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Dr. Eric Lawton, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Eric Lawton Jr. is a native of Jonesboro, GA and a graduate of Albany State University, where he graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He went on to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College, Nashville. He obtained his certificate for Advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he gained operating room experience and completed complex dental cases. Due to Dr. Lawton's extensive training and renowned network of mentors, he has quickly progressed to dental practice ownership. Dr. Lawton has previously served as dental director and operated a public health practice in Albany, GA amongst the top in the nation and has special interests in soft laser dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, and the overall application of advanced technology in dentistry. Dr. Lawton is a member of the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, National Dental Association, American Orthodontics Society, and several other reputable organizations. In the past 5 years, Dr. Lawton has taken over 3x the required amount of continuing education in order to provide his patients the best dental care available and to stay at the forefront of technological advancement in his profession. Dr. Lawton’s goal is to offer the finest dental care in a respectful and friendly environment while striving to provide the most gentle and close to painless dentistry as possible. He is an advocate of preventive care and total wellness through educating his community about the relationship between dental conditions and overall health. He resides in Atlanta and when not attending dental related functions and courses, Dr. Lawton is a car enthusiast, mentor of at risk youth, and volunteer for several community organizations.

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Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dental Public Health

Education and training

  • Dental School - Meharry Medical College, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (General Dentistry)
  • University of Mississippi, Certificate in General Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Hinman Dental Society
  • National Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1679889737

Office locations

Modern Dental

545 Edgewood Avenue SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Patient reviews
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Very informative
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Everything about this practice was great. The staff was very professional and the Dr was very comforting and knowledgeable.
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Excellent doctor, but somehow even better staff. The entire team is upbeat, courteous, and professional. I can't emphasize enough how good they are at what they do -- if you can get down to Edgewood check them out.
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I made an appointment with Zocdoc for December 30, 2016. When I got to the dentist office, I was told that they did not see my appointment from Zocdoc. I brought a printed copy of the confirmation so they fit mein to see Dr. Lawton. They were able to print out the paperwork I filled out online, although they didn’t see the appointment. I meet with Dr. Lawton, my mouth was x-rayed and he examined the tooth that was giving me problems. I felt that he was a good dentist and he was very nice. I thought that this may be the dentist I would like to continue seeing. He informed me that his staff would contact my insurance company and then refer me to a specialist regarding my tooth. I waited a few days and I never heard back from his staff. So, I called to their office to find out about the specialist. They informed that they were still trying to verify my insurance. I called the dental office back on Monday, January 9, 2017 and gave them all the insurance information and the telephone number where they could verify my insurance. This was given to me from the insurance company. I called back on Wednesday, a couple of days later, I had to leave a couple of messages for them to please call me back about the referral, pain medication and setting up an appointment with Dr. Lawton. I finally got through to someone, and the person at the front desk called me by name before I could tell her who I was. I asked her if I could set up another appointment with Dr. Lawton. She left me on hold for about 10 minutes. While I was on hold, I decided to make an appointment through Zocdoc for Wednesday, January 18th. It was obvious that she wasn’t going to make the appointment. When I told her I was making the appointment online then she stated she could fit me in on Thursday, January 19th at 9am. After that conversation, I thought all was well. I got a call from Modern Dental on Tuesday, January 17th, the front desk informed me that she needed me to give her my dental insurance information again. With her calling me a couple of days about my insurance just before my appointment, I knew this couldn’t be good. I informed her that I got confirmation with Zocdoc that my appointment with Dr. Lawton was for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9am. She stated, it was still scheduled for Thursday, January 19th. I told my husband then, she was setting it up to tell me that the doctor would be out on that Thursday. I was right, I get a telephone call from her today, Thursday, January 18th, she informed me that the dentist would not be able to see me because he was out of the country. She referred me to a specialist and then stated, if he doesn’t accept my insurance call her back. However, that was the point of their office referring me to someone who did accept my insurance. As much as the dentist was very nice and professional, his staff…….WOW!! Needless to say, they don’t have to worry about me calling their office again.
More than 1 year ago
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Definitely recommend this dentist to others. Staff was friendly, very knowledgeable and concerned.
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The work was so professional I did not even realize my tooth has been removed
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He was more about making money and less about whats medically necessary. I went in for a chipped tooth, he told me I needed to remove it and have an implant. That seemed a bit extreme, I went to another dentistand he suggested a crown (which I did). At no point he thought I should remove the tooth.
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I will give an opinion about my visit after I have visited this office again.
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I hadn't been to a dentist in five years and they were very kind and non-judgmental. There's also Netflix for you to watch when they work on your mouth.
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I was seen promptly and felt right at home.
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Love him!
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Staff was very professional and the office was extremely neat. Love visiting--they always remind me when to come and are good about rescheduling if needed.
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Everyone was very courteous and polite. They all treated me very we'll.
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I was honestly not super pleased with Dr. Lawton. He's a nice guy, but I feel like he uses a fear tactic to get his patients to brush and floss regularly. I have never had any problems with my teeth, noteven a cavity, and am faithful about going every 6 months, but he still made me feel like I did something wrong. He even suggested I probably grind my teeth at night, although there was no indication of that. I also thought it was strange that the hygienist did not do the cleaning, but rather an assistant and she seemed to be struggling a bit. They also did not show me the x-rays which was a little disappointing. I like for the dentist to show me the x-rays and walk me through to make sure everything looks good. Other than that, the office was very nice and clean and everyone was friendly. I do not think I will be back, however.
More than 1 year ago
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Great. Very courteous and efficient staff. Liked that they showed me how much to expect to pay before they scheduled me for my cleaning.
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You get to watch Netflix while they clean yer teeth!
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My appointment was actually with Dr. Green. I expressed my anxiety about dentist visits and she made me feel at ease. She explained what procedure I needed done and made sure I understood what was about to happen. Even though dentistvisits are still not my number one thing to do, I feel better about returning in three months.
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Very Professional. Really Great Dentist, as well as the hygienist!
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It was very pleasant. They are thorough but gentle when it comes to cleaning and exam. They constantly making sure that I was comfortable.
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Overall good office. I waited a good amount of time which was not so good. The doctor confirmed that I understood the process which I really liked. He also seemed knowledgeable about dental care. I will be coming back to this doctor.
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My first visit to Dr. Lawson's practice was amazing.. The time taking to explain my procedures were clear. I was comfortable from the front office to the back and with the professionalism of a young minority man making a outstanding difference in Atlanta.
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This was my first dentist visit in years after a terrible experience. I went expecting my 10:30 appointment meant I would go back around 11. To my surprise I was called back on time. The hygienist was amazing. She was verypersonable, very gentle but effective. The dentist was very nice and to the point. I wasn't pressured to do unnecessary treatments or procedures. This place is amazing. I won't every leave.
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Best dentist visit ever! Everyone in the office is insanely friendly and efficient. The hygienist explained everything she was doing and educated me a lot. There's a TV in every room with Netflix, Hulu, etc. The best part of the wholevisit was when someone came in and went through a thorough breakdown on paper of the charges for the visit, what my insurance covered, and what was due. The transparency felt so refreshing. Everyone here is awesome and the energy of the place makes going to the dentist 100% less terrible. Highly recommend!
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I really enjoyed my visit, and will recommened more people to come for there Dental needs.
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Love this office, the doctor is friendly and professional and so are his assistants and clerks. This is my main dental office.
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The staff was very friendly. I had a very short wait time. The porcedure was fast and simple. They even gave me a blanket to keep me comfortable :)
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First time there and it was great. The staff is very welcoming.
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Knowledgeable and caring dentist who helped ease my worries.
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The visit was very pleasant. The staff was very friendly and the dentist was able to tell me exactly what my issue was and what needs to be done to fix it. Will definitely be making this my primary dentist.
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Beautiful offices, very warm and friendly staff!
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This was the most spectacular dentist visit I have ever had, from start to finish. I was greeted professionally and kindly and checked in very quickly, despite being a new patient. The hygienist gave me the most thorough yet gentle cleaningI have ever had. My teeth feel absolutely incredible. She also gave me lots of tips on good oral hygiene in a very caring and kind way. I was incredibly pleased with the work she did. Dr. Lawton was very genuine and friendly and took his time examining me and discussing the one issue I did have. I was pleased to not receive any "high pressure" sales pitches at all and felt this office truly had my best interest at heart. I'm looking forward to using them for my dental care for many years to come!
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He didn't rush I told him im scared of the dentist he made me feel comfortable ask if I had any questions let me know what he was doing before he did anything I have a lot more appointments we shall see so far so good.
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Office staff was very friendly! They were prompt with my help and the chairs had netflix on the TVs. So I got to watch orange is the new black while they cleaned my teeth!
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Great first visit! I was able to book an appointment online the same day with no wait once I arrived. The entire staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Lawton was friendly and thorough in his evaluation and offered advice on OTCremedies without pushing me to purchase anything from his practice or toward unnecessary procedures. I would definitely recommend this practice for anyone looking for a new dentist.
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I was thoroughly impressed with my visit. From the front office staff to the Assistant, to the Hygenist--Everyone was extrememly friendly and took the time to explain everything to me about my dental care. Defininately glad I chose this office!
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He was great!
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Great environment. Pleasant experience.
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Pretty cool edgy dentist. Great conversationalist
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Very nice and down to earth person.
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He was wonderful, and everyone was friendly.
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Love the staff and very professional.
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Staff showed respect, and gave good profession advice.
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He is good an professional
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Awesome! So worth finding the right dentist for my needs.. it made up for all the other not so good dentist experiences before coming to modern dental.
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Wonderful experience! Friendly, professional staff...think I found my new dentist!
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The staff was very polite and friendly. They listen to my concerns and gave me the best options.
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Service was excellent.
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Excellent,friendly and professional service.
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The perfect dentist experience. I am so pleased with the office and the staff.
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Very ethical and willing to look at what was best for me- not just what was best for billing. Injections were great - and I am terrified of dental injections. He didn't over-numb me or do anything that wasn't necessary.
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