Expressions Family Dental: Smile Ever, Pain Never

Candy (Dental Assistant), Dr. Nelatoor, and Jenny (Office Manager) in front of the door to Expressions Family Dental.

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Dr. Suganya Nelatoor DDS opened Expressions Family Dental in Waxhaw, NC earlier this year, but just celebrated her Union County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 16, 2019. Supporting the community through general dentistry, Expressions Dental offers pediatric, adult, and geriatric care, including non-invasive cavity management with Nitrous (Laughing Gas), Invisalign, crowns, bridges, dentures supported by implants, tooth extractions, and even emergency services like same-day fillings, same-day extractions, simple denture repairs, as well as evaluation and consultation for management for pain.

Many people turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. James Estes, a representative for Senator Thom Tillis, came with a personal letter from Senator Tillis congratulating Dr. Nelatoor on her opening and success with her new business. Nancy McCoy Duncan, Director of Union County Chamber of Commerce, led the ribbon-cutting and thanked Dr. Nelatoor for bringing her expertise to the area. Dr. Nelatoor’s husband, Ramesh, was also in attendance, as well as many members of the UCCC and other local small business owners. 

Dr. Nelatoor grew up in India. Her father had a lot of dental issues and she saw him struggling with anxiety in addition to that. She was the first in her family to go to dental school, and she credits her father with the inspiration.  After graduation, she was finally able to help him with his troubles, and he is now a much better patient and much more satisfied with his oral health. Dr. Nelatoor sees a lot of people with fears around dentists and offers a few suggestions, “Trying to make a list of what bothers you and what you wish to accomplish by the end of your dental visit is the first step to communication. Having an open mind to share your actual inhibitions or fears about the procedure in question will help the doctor and the team come up with solutions. This is the path to get a mutually acceptable expected outcome. Regular visits help prevent costly, time-consuming, and irreparable damages.”  This is where Expressions’ motto comes into play, “Smile Ever, Pain Never.” 

Earning her DDS after graduating from New York University’s Dental School in 2004, Dr. Nelatoor had already earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) while living and practicing in India. “As a General Dentist, I have diligently attended to the diverse needs of patients of all ages, including the pediatric and geriatric groups. I have been involved in dentistry for more than fifteen years, and am respected and admired for my services. I am constantly updating myself with the ever-evolving changes in dentistry by attending continuing education along with my peers.”

Dr. Nelatoor works at Expressions Family Dental with Jenny, Office Manager, and Candy, Dental Assistant.  “Jenny has over ten years of experience assisting with the dental needs of the Charlotte population. She is bilingual and truly believes in spending time on educating patients about maximizing their money’s worth with ease. She is the go-to person in the office for scheduling and insurance questions. Candy takes pride in getting patients comfortable prior to the procedure, during, and after their visit with the dentist. She assists the doctor in the day-to-day smooth operations. She is a valuable source of information with any dental questions the patients might have.”

Expressions Family Dental is currently running a $99 special which includes a basic cleaning, 4 small X-rays, and an exam. They offer an in-house savings plan for patients with no insurance. They do participate in most insurance plans and they offer a free implant consult along with savings for Invisalign patients. Make sure to call soon and schedule your next appointment with Dr. Nelatoor and her amazing staff at Expressions Family Dental!

Expressions Family Dental – 102-E Waxhaw Professional Park Drive, Waxhaw, NC, 28173; (704) 256-3548;

Dr. Suganya Nelatoor DDS of Expressions Family Dental.
Dr. Nelatoor reads a personal letter from Senator Thom Tillis, delivered by James Estes, congratulating her on her successful business.
Candy (Dental Assistant), Dr. Nelatoor, and Jenny (Office Manager) pose behind the front desk at Expressions Family Dental.
Dr. Nelatoor thanks the crowd who came for her business’s Ribbon Cutting.
Dr. Nelatoor prepares to cut the ribbon at the Union County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 16, 2019.
It’s official! Expressions Family Dental is open for business in Waxhaw, NC.
Expressions Family Dental is located in the Waxhaw Professional Park on Providence Rd.
Candy (Dental Assistant) looks on as Dr. Nelatoor high fives Emma, 7.

The front desk of Expressions Family Dental.
Candy (Dental Assistant), Dr. Nelatoor, and Jenny (Office Manager) in front of the door to Expressions Family Dental.
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Tara Botero
A. Tara Botero was born and raised in the South but only recently moved to Waxhaw, NC in November 2014. She has a horse, Cooper, with whom she spends many hours on the trails. Tara has been in love with photography for over 20 years and joined Tri-W News as a photographer and reporter in August 2016.