Meet Dr. Battles

Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives and Smiles

Relieving a patient’s dental pain, restoring a person’s ability to chew comfortably and properly, and improving his or her oral and overall health are all very rewarding. However, changing the way the individual feels about himself is priceless!

I believe in caring for each of my patients professionally and compassionately. I focus on conservative dentistry by saving as much natural tooth structure as possible. This approach is called biomimetic dentistry. Patient education is an integral part of my practice. I want all my patients to learn about their unique oral health concerns and how those affect overall wellness. Together, the patient and I develop a unique treatment plan derived from a comprehensive exam and prescribed X-rays and photographs.

I enjoy seeing my patients and look forward to their visits. Besides caring for their oral health, it’s a good time to catch up on their news. Being a dentist is more than treating teeth. It’s about helping people.

Education, Continuing Education, and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry/Polymers – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Externship in oral surgery – Cairo University Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo, Egypt
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical College of Georgia
  • AAFE trained and state licensed for injection of Botox® and dermal fillers
  • AIC Basic certification for the surgical placement of dental implants
  • Biomimetic dentistry enthusiast
  • Member of the ADA and GDA
  • Licensed in Georgia and Tennessee

Since I believe my patients deserve the best treatment options, I constantly pursue continuing education opportunities. The science of dental materials, techniques, and technology changes rapidly. I want to make sure I am current on the developments so my patients always receive the best of care.

I have attended many courses in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental implants, and oral pathology. A materials and polymer chemist by degree, I frequently enjoy reading and learning about the chemistry of bonding agents and dental materials. I am also a past president of the Dalton Dental Study Club.

Community Service

I have participated in a dental mission trip to Guatemala and have volunteered my professional services at the Whitfield County Health Department. On two occasions, I taught a Boy Scouts of America class about dentistry. Upon completion, the scouts achieved the dentistry merit badge.

Personal Life

I was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. My family then relocated to Harriman, Tennessee. We resided in Harriman before moving to Dalton. I finished my last two years of high school at Dalton High School.

When I’m not working, you’ll often find me reading about dentistry. I enjoy playing golf and gardening. I’m an avid Georgia Tech athletics fan!

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