Meet Our Doctors

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  • Dr. Steven Negelow

    Meet Steven Negelow


    Dr. Steven Negelow graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and from Temple University with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973 where he treated soldiers returning from Vietnam.

    Dr. Negelow moved to Atlanta in 1973 and is licensed to practice dentistry in Georgia. He has continued his dental education and has experience in facial orthopedics and braces, implants, and aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

    Dr. Negelow has been associated with several professional organizations:

    • The Academy of General Dentistry
    • Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry
    • The Southeastern Analgesia Society
    • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
    • The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
    • International Association of Orthodontics
    • American Association for Functional Orthodontics
  • Dr. Phung

    Dr. Phung


    Dr. Nicholas Phung graduated with a Master’s degree in Biology with an emphasis on Human Sciences from Georgia State University. Dr Phung then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Now practicing in Acworth Georgia, Dr Phung loves cosmetic dentistry and designing personalized smiles. “There is nothing more satisfying then being able to help patients smile confidently.”

    Dr. Phung is a Georgia native and has been in Georgia most of his life. Besides his years in Philadelphia, PA., a few of Dr Phung’s hobbies are participating in continuing education courses, visiting new places and enjoying all the regional dining experiences, culture and history. Dr Phung also enjoys staying healthy with frequent visits to his local gym.

  • Dr. Conway

    Dr. Conway

    Before I have the pleasure of meeting all of you I’d like to tell you about my background. My adventure in dentistry began when I was 17 years old and answered an ad in the local Brooklyn newspaper: Part time dental assistant. No experience necessary. What started out as a summer job turned into my lifetime profession.

    Working part time in an endodontic practice all through college made me realize I needed to change from pre-med to pre-dent. When I started dental school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook I was convinced that endodontics was my calling. Exposure to the periodontal faculty and clinics made me think about specializing in periodontics.

    Still on the fence about which specialty to pursue, I did a general practice residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens for one year after dental school graduation. During that year it became clear that performing periodontal surgery and placing implants was the path for me. I spent the next three years at Ohio State University earning a specialty certificate in periodontics along with a Masters of Science degree. Two years in private periodontal practice in Hamden, Connecticut convinced me that I needed a warmer southern climate. I’ve been a practicing periodontist in the Atlanta area since 2001.

    Outside of the office my husband and I are kept busy raising our 10 year old daughter. We recently adopted a greyhound who my daughter named Hobbes. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and taking barre classes, catching up with a good book and trying out new restaurants with my husband and friends.

    I am passionate about periodontal therapy because I enjoy doing surgery, replacing teeth with implants and forming long term relationships with my patients.

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"I visited Cherokee Smiles for a routine checkup and cleaning. I was examined by Dr. Erin Buxton and she was probably the best dentist I've seen in many years. Many of the dentists that I've visited recently have recommended services that I really don't believe I needed, but Dr. Buxton only made a few recommendations that seemed very legitimate. My hygienist was Elaine and she was very friendly, quick, and professional. I will definitely be returning to get the additional services that I need."

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"Staff is friendly and I'm normally in and out pretty quick. Never waited over ten minutes in the lobby and the service is good! I'm glad I switched here from my dentist in Marietta."

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