About Dr. Kaplan, DDS
Dr. Kaplan believes a bright smile jumpstarts your day as well as a good breakfast. He works hard to design your smile using the most cutting-edge techniques, training and materials.
Dr. Kaplan graduated from White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee. Four years later, after completing a BA in Biology at the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!), he returned to Memphis and enrolled in the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Dr. Kaplan received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UT and then headed north to the University of Detroit Mercy for his orthodontic residency. He was awarded a certificate in orthodontics and earned his masters of science degree after completing his thesis, The Benefits of Maxillary and Mandibular Expansion Performed in the Mixed Dentition (Ages 7-10). In this, some of the benefits included more room for adult teeth, reduction in crowded teeth, better positioning for the tongue which helps with speech issues and increased airflow through the nose.
Dr. Kaplan is also involved in Research and Development for two leading orthodontic companies. He has been sought out for his skills in treating patients with both clear aligners, such as Invisalign and braces.
He's also a speaker for Henry Schein Orthodontics and helps educate other orthodontists in advanced techniques to enhance treatment.
Dr. Kaplan is board-eligible to be a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He's a past director of the Georgia Association of Orthodontists. He's also a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists
- Georgia Dental Association
- Hinman Dental Society
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
Active in Your Community
After 14 years in Dunwoody and creating more than 5,000 fantastic smiles, Dr. Kaplan continues to be a strong supporter of Dunwoody, Chamblee, Norcross and Sandy Springs neighborhoods, schools, and local events. From Murphy Candler and MJCCA to Turkey Trots and Lemonade Days, Dr. Kaplan truly enjoys giving back to the community.
When he's not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Kaplan enjoys tae kwon do, bike riding, rock climbing, traveling, 80s trivia and all things Disney.
Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Leanne, have two sons, Matthew and Pace, who bring much joy to their lives.