Dr. Lauren Stewart received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she received a BSA in Biological Sciences. While in dental school, she participated in several externships in which she provided dental care for medically underserved communities in Atlanta, GA. She was a recipient of the Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental Education Scholarship in 2008. Lauren is affiliated with the Georgia Dental Association.
Her mission is to provide an optimal level of dental care to her patients while educating them on the connection between oral health and overall well being.
Dr. Stewart has strong ties to the East Cobb community in that she grew up in Cobb County and has family and friends that reside in the area. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, cooking and Georgia football.
Dr. Ousley first developed her passion for dentistry at the age of 13 when she worked for her family dentist throughout high school. After high school, she completed her undergraduate education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2007. She went on to complete dental school at Southern Illinois University school of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2011.
Dr. Ousley is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Northern District Dental Society, and the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. She enjoys volunteering her dentistry skills. She is a volunteer for the Give Kids a Smile organization and is also an annual volunteer for the Mission of Mercy.
What is Dr. Ousley’s practice philosophy? “I treat every single patient as I would want to be treated. This involves providing the most efficient and quality care possible. I strive to create a warm and friendly atmosphere so that my patients gain a sense of comfort and trust. I truly have a passion to make a positive difference in my patients’ lives through their smile.”
When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She enjoys watching HGTV and boxing, and also enjoys crafts, biking, fishing with her husband and attending church. Some of her other hobbies include baking, music, movies and theater.
Before I have the pleasure of meeting all of you I’d like to tell you about my background. My adventure in dentistry began when I was 17 years old and answered an ad in the local Brooklyn newspaper: Part time dental assistant. No experience necessary. What started out as a summer job turned into my lifetime profession. Working part time in an endodontic practice all through college made me realize I needed to change from pre-med to pre-dent.
When I started dental school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook I was convinced that endodontics was my calling. Exposure to the periodontal faculty and clinics made me think about specializing in periodontics. Still on the fence about which specialty to pursue, I did a general practice residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens for one year after dental school graduation. During that year it became clear that performing periodontal surgery and placing implants was the path for me.
I spent the next three years at Ohio State University earning a specialty certificate in periodontics along with a Masters of Science degree.
Two years in private periodontal practice in Hamden, Connecticut convinced me that I needed a warmer southern climate. I’ve been a practicing periodontist in the Atlanta area since 2001.
Outside of the office my husband and I are kept busy raising our 10 year old daughter. We recently adopted a greyhound who my daughter named Hobbes. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and taking barre classes, catching up with a good book and trying out new restaurants with my husband and friends. I am passionate about periodontal therapy because I enjoy doing surgery, replacing teeth with implants and forming long term relationships with my patients.
Dr. Stephen Wilhoite has been in private practice since 1981, and, since 1985, he has been providing outstanding dental care services at his current office location in Roswell, Georgia. He received his degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1977, and completed his dental degree at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis in 1981. To stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field of dentistry, including the always-changing technological advancements, Dr. Wilhoite regularly attends various continuing education courses and maintains memberships with various professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the Northwest Dental Association.
Dr. Wilhoite and his wife, Ann, reside in Cartersville, Georgia, where they attend the Sam Jones Memorial Methodist Church. He and his family are also members of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Roswell.
As a graduate of the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, Dr. Wilhoite has a great love of that area of the state as well. In fact, both of Dr. Wilhoite’s children are also graduates of Rome’s Darlington School.
Dr. Wilhoite is especially proud of his two children. His son, John, graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in International Studies. He is fluent in Chinese and lives in Nanjing, China. Dr. Wilhoite’s daughter, Elizabeth, is a senior at the University of Colorado, majoring in physical therapy.
In his spare time, Dr. Wilhoite enjoys hiking in the Appalachian Mountains and traveling with his wife and children. He and Ann are avid Tennessee Volunteers fans and enjoy taking in football games throughout the fall. Go Vols!