Dr. Lauren E. Abes, DMD

Dental School: University of Pittsburgh 2000/ D.M.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia 1996/ B.S. Agriculture

Dr. Abes is a native Atlantan, residing near Piedmont Park. She joined DentFirst Dental Care in June of 2000 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. While in school, Dr. Abes helped in the rebirth of the student chapter of Alpha Omega – an International Dental Fraternity. She also served as the local chapter President of the Alpha Omega Chapter here in Atlanta. Dr. Abes enjoys treating patients young and old. She loves all aspects of dentistry and her passions are aesthetics and restoring dental implants. She also enjoys volunteering her time at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in Midtown and has participated in the Georgia Mission of Mercy.

She spends her free time with her two kids who are both very active in sports. Dr. Abes is also very active and enjoys biking, running, swimming, practicing yoga, traveling and spending time on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Patients can visit Dr. Abes at the Lenox and Perimeter DentFirst offices.

Dr. Azita Rezaei Amiri, DMD

Dental School: University of Hamburg 1998/ D.D.S. and New York Univ 2003 / D.D.S.

Undergraduate School: University of Teheran and University of Hamburg

Dr. Amiri was born and grew up in Teheran, Iran. After her first year of University in Teheran, she moved to Germany where she attended both Undergraduate and Dental School in a special combined degree program at the University of Hamburg. In addition to her studies, she also worked as a Nurse at the hospital. Upon her graduation in Europe, Dr. Amiri moved to Atlanta where she learned English at Georgia Tech and then continued her dental training at NYU in New York City. She then elected to rejoin her family in Atlanta and began practicing with DentFirst and Endodontics (for which she won an award at NYU!). In her spare time, Dr. Amiri enjoys family time with her three nieces and one nephew, and traveling. She is also fluent in English, German, and Farsi!

Patients can visit her at our Mall of Georgia office.

Dr. Joseph Attardo, DMD

Dr. Joseph Attardo, DDS

Dental School: New York University College of Dentistry DDS/ 1975

Undergraduate School: State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, BS Biology/ 1971

Dr. Attardo was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He attended SUNY at Buffalo where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1971. Following the completion of this degree, he attended New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1975. Dr. Attardo and his wife have been married for 30 years and have one daughter together who also lives in Atlanta, Georgia. When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Attardo enjoys golfing, traveling and watching sports.

Dr. Attardo has been the attending dentist at a local nursing home for more than 30 years! He also enjoys treating children 3 years and up. Dr. Attardo has had special training and experience at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental School in treating younger patients. He joined DentFirst Dental Care in 2016 and patients can visit him at the DentFirst Perimeter and Mall of Georgia locations.

Dr. Orson Baek, DMD

Dental School: State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003/ DDS
Columbia University/ M.S. in Periodontics
Undergraduate School: University of Buenos Aires, 1998

Dr. Baek graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Dental in Buffalo and was accepted into the periodontal specialty program at Columbia University where he trained to provide dental implants and deliver the highest level of periodontal care to his patients. Born of Korean parents in Brooklyn, he and his family soon moved to Argentina. As a result he is totally fluent in English, Spanish and Korean! He studied in Argentina where he did his General Practice Residency at the Bernardino Rivadavia Hospital, and then attended school in both Buffalo and New York City before deciding to call Atlanta, Georgia his home. In his spare time he likes to play golf and soccer, and relaxes with his wife Kelly and their daughter Emily. Pastimes include sitting down with a good book or on a river bank waiting for the fish to bite. Dr. Baek is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the academic honors dental society. Patients can visit Dr. Baek at the Lenox and Duluth DentFirst offices.