The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Gale Clarida

Dr. Gale Clarida received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Her education continued at the University earning a Masters Degree of Health Administration followed by her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

Dr. Gale received intensive training at UCLA, School of Dentistry, with a concentration in Comprehensive Treatment Planning of Complex Restorative Cases.  Other courses included the concentration in Advanced Anterior Esthetics making them look natural by analyzing and creating a “Smile Design”, and the relationship between Esthetic Dentistry and Periodontics.  She attends monthly seminars with the Chattahoochee Dental Study Group, and yearly seminars with the Hinman International meeting.

Dr Gale is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Thomas P Hinman Dental Society, Chattahoochee Dental Study Club, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard International Dental Honor Society, and Life Member of the Alumni Association, Medical University of South Carolina (former President and current Board Member).

Dr. Gale’s personal interests include:  gardening, travel, and social activities.

 
     
Dr. Bill Clarida

Dr. William Clarida received his Bachelor of Science in Education and Minor in Zoology at Southern Illinois University.  His education continued at Tulane Medical School earning a Master of Public Health.  He then attended Indiana University where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr Bill has received intensive training at the Panky Institute in Occlusal Relationship as it relates to Esthetics and Function.  He continued training with Pete Dawson with a concentration on occlusion as it relates to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).  Further studies enhanced knowledge of analyzing the relationship between Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, and Orthognathic Surgery in achieving Optimal Esthetics and functional results. He attends monthly seminars with the Chattahoochee Dental Study Group.

Dr. Bill is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Association, Thomas P. Hinman Society, Chattahoochee Dental Study Group, and Achieved status as “Fellow” – Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Bill’s personal interests include:  golf, fishing, hunting, reading, and travel.

 
     
Carol is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been assisting Dr. Bill for 27 years.  She continues to enjoy helping create many new smiles.  The friendships she has developed over the years have made her career very rewarding.  Carol is married with two children.  Her interests are: gardening, boating, and family time.  
     
Cami has been with Dr. Gale since 2000. She brings to this office her experience as a dental assistant with expanded duties and also experience as a dental hygienist. Cami is married with three children, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren. Cami’s hobbies include Interior design, faux painting, cake decorating, and bowling. Her team goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible and give high quality dental work to enhance their smile and dental health for many years to come.  
     
Debbie has been part of our staff for nearly 8 years.  She and Jean are the “dynamo dental hygienists” who love their profession and the patients they care for.  Debbie, a native of South Carolina, has enjoyed her time here in Georgia among the “peaches”.  She is a proud parent of two sons:  Drew and Michael.  They keep her busy with teenage antics and 3rd grade soccer.  She enjoys travel and playtime with good people!  
     

Jean is our dental hygienist.  She has been with the practice 17 years. Jean is married with two children.  One daughter is a Junior at Dunwoody High School and the other daughter is in her 2nd year at Georgia Tech.  She enjoys gardening and cooking for family and friends.  Her goal for her patients is to treat each one, as she herself would like to be treated.

 
     

Lou has been a part of the Administrative Staff for twelve years.  She enjoys making our patients feel welcome and comfortable with their dental treatment from the time they walk in the door until they have completed their work.  If there are questions regarding scheduling, insurance or billing, she stands ready to help resolve these issues.

Lou has three grown children, two grandchildren, and another grandchild on the way.  Her favorite thing is spending time with her family.  She also enjoys crafts and travel.

 
     
Nancy is our newest addition to the dental team.  She assists our patients with their scheduling, insurance, and billing needs.  Nancy has been a Dental Administrator for over 10 years.  Her husband is a retired Marine.  They have four children, one girl, three boys, and one grandchild.  She enjoys spending quality time with her children, bowling, church, and amusement parks.  

 

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