Dr. Tonique Reynolds Provides Dental Care with Compassion
Jersey City, New Jersey, is where Dr. Tonique Reynolds’ journey of life began. When it came to choosing her profession, she was torn between medicine and dentistry. It was her compassionate relative who inspired her to become a dentist. Dr. Reynolds’ cousin, Dr. Moorean Baker, is a pediatric dentist in Washington, DC, and she is a former Howard University College of Dentistry Associate Professor. Dr. Reynolds worked at her cousin’s office occasionally while she was in college. This immersion ignited her passion for dentistry, and prompted her to apply to dental school after graduating from college.
Aside from having the knowledge, skills and passion to help people achieve a radiant smile, Dr. Reynolds has a level of compassion that deserves recognition. She states, “I know a lot of people are in need of quality health care and with the economy being in its current state, they are unable to afford it.”
While Dr. Reynolds lived in Jersey City and served as Dental Director of a community health center, she saw firsthand how a large urban community was lacking in their ability to receive basic dental care. Working in the community deepened her compassion and allowed her to care for her patients in a way that alleviated their fears of visiting the dentist. She admitted, “A lot of people are afraid of the dentist. I would like to change that mindset that people have.” And for Dr. Reynolds, it seems to be working. Many of her patients boast about her ability to calm their fears during visits to her practice at Family Smile Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
When Dr. Reynolds was asked what advice she would give to people who are not taking care of their teeth, she shared, “Your oral health plays a major part in your physical health. People do not understand that the bacteria in your mouth, affects your overall health. Everyone should see the dentist at least twice a year.”
Not only is Dr. Tonique Reynolds knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring, one of the rules she lives by is “being ethical.” She states, “I basically feel that what goes around, comes around. How you treat others is how you’ll be treated in return. I’m a big believer in that.”
Family Smile Center
Tonique L. Reynolds
1860 Duluth Highway
Suite 401Lawrenceville, GA 30043