Meet Dr. Priest
For more than twenty years, Dr. George Priest has been a leader in the fields of esthetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Priest earned a BS from The University of Tennessee in 1972, and then returned to his home state of New Jersey where he received his DMD, with honors, from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1976. After three years in the U.S. Army, he pursued graduate training in prosthodontics at Emory University in Atlanta, completing his residency in 1981. For the next ten years, Dr. Priest remained involved at Emory as a clinical instructor and special lecturer in graduate fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He became a Board Certified Prosthodontist in 1985. During the Gulf War, he provided prosthodontic care for military personnel as an Army reservist. Dr. Priest has maintained a prosthodontic practice devoted to esthetic, advanced restorative and implant dentistry for more than 25 years. In 2008, Dr. Priest relocated his dental practice from Atlanta, GA to Hilton Head Island, SC (outside Savannah, GA).
Dr. Priest is a prominent dental speaker and has educated dentists in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years. His lectures span such topics including implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and esthetic excellence. Dr. Priest is recognized as an innovator in the specialty of prosthodontics and has contributed his clinical expertise to many dental publications. Dr. Priest has been named as one of Dentistry Today’s Top Dental Speakers for the last 12 years.
He is published in many peer-reviewed dental journals including The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry and The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Priest has received many honors and maintains active memberships in numerous dental organizations. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He also maintains active memberships in numerous other dental organizations.
Dr. Priest is married to Judy and has a son, Gregory. His hobbies include travel, rebuilding old English sports cars, guitar, photography, working out, learning Italian, crossword puzzles (and Sudokus) and working and playing at his cabin in the NC mountains.