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Welcome to Lykins Family Dentistry

Our team believes in always going above and beyond for each patient, providing the best possible care and helping you make confident, informed decisions about further treatment. The result? A beautiful, healthy smile you can enjoy for years and years to come.

Dentistry with a View

You can see the beautiful Coosawattee River from our treatment room, resulting in a relaxing ambiance throughout appointments. Tour Our Office
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Outstanding Dental Team

Our team members are experienced, friendly, and passionate about what they do! They can’t wait to meet you and your family. Learn More About Us
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Same-Day Dental Emergencies

Serious toothache? Cracked enamel? These situations can be scary, but our doctors are able to provide relief ASAP – just call us! Learn More
Ellijay dentists Dr. Lykins and Dr. Leonard outdoors Shay Lykins, DMDCaralyn Leonard, DDS

Meet the Dentists

No Judgements. Just Great Dentistry.

If you’re seeking compassionate dental care that’s backed by reliable experience and top-tier clinical skill, look no further than Dr. Lykins and Dr. Leonard. As Georgia natives with several decades of practicing between them, they can be wholeheartedly trusted to help you embark on your very own smile journey, whether you’d like to transform your appearance or finally correct a hurting tooth. They also make every effort to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements while treating every new arrival just like family.

Meet the Dentists

“I have always been happy with Lykins! They treat you like family. I had my 2-1/2 year old with me today to watch and get used to the sights and sounds and they were terrific with her! They came recommended to me and I highly recommend them too!!”

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“Exceptionally thorough with explanation anyone would understand. This is my 3rd time as "new" patient and have the utmost confidence Dr. Lykins is guiding me on what is best for my oral hygiene and health.”

Larry D., Blue Ridge, GA

“Dr. Lykins is a professional, caring dentist. Last year she replaced two 40 year old bridges for me. The experience was pain free and much easier than I ever anticipated. The Lykins staff, from check in to check out, is friendly and helpful. My personal favorite staff member is Jennifer (dental hygienist). So glad we chose this office 5 years ago!”

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Comprehensive Dental Services

Being able to stay with one trusted dental team through your smile’s ups and downs is very valuable, especially if you’re juggling the needs of a big family. Here in Ellijay, we want to help you cut down on traveling time by offering an extensive menu of services right here in our welcoming office. Whether you’re overdue for a routine dental checkup or cleaning, struggling with stubborn dental pain, or ready to bring your son or daughter in for their very first appointment, our team can meet your needs while also exceeding your expectations.

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I Need a Checkup
& Cleaning

How Can We Make You & Yours Smile?

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I Have a Cavity or
Broken Tooth

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I Want to Enhance
My Smile

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I Need a Dentist for
My Child

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I am Missing One
or More Teeth

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I am In Pain
& Need Help

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Dental Insurance & Financing

We Make Dentistry Affordable

Navigating the financial aspects of dental care shouldn’t have to be stress-inducing. Lykins Family Dentistry is an in-network provider with several major PPO’s, and our talented front desk team can help you navigate available benefits seamlessly. Payment plans are also available!

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Giving Back to Our Community

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Most of our team members were born and raised right here in Georgia, and we love inspiring new reasons to smile not only in our treatment chairs, but out in the neighborhood as well! You can often find us getting involved in local events and charitable causes around town.

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