Dr. Durden was a guest speaker at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Georgia. “OLLI” is dedicated to lifelong learning for mature adults. Dr. Durden shared great information about wellness and the connections between oral health and overall health. #wintervilledental
Winterville Dental is proud to Welcome Dr. Brandon Whitworth
Dr. Whitworth grew up in Athens. He is the grandson of Dr. Clyde Whitworth who was a Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia and his dad was part of the last graduating class of Athens High. Dr. Whitworth earned his B.S. in Biology at Samford University and completed his dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta in 2012. His continuing education includes advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry and Invisalign® clear orthodontics.
Dr. Whitworth’s goal is to help patients of all ages enjoy the benefits of proper oral health. He has participated in mission trips all over the world to help patients living in challenging situations with their dental needs. He is excited to return home to serve the Winterville-Athens community!
Dr. Whitworth is Now Accepting New Patients
Call Today! 706.742.7000
At Winterville Dental, summer is the season of smiles! Stop by to check out our new decor and our beautiful office – we love it! Dr. Durden and Team are excited to make your visits even more comfortable with our warm, inviting decor in our Athens area dental office.
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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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.
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.
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
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!
Dr. 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!