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DCG Class Notes and In Memoriam: Spring 2019

Class Notes

Dr. Henry Bert Yeargan (’83) was reappointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Stephen Stallings (’86) has been named chief dental informatics officer in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Shirley Fisher (’91) was named the 2019 Distinguished Alumna for The Dental College of Georgia.

Dr. Kathy Sellers Sanders (’91) is the 81st global recipient to be named an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She practices in Kingsport, Tennessee and is the first dentist from Tennessee to receive this honor. Sanders has been a member of the AACD since 1998 and achieved Accredited Member status in 2006.

U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson (’92) was named the Chief Deputy Whip for the 116th U.S. Congress by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Dr. Clayton Brent Stiehl (’99) was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Tracy W. Gay (’01) was reappointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Eumeka Hogans (’06) joined the Kid’s Dentistree practice in Richmond Hill, Georgia.

Dr. Jonathan Bullard (’10) was named the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumnus for The Dental College of Georgia.

Dr. Ashley Hill (’10) recently joined the dental practice of Dr. Suzanne Haley in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Dr. Benjamin Kacos (’11) was recently named a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He practices in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dr. Roma Patel (’15) completed the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018. Patel ran to raise money for Smile Train, which provides life-changing cleft lip and palate surgery to those in need.

Dr. Dylan Hamilton (’15) practices pediatric dentistry in Durham, North Carolina, and was a champion on the national game show, Jeopardy!

Dr. William (Will) Edwards (’16) purchased Dr. William Dismuke’s active dental practice in Rome, Georgia.

Jeni Heselbarth (General Practice Residency, ’18), a native of Indiana, has been named a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She practices in South Bend, Indiana.


In Memoriam

Dr. Marion Durst III (’73)
Dr. F. Nelson Clements (’80)
Dr. Craig Taylor (’80), past president of the Eastern District Dental Society
Dr. Joseph V. Reid (’81)
Dr. Louis Paul Gangarosa Sr., a tenured professor with appointments in Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia and Graduate School
Dr. Wade Hammer, Professor Emeritus in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, an inaugural faculty member who served for 25 years before his retirement in 1993
Dr. Manuel Isadore Weisman, clinical professor of endodontics

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