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Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? For the occasion, our local limelight shines on Dr. Howard of A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta, where kids always seem to be smiling and can’t wait for their next check-up.

While in dental school at Howard University, Dr. Jaha Howard had an epiphany.  “After completing a rotation in pediatric dentistry, I realized that I had the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on kids who were forming habits that they would carry for a lifetime.”

Dr. Howard owns A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta and has a unique approach to treating children’s teeth. Many children are frightened of the dentist, and many more don’t understand the importance of keeping a healthy mouth. Dr. Howard and his associates aim to change those facts by creating a different type of dentist office. It helps that Dr. Howard knows magic! He can make a troublesome tooth disappear then fly around the room. If kids can catch the naughty tooth, they win a prize.

What’s different about Dr. Howard, however, are his social media sites and fun community activities.

“Our team makes it a point to find ways to engage our patients and their families,” Dr. Howard says. Their website, AtlantaKidSmiles.com, features interactive games, quizzes and jokes that make children feel happy and comfortable. Recently, the A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta team got together to film their latest YouTube video, Straight Outta Vinings. Seriously hilarious, it was a hit with patients and the community alike.

“My A+ team works so hard for our patients,” Dr. Howard explains.  “We like to make sure that we play just as hard. We want to show the entire community that the dental experience can genuinely be a fun and exciting time for all.” This year at their annual “Candy Buy-Back” Halloween Party, where kids come “sell” their halloween candy for a dollar per pound, Dr. Howard and his team bought back over 700 pounds of candy. They then send the candy to troops serving overseas⎯that’s an A+ for everyone.

No wonder Dr. Howard, along with the A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta team, is one of the most loved dentists in the community. Their passion and dedication shines through and creates a safe, comfortable environment that children look forward to visiting.

“We plan to keep showing an uncommon and unmatched expression of love for our patients and the entire community…it’s all about giving every kid a unique and awesome dental experience.  At the end of the day, our kids win and that’s what really matters.”