Meet The Dentists

Dr. Richardson

Dr. Michael Richardson, D.M.D.

Dr. Richardson graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Prior to becoming a dentist, he was a physical therapist, and his love of providing health care to patients has continued into his dental career. Dr. Richardson obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Duke University, and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Miami.

After spending several years practicing dentistry out west in Arizona, Dr. Richardson moved back east to be closer to family and friends. He loves motorcycling, and spends much of his free time exploring the beautiful landscape and back roads all over Georgia. He also enjoys watching motorcycle and automobile racing, and is a big college football fan.

Dr. Young Joon Kim

Dr. Kim graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with B.S and M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics in 1999. He went on to get his dental degree (D.D.S.) From University of Southern California in 2007. He was recipient of Dean’s List for 5 times during his dental schooling.

He has extensive training in Orthodontics and Implantology. He got his certificate in Orthodontics from USDI in 2012 and did Dental Implant Residency from Comprehensive Dental Academy in 2010.

After dental school, Dr.Kim practiced dentistry in Los Angeles, CA for 8 years. He and his family moved to Georgia last year.

Dr. James Finot, D.M.D.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Finot graduated from Westminster College and Washington University Dental School. After further training with the United States Army Dental Corp and two years of service to veterans and dependants at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts, he entered private practice in Indiana. The allure of the southern climate brought him to Atlanta, Georgia, where he opened dental practices in Atlanta and Marietta. Since 1993, Dr. Finot has limited the scope of his practice exclusively to root canal therapy and provided that service to the patients of general dentists throughout the metropolitan area. In addition to continuing his education in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Finot has accumulated over 400 hours of specific, endodontic-related training. Dr. Finot and his wife, Jennifer, live in Roswell, Georgia and his passions include all things automobile racing and his three beautiful grandchildren.

Dr. Praveen Gudipati, DMD, MPH, FAGD

Dr.Gudipati studied and practiced dentistry in India for 2 years before moving to the US and receiving his DMD degree at Boston University in 2007. He also has a Master’s in Public Health from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green,KY.

Dr. Gudipati’s professional affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Association of Implantology

Dr. Gudipati has completed over 500 hours of continuing education and is eligible to apply for his Fellowship with the Academy of General dentistry. He has also taken many professional courses including dental implant studies and Level I and II training on 6 Month Smiles.

Often called as Dr. G, he lives with his beautiful wife and two daughters in Cumming, Ga.

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