Class Notes: Alumni Share Updates

Dr. Annette Rainge (’90) was named president of the Georgia Dental Association for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Zach Powell (’99), president-elect; Dr. Chris Adkins, vice president; Dr. Amber Lawson (’06), secretary/treasurer; Dr. Jamie Mitchell, editor; Dr. Tom Jagor, speaker of the house; and Dr. Evis Babo, immediate past-president.

Dr. Heather Perry McGee (’99) was named vice president of the Georgia Dental Association Northern District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Linda King, president; Dr. Amy Kuhmichel, president-elect; Dr. Darryal McCullough, secretary/treasurer; and Drs. Kristina Dawson (’12) and Nancy Myerson, editors.

Dr. Phillip Tully III (’04) was named president of the Georgia Dental Association Western District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Jay Polk, president-elect; Dr. Tommy Parker (’08), secretary/treasurer/editor; and Dr. Lee Allen, editor.

Dr. Ken Sellers (’15) was named president of the Georgia Dental Association Southwestern District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Ashley Miller, president-elect; Dr. Kajuana Farrey (’09), vice president; Dr. Lou Ann Best, secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Erica Greene (’06), editor.

Dr. Noel Craig (’06) was named president of the Georgia Dental Association Central District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Adam Gordon, president-elect; Dr. Pinkney Gilchrist (’99), vice president; Dr. Don Benton (’88), secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Amy Lee, editor.

Dr. Travis Garnto (’17) was named vice president of the Georgia Dental Association Eastern District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Tradd Harter, president; Dr. Kim Capehart (DCG assistant professor of general dentistry), president-elect; Dr. Rhoda Sword (associate professor of restorative sciences, ’03), secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Courtney Babb (instructor of general dentistry, ’10), editor.

Dr. Nancy Young (assistant professor of general dentistry, ’06) was named the Georgia Dental Association/American Student Dental Association Outstanding Faculty Member for 2020.

Dr. Darron Alvord (’10) was named president-elect of the Georgia Dental Association Southeastern District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. Aaron Rawlings (periodontics resident, ’13), president; Dr. Lindsay English (’16), vice president; and Dr. Ray Wallace (’15 and GPR residency, ’16), secretary/treasurer.

Dr. Wendy Cardenas (’13) was named editor of the Georgia Dental Association Northwestern District for 2020-21. Other officers are Dr. P.J. Schaner, president; Dr. Casey Hart, president-elect; and Dr. Supriti Gargya, secretary/treasurer.

Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Delash (’15) was named the DCG’s 2020 Outstanding Young Alumna. She is an Instructor in the Department of Restorative Sciences. Delash completed a general dental residency at Grady Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. She then joined the DCG faculty, serving her first year as course director for the dental occlusion course.

Dr. Christian Dahl (’16), completed an endodontics residency and specialty certification at the DCG in 2020 and joined the Gainesville Endodontics practice in Gainesville, Georgia. Dahl is a clinical assistant professor in the DCG Department of Endodontics.

Drs. Hardy Gray (’16), John Sigman (’99) and Bill Bachand, DCG associate professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, were honored by the Georgia Dental Association for their 2020 end-of-term honors. They represented the GDA’s Eastern District, Southwester District and Western District, respectively. Others honored were Drs. Henry Benson (Northern District), Justin Damron (Southeastern District), Samer Othman (Central District) and Peter Shatz (Northwestern District).

Dr. Yahaziel Simon (’16) was named to Georgia Southern University’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. He graduated from Georgia Southern in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for four years and is a first-year orthodontics resident at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 

Dr. Megan Cleary (’20) was named the Georgia Dental Association/American Student Dental Association Outstanding Student Member for 2020.

In Memoriam

Dr. Joseph Earl Carlisle (DMD, ’75, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, ’78) died April 1 at age 68. He practiced oral surgery in Rock Hill, South Carolina, founding the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was president of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology from 2007-09.

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