Dr. James J. Awbrey, an Atlanta native and for over 26 years, has been creating healthy smiles and bettering the lives of his patients.
Dr. Awbrey graduated from Dunwoody High School in the Atlanta metro in the top five percent of his class. He then went on to attend Auburn University as an undergraduate and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry graduating Summa Cum Laude. While attending the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Awbrey discovered his passion for dentistry, inspired by his father, a pediatric dentist, and transferred to the UAB School of Dentistry a year later. He earned his doctorate graduating as the Valedictorian of his class. Dr. Awbrey then completed his orthodontic residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans and received his specialty degree.
Dr. Awbrey is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and Southern Association of Orthodontics, among other organizations. In 2001, he completed the requirements to become certified by the American Board of Orthodontists, an achievement a select number of Orthodontists in the United States achieve. In addition, Dr. Awbrey continues his studies with over 100 continuing education hours each year.
Dr. Awbrey believes the most rewarding part of his job is, “watching a happy patient light up with a beautiful smile we have created. There is nothing more gratifying, and that’s a reward I have never taken for granted.”
Dr. Fender received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia Dental School where he was Valedictorian and then completed his graduate orthodontic training at Vanderbilt University. Prior to college he was also Valedictorian his senior year of high school.
He has always strived to excel and be the best at whatever he set out to accomplish. Dr. Fender is involved in the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Being actively engaged in these professional affiliations allows him to work closely with colleagues and peers so that he is able to provide his patients the most scientifically proven and tested methods of treatments. Dr. Fender is happily married to Hope and they have three wonderful boys, Austin, Andrew and Evan.
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