Meet Dr. Atkinson



Hot Springs, AR Dental Specialist In Periodontics - Dr. D. Ross Atkinson


With extended education in treating the gums and oral tissues, Dr. Atkinson is also highly-trained in implant dentistry. He provides an individualized approach to care in an environment of respect and comfort.



After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1980 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ross Atkinson continued his education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, achieving a Masters of Science degree and specialty degree in Periodontics in 1982. He then completed an extensive two-year program in implant dentistry at the renowned Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh).   On an ongoing basis, he furthers his understanding and skills in dentistry through completion of advanced courses.


Dr.  Atkinson has staff privileges at Hot Springs’ St. Joe Hospital, National Park Hospital and Healthpark Hospital.


He has held numerous consecutive terms as President of the Arkansas Society of Periodontists and has achieved Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is also an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Central District Dental Society, Arkansas State Dental Association and Garland County Dental Society.


Dr. Atkinson is a frequent speaker to dental professionals and the public on topics involving Dental Implants and Periodontics. He is supported by staff members who share a compatible commitment to the highest level of patient care. Together, they make each visit a pleasant experience where your comfort and satisfaction are always a priority.





"It is our commitment to enhance the health and well-being of those who entrust their care

to our hands. We believe that a healthy, confident smile adds greatly

to the quality of life each person can and should enjoy."