When you are going to introduce a new dentist to your community, what better way to do it than a billboard right outside the office building? Commuters who travel east on Hwy. 120 near the Old Canton Road intersection have likely already looked up to see the billboard of Dr. Blair Waldron, who has practiced dentistry in East Cobb for more than 17 years, introducing Dr. Arielle Scherz, who joined the practice in October.
Waldron Dentistry now has a team of five outstanding doctors, including Dr. Christopher Lee, Dr. Ed Schlissel, and practice founder Dr. Jonathan C. Waldron, offering caring and comprehensive dentistry to their patients.
An Atlanta native, Dr. Scherz grew up in the Sandy Springs area. Both of her parents are medical doctors, so she was exposed to various health care professions from an early age. Dr. Scherz explored several of those professions including a stint at an orthodontic office which led her into the dental field. After graduating from the University of Texas, she went on to The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Scherz’s General Practice Residency led her to University of California, Los Angeles where she spent time training at the Ronald Reagan Hospital and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
According to Dr. Scherz, once it was time to begin her career, family ties and her views on the Georgia Dental Association’s approach to dentistry brought her back to Georgia and ultimately to Waldron Dentistry.“ During my student days, I was active in the American Student Dental Association, which made me aware of how different states approach laws and political issues that affect dentistry,” explains Dr. Scherz. “The Georgia Dental Association provides a unified front for all dentists in the state. I think this approach allows dentists to focus on all patients’ needs.”
Dr. Scherz has been at Waldron Dentistry for three months now, and she can’t say enough about the work environment, attention to detail and emphasis on patient needs that is part of the office culture. “Everyone is so happy working here that it seems to rub off on our patients,” she adds. “The daily schedules run smoothly and the technology we offer is the newest and greatest available.”
Dr. Blair Waldron says that he feels very grateful to have found Dr. Scherz to join his hometown practice. “As the number of new patients has continued to increase, we knew that we needed to expand our hours and we needed an additional dentist to do that,” says Dr. Waldron. “We didn’t want just anybody, though. We needed a great fit with the culture of our practice and someone our patients would love. We went through a lot of interviews and dinner meetings until we met Dr. Scherz, and we knew immediately that she had a special combination of outstanding training, excellent skills and a great personality.”
In her role at Waldron Dentistry, Dr. Scherz is ready to use her skills in any way that is needed to benefit patients. Many patients prefer seeing a female dentist, and her schedule has been filling with both new and established patients. Her long-term goals include treating children with high-functioning special needs, a skill she honed in her residency training at the children’s hospital.
Regular readers will recall that Waldron Dentistry was on the EAST COBBER January 2016 cover. The practice has been very busy over the past year as office hours have expanded and additional staff have joined to provide the most convenient appointment times and services. The office is now open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Scheduling appointments before or after school or work has never been more convenient.
Waldron Dentistry is also now offering a Savings Plan for those patients who don’t have dental insurance. This twelve-month renewable plan provides patients quality dental services at reduced prices. Unlike conventional insurance plans, there are no deductibles, no yearly maximums and no waiting periods to begin treatment. An average cost savings to each patient is $206 per year. The plan starts at $349 per patient, and it includes two cleanings, exams by the dentist, x-rays and discounts for dental treatments.
In business for more than 30 years, Waldron Dentistry continues to provide East Cobbers with general, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in a relaxed and caring environment. Its patient base continues to grow with more than 80 percent of new patients coming from existing patient referrals. The office is located at 3020 Roswell Road, Suite 100, Marietta/East Cobb. For more information or to make an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation, visit www.waldrondentistry.com or call 678-498-1992.
The waiting room at Waldron Dentistry, located at 3020 Roswell Road near Old Canton Road in East Cobb.