Sandy Springs Dental Office
All our professionals at Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
M. James Fagan, MS, DMD
Sandy Springs, GA DentistCosmetic Dental & Implant Center
Dr. M. James Fagan, III, is one of Atlanta’s leading practitioners in the field of dental implants, neuromuscular dentistry, craniomandibular-TMJ pain dysfunction, cosmetic and general dentistry.
Dr. Fagan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
He is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and received his M.S. in Human Anatomy from Emory University. He is an active contributor to organized dentistry as the past President of the Southern District of the AAID, and has served on the Board of Trustees for the AAID from 1999-2001. In addition, he was Chairman on the Board of Directors for the AAID Research Foundation and was the Annual Meeting Chairman for the 54th session of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, "The Essence of Regeneration," held in Scottsdale, Arizona in October 2005.
Dr. Jim Fagan LLC is the Director of the Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center and has been using dental implants in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry to create new smiles since 1981. “My goal has been to develop a comprehensive implant, cosmetic and general practice to improve and create a lost smile.”
“Whether through porcelain veneers or dental implants, it has been very rewarding to see the transformation of our patients followed by their sincerest gratitude.”
“For me, the ultimate smile makeover has been the use of dental implants to return our patients’ lost confidence and the lost enjoyment of simple pleasures, such as eating a meal or talking to friends and family.”
Dr. Jim Fagan is a member of several academies and committees. He is past Chairman of the Implant Registry Committee for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and past President of the Atlanta Craniomandibular Society (ACS). He had co-formed a National Implant Registry in conjunction with the Department of the VA, the National Institute of Dental Research, the American Academy of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology, the U.S. Army and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Atlanta Craniomandibular Society and the Hinman Dental Society.
Among other accomplishments, Dr. Jim Fagan has formed a National Implant Retrieval and Registry Service at the Medical College of Georgia. He is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantology. Dr. Fagan’s work has been published in “Implant Prosthodontics, Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques for Dental Implants,” a textbook released in 1990, as well as other professional journals to include the Journal of Oral Implantology. He has lectured worldwide on various topics on dental implant reconstruction to include The Royal Society of Medicine, London, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris and U.S. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and also has joint U.S. and international patents on dental implants with his father, Dr. Maurice J. Fagan, Jr.
Dr. Fagan has been an Examiner for The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Admissions & Credentials Board, as well as, an Examiner for the American Board of Oral Implantology(ABOI). At the ABOI Dr. Fagan was an examiner for other implant Doctors who wish to attain Diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology. This is an honor that the Doctor is very proud of.
Dr. Jim Fagan is Director of the Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center (www.drfagan.net), which is one of the oldest implant practices in the south. His expertise is Full Mouth Reconstruction utilizing Dental Implants and Computerized Neuromuscular Techniques as needed to correct TMJ pain/MPD Dysfunction, as well as, Cosmetic and General Dentistry.
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Anita Newsom, Office and Surgical Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Anita is originally from Texas, but considers Atlanta her home after living here since 1988.
She is a graduate of Sequoyah High School, and attended Career Dental Institute where she received a diploma as a Dental Assistant and Office Coordinator. Anita has also attended the Continuing Education courses at the Hinman Dental Convention to further her knowledge in Dental Coding.
She has continued to learn and grow in this practice. She loves helping others and enjoys the interactions with patients to make them feel comfortable and welcome, and enjoys the challenge of day to day cases in the dental field. “Dr. Fagan is the best in his knowledge of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, and I am honored to be a part of this successful team.” While not working at Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center Anita enjoys spending time with her daughter Avah, and going for a jog or hike at local outdoor parks, hanging out at her favorite places with friends, and visiting her family.
Anita looks forward to coming to work every day to give the best experience possible to patients. She believes that team work and having a positive outlook while giving the best possible treatment to patients is why Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center will continue to be a thriving practice.
Jill Summerlin, Dental Assistant
Jill is originally from South Georgia but has lived in Atlanta since 2007. She is a graduate of Citizens Christian Academy in Coffee County and attended ACT in Atlanta where she received a diploma as a Dental Assistant.
She currently lives in Roswell and she has been a wonderful addition to the office of Dr. Fagan since March 2008. Jill has attended the Continuing Education courses at the Hinman Dental Convention and Kodak Dental Users meeting every year with Dr. Fagan since starting at the Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center.
Jill enjoys helping to assist all patients to achieve the smile they have dreamed of and deserve.
While not working at Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center Jill likes to visit local restaurants, hang out with friends, play with her doggy 'Louie', and visit her family at home in South Georgia.
Adrienne Archer Wilson, RDH
Adrienne was a welcome addition in March 2009 with her valuable 25+ years of clinical practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She brings to our practice a skill in soft tissue management and the knowledge of “gum treatment” like no other. She also enjoys the interaction with patients and the experience she has to help them achieve their dental goals.
Adrienne graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical Units with a Certificate in Dental Hygiene. She is a yearly participant in the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Continuing Education Meeting. She currently serves as an Oral Health Advisor for Colgate.
She lives in Smyrna with her husband, Ron, a retired dentist. Time spent with her two daughters and their families, especially the six grandchildren bring her much joy. Adrienne’s hobbies include tennis, needlework, oil painting, jewelry making & watching the grandkids play sports.
Adrienne is an active member of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna. She volunteers at Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Cobb.
Our Hygienist Adrienne found a gingival pregnancy tumor at our patient's routine oral health screening predicting she was pregnant. Here is her beautiful baby boy as a result of that screening. Just goes to show how important it is to get your routine oral exams.