Emergency Procedures Only Last updated: May 6, 2020


We Are Available for Your Dental Needs

Cornelia Dental is beginning the gradual process of re-opening for dental treatment as allowed by the executive order of the Governor of Georgia and the Georgia Board of Dentistry. We are continually monitoring the situation in our county and state and will be prioritizing patients with urgent and immediate dental needs in order to best serve our family of patients. We are carefully balancing the need to provide preventive care and treatment with the need to safeguard our patients and dental team. As the American Dental Association has acknowledged,

"The longer dental practices remain closed to preventive care and treatment for early forms of dental disease, the more likely that patients' untreated disease will progress, increasing the complexity and cost for treatment down the road."

We want you to know that we will continue to follow the strictest safety protocols for infection control according to state, ADA and CDC recommendations. During this situation we have heightened our already high safety standards. We will continue to seek out expert guidance and recommendations so that we can be flexible and quickly adopt new protocols, technology, and innovation to best serve our patients.

In order to best protect you and our team members, we ask patients NOT to visit our office if you have ANY signs of flu, coughing, fever, etc. For the safety of our most vulnerable patients, we will be postponing appointments for patients who need to continue to shelter in place as recommended by the CDC.

If you, a friend or family member have a dental emergency, as always, we are here for you. If you are not currently a patient of ours and are unable to reach your family dentist, we will be happy to assist. First and foremost, your health and safety are our primary concern.

All Patients Screened for Prior to Entering Office

When you visit our office for dental care, we will ask you to remain in your car and call or text our office to let us know when you have arrived. We will call or text you when your room is ready. A team member will meet you at our front door and perform a temperature scan. Each patient will be carefully screened prior to entering our office for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection. In order to protect the most vulnerable, we request anyone considered to be in the high risk category, whether due to age or an underlying medical condition, to continue to shelter in place and postpone dental treatment. If your temperature reading is higher than 99℉ or you have other signs or symptoms of COVID-19, we will refer you to your primary care physician, the Habersham County Health Department, or Augusta University Health Expresscare Online Screening.
Please preview our screening information prior to your appointment. As always, you can contact one of our team members directly during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends.

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Why Choose Cornelia Dental?

Dread going to the dentist? Don't worry ... we don't take it personally! We understand that many people are afraid of going to the dentist or just don't like the sights and sounds! Ask us how we can provide you with a relaxed, pain-free experience by using conscious oral sedation, Nitrous Oxide, or NuCalm. We practice unique no-drill dentistry using Waterlase dental laser technology, reducing the need for needles and anesthesia and increasing patient comfort. Gone are the days of loud, vibrating machinery! In addition to comprehensive dental care, you can also take advantage of Lumineers veneers, Invisalign clear aligners, implant dentistry and LumiBrite teeth whitening, resulting in a straight, bright smile.


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Dr. Ralph Jackson

Meet Dr. Jackson

I really enjoy solving problems, working with my hands and creating and building, and dentistry allows me to do these things for the benefit of my family of patients. I like the challenge of keeping up to date with the changing field of dentistry as new technology allows us to provide even more comfortable and convenient dental care. As a dentist, it is fulfilling to be trained to provide Botox and dermal fillers to not only relieve pain, but also enhance smiles by reducing fine lines and restoring facial volume. Since dental health is directly linked to our overall health, helping people get healthy and stay healthy creates a lot of positive energy in our office, and that makes it a great place to be!

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Dr. Cynthia Ratliff

Meet Dr. Ratliff

Dentistry allows me to care for patients to create healthy and attractive smiles. I love our philosophy at Cornelia Dental that we let patients know what they need and cheerfully give them what they want. It's up to you as a patient to decide what treatment you choose and what pace you would like to have it done. Using my skills as a dental professional to give comfortable injections, I find it rewarding to be able to use Botox to help relieve headaches and jaw joint pain as well as the unwanted wrinkles associated with these and other conditions. As Invisalign providers, we are even able to create healthy and more attractive smiles with clear braces without going to an orthodontist.

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Dr. Joshua Kang

Meet Dr. Kang

My wife and I are thrilled to be living now in Clarkesville, GA. I believe that every individual has a unique and beautiful smile, and I want to deliver an optimal result in conserving and recreating a healthy smile. Using laser technology allows me to provide even more comfortable dental treatment for our patients. Because I enjoy providing a variety of dental services, including sedation dentistry, implants, surgical extractions (including wisdom teeth removal), and molar endodontics (root canals), we are able to provide our patients with a wide variety of dental services eliminating the need to go to a specialist.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry provides safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients with special needs. Sometimes called relaxation dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care through the use of medication.

You can benefit from sedation dentistry if you experience one of more of the following:

  • High fear of dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Fear of needles and shots
  • Trouble getting numb
  • Sensitive teeth

For more information on how you can have a relaxed, comfortable dental experience, call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Botox and Dermal Fillers

Suffering from tension headaches or jaw joint pain? Botox can be effective in reducing more than just fine lines and wrinkles. With Botox and dermal fillers we can enhance your smile by adding volume and reducing lines to help you look and feel younger. Call or text us today to find out if Botox and dermal fillers are right for you.

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Dental Implants

You often don't appreciate something until you lose it. This is especially true when you've lost a tooth. Adult tooth loss can be painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing. We understand and want you to know that you are not alone; over 170 million adults are missing at least one tooth. Millions of people lose their teeth each year for a variety of reasons including injury, hereditary factors, and disease. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can allow you to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

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