By Rebecca Maynard
A dental visit isn’t necessarily something most of us anticipate with pleasure, but Dr. Ahmed Al Attar of Main Street Smiles in Berryville does his best to make sure you leave his office with a smile on your face.
Dr. Al Attar completed his B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2001. In 2005, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, he spent a two year residency at the Hunter McGuire Veterans Administration Center in Richmond. After working in Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. as an associate dentist, Dr. Al Attar decided it was time to open his own family dental practice in Berryville.
He says he was attracted to the small town charm of the community and the ability in a smaller community to build long-lasting relationships with each patient. “There is a strong sense of community in Berryville that you don’t often find in larger cities,” Dr. Al Attar said. “It’s a slower pace of life that allows you to focus on family. I love that when my patients enter or leave they see another member of the community and stop to chat and catch up. It’s also a beautiful part of the state. Fall in particular is a beautiful time of year and a great time to get out with the family and enjoy the local fall festivals.”
Dr. Al Attar has been married to his wife Rose for 17 years, and together they have two young boys, Josef and Dani. Main Street Smiles employs a team of six people and their main focus is patients and their comfort. They are a family practice equipped to treat patients ranging from children to the elderly. offer preventative care as well as restorative care (fillings), implants, crowns and bridges, dentures, root canals and extractions.
They also have a variety of treatments to help with anxiety, from nitrous oxide to I.V. sedation. They understand that people are busy during the week and offer flexible scheduling, including some Saturdays.
The staff at Main Street Smiles is dedicated to helping patients understand how their insurance will work best for them. While they work with all insurances, they are participating providers with Delta Dental Premiere & Cigna. They also accept Care Credit.
Potential patients are encouraged to call the office to discuss their options. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm, and can be reached at 844-692-2235 or by visiting www.mainstsmiles.com.
If you’ve been putting off that dental checkup for far too long or are interested in supporting the community by seeing a local dentist, why not give Main Street Smiles a try?