Dr. Lumpkin is a dream. Explains things thoroughly. Hats off to Jessica. She made the insurance process a breeze.
This is a clean, high-end office that performs quality dental care. Jessica has been great to work with. Even going the extra mile to ensure my dental care is covered with the carrier and there will... be no surprise billings after treatment is completed. The physicians and office is top of the line.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I was referred to Dr Lumpkin by a fried of mine and was more than pleased by the level of care that was provided. Dr Lumpkin and team mapped out a treatment plan which made me wonder what my previous dentist had been doing all these years as I go every 6 months, faithfully! Needless to say, I'm a customer for life! Sabriya Morris
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Wow, what fantastic compliments! . We are so happy that you are pleased with the level of healthcare that you are receiving. Our patients know that if there is anything that we can possibly do to make and keep them well, we will do it. Thanks for choosing us!---------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
I am extremely satisfied with the quality of care Dr. Lumpkin provides for my family and myself. Recently, both my son and daughter had a suspicious spot appear around a sealant. Dr. Lumpkin knew right away that a cavity was developing under the sealants. This was my son's first experience of having a shot and a filling on a tooth. After we left the office, he was suprised to find out he had a shot. He said, "Mom, I never felt it!" Dr. Lumpkin is a caring professional who goes the EXTRA mile for her patients. We are thankful to have her for our dentist!
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Thank you very much! I always brag on what fabulous patients I have the good fortune to treat. My staff and I want to make your experiences with us the best that they can possibly be. We are at your service.--Arva O. Lumpkin,DMD
Just giving you what you asked for - one star. And this proves you are condescending. Any intelligent person knows constructive criticism and accepts it; however that is hard for a "perfect" individual such as yourself. You ARE NOT perfect Dr. Lumpkin, you make mistakes and my opinion is valid. Thank you for helping me prove it. By the way, my other review was of the same dental practice not two different ones. Get a life! And as I stated in my previous review you diagnosed cavities that DID NOT exist and you remained condescending through out my appointment with you. Now I go to a dentist who is wonderful and he does not try to "invent" cavities. I appreciate that very much. Don't try to make people who did not enjoy your service look like they don't know what they are talking about. You clearly have a lot of people who like you - however I was not one of them.
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Thank you for having been a part of our practice. I don’t know if there is much that I can say to respond to your review, as you have given 3 reviews, all on dentists, and all negative. According to your dental reviews, it appears that NO dentist knows anything about dentistry. I am, however, appreciative that you have stated that I, on the other hand, at least “appear” to know a lot about dentistry. Your overall impression of the other dentists was one star and I am glad that you thought enough of us to give us twice the rating of the others. Many people love to hate the dentist, so in that respect, I am grateful that it’s nothing personal. Again, thank you for having giving us the opportunity to serve you. -----------------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Dr. Lumpkin truly sets the standard for professional and ethical dentistry. She is clinically astute and genuinely concerned about my overall health as a patient. At my recent appointment, she diagnosed two new cavities and used digital imagery to show me exactly where the trouble spots were located. Dr. Lumpkin administered painless anesthesia, was present during all phases of treatment, and answered all of my questions throughout the rather lengthy procedure. She is highly competent, straightforward and very kind. Her staff members are friendly, knowledgeable and put you at ease as soon as you enter their beautiful and relaxing office. I highly recommend Dr. Lumpkin to anyone searching for professional dental care.
Thank you most kindly! It is patients like yourself that make practicing dentistry a sheer joy. When patients participate in their treatment and have a genuine interest in their health... it is a beautiful thing! Again, my staff and I appreciate your confidence. -----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Very, very disappointed in this practice. Diagnosed me with 13+ cavities, and during a second opinion appointment (with a top 10 dentist in the state, I might add), the same diagnostic equipment- ie digital photo, high magnification surgical eyeglasses, decay detecting lasers, computer generated x-rays- and experience and education was used to prove I had NONE. Having not seen what Lumpkin was referring to in her pictures of my "cavities and serious decay" I was not at all surprised to confirm my suspicions that what she was seeing were dollar signs. I cancelled my follow up appointments and saved the $2,000 only to receive a bill from her for $90 for a fully insurance covered dental cleaning and X Rays! To experience a dentist of the same (if not more extensive) education and experience, and the *exact* same equipment was able to give me an honest diagnosis of no cavities is shocking. Dr. Lumpkin's office was aesthetically pleasing (though I cannot say clean- the bathroom didn't work) and the staff was friendly, so I was looking forward to becoming a regular patient, but diagnosing and charging in order to make top dollar is absolutely unethical. So unfortunate to see a practice act so money hungry.
Thank you for your visit to our practice. I am disappointed, however, that you have chosen, for whatever reason, to malign both the practice and me personally. Having been a past chairperson of the Ethics Committee for the state dental association, I have seen dental patients complain on every conceivable level about dental treatment. My personal constitution, however, as reflected in my practice, would never under any circumstance allow for behavior that is “money hungry” or contrived for financial gain. As of your second opinion, I am sure that he or she is a fine and diligent practitioner, however, the question has to be asked of any doctor you consult, “at what point do you restore the decay?” If you recall correctly, I did not say that you had “serious decay”. Your decay is present but not deep. There is no need to let decay become extensive. Minimally invasive restorations are desirable. You have also claimed to have two doctors of similar education, using the same type of equipment, and one says that there is some level of decay present in some of your teeth and the other says there is none. You, however, have made a conscious choice to believe the doctor that says there is none. People in general, frequently look for the person who tells them what they want to hear. It is a great misfortune that given two opinions, without having any scientific clinical knowledge on which to base the decision, you label my diagnosis of minor decay as fraudulent. In fact, it is JUST AS PLAUSIBLE to label the other opinion as negligent for not diagnosing any decay whatsoever. Let me be clear that I am not in any way suggesting that the other doctor’s opinion is negligent. I am simply pointing out that there is no basis to label my treatment recommendation as “seeing dollar signs” and their opinion as “honest”. Both are professional opinions of equal weight. As with decay in the cracks and grooves, the worse case scenario is given. If there is a lesser option during treatment, it will be amended to reflect such. NEVER, under any circumstance is unneeded treatment rendered. I also sometimes take photos to share with the patient so that they can see what I see during their treatment. I believe in involving patients in their own treatment. In as much, no one in this practice will ever pressure a patient to have treatment. Those are your choices. In fact, you never have to have the recommended treatment. My job is to clinically assess, make recommendations, give appropriate treatment or indicate what will happen if you do not get treatment . . . somewhere. In closing, the one sure thing about decay is that my early recommendations are irrelevant, because sooner or later the reality of the decay process will be clear. Again, thank you for having been a part of our practice. If there is anything that I may do to assist you in the future, I avail myself and staff to you at your convenience. ---Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Dentistry that you look forward to. The facilities are excellent, the service is exemplary, the conversation is stimulating and the learning continues. 49 years old and I am constantly getting tips and hints about how to optimize my oral experience. Professionalism at it's best, and constantly pushing the envelope. It's all good! Ain't going nowhere...
Thank you kindly! What a nice thing to say about our practice. It certainly keeps us going to know that our patients notice our efforts. To meet and exceed your expectations about your healthcare is among our greatest accomplishments. Again, thank you for those 15+ years and counting! ------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
This is simply the nicest experience that I have ever had in a dental practice. I finally stopped worrying about finding a network dentist and started to look for the best dentist. Couldn't have been a better choice. I feel like I am heard when I have questions and they are genuinely concerned about helping me to get my teeth and health together. I was a bit over due and had some issues but thanks to such a great doctor and staff, I'm well on my way. The good thing is that I can see a tremendous difference in my confidence now. This practice is a great find. I highly recommend them to all my colleagues. Half my office comes here and we are all out of network and happy about it!
I appreciate your wonderful enthusiasm for our practice! It's all about gaining a fantastic measure of health, confidence, great smile ... you name it. Thank you for recommending us to your colleagues. You've made our day! ------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
I have been a patient of Dr. Lumpkin for approximately 2 years, and she was such a great find. Her office and staff are wonderful. She always does a great job, and it has also been painless. I recommend her to everyone I know. The best dentist I have ever had.
Thank you very much. My staff is the best and we work very hard to go the extra mile to take good care of you. It's a pleasure to be your doctor. --------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Not only is the space amazing and clean, the staff is AWESOME. They are honest, efficient and get the job done right! Dr. Lumpkin is caring and gentle. I've never liked going to the dentist, now it's something I enjoy doing. I find that strange to say, but it's true! Recommend her to anyone who asks me if I know of a dentist. Even though she's out of my normal path, it's worth the drive there.
Thank you so much! I'm speechless ...(and that doesn't happen often:-) My staff and I give 175% every day. In a world where everyone loves to hate the dentist .... it is absolutely OK to love your dentist!! Again, thank you for allowing me to have patients like yourself who make up an amazing practice. ----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
My husband and I weren't exactly regimented about visiting the dentist in our 20s but realized we needed to get back on track in our 30s. We did our research and found Dr. Lumpkin and Vinings Center for Dentistry. We have now been going here for 3 years and both of us have seen marked improvement in our dental health. Dr. Lumpkin and her staff provide outstanding service and always take the time to educate us and make sure our questions are answered. They were even so kind as to send us a gift when our son was born! Barbara is a pleasure in helping us schedule (and often times reschedule) our appointments. I have recommended this practice to all of my friends who are seeking a quality dentist's office.
Do I have the greatest patients on the planet or what? Having patients who appreciate our efforts to make sure that they have the best care is why we go the extra mile ... or ten.:-) My staff and I thank you! -----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
It took me a LONG time to find a dentist I trust after having a dentist fill my teeth that did not need fillings and attempt to put 3 crowns on my teeth that 2 other dentist have since looked at and was not able to see need for. I felt this practice was very thorough and very trust worthy. My husband has not been in a couple years nor have I as we were reluctant to try someone new. We are SO HAPPY to have found them on Kudzu and really enjoy the practice. They go above and beyond by taking pictures of everything and showing you what they are seeing. They are also great about giving reminders on proper flossing techniques as well as brushing techniques. I would definitely recommend them especially if looking for a dentist you can trust.
Thank you so much for the fantastic compliments! I try to be the kind of doctor that I would want to see myself as a patient. Trust and knowing that your doctor will turn every stone to find solutions for your health needs is incredibly important. We appreciate the opportunity to have you in our practice. --------------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
The office is conveniently located off of Paces Ferry and offers easy access and parking. Love the office environment and all the little "extras" the doctor has done to see to a patient's comfort. I've had my teeth cleaned as well as a porcelain crown put on, and overall the experience was rather painless. Jeanne is an excellent dental hygienist who took great care of me.
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Thank you very much. To have patients recognize the little "extras" that we try to do to make them comfortable is highly rewarding! Excellent attention to your health and comfort too ... what a concept! :-) Again, we thank you for being a part of our practice. -----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Best Dentist ever. I used to hate going, but now its now problem. The last filling I got did not hurt at all.
Thank you so very much! I'm glad that you believe us when we tell you to relax! Dentistry doesn't always have to be full of anxiety. We are glad that you don't dislike dental visits anymore and we are happy to have you as our patient.----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
Although I find visits to the dentist as a nerve-wracking experience, my visit to Vinings Center for Dentistry went really well. The hygienist and Dr. Lumpkin were informative every step of the way during the process (which is greatly appreciated). The staff are very friendly and do their best to be accommodate their patients.
Thank you kindly. It is easy to do your best dental treatment when you have the best patients in the world! I am glad that you have received all that we work to give to our patients. Again, thank you.
Vinings Dentistry was the best surprise since I moved to Atlanta. After more than 15 years with the same doctor,I was worried about changing.What a great surprise meeting Dr. Lumpkin and her staff.They are the best.
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Thank you. It is our pleasure to have you in our practice. We appreciate the opportunity to care for you and your dental health! ----------Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD
I have been a long time patient of Vinings Center for Dentistry. The staff is always professional, friendly and works not only to provide the best service, but also education on your dental health. Dentist visits were not my favorite appointments until I began to visit Vinings Center for Dentistry. The staff has taken the fear out of trips to the dentist. My children grew up at Vinings Center for Dentistry from the ages of 5 & 2 and never experienced a frightening visit or experience. They now are adults and have developed a habit of regular dentist visits. You'll love your dentist if you make Vinings Center for Dentistry your dental care provider.
Thank you! I can't believe that I have so many children patients that have grown up in our practice. It is a wonderful compliment to have given kids the gift of dentistry with good experiences. We have worked very hard for the last 25 years to give good dentistry and in turn those patients have given so much to me as a doctor. I appreciate all the years that you have entrusted in us. ----Arva O. Lumpkin, DMD