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Dr. Steven Negelow

Dr. Nicholas 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 than being able to help patients smile confidently.”

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Dr. Phung is a Georgia native and has been in Georgia for most of his life. Dr. Phung’s hobbies include 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.

Fun Facts

  • Dr. Phung is an amateur chef
  • Dr. Phung enjoys a very healthy lifestyle
  • Dr. Phung loves traveling and staying active

Dr. Steven Negelow


Dr. Steven Negelow graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor's 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.

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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, 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

Fun Facts

  • Dr. Negelow is a certified and trained weapons specialist with the NRA
  • Dr. Negelow is an avid motorcyclist
  • Dr. Negelow is an animal lover and has a dog named Bentley
Dr. Steven Negelow

Dr. Theresa 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 as a summer job turned into my lifetime profession.

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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 Master's 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 daughter. We recently adopted a greyhound, which 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.

Fun Facts

  • Dr. Conway enjoys reading historical fiction
  • Dr. Conway enjoys taking Barre classes
  • Dr. Conway enjoys going on long walks with her husband, daughter and fur baby

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Alyssa C.

This is the only dentist I have ever been to where I was not filled with panic hours beforehand. My hygienist is like family! They truly care about making sure you have the best dental care.

Ralph S.

If you need a good place for dental services come check out Cherokee Smiles Dental...I've been a customer for over 25 years including my wife and 3 grown children. I recommend you come see them.

Chris R.

Love this practice! The hygienists are knowledgeable and personable, Dr. Phung is friendly, reassuring, and has a great bedside manner, and the front desk staff is great, as well. Through changes over the years in ownership and staff, they have consistently displayed this level of professionalism and customer service.
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