Section of General Practice Residency

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University offers a General Practice Residency residency program with the ultimate goal of training better dental practitioners.  This one year certificate program includes service rotations in the Dental College of Georgia AEGD/GPR clinic and in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

The AEGD/GPR clinic is on the first floor in the Dental College of Georgia and is where residents treat comprehensive care patients.  This clinic is a fee for service clinic, which assimilates private practice.  This clinic has modern equipment and full-time chair side assistants.  Generalists and specialists are available for consultation and assistance as needed.  Experience in this clinic provides the residents with a base of knowledge and enhances skills beyond what is taught in a dental student program.

The program also provides inpatient and outpatient services to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.  Residents deliver dental care to medically compromised patients, provide patient consultations to other hospital services and treat patients in the operating room.  This service provides residents the experience needed to treat seriously ill patients with confidence and to confer with physician colleagues to provide comprehensive care.

Off service rotations include anesthesiology, pediatric OR, and the emergency department.  The emergency department is a major trauma center, and dental residents are an integral part of the team.  Call is based on a rotation schedule; however, residents are allowed to take call from home.

Weekly seminars and journal clubs enhance the didactic program.  As well, research and teaching experiences are encouraged.

Upon completion of this program, residents should have confidence in all aspects of general dentistry.  This includes endodontics, implant dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, and management of the medically compromised patients.

Faculty

photo of Dr. John F. Coleman, DMD


Interim Director of General Practice and Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency
Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences
(706) 721-9416
JOCOLEMAN@augusta.edu
photo of Michael E. Pruett, DMD


Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences
Director, DCG Continuing Dental Education
(706) 721-8541
MPRUETT@augusta.edu
photo of Jane F. Martone, DDS 
Jane F. Martone, DDS 


Assistant Clinical Professor of
Restorative Sciences
(706) 721-4025
JMARTONE@augusta.edu

Residents


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Amara Altman, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
photo of Trenton Bottoms, DDS
Trenton Bottoms, DDS


GPR First Year Resident
photo of Tayler Brinson, DDS
Tayler Brinson, DDS


GPR Second Year Resident
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Daniel Cassidy, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
 706-721-4025
DCASSIDY@augusta.edu
photo of Macy Copelan, DMD
Macy Copelan, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
photo of Joseph Eddy, DMD
Joseph Eddy, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
706-721-4025
JEDDY@augusta.edu
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Bennett Hollar, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
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Cody Hughes, DMD


 GPR First Year Resident
 706-721-4025
CODHUGHES@augusta.edu
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Rachel Miro, DDS


GPR First Year Resident
706-721-4025
RMIRO@augusta.edu
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Shane Turgeon, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
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Matthew Wall, DMD


GPR First Year Resident
 706-721-4025
MWALL@augusta.edu
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Matthew Yeung, DDS


GPR First Year Resident
 
 

Staff

 
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Erica Schlachter


 Residency Coordinator