"I enjoyed going to the dentist as a child and thought what he did was very interesting. I always loved science in school and knew I wanted to be a doctor of some variety. Dentistry was the perfect choice for me!" — Dr. Carey Norton
Carey L. Norton, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Norton attended Oxford College of Emory University to complete her A.A. degree, and continued her education at the University of Georgia, receiving a B.S. in Biology in 1985. She attended dental school at Medical University of South Carolina, and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) in 1990.
After dental school, Dr. Norton practiced initially in Athens and Lawrenceville, and then started her own practice in Dacula in 1991. Dacula Family Dentistry moved to our new, larger facility in Dacula in 2005.
Dr. Norton continually pursues education and training in technology, materials and services that benefit her patients' oral health and smile confidence. She has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), an honor which is awarded for completion of 500 course hours of continuing education requirements and successful completion of a written exam.
Dr. Norton has completed DOCS training for oral conscious sedation for dentists, and provides sedation dentistry for patients that experience a high level of anxiety during dental procedures.
Her studies at the Dawson Academy for TMJ (temporomandibular/jaw joints) and American Academy of Facial Esthetics have broadened her skills in assisting patients with TMJ disorders and the management of TMJ/TMD symptoms, including facial and jaw pain and migraine headaches.
Using patented Waterlase® technology, Dr. Norton is able to perform soft tissue procedures with less bleeding and swelling compared to traditional surgical treatments.
Dr. Norton enjoys living in Dacula near her family and friends. She is a member of Dacula United Methodist Church and loves playing with her very cool dog, Cooper, and going to the beach.