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Pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Elkin

Paul Elkin, D.D.S.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Paul Elkin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994.

Dr. Elkin immediately followed up with Pediatric Specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital where he served as a Resident and then Chief Resident from 1994-1996.

Dr. Elkin is a Diplomate of the AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. He has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and treating infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs for over 20 years.

Dr. Paul (as he is affectionately known to his patients) is an active member of the following groups:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Kansas City Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • First District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Services Dental Association
  • Columbia University Alumni Association
General dentist Dr. Andrea Davis Wood

Andrea Wood, DMD

Dr. Andrea Davis Wood hails from Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School, she enrolled in Spelman College and received a B.S. degree in Biology. Further, she earned a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Mercer University School of Pharmacy. After working for almost a decade as a Registered Pharmacist, she was accepted into The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where she earned a Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree in 1991.

Dr. Wood is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. She has fully enjoyed providing quality dental care to the residents of Georgia for the last twenty-five years. Specifically, she credits Youth Dentistry of Macon for affording her the opportunity to care for children and young adults of middle Georgia.

General dentist Dr. Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell, DDS

Dr. Scott Farrell, DDS, recently moved to Macon, GA in February of 2016. He is originally from Detroit, MI and comes here most recently by way of Little Rock, AR.

Dr. Farrell graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1996. Upon graduation he completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Olin E. Teague VA Hospital in Texas. He then furthered his training by completing a 1 year Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Residency program in 2008. He is also a certified Invisalign (clear braces) provider. Dr. Farrell is licensed to practice dentistry both here in Georgia and in Arkansas. He returns to Arkansas one weekend a month to provide dental care to our US Military troops. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Farrell has committed most of his dentistry to serving underserved communities. The past six years almost exclusively with children.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Shermnae Jones

Shermnae Jones, DDS

Dr. Shermnae D. Jones, D.D.S. was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Richmond County, and then went on to Spelman College to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. While there she was active with the Health Careers Program and was involved with the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement program. She was named a Boehringer Ingelheim scholar, was placed on the National Deans List, and won the Georgia Dwelle, M.D. award, which was given to the senior most dedicated to a career in healthcare.

She attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. During her time there, she has served as class representative on the College of Dentistry's Student Government Association, as well as class representative in the College of Dentistry's chapters of the American Dental Education Association and American Association of Women Dentists. She also served as Treasurer of the Student National Dental Association. At graduation, she received the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award.

Dr. Jones is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the National Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Georgia Dental Association. She enjoys many activities, to include spending time with her daughter, reading, working out, and traveling.

Tuan Tong, DMD

Dr. Tuan Tong earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University in 1996. He received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. In 2003, Dr. Tong returned to his beloved home state of Georgia to begin his dental practice. He has held numerous positions at varied levels throughout his fifteen years in dentistry, thus providing him with the experience in all aspects of dentistry. He is always excited about learning and advancing his skills and knowledge. His greatest passion is working with all age groups of children. He is a compassionate Doctor that uses his years of experience to provide the highest quality of care for his patients.

Dr. Tong also loves to spend his leisure time doing things such as going to the park and movies with his wife and 3 children. His other hobbies include running, exercising, gaming, traveling, and walking his cute little dog, Tripp. Nothing gives him more satisfaction and pleasure than helping others that are less fortunate. That is why he works with various children and adult charities at Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta during his spare time. Giving back to the community and serving others is what brings him the greatest enjoyment. It is what keeps him humble and driven to do his very best for every patient.

Tameko Alford, DDS, MBA

Dr. Tameko Alford is a native of Thomasville, NC. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Alford also has an MBA in Healthcare Management from St. Leo University.

After completing Dental School, Dr. Alford completed two years of General Practice Residency training in Washington, DC. She has over twenty years of experience in private practice, public health dentistry, and is adjunct faculty at UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Throughout her career she has always enjoyed treating children. Dr. Alford served on the Policy Council for Head Start in North Carolina and has participated in dental education for Head Start Programs in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Dr. Alford is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She enjoys golf, yoga, and spending time with family.

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