Winterville Dental Team at Georgia Mission of Mercy 2015

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The 2015 Georgia Mission of Mercy was held in Perry, Georgia this summer.  Known as ‘GMOM’, this event is organized by hundreds of Georgia dentists and their team members.  Winterville Dental Team members proudly represented our practice at this charity event in which thousands of adult patients in need were provided with free dental care.

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Want to help?  Learn more about GMOM and donate at

http://www.georgiamissionofmercy.org

Dr. Durden Appointed for Second Term as President of the GA Academy of General Dentistry

Congratulations Dr. Durden!

Please join the Winterville Dental Team in celebration of Dr. Durden’s appointment for his second term as President of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.  We are so proud of his accomplishment!  The GAGD serves its membership by providing quality continuing education to general dentists throughout the State of Georgia.  Dr. Durden will continue his efforts to help this highly respected organization continue to grow and support Georgia dentists.

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Dr. Phillip Durden of Winterville Dental addresses GA Academy of General Dentistry membership as President-Elect

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Athens dentist Dr. Phillip Durden being sworn in as incoming President of the GA Academy of General Dentistry for a second term

 

Dr. Durden announces OsteoReady Dental Implants

Athens area dentist Dr. Phillip Durden is now offering OsteoReady™ dental implants.

Research indicates that 69% of 35 to 44 year old adults have lost at least one permanent tooth to decay, trauma, periodontal (gum) disease or a failed root canal.  And, by the age of 74, nearly 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.

OsteoReady dental implants are designed to be placed using a  minimally-invasive technique that can usually be completed in less appointments, resulting in reduced healing times. Dental implants can be used to secure a dental crown, fixed bridge, or to stabilize a loose denture.

If you are interested in learning about the benefits of dental implant care, please don’t hesitate to call the Winterville Dental team, 706.742.7000.  Our privately-owned dental office is conveniently located 7 minutes east of Athens.

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Dr. Durden and Jennifer attend TMJ Training

Dr. Durden and Jennifer attended a hands-on workshop recently to learn more about helping patients that struggle with TMJ Disorder (TMD).  Patients that have TMJ problems often experience frequent headaches, jaw joint pain, and can have a host of symptoms including neck and shoulder pain, migraines and even pain and tingling in the hands and fingers.  Please contact us if you think you may have symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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Dr. Durden celebrates 25 Years in Practice

WINTERVILLE, ATHENS DENTIST DR. PHILLIP DURDEN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN PRACTICE

Twenty-five years ago, Dr.  Phillip H. Durden opened the doors of his dental practice in friendly Winterville, Georgia, home of the Winterville Marigold Festival.   For Dr. Durden, returning home to build his dental practice in the Winterville and Athens community was its own greatest reward.

Born in Athens, Dr. Durden grew up in the Athens area.  His father’s family owned the Durden Music Store in downtown Athens for more than 50 years, and his mother’s family once owned the telephone company, Empire Telephone, that serviced most of Madison and Oglethorpe Counties, including Winterville.

Dr. Durden graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. While attending the university, he played trumpet in the University of Georgia Redcoat Band and was a member of the Premedical Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta.  He completed his dental education with honors at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1989 and opened his Winterville dental practice in August of that same year. He is a member of the Winterville Civitan Club and enjoys being involved in the community.

His interests in the ongoing development of technology and his participation in advanced education programs have made Dr. Durden a lifelong student of dental science.   He has achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, requiring 1,100 hours of education in all disciplines of dentistry and recognized as one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today.   He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is the current President of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Durden credits his continued passion for dentistry to the wonderful patients he has met and the opportunities he has had to help them and generations of their families restore and maintain their oral health.  Today, he still loves what he does and the people that he works with.

Congratulations Dr. Durden on reaching this milestone in your practice!

Read more about Dr. Phillip Durden and Winterville Dental at http://www.wintervilledental.com

Watch our celebration video with ‘blasts from the past’ for Dr Durden!

 

Congratulations Lauren!

Our own Lauren has graduated from Dental Hygiene School – we are so proud of her!  Congratulations Lauren on all your hard work!

Lauren was nominated for The Volunteer Service Award at her ATC Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony

Lauren was nominated for The Volunteer Service Award at her ATC Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony

Seems like just yesterday this girl got into hygiene school and today we are celebrating because she passed her written boards!!! Way to go Lauren !

Seems like just yesterday this girl got into hygiene school and today we are celebrating because she passed her written boards!!! Way to go Lauren !

 

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Dr. Phillip Durden appointed as GA AGD President

Phillip Durden, DMD Athens Dentist Phillip H. Durden, Athens Dentist Dr. Phillip Durden Athens general dentistDr. Phillip Durden of Winterville Dental, PC, an Athens based dental practice, accepted appointment as the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry incoming President at the recent GAGD symposium.

Dr. Durden will officially step into his position in July.  During his service, he will work with his fellow dental professionals to seek out quality continuing education programs for dentists and maintain the GAGD’s commitment to the highest standards of clinical care.

We are proud of you Dr. Durden!

GMOM 2013

The Winterville Dental Team joined in with their fellow dental professionals for the Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) charitable dental clinic on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 in Norcross.  Hundreds of patients in need were served by dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, dental office staff and other volunteers from all over the state.  We had a great time and met so many amazing people!!

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Dr. Durden appointed as incoming President of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry

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Dr. Durden taking oath as an officer of the GA Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Phillip Durden has been named as President-Elect for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.  This appointment is made by his peers for his commitment to the profession of dentistry.  He will serve as GAGD President in 2014.  In this role, he will be responsible for communicating with the national Academy of General Dentistry on state and local dental legal and licensure issues, as well as managing a nationally renowned continuing education program for dentists in the State of Georgia.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Durden on this significant professional achievement!

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