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Dr. Jaha Howard

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jaha Howard is a different kind of pediatric dentist. With his kid-oriented approach, he helps children get genuinely excited about their dental care. You will find that his warm personality and fun teaching style help children to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Before becoming a Board Certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Howard completed dental school at Howard University among the top of his class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He then trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received the distinction as a specialist in pediatric dentistry and a master's degree in Oral Sciences. Eager to continue his education, Dr. Howard studies advanced concepts and techniques each year alongside the nation's foremost pediatric dentists.

Dr. Howard grew up right here in Atlanta. He and his wife have three children (Garrison, Joy Gabrielle and Abram).

Dr. Natasha Diaz

When Dr. Natasha Diaz visited her pediatric dentist as a child in Puerto Rico, she decided that one day she too would help children fall in love with taking care of their teeth. Her main goal is to make your child’s dental visits fun! After moving to Atlanta as a young child, she continued pursuing her passion and is now eager to share her excitement with our A+ patients.

Dr. Diaz graduated from the University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Minor in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. She worked in private practice in New York City until her heart led her back home to Atlanta. She is looking forward to meeting our A+ families so that she may share her heartfelt belief that good dental health begins with a smile.

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Parent Reviews

Read why kids and parents love A+ Pediatric Dentistry

“ I have never had such a positive experience at a dentist office! I would definitely recommend this Pediatric dentist office to anyone with kids, and especially to those with exceptional kids.”

‑Chandra B.

“This place is great. It took a while before we could get in for the first appointment. I couldn't imagine a better place for my girls to go. My 2 year old went for her first dental visit and got a cleaning. That went great. She was happy the whole time.”

‑Sharon T.

“I love these people! They are so good with kids and they actually respect your time! Your appt time IS your appt time. This is a BIG deal for me! They give out stickers and prizes to the kids and have appropriate play areas.”

‑Airiel J.

“Whether surgeries or cleanings you can be assured you'll receive the best care. They love their patients and their parents. They walk you through every detail. They are just wonderful people!”

‑Nikki N.

“This pediatric dentistry office blew me away. They are all warm, loving, hysterical, intelligent, efficient and best of all my kids loved it. We felt so welcomed and we laughed a lot. ”

‑Laura S.

“We have been going here for about 2 years and have always had a great experience. We recently started orthodontics and Dr. Howard has been great about working with our orthodontist.”

‑John L.

“Competent, carrying, up-to-date with the latest techniques, willing to go as far as it takes to get you the best care, best dentist I’ve ever had.”

‑Lois K.

“My children love love love Dr. Howard, my daughter had to get not 1 but 3 extractions for retained teeth and he and his staff were super professional. My daughter was so scared but Dr. Howard and his assistant were wonderful. They made her feel as relaxed as possible and got finished in a flash!.. Love the environment here! My son loves it as well...EXTRAORDINARILY GREAT PLACE FOR CHILDREN!”

‑Chiante D.

“Hands down the best pediatric dentistry practice in town. My children ask when they are going back to the dentist. How many people can say that? The whole staff makes your child feel special.”

‑Olivia H.

“My expectations were exceeded by my visit today. The staff is super friendly and enthusiastic about their jobs. I don't even think my son realized he was at the dentist. He had so much fun!!! Upon arrival I was given a tour of the office. The entire visit was awesome and a great first dental appointment for my son.”

‑Lady J.

“Always such a great visit. Dr. Howard and the staff are seriously amazing. My little one, who is easily scared, was laughing and smiling the entire time! Such a great feeling being in this office!!!”

‑Jennifer B.

“Dr. Howard and his staff are AMAZING! We are new to Atlanta, and I had to take my two daughters to the dentist yesterday for my oldest daughter's routine visit, and my 2.5 year old's first dental appointment. From the start, the staff made it a fun, informative and comforting experience. They used cute techniques to make it enjoyable for her. This is so important, as it sets the precedent for how she views going to the dentist in the future, and her overall attitude about her oral health.”

‑Megan B.

“Love this practice. My daughter talks about how fun it was. She felt like a movie star with her sunglasses on inside. Love that they give out Superman Stickers when there are more Dads than Mom's in attendance!! They were very prompt in following up about filling cavity for her and the price is VERY reasonable after insurance.”

‑Boyne A.

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Comprehensive Children’s Dental Care

From toddlers to the adolescents, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every child, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime. Join us today and discover how our practice can help.

Orthodontics

Dr. Howard offers complete non-surgical orthodontic care for the pediatric and adolescent patient. As a pediatric dentist trained in orthodontics he is able to optimize the benefits of your child's growth and development by providing age appropriate interceptive orthodontic therapy in conjunction with your child's regular dental care. By intercepting developing occlusal problems early, we are able to improve eruption patterns and thereby minimize or eliminate any second phase of orthodontic therapy.

Call today to schedule an orthodontic consultation.

Complete Pediatric Dental Services

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Infant's First Visit

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For new parents we follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - "first visit by the first birthday". Recognizing the short attention span of 1 year olds, Dr. Howard will perform an exam, demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques, and discuss your child's eating, feeding, and oral habits with you.

First Cleaning

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We recommend a complete dental exam, a professional cleaning, and a topical fluoride application at 2 to 3 yrs of age. During this visit we allow extra time for your child to become acquainted with our staff and to inspect our facilities. By proceeding at a reasonable pace and explaining procedures in age appropriate terminology, most fears and anxieties are eliminated. We evaluate your child's brushing skills and correct any deficiencies. X-rays are not a routine part of our exam, and are only administered when further information is necessary to complete an accurate diagnosis.

Dgital X-Rays

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Dental x-rays or radiographs allow the dentist to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. These items include cysts, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, invisible decay that occurs between teeth, and the location of teeth that haven't grown all the way in. Modern dental x-ray machines are very safe. We use only state-of-the-art, low radiation machines. The amount of radiation exposure your body receives on an airplane flight from Los Angeles to New York exceeds the amount of exposure you will receive from a modern dental x-ray machine. Contrast this minimal exposure with the risk of not finding an illness until it is too late, and you can see why we prescribe regular diagnostic x-rays.

Special Needs Care

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We are committed to providing the best dental care for all children regardless of their developmental or other special health care needs. We are specifically trained to diagnose dental problems and treat these special patients in our practice. Our reward is forming life-long friendships with them and their caregivers.

Preventive Care

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Prevention is always better than treatment. Brush your teeth twice daily using any soft-bristled, ADA-approved tooth brush. We also recommend the use of modern electric tooth brushes such as Sonicare and Braun. Floss daily to remove plaque between teeth that you can't reach with regular brushing. Always rinse thoroughly with water after brushing (or after meals if you are unable to brush.) You may occasionally use a mouthwash to rinse. Children may benefit from the use of ACT fluoride rinse, to help prevent cavities from forming in between the teeth.

Crowns

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A crown (often called a cap) covers the tooth and restores it to its original shape and size. Decay is removed and cleaned from the tooth and a preformed crown is placed over the tooth. Unlike adult crowns, in which the crown is made to fit the tooth, which requires two appointments, baby crowns are placed in one visit, because the tooth is prepared to fit the crown.

Mouth Guards

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We recommend mouth guards for all our sports active patients. A mouth protector minimizes the potential for tooth fracture or loss due to traumatic injury. In addition, it can reduce the concussive effects of certain head injuries. We provide custom-made pro-style mouth guards to all of our orthodontic patients free of charge during treatment.

Patient Comfort

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Dr. Jaha Howard's office was designed for infants, children and teens. Our facilities are designed to make kids feel right at home. It's a unique Jungle-themed atmosphere that helps children relax and enjoy their experience. Children deserve to experience a gentle, caring approach to their dental care. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the slightly anxious child. An extremely safe option, nitrous oxide helps a child who is cooperative but worried about various aspects of their appointment. It helps alleviate anxiety about having instruments placed in the mouth.

Sealants & Fillings

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Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can't be removed by brushing or washed out by water or saliva. A sealant is a tough, plastic material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. Composite fillings are more than just attractive. They require minimal tooth preparation, in other words less healthy tooth structure is removed to restore the tooth. Also, a sealant can be placed over the remaining exposed grooves of the tooth to minimize the risk of decay on another area of the tooth.

Space Maintainers

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When your child prematurely loses a baby tooth, the use of a space maintainer may be used. A space maintainer -- a combination of bands and wires designed to hold the remaining teeth in a position that will allow the future permanent tooth to erupt in the proper location.

Oral Sedation

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We offer several sedation dentistry options depending on your child’s needs and how much treatment is needed. Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective option for children who are apprehensive about treatment and quickly dissipates with normal breathing after the treatment completes. Oral sedation is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, or children with special needs. It is used to calm your child and reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatments. Your child will be quite drowsy and may even fall asleep but they will not become unconscious.

Baby Root Canals

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Also known as a Pulpotomy, a root canal is required when decay has reached the nerve of a baby tooth. It can be quite painful, so we recommend this treatment to preserve the tooth so that it can fall out naturally. Unlike adult root canals, this is a very short procedure that only requires part of the tooth pulp to be removed.

A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta

Jaha Howard, DDS, MS

Natasha Diaz, DMD

4300 Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 405
Atlanta, GA 30339

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New Patient Hotline: (888) 485-5139

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Existing Patients Call: (678) 391-7453

Hours
Mon-Weds: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

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