“I enjoy working with my hands and the artistry involved in creating beautiful smiles. I love interacting with patients and feel that one of the most important factors in a successful doctor-patient relationship is trust.” – Dr. Kristina Chandler
Dr. Chandler always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field, but she thought she would become a physician. While attending the University of Georgia where she earned dual bachelor of science degrees in biology and genetics, she volunteered in the dental clinic at Mercy Health Center, as well as in local dental offices. Seeing patients’ smiles and lives transformed through dentistry helped her realize that she really wanted to be a dentist. She attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and earned her DMD degree in 2011, graduating in the top of her class.
Dr. Chandler has practiced family and cosmetic dentistry in metro Atlanta since 2011. In 2016, when she and her husband found out they were expecting a baby, she decided to leave that practice and join Cheek Dental. She particularly enjoys working with Dr. Cheek because they share the same vision for serving others through dentistry.
Her Treatment Philosophy
“I want to earn the trust of my patients by being respectful of their time, listening to their concerns, opinions, and desires for their smile, including them in the development of their treatment plan, and tailoring the plan accordingly. I examine and diagnose patients in a gentle and courteous manner and work in conjunction with my staff to educate patients on their condition and the plan to restore optimal dental health.
Both the hygienists and I spend time with patients discussing oral hygiene, diet, and behavioral changes that can help prevent dental issues in the future. Both aesthetics and function are important, and there must be balance. I value preserving healthy tooth structure and always try to be as conservative as possible while still achieving the aesthetic and functional goals of the patient.
Ultimately, I strive to provide the highest standard of care to my patients in a respectful and comfortable environment.”
Education and Training
- Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry – graduated at the top of her class
- EAMES Study Club
Memberships and Credentials
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Hinman Dental Society
- Northern District Dental Society
- Certified Invisalign Provider
Dr. Chandler is originally from Snellville, Georgia. When she’s not creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Hunter, and daughter, Emily. They enjoy fun activities with Emily including visits to the park, zoo, beach, or aquarium. Dr. Chandler also enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with extended family and friends.