The Doctors of Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery have been providing specialty surgical services since 1980. Over the years the group has had various names, but the core set of Doctors has stayed together. In 2001, the group consolidated its ownerships and formed one company, Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery. Our surgeon's core values of surgical excellence and patient safety were coupled with an ambitious plan to provide those services to as many patients as possible.
In order to realize this.. goal, two unique clinical strategies were adopted. The first was to participate in as many insurance plans as possible for the communities being served including Medicaid. The second was to remove as many administrative duties from the surgical offices as possible. This strategy allowed AOFS to both become a patient advocate in sorting out the complications of oral surgery insurance, which often involves dental and medical coverage, as well as to empower the surgical offices to focus on patient comfort & safety, and referral doctor communications. With this strategy in place, AOFS consolidated our 7 offices and began a campaign to vastly expand its service to patients throughout Atlanta. By 2012 AOFS had grown to 21 oral surgery offices, one plastic surgery office, and 19 doctors, easily becoming the largest oral surgery group of its kind in the United States. Use our locations map to be directed to the specific office page that serves you.
I went to Dr. Whitesides today to have a tooth pulled and implant put in. It was quick and painless. The best part was his knowledge and time he spent on the explanation of what he was doing, what to expect during, and how he and his staff would good at making me feel at ease. The other part that was nice for me was the explanation of the after care. Tips on icing, how to eat, and what to do for pain management. I would recommend this office to anyone who wants an experienced professional, caring staff, and an overall great experience for a procedure that isn't fun. You won't feel rushed out until you are felling well enough and you will leave not feeling like you are on your own.
Posted: 3/10/2015 • Link to this review
I always like a professional in a tie, even if I hate wearing them. I've had several procedures done with Dr. Whitesides, all biopsies, as I smoked for 20 years and cancer runs in my family, I act on anything out of the ordinary. I'm always in and out within the scheduled time, as well as the procedures going over very well all three times I've had minor work done. In fact the last biopsy on the tip of my tongue resulted in my chewing more where my wisdom teeth had been removed ten years earlier, inflamming and aggravating that previous condition. Upon looking at the issue he promptly scheduled a follow up appt to laser that defect that I'd been dealing with for years, at no additional charge. I mean cmon, free dental or medical work has never existed in my history, save for my impoverished twenties when I had to resort to Grady on occasion. Top notch service and professionalism I recommend Dr. Whitesides for procedures you may have come up, and he was highly recommended by my regular Dentist, Dr. Roger Abbott as well, who has one of the more successful practices in Sandy Springs and has for years. Brandon Wright
Posted: 3/20/2013 • Link to this review
I'm from Florida and attend Emory University in Atlanta so like many students I had an internship in Atlanta over the summer. Right around the middle of summer I found out I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. I simply went to the oral surgeon that the dentist I had visited suggested. Long story short AND I mean this is a long, long story. I ended up with a broken jaw and had to have my jaw wired shut for a month. Aside from being miserable, the most miserable part was not the pain and discomfort of my jaw. THE MOST MISERABLE PART WAS HAVING TO MEET WITH DR. WHITESIDES. Anytime I had to see him, it was too soon. The nurses and staff (aside from one impolite employee) are incredibly accommodating. Perhaps attempting to make up for Dr. Whitesides great ability to belittle you. He is rude, offensive, and lacks ANY sort of bed manners. Keeping in mind he broke MY jaw...he still managed to tell me I had bad breath (let's think about brushing our teeth with your jaw wired shut??) and tell me I could afford to lose a little weight (I'm a 21 year old in perfect health)...the list goes on. I suppose I should've sensed the vibes from him when I went in for my consultation and asked the costs of the procedure. I was was wearing an Emory shirt and his response to my inquiry was "Well you go to Emory so you shouldn't have any problem with the costs..." As a matter of fact, my entire tuition is paid for with financial aid. (Side note: Too hard to prove to sue him.)
Posted: 8/07/2012 • Last edited: 8/09/2012 • Link to this review
I just wanted to say: My son is 18 and all 4 wisdom teeth extracted By Dr. Whitesides last Friday. By Saturday my son was eating steak and felt just fine. At our post op visit I had to tell Dr. Whitesides that in 30 years of being a dental assistant I have never seen a patient to have no complications and healing on the second day. It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Lee Whitesides to any family in the area. Dr. Whitesides called my on Friday afternoon to check on my son. What a nice experience my family had with Dr. Whitesides and his WONDERFUL STAFF. Jennifer Riggs EDA
Posted: 6/01/2012 • Link to this review
I went there based off a run of referrals- and lord it was a pain. I was hopeful though, very, very painful TMJ kept (still keeps) me from eating many every-day foods (anything chewy, crunchy or crispy). Mind you, before I went to this guy- I have seen 2 dentist, I have had 2 different splints, and equilibration already in the past 2 years. An hour (plus some) AFTER my appt time (on more than one occasion this happened), I finally got to see a doctor- he recommended me to physical therapy. I went to PT for 2 months (twice a week) of this and returned, telling him it wasn't working for me all that well. A couple questions later, finding out I don't really sleep well- he gives me an Rx for a low-dose of a antidepressant that is typically used as a sleeping Rx. I followed his directions for about a month and return for a check up. At this point, I am on the verge of tears- fed up, in pain, and I felt like I was talking to a brick wall, telling him its still not working. He then increases the dose of the Rx and tells me to go back to physical therapy... and sent me on my merry way. I felt SO unimportant to this man, and he made me feel as if my TMJ was a joke. Needless to say- I'm in the process of finding a new oral surgeon to treat my TMJ.
Posted: 10/01/2009 • Link to this review
I had my wisdom teeth removed there. People there were nice. Dr. Wunderle is a very careful person. One of my wisdom teeth looked like it was touching my nerves on x-ray film so he told me to do CT because he wanted to make sure it was safe. After the surgery everything was good. I also got a free smoothie coupon from them.
Posted: 7/22/2009 • Link to this review
I took my 6yr old son for a first visit for removing his extra teeth. We met with Dr. Bagheri who seemed confused and not very knowledgable about the same. Dr. Bagheri did not seem very interested nor did he care to make my son more comfortable. His office nurse made me wait in the room with 2 kids for over and hour. She promised to be back in the end with a date for the surgery and then never came back. Had my kids not ventured out we would have been in the room for a Long time. I will definitaly NOT use this clinic for my child. From the Doctor to the nurses it was a BAD EXPERIENCE. I was disappointed with Dr. Bagheri and would not recommend him especially for kids.
Posted: 6/19/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I visited the office at Lake Hearn (Near St. Joes). Dr. Whitesides was my oral surgeon. His entire staff was so awesome and friendly. I had my wisdom teeth removed under sedation and it was the best dental experience I ever had. I highly recommend them! Even if you are a nervous patient, you will be in great hands. The icing on the cake is the friendliness of the entire staff, from dental assistants to office ppl, you are well taken care of! Thank you guys! 100 Stars!!
Posted: 8/16/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review