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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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 !



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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Dr. Durden recently attended professional continuing education through the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.  Our doctors and our team are passionate about maintaining an active schedule of advanced clinical training in topics such as implant dentistry, soft tissue laser therapy and dental surgical procedures.


Dentist in Athens, Ga : Meet Dr. Phil Durden

Dr Phil Durden Winterville Athens DentistOUR SERVICES

            • General & Family Dentistry
            • TMJ Therapy & Sleep Disorder Management

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  • CEREC® CAD/CAM One-Visit Crowns
  • Dental Implants using guided 3D CT Imaging Software
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Digital Dental Impressions
  • Invisalign® Clear Orthodontics
  • Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea & Chronic Snoring
  • Management of TMJ pain & TMD-related Migraines


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, University of Georgia, 1985
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, 1989, graduating with honors


  • Mastership, Academy of General DentistryGA ACAD OF GENERAL DENTISTRY Dr Phil Durden
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Vice President, Georgia Academy of General Dentistry
  • Founding Member, Athens Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Study Club


  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

 Learn more about Dr. Phil Durden at www.wintervilledental.com

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Oglethorpe County Charity: Community Christmas for Kids

We were proud and humbled to support Community Christmas in 2011!

Mrs. Thiel stops by our office to pick up much needed toothbrushes and toothpaste to use as stocking stuffers.

Catherine Drewry of Crawford started the Oglethorpe County organization over 15 years ago when she discovered there wasn’t a nonprofit organization collecting clothes and toys for kids in her community.

Her nonprofit – Community Christmas – has grown from helping a few children to making Christmas special to over 500 kids today.

“Really, it’s the whole community that comes together,” said Drewry, a Crawford resident who designs landscapes and serves as the director of children’s ministries at an Athens church. (onlineathens.com 12/2010).

Mrs. Thiel, volunteer at Community Christmas, shared with us that not only do they need toys, but basic necessities such as shoes, clothing and personal care items can also make a huge difference.

Agencies like the Department of Family and Children Services pass along names of needy families in Oglethorpe and wish lists to Community Christmas, and the program also helps provide Christmas presents to foster children.

Dr. Durden and the Winterville Dental Team applaud the efforts of Ms. Drewry, Mrs. Thiel and the Community Christmas organization!!

Ready to help? People interested in getting involved can call Catherine Drewry at (706) 743-3592. Donations are accepted year around, and can also be mailed to 143 Bowen Farm Road, Crawford, GA 30630.

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