Section of Operative Dentistry

Operative Dentistry is the art and science of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases or trauma to teeth. Treatment should restore proper tooth morphology, function, esthetics and harmonious relationship with surrounding tissues. The Section of Operative Dentistry is in the Department of Restorative Sciences. Our mission is to support the academic goals of the Department and Augusta University through teaching, research, service, continuing education programs and patient care. Our primary mission is to provide high quality didactic, pre-clinical and clinical instructions to undergraduate students in contemporary and evidence-based operative dentistry. The concepts of modern day dental practice management and auxiliary utilization are also emphasized.


photo of William Bachand, DDS

Associate Professor
(706) 723-4321
photo of Martha G. Brackett, DDS, MSD

Section Director
(706) 721-8308
photo of William W. Brackett, DDS, MSD

Professor-Rehired Retiree 
(706) 721-8253
photo of Frank W. Caughman, DMD, MEd 

Professor-Rehired Retiree
(706) 721-7019 
photo of Kevin B. Frazier, DMD, EDS 

Vice Dean, Professor
(706) 721-8611 
photo of Alan Furness, DMD

Associate Professor 
(706) 721-8321 
photo of Ray Jeter, DDS

Assistant Professor 
photo of Maurice Lewis, DDS, DMD

Associate Professor
photo of  J. Rodway Mackert, DMD, PhD

Professor-Rehired Retiree
(706) 721-8326
photo of Abu Nazmul-Hossain, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor 
(706) 721-1506
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Veena Pannu, DDS

Assistant Professor 
photo of Rhoda Sword, DMD 

Associate Professor
(706) 721-8297