Rhoda Sword

Associate Professor

Rhoda Sword

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Bio

Graduated from dental school, worked in private practice for over 6 years, while teaching part time at AU DCG. Transitioned into full time teaching in 2008, and am an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences.

  • (706) 721-8297
  • (706) 721-8349
  • GC 4330

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 2003

  • BS, Bio, General Baylor University, 1999

Certifications

  • BLS Healthcare Provider American Heart Association (AHA), 2015

  • BLS Instructor Certification American Heart Association, 2015

  • DEA License United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, 2015

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • President of the DCG Alumni Society DCG Alumni Society, 2015

  • Elected President Elect of AU Alumni Association (2 year term), and a Board Member Augusta University Alumni Association, 2015

  • Named Honorable Fellow from the EDDS in the Georgia Dental Association Georgia Dental Association, 2015

  • GRU Jag 20 Alumni Award Augusta University Alumni Association, 2015

  • Elected Secretary of AU Alumni Association (1 year term), and a Board Member Augusta University Alumni Association, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OCCL 5001

    Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
  • DMAT 5001

    Dental Materials
  • DXTP 5901

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • PRDM 5001

    Introduction to Operatory Proc
  • OPER 5001

    Operative Dentistry
  • REST 5901

    Restorative Clinic
  • CPRD 5001

    Basic Cardiac Life Support I
  • GERD 5001

    Introduction to Geriatric Dent
  • OCCL 5002

    Occlusal Analysis
  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology
  • CPRD 5002

    Basic Cardiac Life Support II
  • DXTP 5001

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic

Teaching Interests

Currently, I am the course director for Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, OCCL 5001 and teach in the Pre-clinical Operative Course, OPER 5001, which most interests me.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Bleaching Tetracycline-Stained Teeth as Compared to Normal Teeth, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Dental Anatomy and Occlusion: Maxillary Incisors, 2016
    Other
  • Effect of Curing Light Barriers and Light Types on Radiant Exposure and Composite Conversion., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Waxing No. 3 video , 2015
    Broadcast Media
  • Waxing video of #5, 2013
    Other

Research Interests

I have completed some bleaching studies as well as composite and curing light research. I have an interest in aiding student research as well.

Department Service

  • Faculty Search Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair Search Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Called Committee for Evaluation of how we (DCG) handles Struggling Students 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Augusta University The Dental College of Georgia Alumni Society 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Admissions Committee 2005 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Alumni Association 2014 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Eastern District Dental Society 2016 - Present

    Role: Officer, Treasurer
  • Georgia Dental Association 2010 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Eastern District Alumni Association 2004 - 2016

    Role: Editor