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Georgia School of Orthodontics to open office in Duluth

An orthodontics school and clinic will break ground in Duluth this month.

“The Georgia School of Orthodontics will be a great addition to the Gwinnett community,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Their presence in Gwinnett will address a critical need for affordable orthodontic care and provide access to these services to under-served populations.”

GSO plans to hold its groundbreaking ceremony April 19, but officials have already begun construction on the 9,000 square-foot office which will feature an educational program as well as a state-of-the-art orthodontic clinic called GSO Smiles Center, according to a press release.

“The advanced technology in our state-of-the-art clinics allows us to offer patients of all ages access to braces, Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments,” said Dr. Ricky E. Harrell, program director at GSO. “The Georgia School of Orthodontics Smile Centers’ Duluth location will offer all of these services at affordable prices to Gwinnett and surrounding residents.”

GSO will also offer complimentary orthodontic care “to three deserving children in the Atlanta area” as part of its promise to provide $100,000 in complimentary orthodontic care to youth in Georgia, according to the release.

The new GSO office will be located in the Gwinnett Commerce Center at 3700 Crestwood Parkway. For more information, visit www.GSOrthodontics.org or call 770-351-7737.

Apr 20, 2017

The Georgia School of Orthodontics Announces New Leadership

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Dr. Ricky E. Harrell Named Program Director of Atlanta’s Orthodontic Residency Program

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — After a nationwide search that spanned several months, The Georgia School of Orthodontics’ Board of Directors have selected Ricky E. Harrell D.M.D., M.A., and Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as the new program director.

Harrell joins The Georgia School of Orthodontics from the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as the Program Director and professor in the Department of Orthodontics. He brings a wealth of experience in both clinical practice and graduate education to The Georgia School of Orthodontics.

According to Chairman of the Board, Randy Kluender, D.D.S., M.S., “Harrell’s more than 32 years in the practice of orthodontics and graduate education makes him the ideal choice to lead the continued growth of The Georgia School of Orthodontics.”

Harrell’s experience and expertise includes the areas of Temporary Anchorage Devices, Diode Laser Treatment, the role of extractions in orthodontic treatment and surgical orthodontics. He earned an M.A. in education from the University of the Pacific in 2014.

As Program Director, Harrell will focus on faculty, residents and staff engagement and will continue to further GSO’s mission: educating outstanding dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics, while providing affordable care to an underserved population.

“The way The Georgia School of Orthodontics is approaching graduate education and training is momentous,” said Harrell. “It’s an honor that the school is entrusting me with this responsibility.”

As a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Harrell served as a commissioned office in the U.S. Public Health Service in the Navajo Area Indian Health Service. He later returned to the University of Alabama and completed his residency in orthodontics and became a private practitioner in Westminster, CO.  In 2006, he became a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, 919thMedical CO (DS) in Aurora, CO and joined the faculty at the University of Colorado.  In April 2015, he joined the Medical University of South Carolina as Program Director in the Department of Orthodontics.

Based in Atlanta, GA, The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) offers an advanced specialty education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The 36-month residency program is structured to provide collaborative and evidence-based learning for residents while providing quality orthodontic care to patients in the school’s clinics. GSO’s mission is to educate outstanding dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics, while providing affordable care to an underserved population. GSO faculty and staff are dedicated to diversity in both education and practice. The program is sponsored by Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center and is a division of its Department of Dentistry. GSO has received initial accreditation through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). GSO operates clinics in Sandy Springs and Gwinnett. For more information, visit www.gaorthodontics.org or call (770) 351-7737.

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Apr 20, 2017

Focus Atlanta Interview: Dr. Pramod Sinha and Lia Stone

– Focus Atlanta

Dr. Pramod Sinha and Lia Stone are being interviewed on Foucs Atlanta. Dr. Sinha explains the goals and mission the Georgia School of Orthodontics and Lia talks about her delight when she found out that she was the recipient of free orthodontic treatment.

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Jul 08, 2016

Georgia Focus Interview

– Georgia News Network

Jul 08, 2016

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Atlanta Welcoming Orthodontic Residency Program in 2016

– Metro Atlanta Black

In response to an increased demand for orthodontic dentists within the state of Georgia, a new orthodontic residency program will be opening its doors in 2016. The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) is based in Atlanta and will start accepting patients in April.

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Jul 08, 2016
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The Georgia School of Orthodontics was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle .

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — At its August 2016 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (“CODA”) granted Initial Accreditation to the Georgia School of Orthodontics (“GSO”), a new program in orthodontic education that aims to improve both orthodontic education opportunities in the state as well as provide expansive community access to care. CODA Initial Accreditation was the final step needed before the GSO welcomed its inaugural class and commenced classes in August.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics will operate a state-of-the-art orthodontic clinic, providing treatment for kids, teens and adults at significantly reduced costs. The clinic is staffed by highly qualified orthodontic faculty, including Board Certified Orthodontists, and the 18 licensed dentists enrolled in the residency program.

The school provides cutting edge technology and equipment for students and patients.

Read the whole article here.

Oct 13, 2016
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The Georgia School of Orthodontics Announces Leadership Transition
Dr. Melvin Polk Named Interim Program Director

– Atlanta – December 6, 2016

Today The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) Chairman of the Board, Randy Kluender, D.D.S., M.S. announced Dr. Melvin Polk, who is currently a full-time faculty member at the school, has been appointed interim program director.

“We are appreciative for the service and leadership Dr. Sinha displayed during his tenure as the inaugural program director,” said Kluender. “Under Dr. Sinha’s guidance, the school has made significant advances including establishing a strong academic and clinical orthodontic residency program, receiving Initial Accreditation, building a strong faculty, and starting its inaugural class of residents.” (more…)

Dec 07, 2016
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New Orthodontics School Aims to Serve Atlanta’s Underserved Populations

– Dentist Money Digest, December 28, 2016

A new orthodontic residency program opening next year says it will offer an “innovative approach” to clinical learning. The Georgia School of Orthodontics, in Atlanta, anticipates enrolling its first class in the fall of 2016. The three-year residency program is open to dentists from across the US, but one of its goals is…

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Jul 07, 2016
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Conyers Teen Wins Free Orthodontic Services from the Georgia School of Orthodontics

– Rockdale Citizen

The Georgia School of Orthodontics recently announced that Conyers resident Eli Apted was one of three recipients of complimentary orthodontic care at GSO’s grand opening. Eli Apted, a 14-year-old Conyers resident who is described by his drama teacher as a “young Steve Martin,” has an overbite and crooked front teeth, which prevents him from showing his teeth when he smiles, according to a press release from GSO.

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Jun 21, 2016
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Georgia School of Orthodontics Awards Complimentary Orthodontic Care to Three Deserving Children in Georgia

– PR Newswire

The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) announced Thursday the recipients of complimentary orthodontic care at GSO’s grand opening and ribbon cutting event. “We reviewed hundreds of nomination entries and after thoughtful deliberation, chose three children who truly inspired us and whose stories touched our hearts. We want to help boost their confidence by giving them the smile they have always dreamed of and deserve,” said Pramod Sinha, Program Director at the GSO.

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Jun 06, 2016
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Georgia School of Orthodontics to Celebrate Grand Opening

– Yahoo News

The Georgia School of Orthodontics will celebrate its grand opening with an event announcing the first three deserving recipients of the $100,000 in complimentary orthodontic care it has pledged to provide to the Atlanta community over the next three years. The event will also include demonstrations of its new CS 3600 intraoral scanner, facility tours and giveaways.

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May 31, 2016
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Georgia School of Orthodontics Grand Opening Celebration

– Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is excited to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its state-of-the-art facility. The newly developed clinic equipped with the latest technology is designed to provide a top-notch experience and education for dentists, while offering high quality and affordable orthodontic care to every patient. Georgia School of Orthodontics will celebrate its grand opening with the announcement of three deserving recipients of complimentary orthodontic treatment, orthodontic demonstrations, and exclusive tours.

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May 31, 2016
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Nominate a Georgia Child for Free Braces: May 15, 2016 Deadline

– Mommy Talk Show

As if feeding, clothing and educating a child isn’t expensive enough there comes a time when your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist for braces. According to Oral-B, the average cost to install and maintain braces can range from $3,000 for metal traditional braces to $10,000 for lingual braces (the kind placed on the back side of your teeth).

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Mar 31, 2016

Georgia School of Orthodontics to Provide $100,000 in Complimentary Orthodontic Care

– CBS46

To commemorate its grand opening in May, the Georgia School of Orthodontics announced today plans to provide $100,000 worth of complimentary orthodontic care at its newly constructed Atlanta Clinic. “A gift of this magnitude has the potential to impact more than 30 children and their families,” said Randy under-served, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are absolutely thrilled to be in Georgia and are proud to celebrate the grand opening with our community.”

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Mar 26, 2016

Georgia School of Orthodontics to Provide $100,000 in Complimentary Orthodontic Care to Children and Teens

– Yahoo News

To commemorate its grand opening in May, the Georgia School of Orthodontics announced today plans to provide $100,000 worth of complimentary orthodontic care at its newly constructed Atlanta Clinic. “A gift of this magnitude has the potential to impact more than 30 children and their families,” said Randy Kluender, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are absolutely thrilled to be in Georgia and are proud to celebrate the grand opening with our community.”

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Mar 21, 2016
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New Orthodontics School Planned in Sandy Springs

– Reporter Newspapers

A new orthodontics school scheduled to open in Sandy Springs next year will increase greatly the number of orthodontists studying and graduating in Georgia, officials of the school say.

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Dec 10, 2015
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New Orthodontic Residency Program Coming to Atlanta in 2016

– Orthodontic Products

A new orthodontic residency program will open in Atlanta in 2016. The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) will be a 3-year residency program open to dentists across the country. According to a press release from GSO, the program will have “an industry average tuition rate along with stringent education and admission standards.”

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Dec 08, 2015

New School to Train Ga. Orthodontists

– The Augusta Chronicle

ATLANTA – Targeting minority students and patients, a new school intends to train Georgia dentists on teeth straightening. New Jersey-based Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center is sponsoring the launch of the Georgia School of Orthodontics, which hopes to begin class next fall with 18 students once it receives accreditation.

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Dec 04, 2015