At Dentistry at East Piedmont, we see our patients as family and want them to feel the same about us. Nobody knows the importance of family values more than our very own Dr. Erin Buxton, who embodies those principles every day since joining the practice in 2015.
A Happy Accident
Erin Buxton was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado and decided to stay close to home after graduating high school. When she began earning her Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, Erin knew she wanted to eventually enter the medical field and had planned on attending medical school after graduation, but experienced a small hiccup. Medical school would take 8-10 more years of education before even entering the field and the she was eager to start her career helping others sooner than later.
During what Dr. Buxton refers to as her “mid-college crisis,” a friend recommended she look into dentistry, and now she feels so fortunate that she did. After that Dr. Buxton never looked back, and upon completing her degree from Colorado State, she went on to study at the University of Colorado where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Georgia on Her Mind
After spending her whole life in Colorado, Erin grew sick of the snow and longed for a change of pace. Her fiance, who is from the south, suggested they check out Atlanta and she quickly fell in love with the weather and made Georgia her new home.
Once in Atlanta, Dr. Buxton met Dr. Ashish Patel and immediately knew she wanted to join his practice when she saw how he built lifelong connections with patients.
Thirst for Knowledge
Dr. Buxton feels strongly about dental education and enjoys teaching patients about the connection between oral health and overall health so they have the right tools to take care of themselves between appointments.
Her patients aren’t the only ones learning, however. Dr. Buxton makes sure to stay up to date on all the latest knowledge the dental field has to offer by reading evidence-based dental journals and taking courses on new technologies monthly.
A Focus on Health
Having always had an interest in medicine, it makes sense that her passion for good health would seep into other areas of her life. When she’s not helping patients achieve their dream smiles, Erin enjoys an active lifestyle with cycling and running. She recently began training to run her first triathlon.
Book a free consultation with Dr. Buxton today to see how her passion for oral health can transform your smile.