Quodarrius “Dr. Q” Toney, a celebrity dentist who has prominent clientele such as Memphis rapper Glorilla, has become the youngest Black man to own a private dental clinic owing to a joint venture with Dr. Motoban and Dr. Davis.
He launched Art of Aesthetics (AOA) in Atlanta’s Brookhaven neighborhood on Saturday, August 19, 2023. According to him, he aims to “deliver an inclusive solution to addressing healthcare stigmas within the Black community through their joint dental practice, Art of Aesthetics (AOA).”
“I want to help people fall in love with their smiles, and I knew I could have a passion for this every day,” Dr. Q said in an official press release. “I can create treatment plans that give patients a say in their care and how they see themselves.”
Dr. Q’s commitment to AOA is to improve the dental experience for his patients. Aside from advocating equal access to high-quality dental care, he is introducing a completely new experience in dentistry by including amenities like as Airpod Max headphones, cozy blankets, and a variety of television shows and musical choices to help patients relax during dental procedures.
Dr. Q has always wanted to be a doctor since he was a child. He recalls travelling to Howard University, where he and his colleagues were able to meet with specialists and learn about other specializations such as optometry. However, he fell in love with dentistry and never looked back. He was lured to dentistry because of the work’s attention to detail, he claims.
“I love the way that dentists can serve a patient in a special way. I also love that I’m helping somebody to feel confident and see themselves in a better light. I’ve had patients who’ve been through trauma, domestic violence, car accidents, and being able to serve them as a dentist in a pivotal moment in their life is significant,” he told Ebony.
“What may appear like an inch in one’s mouth is like a mile and makes a huge difference. People stick with their dentist for a long period of time and with my company, we love to connect with people throughout their life while giving them the best care possible. It’s a beautiful profession,” he added.
Being a dentist office owner is historic because, according to the American Dental Association, Black people will make up only 4% of the country’s dentists in 2022.