Dr. Richard Sugarman (Board Certified) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed his graduate training in Periodontics at Boston University in 1978. He then joined his father and brother in practice. “Dr Richard” served as an instructor in periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry from 1978 until 1982. He has served as president of the Georgia Society of Periodontists and serves on the Executive Council of the Hinman Dental Society. He is an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He donates his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic where he is on the Executive Committee. Dr. Richard and his wife, Helaine, are the parents of four grown children and five grandchildren. They have a love of hiking and walking and have spent enjoyable vacations in places near and far. Other interests include reading, the theater, and cheering on our local sports teams. “Dr. Richard” truly enjoys the patients he has had the privilege to help over his 35 plus years in practice. He has the great ability to put patients at ease with his easy going manner.
Dr. Lyndsay Langston (Board Certified) received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry in 2005 and her Masters Degree in Science in 2009. She completed her graduate training from the United States Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics in 2009. “Dr Lyndsay” joined Drs. Sugarman, Brunner, and Langston in June, 2012. Before joining us, Major Langston was Chief of Periodontics, Fort Drum, N.Y., where she was responsible for the periodontal and implant diagnosis and treatment of the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division in the United States Army. Dr. Lyndsay and her husband, Dr. Brett Langston, an Atlanta prosthodontist, are the parents of two daughters and a son. While the kids’ activities occupy most of their parents’ time, the Doctors Langston do enjoy swimming, tennis and waterskiing. Dr. Lyndsay is a dedicated professional who enjoys working with the many long-term patients of our office and new patients seeking periodontal and implant treatment.
Dr. Ranjitha Krishna (Board Certified) received her DMD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She completed her graduate training in Periodontics and obtained a Masters in Science degree from Indiana University in 2008. She also has a Masters in Public Health from the prestigious Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and has previously worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Krishna has been an Associate Professor in the department of Periodontics at The Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University (formerly known as Medical College of Georgia) since 2008, where she has been involved in the training of many dental students and periodontal residents. She joined Drs. Sugarman and Langston in January of 2016. Dr. Krishna is passionate about Periodontics and genuinely cares about the overall well being of her patients. She was awarded the ‘Outstanding Educator’ award by the American Academy of Periodontology and the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award by the American College of Dentists and was nominated by her peers and students. She has co-authored many scientific papers and textbook chapters related to periodontics and presented in national and international meetings. Dr. Krishna and her husband Raj Garrepally have a daughter and a son. Dr. Krishna enjoys painting, pottery, traveling and spending time with family and friends
Dr. Brandon Coleman (Board Certified) received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. He completed his graduate training from the United States Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics in 2010 and earned a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia the same year. Dr. Coleman joined Drs. Sugarman, Langston, and Krishna in January of 2018. Before joining the practice, Dr. Coleman served as a Major in the US Army for over ten years. He served as the Chief of Periodontics, Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he addressed the periodontal and implant needs of soldiers. In 2013, he became an Assistant Program Director for the US Army’s Periodontics Residency Program. He taught residents, published research, and lectured across the country. He was awarded the ‘Outstanding Educator’ award by the American Academy of Periodontology. In addition to his expertise in periodontics and implant dentistry, Dr. Coleman is certified in IV Sedation and Wilckodontics – Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO)™. Dr. Coleman and his wife, Sarah, have four young children: three boys (one set of twins) and a girl. They spend most of their time going to sports practices and travelling to see family. Dr. Coleman loves periodontics and is devoted to finding the right solutions for each individual patient.
Dr. Edward Sugarman (Board Certified) received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed his graduate training in Periodontics at Columbia University in 1966. “Dr. Edward” joined his father, Dr. Marvin Sugarman, in practice in 1966 and became a faculty member at Emory University School of Dentistry that same year. Over the years, Dr. Edward has been a guest lecturer to many dental societies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His leadership positions in organized dentistry include president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the Hinman Dental Society, the Georgia Society of Periodontists and the Emory Dental Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He has been very active in his community and synagogue, serving on the Temple Sinai’s Board of Trustees and as its president. He is a past member of Leadership Atlanta and donates his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in downtown Atlanta. He and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and are the doting grandparents of five grandchildren. When not playing with the grandchildren, Dr. Edward enjoys tennis, playing bridge, and reading. Dr. Edward has great fondness for all of his many patients and enjoys the intellectual challenge of determining the appropriate periodontal care for each individual.
Dr. Marvin Sugarman (1915-2010) established this dental practice in 1938. He practiced dentistry enthusiastically and with great regard for his patients for 71 years until his retirement in 2009. He was a mentor and role model to us all.