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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.