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Georgia School of Orthodontics Celebrates its First Graduating Class of Highly Trained Orthodontists

Now beginning its fourth year of operation, the Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) has boosted the number of highly trained orthodontists in the field with its first graduating class of 18 residents from its 36-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Now beginning its fourth year of operation, the Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) has boosted the number of highly trained orthodontists in the field with its first graduating class of 18 residents from its 36-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The graduation ceremony was held on August 3, 2019 at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

With this achievement, GSO is fulfilling its mission to educate qualified dentists to become specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics with a commitment to excellence in patient-centered care, cutting-edge research and service to the community. GSO’s curriculum provides residents with the opportunity to assist in serving high quality orthodontic care to patients in the School’s two state-of-the-art patient clinics in metro Atlanta.

The recent graduates underwent intensive didactic, clinical and research components taught in GSO’s Atlanta and Duluth state-of-the-art facilities with technologically advanced equipment, research and materials. To increase their level of success, the residents also studied the business aspects of operating an orthodontic practice.

The graduates were educated by GSO’s orthodontic faculty, who are experienced in full-time academics, as well as full-time private orthodontic practices. The faculty includes Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists and academic researchers.

Pictured: (Back row l to r) GSO Program Director Ricky Harrell, and graduates: Deise Oliveira, Ashley Kisling, Brice McMurphy,  Nelson Allen,  Keith Williams, Theodore Markos,  Ashkan Mahdavi, Matt Pickron, Jonathan Sakhaee, Front Row (l to r)  Peter Wagner, Brooke Howard,  Helia Jafari, Faraz Soltanian, Nancy Lin,  Serena Jacob Thomas, Catharine Brannan, Brian Sanders, and Chairman and President GSO Board of Trustees  Randy Kluender. Not pictured is GSO graduate Alex Verga.

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