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HOW TRADITIONS CAN SHAPE YOUR FUTURE Meet Dr. Andrea, Our Amazing Team Member
The celebration of any fun- filled holiday usually conjures up sentimental memories of past family customs. Halloween, for example, is chock-full of traditions that are passed down like heirlooms through generations. If your parents took you to pick out a pumpkin and helped you carve it the week before Halloween, you might do the same with your own kids. If your mom stitched together your princess costume using her sewing machine, perhaps you tried to do the same for your
degree in 2014 from the University of Georgia, where she double-majored in Biology and Psychology. If that busy workload wasn’t enough, Dr. Andrea was in the Honors Program all four years and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended dental school at the University of Louisville — the same alma mater as Dr. Patti and Dr. David. After receiving her D.M.D., she worked for four years at a practice in Kennesaw, Georgia, before we had the privilege to hire her here at Lake Oconee Dentistry.
daughter. The traditions you experienced as a child play a huge role in the decisions you make as an adult, and no one knows this better than Dr. Andrea Feldman. Dr. Andrea will be celebrating her one-year anniversary working here at Lake Oconee Dentistry, so you may have already had the privilege of meeting her. But if not, here are some things you need to know about our amazing team member. Dr. Andrea credits her grandfather and her parents for inspiring her to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Andrea’s grandfather was a dentist, and she remembers being fascinated by what he did for a living. But because both of her parents worked in the health care field, she thought she would follow in their footsteps and become a medical doctor. She remained committed to that decision all the way into her undergraduate years until she had the opportunity to shadow some dentists in local clinics. After that, her mind was changed. Dr. Andrea was impressed by the dentists’ ability to interact with patients on a personal level. She was also drawn to the more artistic nature of dental reconstruction. Even as an eager young college student, she enjoyed the process of making crowns and dentures.
In addition to her expertise in providing patients with top-notch dental services like extractions, fillings, crowns, and dentures, the ways in which Dr. Andrea interacts and genuinely cares about her patients’ well-being is what makes her among the best we’ve seen. She credits her passion for patients to some of her early experiences
in dental school. While in school, she participated in Smile Kentucky, a program in which clinics around the area provide free cleanings and interactive oral health education to children. Many of the children were fearful to climb into the dental chair, but Dr. Andrea found that one of the most rewarding parts of the day was talking to the kids and putting them at ease. It became evident to her that,
Once she made the decision to join the dental world, Dr. Andrea never veered from that course. She received her undergraduate
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