AUGUSTA DENTAL SOCIETY
Established by local dentists prior to 1960. Dr.’s Ron Bowers, Dick Clardy, and Bill Holden all began practicing dentistry in Augusta in the 1960's, with Bill having started the earliest. The ADS was up and running before they even began practicing in Augusta. The founding members actively worked to help establish the dental school.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL DENTAL COMMUNITY
The ADS is a membership of dentists in the Central Savannah River Area, which consists of Georgia and South Carolina. The purpose of the ADS is to provide camaraderie and connection to local dentists, in an effort to enhance their professional experience.
WE DO THIS BY:
Hosting four meetings per year
Communicating local and statewide issues concerning dentistry (GDA, EDDS, etc)
Providing CE lectures
Hosting dental students prior to graduation to introduce them to organized dentistry
Supporting local legislators and GDA leadership, by
co-hosting an annual meeting with the EDDS
Hosting an annual meeting with local hygienists
Fostering a good relationship with the Dental College of Georgia
Providing scholarship to a dental hygiene student