Meet Dr. Lior
We are excited to welcome Dr. Raphael Lior to Start Smiling Dental. Dr. Lior attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Following his engineering degree, he worked in a 500-fortune aerospace company and led a team of engineers on commercial and military Turbine Jet Engine projects. During that time he was awarded six patents and multiple awards for excellence. But in the back of his mind, he had a dream to become a dentist.
“My best friend and roommate in college is a seasoned dentist. After a short and meaningful visit to his private practice, I witnessed a patient’s transformation that reminded me of my close friend back home who suffered trauma. Right then and there, I found my true calling. Being a dentist is a huge privilege. People place their trust in us to do the right thing and maintain their oral health. Contributing to the transformation of one’s quality of life and improving their self-esteem is why I chose this field.” Dr. Raphael Lior
Dr. Lior left his growing engineering career and eared his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Midwestern University at Arizona, where he received numerous awards and recognitions for his interpersonal skills, hand skills and digital dentistry skills.
At Start Smiling Dental, Dr. Lior provides all aspects of General Dentistry – including Dental Implant Placement & Restoration, Tooth Colored Fillings, Porcelain Crowns & Bridges, Tooth Extraction, Root Canals, Cosmetic Dentistry, and more.
To stay current in this fast-paced industry, Dr. Lior maintains membership in the following associations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of implant Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Spear Education
Dr. Raphael Lior was born and raised in Israel and is fluent in English and Hebrew. Outside the office, Dr. Lior enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. He loves to travel to new countries and learn about their culture and try new coffee shops.