Meet the Doctors
Dr. James A. Davis
After graduating high school in 1977, Dr. Davis attended school here in Atlanta to become a Dental Technician and graduated from this two year program first in his class. He next attended The University of Pittsburgh/ Eye & Ear Hospital to study Maxillofacial Technology, being one of the three selected to attend the one-year program. He then entered college at Georgia State University and three years later was accepted to Dental School at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated from the four-year dental program in just three years, being the first to ever graduate early and finished second in his class. He stayed on at MCG for an additional two years to do a residency in Prosthodontics and become a specialist. He then went on to another one-year residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, to become a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in 1991.
In addition to Dentistry, Dr. Davis has many interests including sports and coaching. He has been coaching wrestling at Stockbridge High School since 2003. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has a wife and four children.
Education & Organizations
Dr. Prajna Banan
Dr. Banan obtained her dental degree from JSS Dental College, India. She obtained her dental degree in United States from an International Dentistry Program at UCSF School of dentistry, California. She was accepted at UCSF, California for a three year Prosthodontics residency program. Dr. Banan then went on to complete Maxillofacial Prosthetics fellowship from UCLA, California. This fellowship allowed her to pursue her passion of providing care for patients with complex maxillofacial defects.
Dr. Banan is passionate about her work and strives to provide the best care for her patients.
Besides work, Dr Banan loves to cook and create art with her son.
Dr. Stephanie Wetzel
Dr. Wetzel hails from Montana and is a graduate of the University fo Minnesota School of Dentistry. After a short stint as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Wetzel traveled to New York and completed her pathology training at the largest oral and maxillofacial pathology biopsy service in the country, New York Hospital of Queens.
Prior to going Atlanta Oral Pathology, she returned to her alma mater in Minnesota where she was a faculty member in the School of Dentistry. Dr. Wetzel participated in an active biopsy service and was Director of the Oral Pathology Patient Clinic. She lectures to dental groups nationally on her specialty.
Fulfilling a much-needed service, Dr. Wetzel has a clinical practice treating patients with oral mucosal diseases and difficult oral pathology.
Dr. Maria Pappas
Dr. Maria Pappas has expertise in cosmetic dentistry and modern dental techniques.
She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a one year post graduate Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University followed by a rigorous three year training program leading to a Master of Science and Graduate Certificate of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Pappas subsequently joined the faculty of The Ohio State University as Assistant Professor. As an academician, her time was spent teaching dental students, providing excellent patient care, and pursuing research. In addition she found time to volunteer her time and services by traveling to underserved areas of the country to assist in dental care for those less fortunate.
She has published articles in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and completed further scholarly activities to become a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Pappas has been trained to handle even the most difficult cases, with a specialty in customizing each individual dental solution with attention to detail and affordability.
Outside the dental office, Dr. Pappas enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and making jewelry. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three beautiful children.
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