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About Office

Sweetgums dental office opened January 25, 2010 under the direction of Dr. Laretha Lockhart. We pride ourselves on practicing dentistry in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Your smile is a reflection of your personality and character. It does not only affect your self esteem but also the way you are perceived by others. Our goal is to help you, the patient enhance your smile by offering comprehensive, aesthetic and preventative dental care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We are committed to providing a warm, compassionate environment in which you will receive the highest quality of dental care. We will do everything possible to provide you with a positive dental experience. Our office is designed with your comfort in mind. Dr. Lockhart has nitrous oxide (laughing gas) in each treatment room to ease the anxiety of dental treatment for her patients.

We consider respect, trust, and integrity to be essential in each patient relationship. To ensure complete confidentiality Sweetgums Dental is a Paper-less office. This means that we do not keep any paper information in our office. All your information is stored on a secure hard drive that is encrypted and password safe. This ensures that all our patients' information is guarded and only available to office officials.

Dr. Laretha Lockhart

Dr. Laretha Lockhart was born and resides in Columbus, GA where she is a pillar of the community. Dr. Lockhart attended Kendrick High School and graduated with honors. She furthered her education by graduating from Weselyan College in 2001, where she majored in Chemistry, and minored in Math and Biology. She then went on to complete four years at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in June 2005. She completed a year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. After her residency was completed she knew she wanted to return home to Columbus, GA. Dr. Lockhart then worked three years as an associate in two local dental offices. With the knowledge and experience she gained, Dr. Lockhart made the decision to open her own practice, Sweetgums Dental, L.L.C.