Frequently Asked Questions
What are Dr. Richman’s credentials?
Undergraduate studies at Tulane University (1974)
Emory University Dental School (1978)
Assistant Professor of Fixed Prosthedontics (1978-1984)
Private Practice (1978-present)
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity (1975-present)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (1995-2005)
Ben Massal Dental Clinic (1991-2010)
President – Atlanta Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (1998-1999)
How does your office sterilize?
All handpieces(drills), dental instruments,and burrs are heat and steam sterilized in our new MidMark M-11 UltraClave. Operatories are disinfected between every patient. We use disposable supplies whenever possible, especially for cleanings and check-ups. Dr. Richman periodically is tested for hepatitis and HIV and has always tested negative.
How soon can I get an appointment?
We strive to be convenient for our patients. Emergency patients in pain or with broken teeth are seen immediately. New appointments can usually be made within 7-10 days.
Call Us at: (404) 841-9500
Hours of Operation M-F 9am – 5pm
Do you take new patients?
Yes, we welcome new patients. Our practice is becoming more of an adult cosmetic practice, so we encourage children to see a Pedodontist.
How long will my treatment take?
This will vary with each case, however Dr. Richman strives to treatment plan cases in an efficient manner with the fewest number of appointments. This requires all morning or afternoon appointments. He will be able to tell you, up front, the number of appointments and how long.
How will I feel after treatment?
Most patients will be able to return to work or personal routines immediately. Dr. Richman prescribes minor analgesics for post-operative discomfort, which is usually minimal. Sticky foods and chewing gum are discouraged with temporary crowns.
What type of toothbrush should I use?
Our hygienist recommends soft bristled toothbrushes, which we provide with every cleaning appointment. The new configuration brushes appear to be more effective. Also Dr. Richman likes the electric Oral-B-Braun sonic brush. Please don’t forget to floss … it’s so important in preventing periodontal (gum) disease.
Does your office provide dental products?
Yes, we have a kiosk in our reception area conveniently providing electric Oral B and Sonicare toothbrushes. We also provide desensitizing tooth paste which is prescription strength. In addition, we offer whitening products for home tray use. The Sonicare system also comes with an attachable tongue brush for thorough cleaning, and better breathe.