Dr. Kimmerling may see 85 patients a week, or 3 patients every hour, but each patient is made to feel as though they are the only one.
Dr. Kimmerling and his associate, Dr. Alex Krempa, have a philosophy of giving each patient what they need and want in terms of technical ability, honesty and wellbeing. Their success and skill is evident from the thriving Cobb County practice.
“The team is as passionate as I am; I will tolerate no less. They understand that a healthy and stunning smile is not only an outward reflection of who each person is, but also an inward expression of each person’s self image,” says Kimmerling.
The group has spent upwards of $60,000 in dental education one year which keeps them on top of their game. The doctors continue to hone their skills as Mercer consultants meet with them three or four times in a twelve month period.
A Marietta native, Dr. Kimmerling, is a graduate of McEachern High School, Emory University and Emory University’s dental school. Here, he won the prestigious Oral Pathology Award which distinguishes the best of the best.
Because it is such a community oriented practice, Dr. Kimmerling and many of his patients have become friends over the years. It is not uncommon for him to gather with them on a personal level for dinner at various local restaurants.
“I get great pleasure out of meeting interesting people through work; and having them meet other remarkable people. I like putting one set of interesting people together with another set of people,” Kimmerling says.
The ultimate compliment is when customers give him the reward of a referral. It tells him that patients respect him enough to tell others that he cares and does a great job.
The gifts of compassion, caring and talent run in the family. Kirk is grateful for his skillfulness which he feels he inherited from his grandfather and his father — a gifted surgeon. “I saw my father give so much care and sensitivity to his patients, it inspired me,” he says.
Early on in his career, Dr. Kirk Kimmerling realized that many police officers were terrific human beings but their needs exceeded what their insurance would cover. Moved by the situation, Kimmerling’s team volunteers to care for over 60 law enforcement officers and their families in Atlanta, Cobb County, Marietta and Smyrna. It was an opportunity to thank them for the services they provide.
The children and staff from Calvary Children’s Home in West Cobb County are also beneficiaries of Dr. Kimmerling’s generosity and commitment to the community. When Kimmerling realized that the orphanage operates solely on donations and that their mission is to keep orphaned sibling together, he stepped up to handle their dental needs.
“My heart goes out to them and I love taking care of their smiles. They are always so grateful,” Dr. Kimmerling says.
As if that isn’t enough, Dr. Kimmerling donates services to indigent children in the Cobb County School System. Whenever a situation arises where a child needs dental care but is unable to cover the expenses, Dr. Kimmerling discreetly does what needs to be done.
Other altruistic contributions include dental organizations such as the CR Foundation, a dental research company. The foundations mission is to identify the outstanding products, techniques, and equipment for delivery of oral care through laboratory and clinical research. This is in keeping with Dr. Kimmerling’s vision of mentoring the trade for future generations.
Dr. Kimmerling’s passion for dentistry is so great that he feels driven to pass that fervor along to other dentists. His plan is to build another office in another locale where he can help newly graduated dentists, who are strapped with debt from student loans, to benefit from his mentoring in a state-of-art environment.
“I want to accelerate the educational process of young dentists. They will have a faster learning curve as I mentor them. And, ultimately this will benefit the community as they expand into other areas and neighborhoods,” Kimmerling says.
“I am a firm believer that it is essential to invest in technology. I am driven to reinvest in myself and my practice on a continuous basis,” says Kimmerling.
As they receive care in one of the 13 operatories, patients can easily review their treatment options on one flat-screen television and enjoy a show on another. The latest iTero impression system takes a digital impression for something like a crown and sends a three-dimensional image to the lab. This does away with the putty impressions that patients find unpleasant.
The doctor operatories are equipped with lights capable of the fastest curing of composites available. Each operatory is outfitted with the latest in lighting, X-ray machines, dental equipment, sterilization supplies and computer software.
The system alerts staff a patient has arrived and indicates when a patient is seated, checks out or leaves. The integrated computer system, through a dedicated server, sends and receives information such as patient charts, radiographs, referral letters and patient schedules quickly, safely and efficiently.
Every piece of technology and equipment at Verde Pointe Associates is designed to provide a highly accurate, highly hygienic and highly efficient experience.
The well laid out floor plan with its soaring ceilings is tastefully done with modern furniture and an elegant color scheme. The choice of modern furniture and the color palate are designed to be innovative while the office carries a minimalist theme.
If you look in the dictionary you will find the definition of passion as follows: Passion — /pash–uhn]a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for something. This is what Dr. Kirk Kimmerling, his associates, his team and his practice are all about; highly efficient, high-tech, modern dentistry in a highly efficient, high-tech, and beautifully modern facility.
Tuesday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday:8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday:8:00am – 12:00pm