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91 West Wieuca Road NE, Suite 300 Atlanta, Georgia 30342  [map]

 

Wesley D. Powell, DDS, MS, PC

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

2244 Henderson Mill Road Northeast

Atlanta, Georgia 30345  [map]

Dr. Sheh Vahid is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Being raised in a family of Dentists , her father a pediatric dentist, mother an Orthodontist (both graduates of the University of  Rochester) and her older brother a general dentist (graduate of the University of Michigan), Dr. Sheh always knew her passion was in the field of dentistry. During her high school years, she shadowed at her parents private practice and helped with assisting, sterilization and taking radiographs. It was then that she became more interested in working with and helping children.

 

Dr. Sheh initially attended the Michigan State University for her pre-doctoral education and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Physiology. She chose the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she was offered the Dean’s scholarship. She completed her Doctoral degree in 2008 with honors and continued her education at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center completing a one year General Dentistry Residency (AEGD) with focus in Pediatric Dentistry. During that year she actively participated in the Community Dentistry Program to provide dental care to underserved school children of Rochester. Moving on, Dr. Sheh relocated to suburbs of Philadelphia and worked as a general dentist in a pediatric dental practice (Cavity Busters) for one year.  Knowing that her true passion lied in helping children, she returned home to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2010 and continued her education at the University of Michigan to become a board certified pediatric dentist. Her residency training involved treating children of all ages from infancy through adolescence including those with special needs and mental or physical disabilities. She excelled in approaching each child with their unique needs through various behavior management techniques such as simple communication and management to use of Nitrous Oxide, oral sedations and when necessary, treatment in the operating room under General Anesthesia.  Aside from the clinical training Dr. Sheh’s research interest was in studying the infant oral health, specifically comparing the outcome of early versus late dental visits in the preschool aged children of Flint, Michigan. This research earned her a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry and was presented at the annual meeting of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Following her residency training, Dr. Sheh practiced in Livonia, Michigan until she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in January of 2014 and joined Dr. Powell at Dentistry for Children and Teens. Like Dr. Powell, Dr. Sheh prefers a close relationship with her patients and their families and uses her training and experience to treat each child in a unique and individual way.

 

Dr. Sheh is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (GAPD) and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD). She currently lives in midtown Atlanta and enjoys spending her spare time working out, bike riding, dinning out, skiing and spending time with friends and family.

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Powell is a pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special healthcare needs.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep. Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures and periodontal treatments often require sedation.

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Braces for Children and Teens

Pediatric Dental Services

Orthodontic treatment is available to patients of all ages. In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early evaluation and

diagnosis, children can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Early treatment provides a range of benefits and often means that a patient can avoid surgery or other serious complications.

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As a pediatric dental specialist, Dr. Powell is an expert on such services as:

• Children’s oral hygiene and prevention of cavities

• Orthodontics and Braces for children and teens

• Fillings for baby teeth and permanent teeth

• Kids dental sealants

• Athletic mouth guards for kids of all ages

• Treatment of oral habits like thumb, finger or pacifiers

• Emergency dental care for children

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© 2017 Dentistry for Children and Teens  •  Dr. Wesley D. Powell

Member: American Academy

of Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified: American Board

of Pediatric Dentistry