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, twelve-year-old Elizabeth and nine-year-old Margaret, and eight-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. 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 son Sawyer, being outdoors, traveling and watching the Dawgs play on Saturdays in the fall.
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 sons Henry and Thomas, as well as his two dogs. He enjoys grilling and watching college basketball.
Dr. Omar Shariff
We are excited to have Dr. Shariff join the team at Waldron & Lee Dentistry. He completed his undergraduate education, Master of Public Health, and dental education at Indiana University. Upon graduation he started his career as an associate dentist before opening his own private practice in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008. While growing his practice Dr. Shariff earned recognition as one of America’s Top Dentists and lectured to local study clubs on different areas of general, cosmetic, and advanced dental procedures. He holds professional membership in:
Dr. Shariff is committed to providing the most comprehensive care possible. He participates extensively in continuing education courses, exceeding the state licensing board’s requirements. Since graduating, Dr. Shariff has completed courses in implant placement, implant restorations, endodontics, conscious sedation, orthodontics, veneers, occlusion, dental photography, and many other areas of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Shariff has received the prestigious Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. This is awarded to dentists who have displayed a commitment to continuing education and currently only 5% of dentists have achieved this distinction. He places our patients’ well-being above all and is always available for consultation.
Dr. Shariff moved to Atlanta in 2014 with his wife and daughter. Dr. Shariff’s wife works as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Atlanta and they welcomed their second daughter in 2019. Both Dr. Shariff and his wife love Atlanta and are looking forward to building their professional lives and raising their family here. Dr. Shariff and his wife enjoy traveling, trying Atlanta’s great restaurants, and working out regularly.