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.Read More
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.
As a new addition to the team, Dr. Robyn McCalla will share her expert knowledge, talent, and skills with the practice. She is a caring dentist who is responsive to patients’ needs, providing respect, trust, and communication.Read More
Originally from New York, Dr. Robyn McCalla and her family relocated to Georgia in 2015. Dentistry became a passion after becoming a dental assistant and then a registered dental hygienist in 1989. To further her career in dentistry, Dr. McCalla graduated from the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook, receiving her dental degree in 1995. After dental school, she continued her dental education by participating in and completing a hospital-based general practice residency in 1996.
Dr. McCalla is an active member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the North West District Dental Society.