Weston Fortson

Assistant Professor

Weston Fortson

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Orthodontics

Bio

Dr. Fortson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is director of pre-doctoral orthodontics and an instructor and lecturer in the post graduate orthodontic program.

  • (706) 721-8619
  • GC 2136

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry. Medical College of Georgia, 1983

  • BS, Microbiology, General University of Georgia, 1979

Certifications

  • Northeast Regional Board 1987

  • ABO American Board of Orthodontics,

  • BCO American Brd of Orthodontics, 2011

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Pierre Fauchard Teaching Award 2015

  • MVP Faculty Award-Curriculum Committee Curriculum Committee, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ORTH 5901

    Orthodontic Clinic
  • ORTR 7030

    Advanced Diagnostics II
  • ORTR 8130

    Comprehensive Ortho Tx III
  • ORTR 7130

    Craniofacial Deformities II
  • ORTR 7230

    Dentofacial Malocclusions II
  • ORTR 8330

    Diagnosis & Treatment Plan III
  • ORTR 8030

    Finishing & Retention II
  • DBIO 5002

    Molecular Bio Craniofacial Dev
  • ORTH 5001

    Orthodontics I
  • ORTR 9220

    ABO Treatment Plan Assess II
  • ORTR 7020

    Advanced Diagnosis I
  • ORTR 9020

    Classic & Current Lit Rev II
  • ORTR 7110

    Clinical Orthodontics
  • ORTR 8120

    Comprehensive Ortho Tx II
  • ORTR 9120

    Comprehensive Ortho Tx V
  • ORTR 7120

    Craniofacial Deformities I
  • ORTR 8220

    Diag & Tx Planning II
  • ORTR 7210

    Diagnostic Essentials
  • ORTR 7010

    Edgewise Therapy
  • ORTR 8020

    Finishing & Retention I
  • ORTR 8010

    Orthodontic Treatment
  • ORTH 5002

    Orthodontics II
  • PEDD 5002

    Pediatric Dentistry Seminar
  • ORTR 7220

    Surgical Orthodontics

Teaching Interests

Biomechanics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Stain Resistance of an Infusible Resin and Conventional Resin Composite, 2018
    Abstract
  • Enamel Water-Removal and Bracket Strength of an Experimental Bioactive Adhesive, 2017
    Abstract
  • Surface Treatment and Ceramic Type Effects on Orthodontic Bracket Strength, 2017
    Abstract
  • Endotoxin affinity for orthodontic brackets., 1999
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Width/length ratios of normal clinical crowns of the maxillary anterior dentition in man, 1999
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Materials Science

College Service

  • Infection Control Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Admissions Committe 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Continuing Education Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Association of Orthodontists 2015 - Present

  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists 2015 - Present

  • Southern Association of Orthodontists 2015 - Present