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Dr. Hernandez

When Atlanta Parent asked their readers about their favorite oral health professionals, moms chose Dr. Hernandez! No surprise there. Dr. Hernandez is one of those people who leave a positive impact everywhere he goes: that’s why parents bring their kids to his practice! Whether he’s doing routine cleaning, explaining a procedure to a parent, offering advice or training to a staff member, or participating in a local charity effort like he so often does, Dr. Hernandez exemplifies what parents are looking for. He exudes professionalism, genuine care, experience, community connection, the ability to put children at ease, and integrity.

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Dr. Hernandez, here’s how he was featured on Atlanta Parent.

It’s rare to find a dentist who is both a passionate leader in the community and also incredibly comfortable connecting with kids on their level. Meet Dr. Miguel Hernandez, a dentist who has dedicated his life to ensuring quality care for children from all walks of life. In fact, that’s why he founded Vital Smiles Georgia and MH Orthodontics; to provide more children with the very best care in a kid-friendly environment.

With 17 years of experience, Dr. Hernandez brings a level of expertise that is unparalleled in this highly specialized field. A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University in 2000. He went on to play leadership roles in two other companies that were pioneers in his field.

Dr. Hernandez isn’t the only one committed to providing excellent care. From the front desk to the hygienists, to the dentists, the staff at both Vital Smiles and MH Orthodontics all specialize in the care of children from age 7 to adolescence. Together, they work with parents, schools, community organizations, and other medical professionals to ensure that every child in neighboring communities has access to education about proper oral hygiene.

To request a dental appointment at either of the convenient Vital Smiles locations in Norcross or Albany, visit Needing orthodontic work? Visit MH Orthodontics at