Meet Dr. Raymond
Dr. Raymond earned his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Raymond is board-certified by the American Board of Endodontics, a distinction awarded to less than 20% of endodontists. In his 12th year of private practice, he maintains a strong passion for learning and stays at the cutting edge of endodontics and dentistry through his involvement and membership in Spear Education and multiple Spear Study Clubs, the International Academy of Endodontics (a private, invitation-only study group of high-quality endodontists who seek to promote the highest level of clinical and interdisciplinary care for their patients), and The Pankey Institute. Dr. Raymond is strongly committed to providing pain-free endodontic care and practices at the absolute highest level through the use 3D CT imaging technology to help with an accurate diagnosis as well as the use of a sophisticated Zeiss microscope for unsurpassed precision through every phase of treatment. Dr. Raymond is also one of the first endodontists in the country to adopt GentleWave cleaning technology to provide a level of disinfection that surpasses that of traditional methods.
Dr. Raymond believes in a minimally-invasive, conservative approach to endodontic care, which means removing minimal amounts of natural tooth structure during root canal procedures in order to preserve a tooth’s strength and long-term survival. A conservative approach also means providing a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis to provide the most effective care. Not every patient requires a root canal and often may benefit from a more conservative, less invasive approach. This is an aspect of Dr. Raymond’s practice that he takes very seriously.
Dr. Raymond is an endodontic leader in his community and enjoys giving lectures and presentations to colleagues at various dental conferences on modern endodontic techniques, including dentin-preserving treatment strategies, the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth, diagnosis and treatment planning, and the implementation of 3D Cone Beam CT imaging in endodontics. Dr. Raymond is a strong advocate of organized dentistry and is an active member of the International Academy of Endodontics, American Association of Endodontics, the Northern District Dental Society, the Georgia Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Raymond grew up in the tiny town of New Canada, Maine (population 321), which lies on the American side of the border between Maine and the provinces of New Brunswick & Quebec. Dr. Raymond is a dual citizen of the US & Canada. His hometown is the northern terminus of historic Route 1, which starts in Key West, FL, and extends northward 2500 miles. It is a place of pristine wilderness, extreme geographic isolation, and imminent danger as the moose and black bear, which vastly outnumber the human population, run wild and the face of the earth falls away into a deep abyss. Dr. Raymond’s father maintained a dental practice in the region for over 40 years, proudly serving his small, hard-working community of primarily woodsmen and potato farmers. Facing his father’s monopoly on the small market, the prospect of performing dentistry on moose his entire career, and worse yet, a cold, angry Floridian wife, Dr. Raymond made his way to warmer pastures and is thrilled to be settled in the great city of Atlanta. He is happily married to Dr. Andreina Izarra, a local periodontist.
Dr. Raymond also donates his time providing free care to Atlanta’s underserved at the Ben Massell Clinic, Georgia’s Mission of Mercy Volunteer Dental Clinic, and the Special Olympics Special Smiles Program. Besides dentistry, Dr. Raymond enjoys reading, running, basketball, golf, skiing, watching football, and running around the house after his 1-year old Sofia.