. Patten’s patients had to say, “she’s the only dentist that I’ve every looked forward to going to, she’s so gentle and cares deeply about her patients”.

Service Location

Whitefoord Elementary School
35 Whitefoord Ave.
Atlanta, Ga. 30317
Call (404) 588-0101 for an appointment today! 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m., closed half day on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.