The Georgia Dental Society is historically an organization of African-American Dentists that was founded in 1937 to address the concerns of the minority dentists and the people whom they serve. Since its inception it has become a source for continuing education, scholarships, mentorship programs and community service. Our organization is actively involved in the education and treatment of the indigent population of Georgia. The Georgia Dental Society is a constituent society of the National Dental Association.
Education - The GDS offers continuing education for the dentist, hygienist, auxiliaries and office staff. Our seminars are current, enriching and diversified. The GDS offers 12-15 Hours of continuing education during the summer and mid-winter meetings. Recent past meetings have been held at such exciting locations as . . . San Destin, Caribbean Cruise-Cazumel, San Diego, Atlantis-Paradise Island.
Mentoring Programs - The GDS mentoring program serves to recruit high school and undergraduates, assisting them towards a career in dentistry. It provides dental students with assistance and direction towards accomplishing their goals and graduation.
Scholarship Programs - The GDS currently offers scholarship to African American dental students at MCG, MeHarry and Howard Dental schools. We also offer scholarships to dental hygiene students at various schools throughout the state.
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Dr. Mordena Sullen | President
Dr. Mordena Sullen is a third generation Atlanta native. Upon completion of Frederick Douglass High School, she furthered her education at Howard University. While at Howard University, she graduated first in her class of Dental Hygiene. She practiced as a licensed hygienist in Atlanta for one year and later decided to pursue a career as a dentist. Dr. Sullen completed her dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr . Sullen then returned to Atlanta and worked as an associate for a few years. She established her own practice in the same community in which she grew up.
Dr . Sullen gives back to her community both at home and abroad. She volunteers regularly with Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program. She has completed several missions trips to Honduras, Kenya, and Jamaica. Dr. Sullen is a member of the National Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the North Georgia Dental Society. She is on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Technical College for both the dental assisting and the dental hygiene programs. She enjoys playing the piano, shopping, working out and reading. She resides with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Charles C. King, Jr. | Recording Secretary
Dr. Charles C. King, Jr. is a second generation dentist and a past president of the Georgia Dental Society. He is a 2001 graduate of Albany State University and a 2005 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia's School of Dentistry. After completing a one-year residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in 2006, Dr. King, Jr. returned to his hometown of Albany to practice alongside his father, Dr. Charles King, Sr. Dr. King, Jr. is an avid worker in his local community, serving on the Dougherty County Board of Health and the board of Open Arms, Inc. He is a brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Even more importantly, he is a dedicated member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany. Under the leadership of his pastor, Dr. Daniel Simmons, Dr. King, Jr. serves as an assistant choir director and co-leader of the praise team,
Dr. King, Jr. is joined with his lovely wife, Angelica, who is an administrator in the Dougherty County School System. Together, they have three children; Brody, Charles III, and Elijah.
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Dr. Brian Mann | Parliamentarian
Dr. Brian Mann, born in Americus Georgia, graduated with his BS degree from Xavier University in New Orleans. He earned his doctorate from Howard University. To ensure only the most advanced dental care, he continues to improve his expertise through classes in endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics,, CAD-CAM and restorative dentistry. Dr. Mann is a member of the National Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Society.
Dr. James E. Barron, DMD | Treasurer
Gleen Hills High School
Augusta, Georgia 1972
BS Biology 1976
Medical College of Georgia
School of Dentistry 1984
State of Georgia
Department of Corrections