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Pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Elkin

Paul Elkin, D.D.S.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Paul Elkin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994.

Dr. Elkin immediately followed up with Pediatric Specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital where he served as a Resident and then Chief Resident from 1994-1996.

Dr. Elkin is a Diplomate of the AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. He has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and treating infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs for over 20 years.

Dr. Paul (as he is affectionately known to his patients) is an active member of the following groups:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Kansas City Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • First District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Services Dental Association
  • Columbia University Alumni Association
General dentist Dr. Terrence Vandiver

Terrence Vandiver, DMD

Dr. Terrence Vandiver is a native of Evans, GA and a graduate of Fort Valley State University and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.

Dr. Vandiver began with Augusta Smiles Youth Dentistry in 2005 and has enjoyed serving the Augusta community.

A 2015 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary, Dr. Vandiver is a local pastor, serving Thankful Missionary Baptist Church in Blythe, GA.

Dr. Vandiver is married to his lovely wife Maria and they are parents to three outstanding children.

He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


General dentist Dr. LaQuinta Elim

LaQuinta Elim, DMD

Dr. LaQuinta Elim is a graduate of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. She received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Augusta State University. While in dental school, Dr.Elim received multiple awards and recognition for her dedication to Dentistry and Oral Cancer Research.

Dr.Elim is an active member of the American Dental Association, The Georgia Dental Society and The Georgia Dental Association. She is the wife of Dr. Ty Williams and a dedicated mother to their children. Dr.Elim enjoys vacationing with her family and mentoring the youth in her community.

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