Meet Dr. J. Tony Sierra, DDS, MS
General Dentist & Prosthodontist
Biomedical Science Major at Marquette University
Spanish for the Health Professions Major at Marquette University
Doctor of Dental Surgery at Marquette University
Advanced Prosthodontics (specialty program)
Master of Science degree at Marquette University
Botox level II & Derma Fillers level II at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics
"Best Dentist" title from the Herald-Independent's Readers' Choice Award
Press Ganey Award for exceptional patient experience, engagement, and clinical proficiency.
Outstanding Senior Award, Delta Sigma Delta - International Dental Fraternity
Accuracy of anterior denture tooth arrangements of CAD-CAM complete removable dental prostheses made with a tooth mold template
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Dr. Sierra, practicing as both a General Dentist and Prosthodontist, places significant importance on preventing tooth decay by motivating patients to maintain their hygiene routines.
As a specialist, Prosthodontist, Dr. Sierra has an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients who have complex dental needs and on providing treatment services that primarily involve the repair or replacement of natural teeth with a variety of fixed or removable prosthetic options.
TMJ/TMD (Problems in the jaw joint)
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Maxillofacial Prosthetics and esthetic dentistry
Injectables: Botox and Dermafillers
Dr. Sierra is an active member of esteemed institutions such as:
He consistently attends continuing education courses, ensuring his practice is informed by the latest advancements and evidence-based approaches.
Before joining the team at Dr. Jack Gentry DDS, PC, now known as La Vita Dental Arts in Marietta, GA, Dr. Sierra built a strong career in southern Wisconsin. For more than 9 years, he served as a General Dentist and later as a Prosthodontist for over 6 years. He specialized in complex implant reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, and fixed prosthodontics, providing top-notch care to his patients.
Dr. Sierra is a dedicated learner and educator. He taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry and gained valuable experience during his externship at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. He also played roles as a teacher assistant for Human & Gross Anatomy and as a Teacher Assistant in the Biomedical Sciences Summer Research program with The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
His commitment to dentistry and education shines through his journey.
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We welcome patients with PPO insurance plans offering Out of Network benefits. Although we operate as Out of Network providers, you can fully utilize your insurance benefits for all your dental needs. To ensure transparency, we're committed to providing upfront financial estimates before any significant procedures (upon request). We understand the importance of clear communication and ensuring a seamless experience for our patients.
At La Vita Dental Arts, we handle the submission of your insurance claims so you don’t have to handle the paperwork.
Dental Insurance, in essence, resembles more of a coupon system than traditional insurance. Consider it as a financial arrangement where you contribute, and they dictate the usage. Each year, there's the familiar "use it or lose it" scenario.
Given the multitude of policies from these various companies, our knowledgeable staff is well-equipped to guide you on how we can collaborate to optimize your insurance benefits.
No, you don't necessarily need dental insurance to see a dentist. Dental insurance can help offset the costs of dental care, but it's not a requirement to receive dental treatment. Many dental offices offer services to both insured and uninsured patients. If you don't have dental insurance, you can still make appointments, discuss treatment options, and pay for services out of pocket.
Please call our dental office to learn more about it at (770) 428-0434.
The recommended frequency for dental visits can vary based on individual factors, but a general guideline is to visit the dentist for a check-up and cleaning at least every six months. This biannual schedule allows your dentist to monitor your oral health, catch any potential issues early, and provide professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
However, it's important to note that individual needs can differ. Some people may need more frequent visits, while others with excellent oral health might require fewer visits.
At La Vita Dental Arts, we prioritize your comfort and strive to make your dental experience as stress-free as possible. That's why we offer nitrous oxide, a safe and effective sedation option commonly known as 'laughing gas.' Nitrous oxide helps you relax and feel more at ease during dental procedures, whether it's a routine cleaning or a more extensive treatment.
Our experienced team will carefully administer and monitor the nitrous oxide to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure. If you're someone who experiences dental anxiety or nervousness, nitrous oxide can be a valuable tool to help you feel more relaxed and make your time in the dental chair more pleasant.
Feel free to discuss your preferences and any concerns you may have with our team. We're here to provide you with the best care and support throughout your dental journey.
The frequency of dental X-rays, also known as radiographs, depends on various factors including your oral health, age, dental history, and risk factors. Dental X-rays are valuable tools that help dentists diagnose and monitor dental issues that may not be visible during a regular visual examination.
It's important to note that advancements in dental technology have led to lower radiation exposure with digital X-rays, making them safer than traditional film X-rays. Your dentist will consider your specific situation and needs when determining the appropriate schedule for dental X-rays. Always discuss your concerns and any changes in your oral health with your dentist so they can make informed recommendations.
A prosthodontist is a specialized general dentist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing or damaged teeth and other oral structures. Prosthodontics is one of the nine recognized dental specialties by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists undergo extensive training beyond dental school to become experts in designing and creating dental prostheses, which are artificial replacements for teeth and other oral structures.
Prosthodontists, such as Dr. Sierra DDS, MS, are skilled in a wide range of treatments that involve restorative, cosmetic, and functional aspects of dentistry. Some of the areas they specialize in include: Dental Implants, Crown and Bridges, Dentures, Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Disorders, Complex cases, Maxillofacial Prosthetic.
To become a prosthodontist, a general dentist needs to complete an additional three years of specialized training in an accredited prosthodontic program after obtaining their dental degree (DDS or DMD). This training equips them with the skills and knowledge required to provide advanced and comprehensive dental care for patients who want to prevent or need extensive restorative and prosthetic treatments.
Yes, absolutely! Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and it's important to seek prompt care when they occur. If you're experiencing a dental emergency, you should Contact our office (770)428 0434 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for evaluation and treatment.