Dr. John W. Schaefer Earns topDentists Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. John W. Schaefer has been named one of Atlanta’s leading providers by topDentists.™ This honor is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which dentists and specialists throughout Atlanta cast “votes” on the abilities of other dentists and specialists. The organization has been compiling peer-review professional referral guides for over seventy years.

Dr. Schaefer and his staff are committed to excellence in periodontics by providing the finest, state-of-the-art treatment in a comfortable environment with compassionate care. Our professional team helps each patient realize their personal objective of good dental habits while working to improve the cosmetic appearance of his or her smile. We believe that a healthy smile ultimately leads to improved overall wellness and enhanced self confidence.

One satisfied patient shared this review: “Dr. John Schaefer provided excellent care during and after my oral surgery. The experience was positive from start to finish. He and his staff provided thoughtful and insightful counseling prior to the surgery. I was particularly impressed with his matter of fact advice and sense of humor, which breaks the ice prior to surgery.”

Make an appointment today to learn about the cutting-edge technologies and treatments that set Dr. Schaefer and Piedmont Periodontics apart from the rest.

Music Is in the Air

Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Atlanta, where music is in the air this summer. Next time you visit Dr. Schaefer, make time to explore the arts and cultural treasures unique to our city.

Summer wouldn’t be complete without live music from local artists. Enjoy the following FREE concerts in June.

Groovin’ On The Square | Every Friday from 6 – 8 pm
Unwind from a long work week with entertainment from a diverse lineup of talented, up-and-coming performers.

  • June 10: Bourbon Brothers
  • June 17: Chris Cauley
  • June 24: Lilac Wine

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra @Oak Hill
Bring a picnic and enjoy music under the stars as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill for two free concerts this summer.

From Paris to Piedmont | June 15 @7:30 pm
Associate Conductor Jerry Hou leads the ASO in an all-French program including selections from favorites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Debussy’s Nocturnes and more.

Hooray for Hollywood | June 22 @7:30 pm
Guest conductor Anthony Parnther and the ASO will perform a program of some of Hollywood’s greatest hits, including music from Back to the Future, King Richard, Call of the Wild, Out of Africa, E.T. and more.

Sunset Sessions | Sundays @7:00 pm
For the seventh year in a row this alternative music concert series powered by Park Tavern has brought buzz-worthy artists to the stage. Follow the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to the Piedmont Park Meadow to take in the live music and a gorgeous sunset.

  • June 12: Wildermiss, Sarah Mootz, & Pinewood
  • June 19: Cody Bolden, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, & Sara Jean Kelley
  • June 26: Chelsea Shag, Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast, & Chole Kay

 

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Origami in the Garden Now Open

In addition to being home to Piedmont Periodontics, Midtown is the cultural epicenter of Atlanta. This summer museum-quality metal sculptures of giant birds, fluttering butterflies, blooming flowers, and grazing deer take center stage among the floral landscape at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Inspired by the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper, these monumental sculptures were each brought to life from a single sheet of folded paper.

The artists behind the masterly symbolic art installation are New Mexico residents Kevin and Jennifer Box who have focused their career on creating public art using casting and fabrication techniques. Explore 18 installations of nearly 70 sculptures throughout the garden from until October 16, 2022.

The highlight of the show is Master Peace, a 25-foot-tall sculpture composed of hundreds of stainless steel origami peace cranes towering over Howell Fountain.

Origami in the Garden features Kevin Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert L. Lang.

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New Installation: Conversation Peace

Have you seen the sculpture inspiring conversation at the corner of 10th and Peachtree?

Conversation Peace was installed in Midtown on November 12, 2021, in conjunction with National Origami Day in Japan. The work is a sculptural interpretation of Rock-Paper-Scissors, a game that — along with paper — dates back to approximately 200 BC. The game became popular in the United States during the early 20th century as interaction between Asia and the west increased.

While Rock-Paper-Scissors is often used to settle lighthearted conflicts, Artist Kevin Box used these objects to symbolize conflicting forces that have found balance. In the piece, “paper” wins the game by folding itself into a crane — an international symbol of peace.

Conversation Peace is the newest Heart of the Arts installation erected on property owned by the Dewberry Capital Corporation and leased to the Midtown Alliance for $1 per year. The initiative expresses Midtown’s uniquely creative atmosphere and culture. In addition to public art installations, Heart of the Arts colors empty storefronts, fills the streets with music, and sponsors the annual Parliament of Owls parade.

Be sure to drive by the sculpture next time you visit Peidmont Periodontics Midtown Atlanta office. The work also ties into Origami in the Garden, an exhibit that opens this week at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

 

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Celebrate National Administrative Professionals’ Day

Central to any business, administrative professionals keep offices organized and efficient. At Piedmont Periodontics, we know that our practice runs smoothly thanks to the hard work of Tracey White at the front desk

Patient advocacy has always been a passion — and a worthwhile challenge — for Tracey. Born in Los Angeles, her career path was heavily influenced by her first summer job at a dental practice owned by the father of her childhood best friend.

Soon after graduation from Georgia State, Tracey accepted a job in Healthcare Administration with a local dentist. She has now worked in the field for 18 years and has experience in all administrative departments.

When away from the office, Tracey likes to travel, swim, shop, and explore the burgeoning Atlanta food scene with her family.

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2022 Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week

Dental hygienists are an integral part of any dental team and spend a lot of time with patients. In addition to cleaning teeth, hygienists

  • perform initial screenings
  • take x-rays and impressions
  • do scaling and root planning
  • place sealants
  • administer local anesthetic
  • complete dental charts

Piedmont Periodontics patients are fortunate to have one of the very best hygienists in town — Van Le. Originally from Vietnam, Van has called Atlanta home since 1996. She graduated from Georgia Perimeter College in 2006 with an Associate’s Degree in Science and Dental Hygiene.

Van understands how important good oral hygiene is to periodontal patients and has been providing unsurpassed, uncompromised care to Piedmont Periodontics’ patients for more than six years. She works with each patient to ensure that they understand maintenance procedures and that they are well equipped to continue their home treatment and follow up care.

In her free time Van enjoys spending time with family, reading a good book and listening to music.

Green Market Returns to Piedmont Park

A diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit and vegetables is not only good for your body but also your dental health. Without proper nutrients, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to decay and gum disease.

High calcium foods like low-fat cheese and leafy greens provide nourishment for healthy teeth. Foods high in protein like eggs, fish, meat, and poultry can help protect the enamel on your teeth and improve bone density.

Voted one of the top five farmer’s markets in Atlanta by Access Atlanta, the Green Market in Piedmont Park provides shoppers with direct access to local farmers and small businesses. Discover local produce, bakers, jams, and artisan goods every Saturday between 9 am – 1 pm, rain or shine.

The market is located steps from our Midtown office at the 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue gate to Piedmont Park.

The Phoenix Flies Returns for 2022

Atlanta’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are an integral part of the city’s culture and economy. Every March, the Atlanta Preservation Center presents The Phoenix Flies, a collection of 100+ FREE tours of local landmarks and historic sites.

At the beginning of the 20th century notable architects were hard at work in Midtown Atlanta and neighboring Ansley Park. Take advantage of the following tours near our Midtown office:

Thursday, March 10th at 10 am
Creation of Modern Midtown: An Atlanta Walking Tour
Tour Atlanta’s first commercial district built north of Downtown. Learn about the businessmen, architects, and prominent families who drove the creation of the district.

Friday, March 11th at 10 am and 2 pm
Discover a Chateauesque Gem: The Wimbish House Tour
The Wimbish House, an eclectic French Renaissance Revival-style home, has adorned the intersection of Peachtree and 14th Street since 1906. Today the home serves as the headquarters to the Atlanta Woman’s Club.

Monday, March 14th at 11 am
Preserving a City Block
Atlanta History Center Midtown occupies nearly the entire block. In the 1920s, this block was part of the vibrant Atlanta shopping scene. Learn about the people, retail, and restaurants the street has housed over time.

Saturday, March 19 at 10am
Walkin’ Peachtree Street
Learn about the historic and modern structures that line  Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street from one of the oldest churches in Georgia to The High Museum to WW1 memorial sites.

Saturday, March 19th at 11 am
Tour First Church of Christ, Scientist
Built in 1913 and designed by Dougherty & Robinson, The First Church of Christ, Scientist Atlanta is an outstanding example of neo-classical or Greek revival-style architecture.

Sunday, March 20th at 2 pm
Turn of the Century Oasis: Tour Ansley Park
Tour Atlanta’s first driving suburb, developed as Atlanta’s first motorcar-oriented suburb in1904. Wide, winding streets and green parks were designed to attract Atlanta’s wealthiest and most prestigious families.

Pre-registration is required for some events. Visit The The Phoenix Flies for more information about events and registration.

 

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Their 2022 theme is “Sealants Make Sense.”

Sealants are a fast and easy way to protect teeth in cavity-prone areas like the molars. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces and sometimes cover deep pits and grooves. According to Irene Hilton, D.D.S. and chair of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention’s advisory committee, “Sealants on permanent molars reduce the risk of cavities by 80%”

Dental sealants are not just for kids! They help healthy teeth withstand pressure regardless of age.

Celebrate Black History Month in Midtown Atlanta

In the 1920s scholar Carter G. Woodson founded a movement to celebrate Black heritage and achievements. February was named Black History Month in 1976, primarily because the second week of the month — this week! — coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Lincoln was influential in the emancipation of slaves. Douglass, a former slave, was a prominent leader of the abolitionist movement that fought to end slavery.

Home to intellectual leaders like Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta has played a pivotal role in black history. All year long locals and tourists flock to historic sites like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors Center, the Sweet Auburn Historic District, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Celebrate Black History Month this February at these special events near our Midtown Atlanta office:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb 10-13 | Fox Theatre
Celebrate Artistic Director Robert Battle’s 10th anniversary season with new works, audience favorites, and beloved classics, including the timeless Revelations.

Night of Rhythm & Blues with Crissy Collins and PURE
Feb 19 at 7 pm | Center Stage Atlanta
Actress and singer Crissy Collins partners up with PURE to reach hearts through soulful and honest musical storytelling.

For the Love of Black Art 
Feb 22 from 6-8 pm | Bellyard Boutique Hotel
Head to West Midtown to enjoy incredible art from local Black artists Melissa Mitchell, Marryam Moma, Craig Singleton, Golden Aurelian and Ashley Dopson. Guests can also indulge in light bites and champagne while listening to live music.

Black Joy: A Night of Comedy with Sampson McCormick
Feb 22 at 7 pm | Mixx Atlanta
Laugh along with award winning comedian and LGBTQ icon Sampson McCormick.