Meet Dr. Shawn Gurley, DDS
North Atlanta cosmetic dentist
Dr. Shawn Gurley is an Atlanta-based cosmetic dentist offering general dentistry, dental implants, teeth whitening, invisalign, and sleep apnea treatment, helping patients feel great about their smiles and the health of their teeth.
“As a dentist and great lover of art, I frequently employ the use of golden proportion relationships when designing beautiful smiles. This ancient mathematical expression of beauty, employed by Leonardo Da Vinci himself, is a very useful tool in the art of Dentistry. I want to provide you with the latest technological advances in dentistry giving you the highest level of individual care possible in dentistry today. I believe my hallmark of cosmetic dentistry is to create a smile that is an accentuation of a person’s natural beauty.”
Exceptional & ongoing education
Dr. Gurley graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1986 and went on to receive advanced training in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation. At the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., he received additional training in Implantology and Oral Surgery.
After dental school, Dr. Gurley did a general practice residency in the Army prior to opening his private dental practice in Alpharetta, where he has been giving patients something to smile about for over 25 years.
In 2010, Dr. Gurley received Advanced Training of Treatment for Sleep Apnea with Sleep Group Solutions. He is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Dr. Gurley’s dental philosphy: healthy mouths, natural results
Dr. Gurley and his talented team at North Atlanta Aesthetic Dentistry aspire to keep you informed and educated about not only your oral health, but how oral health relates to your overall health. Having a gorgeous smile is the cherry on top—and Dr. Gurley works closely with every patient to ensure their teeth are in tip-top shape while keeping their results natural.
“While outward beauty is important, it is not always just cosmetics. The philosophy of my practice is to employ a total body health model with a focus on the ‘beauty within’ as well as the cosmetic advantages. Mounting evidence in current research shows remarkable dental and medical relationships.”
Dr. Gurley has been involved in numerous volunteer and charity benefits, which include treating home-bound patients abroad and in third world populations in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Gurley received the Meritorious Service Award in 1985 from the University of Tennessee. He has traveled internationally to speak on current technology.
Dr. Gurley outside of the office
Dr. Gurley, his wife, and their four beautiful children love calling the greater Atlanta area home. Evenings and weekends are spent outdoors, playing in the pool, jumping on the trampoline, or out and about taking in all North Atlanta has to offer.
Dr. Gurley is also an avid astronomer and has taken up astro-photography as a hobby—and he loves spending time amongst the stars (or, rather, in his astronomy space!).