Dr. J. Blair Waldron
Dr. Blair Waldron grew up in Marietta where he graduated with honors from Walton High School. He then graduated from the University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) on a full alumni scholarship, was president of Chi Psi fraternity (www.chipsi.org), a member of the Interfraternity Council and the Order of Omega Honorary Society. At the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (www.gru.edu/dentalmedicine/), Dr. Waldron was president of his freshman class, president of the American Student Dental Association, and then Region V Trustee for the Southeastern Dental Schools. He was selected to represent his school at the Bridging the Gap national seminar and also awarded the first Stan Hopkins Scholarship. Since graduation, Dr. Waldron has been active in the American Dental Association (www.ada.org), the Georgia Dental Association (www.gadental.org), the Hinman Dental Society (www.hinman.org), and the American Academy of General Dentistry (www.agd.org). He is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club (www.mariettarotary.org), Cobb Chamber of Commerce (www.cobbchamber.org), Leadership Cobb Class of 2001, and Honorary Commanders Class of 2002. He also works with Cobb Youth Leadership, the Center for Family Resources (www.thecfr.org), and is a member of the Cobb Dental Society Child Assistance Program providing free dental care to selected needy children. In March 2008, Dr. Waldron was named one of the “20 Rising Stars Under 40” by Cobb Life Magazine. In his spare time, Dr. Waldron enjoys running, cycling, swimming, and the outdoors. He lives in east Cobb with his wife, Krysia, a social psychologist (www.krysiawaldron.com). Dr. Waldron and his wife have two girls, nine-year-old Elizabeth and six-year-old Margaret, and five-year-old son Pace.
Dr. Jonathan C. Waldron
After graduating from Duke University in 1966, Dr. Jonathan Waldron earned his Navy Wings in January of 1968. After a combat tour of duty in Vietnam he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and three Air Medals. He finished his flying career at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a station pilot and Personnel Officer of the Naval Air Station.
Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Waldron graduated from the University of Florida School of Dentistry and served four years as a dental officer in the Naval Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan and then at NAS Dobbins Atlanta. While in private practice, Dr. Waldron has served as Commanding Officer of three Reserve Dental and Medical Units, the last of which was involved in Desert Storm.
Now a retired Navy Reserve Captain, Dr. Waldron has been practicing in Marietta for over thirty years, including the last eighteen with his oldest son, Blair.
His daughter, Ashley, is a commercial photographer who has trained in New York City, Cortona, Italy, and has a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia. She specializes in interiors, events, products, and children’s portraits (www.awhphotoanddesign.com). Sons Davis and Mitchell are at Kennesaw State University and Chattahoochee Tech respectively. His brother Denis was also a naval aviator and Delta Pilot.
Dr. Waldron and his wife Janet live in East Cobb. She operates The Dental Staff School, a ten-week vocational program for dental assistants (www.dentalstaffschool.com).
Dr. Ed Schlissel
After a career as a Professor of Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University on Long Island, Dr. Schlissel moved to Atlanta to be closer to his daughter and family. He received his dental training at the University of Buffalo and a Master’s of Science in Materials Science from Stony Brook University. Shortly after graduation he joined the faculty of the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University.
During his 30-year career as a member of the Stony Brook faculty, Dr. Schlissel held many positions and received many professional awards. He served as Chair of the Department of General Dentistry, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and Director of the General Practice Residency Program. He was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. He was a member of the New York State Board of Dentistry and was a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners (the agency which oversees the clinical examination of aspiring dentists). He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of many professional societies, including the Academy of Osseointegration, which studies research on dental implants. While at Stony Brook, Dr. Schlissel maintained a busy dental practice with an emphasis on complex restorative care involving the coordination of treatment with periodontists, oral surgeons and orthodontists.
He is the author of many articles, research abstracts and book chapters. He lectures widely on topics in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants and dental materials research.
In past summers, Dr. Schlissel has lead a group that provides dental care to Native Americans at the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital in South Dakota. In his free time, Dr. Schlissel enjoys photography, golf, scuba diving and travel. He lives in Dunwoody with his wife, Elaine.
Dr. Christopher Lee
Dr. Christopher Lee was born in the Atlanta area and grew up in Johns Creek. Following graduation from Chattahoochee High School, he attended the University of Georgia earning an undergraduate degree in Microbiology (www.uga.edu). He attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia (http://gru.edu/mcg/) and was then selected for a General Practice Residency where he received extensive training in IV sedation as well as extractions and dental implant placement.
Dr. Lee is an active member in the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry in which he is seeking his fellowship. He presently holds a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is committed to frequently attending continuing education courses throughout the country so that he can provide the best level of care for his patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, being outdoors, traveling and watching the Dawgs play on Saturdays in the fall.
Dr. Arielle Scherz
Dr. Arielle Scherz grew up in Sandy Springs and attended Riverwood High School. After graduation Dr Scherz moved to Austin to study Human Biology at the University of Texas (Hook em!). She then returned to Augusta GA to pursue her dental career at the Dental College of Georgia (previously Medical College of GA.). There she received training treating medically complex and special needs patients under IV conscious sedation. Dr. Scherz continued her training with a General Practice residency at UCLA in California. Additional training was given in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Scherz is an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Scherz enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, exploring new restaurants and staying active through spin classes and yoga.
Dr. Henry Almquist
Dr. Henry Almquist was born and raised in Atlanta where he attended The Lovett School. He then graduated from Duke University, where he earned his degree in Psychology. Dr. Almquist completed his dental training at the Medical College of Georgia, where he served as class representative for the Academy of General Dentistry and was awarded the Mark Ritz Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Gerald & Beatrice Loft Scholarship. For several years he practiced dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina before returning home to Atlanta in 2018. He remains an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Almquist is passionate about pursuing continuing education opportunities, particularly in the areas of digital dentistry and implantology.
On the weekends Dr. Almquist loves spending time with his wife Laura and his son Henry, as well as his two dogs. He enjoys grilling and watching college basketball.