It all started with a slight pulsating pain in the back of my jaw. As a 29 year old who never had any of his wisdom teeth taken out, it didn't take long to figure out what was causing the discomfort. A friend of mine in the dental care industry recommended someone within her immediate faculty. After seeing the complication in my X-ray, the initial dental care physician recommended the Dental Care Practice of AOS (ASSOCIATED ORAL SPECIALTIES). He stated they were especially equipped with the equipment, specialist and staff necessary to perform the kind of work I needed done. It turned out not only did I have my wisdom teeth coming in, but they discovered I had two extra wisdom teeth. I had six wisdom teeth in all, causing what they referred to as an impacted tooth.So off I went to see Dr. Wakefield and his Practice Administrator Sabrina Fava. The initial meet and assessment lasted all but 30 minutes or so. Dr. Wakefield is down to earth and communicates excellently. He was able to exude confidence in his team, years of experience, yet had a sense of humbleness, and the ability to empathize with his patients. It was explained to me in the simplest way what options I had available to resolve the problem. He expressed how amazing his team was and his colleague Dr. Shivane Gupta would be more than capable of performing the oral surgery needed.Their main office center at Emory/ST. Joseph's Hospital had a cozy atmosphere. Seemed as though they might have hired an interior decorator, I could be wrong. The staff was warm, welcoming and felt as though they were family rather than just co-workers. They were familiar with my case and made me feel at home as soon as I introduced myself.When taken to the back to prep for surgery, I noticed how well the team complimented each other. They were confident, positive and had great chemistry with one another. It felt as though I had the 1997 Bulls of the dental industry about to perform surgery on me. Surgical assistants Tacari Buchanan and Robyn Webb were finishing each others sentences all while setting up my IV sedation and making sure I was comfortable. Before the surgery began, Dr. Gupta was thorough in confirming the details of the procedure that was about to take place. An extraction of five out of six wisdom teeth. We decided to leave the last wisdom tooth due to its location far up near my sinus. A count down from ten to one and I was lights out. Surgery was a breeze. Dr. Gupta personally called me to check on my status as the days went by to make sure I was healing fine. He also made it available for me to contact him if I had any questions or concerns. Who doesn't want access to their own personal Doctor Oz, right?A few days went by, and somehow I grew an abscess on the inner side of my left cheek which isn't uncommon after such a procedure. I woke up one morning in excruciating amount of a pain. I contacted Dr. Gupta early on a Saturday morning and described to him what I was experiencing. Without hesitation, he called Sabrina Fava and asked her to come in to the office to assist him with an incision and drainage. Fortunately, they were both available and set an appointment that same morning on their day off just to alleviate my discomfort. Again, huge thank you to Dr. Gupta and Surgical Assistant Sabrina Fava for going above and beyond. I was well on my way to a full recovery after that.Considering I had and extraction of 5 wisdom teeth and incision/drainage on an abscess, the AOS team made my experience better than I could have ever expected. They were hospitable, performed flawlessly, flexible in their scheduling, and had this uncanny ability to make me feel comforted. You could tell they weren't just coming to work, they loved what they were doing. I wouldn't have gone in to such vast details about my experience and wrote this novel if I didn't appreciate my experience with AOS. I would recommend them to any and everyone seeking dental care. Thank you again.Sincerly,Mark G.