Dr. David Quintero, DMD, MS, Surgeon
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Dr. David Quintero, DMD, MS


2098 Teron Trce Suite 600 Dacula GA, 30019


Dr. David Quintero is a Dentist practicing in Dacula, GA. Doctor of Medical Dentistry with a specialty in Periodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology, he specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health.  Active duty U.S. Naval Officer for 11 years, including deployment to the Middle East and Mediterranean, and holding positions including Dental Department Head (USS BATAAN), COVID-19 Response Officer, and Deputy Director for Dental Specialists (U.S. Naval Hospital - Yokosuka, Japan); and current Navy Reservist. Accomplished professional who demonstrates strong leadership, management, academics, philanthropy, and proficient skills in surgery, trauma, and medical emergencies. Significant global experience through dental public health in underserved areas including Venezuela, Peru, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Bulgaria, Japan, Korea, Diego Garcia, Singapore, and the United States.

Education and Training





WALTER REED NAVY DENTAL SCHOOL Periodontal Certificate 2016

Board Certification

American Board of Oral Implantology

American Board of Periodontology

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish
Dr. David Quintero, DMD, MS
Dr. David Quintero, DMD, MS's Expert Contributions
  • What can I drink after dental implant surgery?

    The recommendation is anything except carbonated beverages and alcohol. Acidic drinks like orange juice can make it bur a bit but will not damage anything. READ MORE

  • What's the best toothpaste for gingivitis?

    Fluoride-based toothpaste is ideal. I would recommend Crest Gum Detoxify or Parodontax. READ MORE

  • How often should you floss dental bridge?

    The recommendation for flossing is once per day. Just like natural teeth a bridge can collect bacteria around it and needs to be cleaned. READ MORE

  • How long does it take for gums to stop hurting?

    This is a case-by-case situation. A proper diagnosis must be made to determine if it is periodontal disease, trauma, pathology, an allergic reaction, etc. please visit a periodontist for a consultation. READ MORE

  • How long is recovery from dental bone graft?

    Most often the initial healing, swelling and discomfort dissipates by 3 weeks. Full bone integrations and maturation take 4-6 months. www.QuinteroPerio.com READ MORE

  • Can I fix gingivitis at home?

    Yea, with proper brushing, flowing, and use of a mouth rinse like Listerine, gingivitis can resolve in 7 days as long as no tarter under your gums is present. www.QuinteroPerio.com READ MORE

  • Can dental implants cause high fever?

    A fever after a dental surgery is abnormal. If could indicate you have an infection or a disease before the surgery took place and is now manifesting. www.QuinteroPerio.com READ MORE

  • How long after dental implants can I eat normal food?

    Typically 3 weeks is a safe zone. Preferably stay away from super hard foods like hard candy, almonds, etc when the metal peg (healing abutment) is showing. That can be 4 months or a couple of weeks depending on when your surgeon puts it on the implant. READ MORE

  • Can I get 4 dental implants at once?

    Yes! As with anything in life, situations differ and more than 4 may be required to complete the treatment that you need. 4 implants though can be utilized to support an upper or lower set of teeth for a "smile in a day" like treatment. www.QuinteroPerio.com READ MORE

  • What can I do for bleeding gums?

    Bleeding gums are usually caused by gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) or periodontitis (inflammation of the gums and bone loss). Treatments can vary from a deep cleaning to periodontal surgery (Laser surgery - LANAP or conventional bone recontouring surgery) to enhanced home hygiene with proper brushing and flossing. Please see your local periodontist for and evaluation. www.QuinteroPerio.com READ MORE

Expert Publications

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Dental ImplantsDental SedationLaser Assisted Regeneration Procedures (LANAP/LAPIP)Smile in a Day (Full Mouth Implants)Sinus LiftsBone GraftsPinhole® Gum RejuvenationGum GraftingBiopsiesPeriodontal SurgeryPeriodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (Wilckodontics®)FrenectomyExtractions with Bone GraftsCrown LengtheningOrthodontic Tooth UncoveringGingivectomy


  • America’s Best Doctor 2022 Top Docs 
  • University of Georgia Terry College of Business Military in the Spotlight 2021 University of Georgia 
  • Navy Shipmate in the Spotlight 2020 US Navy 
  • 40 Under 40 2020 University of Georgia 
  • Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion & Wellness Blue H Award 2019 US Navy 
  • Defense Health Agency Advancement Towards High Reliability in Health Care Awards 2018 US Navy 
  • Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion & Wellness Blue H Award 2018 US Navy 
  • ICOI Young Implantologists 2018 International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion & Wellness Blue H Award 2017 US Navy 
  • Force Commander Health Promotion Unit Award 2012 US Navy 
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2020 US Navy 
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2020 US Navy 
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal 2013 US Navy 
  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon 2012 US Navy 
  • National Defense Service Medal 2010 US Navy 
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 2011 US Navy 
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 2011 US Navy 
  • Armed Forces Service Medal 2020 US Navy 
  • Humanitarian Service Medal 2020 US Navy 
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal 2019 US Navy 
  • NATO Service Medal 2012 US Navy 

Professional Memberships

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists  
  • American Dental Association  
  • American Board of Periodontology  
  • American Academy of Periodontology  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Mission Work
  • University of Georgia Mentoring Program
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Mentoring Program
  • i9 Soccer Coach


  • Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry

What do you attribute your success to?

  • God and my Family

Areas of research

  • Implants

Teaching and speaking

  • 2019United States Naval Hospital Continuing Education Seminar Sasebo, JapanPrinciple of Periodontal Surgery - Lecture2019United States Naval Hospital Continuing Education Seminar Yokosuka, JapanImplementing Periodontics in the Restorative World - Lecture2018ICOI World Congress XXXVI Las Vegas, USARisk Management and Treatment Modalities for Peri-implantitis - Lecture201864th Military Tri-Service Military Symposium Tokyo, JapanThe Management of Mucogingival Deformities - Lecture2017United States Naval Hospital Hygienist Seminar Yokosuka, JapanNon-Surgical Periodontal Therapy - Lecture2015American Academy of Periodontics 101st Annual Meeting Orlando, FloridaThe Disinfection of Implant Surfaces on Implants with Peri-Implantitis - Lecture2015Naval Postgraduate Dental School Periodontics Continuing Education Course Bethesda, MarylandThe Use of Lasers in Periodontics Lecture2015Washington, D.C. Tri-Service Dental Symposium Andrews Air Force Base, MarylandManagement of Anatomic Tension During Mucogingival Procedures - Poster Presentation2011Naval Branch Dental Clinic Symposium Norfolk, VirginiaSoft Tissue Development Around Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone - Poster Presentation2008International Association for Dental Research 86th General Session Toronto, CanadaAdvanced Glycation Endproducts and Rat Dental Implant Osseointegration - Poster Presentation

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Thailand

Hobbies / Sports

  • SkiingHikingAdventure Running

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Areas of research



D. G. Quintero, et al. Advanced Glycation Endproducts and Rat Dental Implant Osseointegration. Journal of Oral Implantology. 2010;36(2):97-103.


D. G. Quintero, et al. Air Abrasive Disinfection of Implant Surfaces in a Simulated Model of Peri-Implantitis. Implant Dentistry. 2017;26(3):423-428. 

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2098 Teron Trce Suite 600 -
Dacula, GA 30019
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