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Norman D. Peets III, DDS, is one of a select group of dentists nationwide to receive the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) prestigious Fellowship.

 

As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Dr. Peets has been recognized by the Academy's members as a leader who is committed to excellence in patient care. The FAGD award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession. To achieve this award, Dr. Peets completed a comprehensive written exam and a minimum of 500 hours of quality continuing dental education. Only 9% of dentists have achieved Fellowship.

 

Dr. Norman D. Peets III, DDS, FAGD, is one of a select group of dental implantologists in the world to receive an award of Fellowship during the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) annual meeting.

 

As a Fellow of the ICOI, Dr. Peets has been recognized by the Congress' membership as one of the world's leading experts in implant care. To qualify for this award, Dr. Peets had to submit a series of required cases to be reviewed by the board of directors of the ICOI.

 

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists is an organization dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and to secure dentures.

 

Dr. Peets graduated from the Emory University School of Dentistry. Since 1983, he has been practicing in a private practice in Implant, Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Gainesville.


Contact Information
Phone: 770-532-2336
Address: 615 Green Street, Suite 101
  Gainesville, GA 30501
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Q:  Can I have a bad tooth removed next to a cap on one side,without damaging the crown on the side of it.?
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Q:  Hello. My mom had all of her top teeth removed about two years ago due to gum disease. Her bottom teeth are rotting and breaking off now, but she don't want to get them pulled because she cannot afford dentures. It is terrible to see her this way and I am afraid her bad teeth will affect her health. She is very self conscious about not having any top teeth because her mouth sinks in. She has been wanting a set of dentures every since her top teeth were pulled. Is there any place that provides free, or very low cost dentures? We barely have any income, but I would love to see my mom with a new bright smile.
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Unfortunately, our usual resources for charitable dentistry like Good News at Noon are not able to do  dentures.  There are discount denture clinics that advertise on line and in the yellow pages that would be your best bet for an inexpensive denture.


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Q:  Why do some dentists have DDS behind their names and some DMD?
A:  The degrees are school designations and basically represent a doctorate in dentistry, DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine).  Both degrees are recognized by all national and state boards.  Of note, DDS was the original degree until 1867 when Harvard decided to offer the DMD degree basically because they preferred the way it looked in Latin.  It has been a mixed bag ever since.

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Q:  I understand that it takes a lot of work and cost a small fortune for a dentist to attend collage. However is there some way or some program that will help an elderly person trying to live on disability to get a new set of dentures made. Mine are 26 years old, my bottom plate has been broken numerous times and glued back together so much, my upper plate has one tooth missing, and one that has fallen out but I was able to save it and get it glued back in. Both glue jobs continue to come apart. The fit is now so bad I get bad sore spots when I eat some things. I do have Medicare and Champva but neither will pay anything to help me unless I am having oral surgery. Can you please help, or even direct me to someone who can?
A:  The cost and quality of dentures varies a good bit.  A acceptable compromise for you would be to find a practice that has an on-site lab and concentrates on dentures as a part of their practice.  There are several denture centers in the phone book.  If you could ask around and get one recommended by someone who has had sucess there; that would be the way to go.

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Q:  I am considering dentures due to gum diseases and bad teeth. Can I be sedated for the procedures?
A:  Yes,  Every procedure in the office can be done under conscious sedation.  We even have some people too afraid to do the x-rays and exam.  We sedate them for this and then bring them back to discuss our findings.

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Q:  I had a crown put on years ago, my tooth is still there and hurts sometimes. What can I have done to fix it.?
A:  Even if a crown is done correctly, it can decay or the nerve in the tooth can become irritated over time.  Also,  you could have a change in your bite or gum disease which could cause a tooth to become sensitive.  Your best bet would be to go to the dentist and have an x-ray taken to see what the cause could be and go from there with your treatment.

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