Dr. Tantuco
Kathleen Tantuco, DMD
Dr. Kathy Tantuco has spent her career providing patients with high-quality dental care. She continually seeks to learn new procedures and advance her education. Dr. Tantuco is actively committed to providing her patients with the best possible Atlanta dental care.

Dr. Kathy Tantuco graduated with honors from the University of Toronto, Canada, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Tantuco received the prestigious Richard Ivey Scholarship and was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.

In 2003, Dr. Tantuco earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went on to complete an intense implant training program at New York University and later became Invisalign® treatment certified.

Dr. Tantuco is currently a member of the American Dental Association®, the Pennsylvania Dental Association® and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When Dr. Tantuco is not at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center or advancing her dental education, she enjoys traveling and exploring the city of Atlanta.

Dental Services From Dr. Kathy Tantuco
Dr. Kathy Tantuco provides Atlanta patients with general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. As an implant specialist, Dr. Tantuco excels at providing natural-feeling dental implants. Listed below are just a few of the services offered by Dr. Tantuco:


Dr. Chong
Woojae Chong, DMD
Dr. Woojae Chong believes in helping patients find natural and non-surgical ways to improve dental health. As a dentist, periodontist and implant specialist, Dr. Chong helps patients restore their natural smiles.

In 1999, Dr. Chong earned his undergraduate degree at the Oregon State University in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in biophysics.

Dr. Chong went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, he continued his education at Temple University and earned master’s degrees in periodontology and implantology.

Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Chong taught Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Temple University.

Dr. Woojae Chong is a Board Certified periodontist. He is also a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In his free time, Dr. Chong enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.

Periodontal Services From Dr. Woojae Chong
Dr. Woojae Chong works with patients to correct common periodontal issues, like gum loss and gum disease. He provides high-quality dental care to help patients achieve beautiful, natural smiles. Listed below are some of the periodontal services offered by Dr. Chong at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center:

Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center is dedicated to helping you and your family improve your oral health and enjoy beautiful smiles. We maintain a warm, welcoming environment where you can feel at ease, and you can rely on us to provide you with personalized care and treat you with the same care we would our own families. Call us today at 404-381-1734 to learn more about dental care in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and schedule your appointment with our dentists. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Farida — Office Manager and Treatment Plan Coordinator
Farida earned her Bachelor of Science in biology and DDS internationally before passing the national dental boards. Farida brings more than 30 years of dental knowledge and experience to the team at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center. With her larger-than-life personality and positive attitude, she makes dental appointments stress-free. Farida is fluent in French.



Hannah — Dental Hygienist
Hannah’s passion for dental hygiene began when she first worked as a dental assistant at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology and dental hygiene degree at Georgia State University. Hannah is dedicated to providing patient-centered and evidence-based care. She believes in the importance of patient education and treating her patients as if they were her own family. Hannah is fluent in Korean.


Heleya — Surgical Dental Assistant
Heleya began her dental career by working alongside two dentists and two oral surgeons for four years. Following this first practice, she worked in the Doctors Building for seven years, where she worked with an endodontist who focused on general dentistry and implantology. For the past two decades, Heleya has been helping out at Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center as needed, and she is now a permanent member of our team.