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Welcome to Dunson Dental Design.

About us

Dr. Bernee Dunson offers a patient-centric approach in a state-of-the-art dental facility to create beautiful smiles that are both aesthetically pleasing and also functional. From Dental Implants, Teeth-in-a-Day, and Full-Mouth Reconstruction to Crowns and Veneers, Dr. Dunson is uniquely qualified to meet all your dental needs in his beautiful downtown Atlanta office. While he offers a wide range of services, he is, in fact, a dental implant specialist who has the relevant knowledge, training, and facilities to ensure less pain and faster recovery time and give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Meet the doctor

Dr. Bernee Dunson

Your Cosmetic, Restorative & Implant Dentist in Atlanta, GA Dr. Dunson was born in Albany, Georgia, and is a third generation graduate of Morehouse College. After completing his undergraduate studies with a degree in biology in 1987, he entered the dental program at the University of Southern California (USC), where he received a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1991. He then attended Columbia University’s general dentistry residency program at Harlem Hospital in New York. After completing the residency, Dr. Dunson returned to Georgia, and in 1992, he began practicing as an associate in Atlanta. At the same time, he served as a resident in the oral implantology residency program at Loma Linda University (LLU) in California, traveling to the West Coast one week out of each month for three years. The experience culminated in a graduate certificate from LLU in oral implantology in 1997.

He also has an IV and oral conscious sedation certificate from Miami Valley Medical College in Dayton, Ohio, making him one of the select few restorative dentists in Georgia who are certified and licensed to do IV sedation. Dr. Dunson started his own practice as a general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1996 which he later moved to Midtown Atlanta. Dr. Dunson recently has returned to the location of his original practice to open a second location. Currently Dr. Dunson is operating and treating his patients both at Dunson Dental Design in Midtown Atlanta and Smile Source Atlanta East in Stone Mountain, GA.

Not only does Dr. Dunson serve patients local to the state of Georgia and states within driving distance including: Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina, but Dr. Dunson is a destination dentist, providing services to patients who travel to Atlanta from around the country to be treated by Dr. Dunson. Dr. Dunson’s multitude of 5-star reviews speak volumes to his talent both as a dentist as well as a relational doctor who truly cares and takes an interest in each person who walks through his door.

Dr. Dunson remains actively interested in the latest developments in his discipline. In October 2008, he was one of nine dentists nationwide awarded and honored as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. In November 2009, he was one of eleven members to gain the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the Fellowship status is the highest credential distinction bestowed by the AAID, the first professional dental implant organization. He continues to publish articles in dental journals and lecture. Dr. Dunson currently holds the distinguished honor of being the President of the AAID.

Due to Dr. Dunson’s extensive training and expertise, he started the Global Dental Implant Institute through which he administers the local Atlanta Academy for Restorative Dentistry and national DC Maxi Course program. He, along with a Dr. Richard Borgner, teaches a hands-on learning Implant Surgical Series. Dentists have traveled from all over the United States to learn surgical techniques from Dr. Dunson. Dr. Dunson is a sought after lecturer in the field of Restorative Implant Dentistry and has been on faculties for various continuing education and dental programs around the world as far reaching as India & Dubai.

Professional Memberships:

  • Past President American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Director of Implantology Smiles Source
  • Director of the AAID Washington D.C. Maxi Course
  • Founder and CEO of Global Dental Implant Institute ABOI (American Board of Implant Dentistry), Diplomate Founder and Director of the American Academy of Reconstructive Dentistry
  • IV Sedation Certified
  • American Dental Association
  • Internationally sought after guest lecturer and renowned educator since 1995
  • Proud Morehouse Alumni

Our Patients Say

Art S

Absolutely excellent dental treatment & care advice. Dentist was thorough yet explained things in plain English so I can understand. Answered all of my questions & gave me information no other dentist had mentioned about dental care. Staff was excellent, patient, & caring about my mental health. I highly recommend them. My physician had recommended them. Dan Thompson!

Kela Q

I would like to share my experience of being a patient of DR Dunson & staff. I can’t thank you enough for all the help they have given me since I’ve been going there. Through the pandemic, they have been open and without much notice they made time for me to be seen and fixed the problem all in the same day.. I am so thankful for the work they have done and for all future projects that will be upcoming. I look forward to being a patient for many more years to come. Thanks again DQ!

Stacy R

I always have a pleasant experience with Dunson Dental Design. Amanda, the hygienist, is kind and professional. The front staff are friendly and considerate. Most importantly, my dental concerns are always addressed and resolved!

Samuel M

Great staff, but more importantly a very highly skilled and professional DDS that will take you through your process step-by-step!!I I would highly recommend Dr. Dunson if you’re considering any type of restoration or have a more serious dental need, please consult with Dunson Dental FIRST!

Ndiagne D

The Dental Design Team was just what I needed on Tuesday afternoon. I have Trigeminal Neuroglia and required a team that sensitive with strong caring listening ears. That DDTeam had it all. Dr. Dunson listened to me as I shared my health concerns, he asked questions, took notes and provided information so that I may pursue the needed dental health care fitted with the health challenge like Trigeminal Neuroglia. Most of all, he is willing to connect with my Neurologist & Pain Management doctors. This medical visit was completed with TIME & MONEY well spent. Give Thanks for the personal & medical care Dental Design Team provided to me. Ms. Dorsey!

Joel a

My consultation was great. Dr Dunson took the time to answer my questions after presenting me with a treatment plan. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and I’m looking forward to start my process!


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Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Friday: Closed

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