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Dr. David Zelby and Dental Patient

David Zelby, DDS

Dr. David Zelby

New York University School of Dentistry

As a college student at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Atlanta dentist, David Zelby, DDS  became interested in dentistry as he observed senior students busily occupying themselves making models of teeth and crafting their dental projects.  This embarked his lifelong interest in perfecting dental techniques and helping his patients be pain-free while changing their lives as they experienced smiling again or maybe for the first time.  “The rewards of handing a patient a mirror and seeing the glow of their faces is a life confirming commitment for me,” explains Dr. Zelby.  He earned his general dental degree from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1974.

After graduating, he spent one year in general practice residency at French and Polyclinic Hospital in New York City. Dr. Zelby continued his education to become a certified prosthodontist at South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry, recognized by the American Dental Association and requires two to three years of extra dental school after completion of a general dentistry degree. This higher level of training allows a prosthodontist to perform a higher level of dentistry with greater expertise. The primary focus of a prosthodontist is all treatments of restorative dentistry and full mouth reconstruction.

He began his career in dentistry working with Dr. Ervin Goldstein in 1985. Later Dr. Zelby established his own practice in Atlanta locating in Midtown. In 1992 Dr. Zelby moved his practice to the Cobb Galleria Office Park and established Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. His practice expanded in 2010 and Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry built a new state-0f-the art dental center located in the 200 Building at Cobb Galleria.  Dr. Zelby is known in Atlanta as being a compassionate and gifted cosmetic dentist and dental implant specialist in Atlanta, well-versed in both general and prosthodontic procedures. He skillfully blends art and advanced dental techniques changing the smiles of thousands of Atlantans’ over the course of thirty years.

Education has always been paramount in Dr. Zelby’s career and he taught at Emory University Dental School for 12 years. Cur­rently, Dr. Zelby is a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of den­tistry at Georgia Regents University School of Dental Medicine, for­merly Med­ical Col­lege of Geor­gia School of Den­tistry.

As an educator, Dr. Zelby recognizes that dental technologies change often and he is deeply committed to continuous training in his field so that he’s able to offer the latest, most effective and least painful methods to his patients. He devotes much of his extra time staying on top of scientific and technological developments in general and prosthetic dentistry.

Public service is another hallmark of Dr. Zelby’s career and an area in which he’s placed great personal importance. He is Chief of Staff Emeritus at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic, where volunteer dentists treat Atlanta’s underprivileged needing dental care.  Ben Massell is the only dental clinic in the United States staffed solely by volunteers. Because of his lifelong commitment to helping people, Dr. Zelby was named “Honorary Senator” for the state of Georgia by Governor Casey Cagle in August, 2008. In 2002, the Atlanta community honored Dr. Zelby by presenting him a Community Service Award in recognition of his countless hours of service to Atlanta’s underprivileged.

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What Our Patients Says
Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

4.9 / 5

Based on 136 reviews

Dr. Zelby was recommended to me by both my dentist and periodontist. I could not agree more. the kindness, caring, and professionalism that I experienced at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta is above and beyond. I highly recommend Dr. Zelby, his assistants, and the staff. I couldn't be happier with my new teeth and wish I had done this years ago! five stars to you guys

Catherine W.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Vincent C.

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Cobb Galleria Office Complex, Building 200, Suite 1830


200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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Monday 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday 9AM – 3PM
Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Friday 9AM – 4PM

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