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Post Graduate

          In 1988 Dr. Padolsky received a Fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry ( FAGD) and in 2002 he was awarded the highest honor available to members of the American Academy of General Dentistry, the Mastership ( MAGD ) award.

          In 1990 he received a Fellowship in the Atlanta Craniomandibular ( TMJ ) Society. The Society was dedicated to the multi-disciplinary study of TMJ Dysfunction. Dr. P is also a past president of this society and served as Vice President and General Meeting Chairman in 1989.

          In September 2000, Dr. Padolsky earned another Fellowship in the American Orthodontic Society. He was also given an Achievement award by the AOS for his extensive participation in continuing education related to orthodontics.

          In 1987, Dr. P completed the very first university based dental implant course (AAID Maxicourse) at the Medical College of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. P completed an updated AAID Maxicourse in order to prepare him for the requirements of the the American Association of Implant Dentistry Associate Fellow award. He passed the AAID Associate Fellow qualifying examination in 2006 and passed the oral examination in May 2009 and will officially be awarded the Associate Fellowship in the annual AAID meeting in November 2009.

          On December 13, 2008, Dr. Padolsky earned another Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The certificate was awarded at the ICOI New York University. The ICOI was founded in 1972 and is the world's largest dental implant organization. It is devoted to providing implant education to the entire dental team to better serve its patients. The ICOI is an Affiliate of the FDI World Dental Federation.

Dr. Padolsky is a member of the following dental organizations:

  The American Dental Association

The American Academy of General Dentistry                1988 Fellow    2002 Master      

The American Orthodontic Society                                  2000 Fellow

International Congress of Oral Implantologists           2008 Fellow

 The American Academy of Implant Dentistry               2009 Associate Fellow

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry             accreditation examination passed

The Georgia Dental Association  

 The Hinman Dental Society

The Northern District Dental Society

The American Academy of Oral Medicine

The Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association 

 Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity   

  Chicago Dental Society

Academy of Laser Dentistry    

   Seattle Study Club of Atlanta

      Post Graduate Teaching    

          In 2001, Dr. Padolsky completed a four year program Mastership program at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He has taught in the area of Temporomandibular Disorders for both the UAB Continuing Education Department.and the University of Pittsburgh.

   Dental School

          Dr. Padolsky graduated from the Emory University School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree in 1982. He was in the Honors Periodontal and Honors Clinical Programs. One instructor commented that Dr. Padolsky had done more crowns and bridges than any other student in the history of the dental school.

   Post University

          In 1977/78 Dr. Padolsky was a researcher and part time instructor at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Safety and Health. At that time he also did consulting work with the Head of that Department.


          Dr. Padolsky first attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and in 1977 he graduated with a Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree in Biochemistry with "High Honors" (Magna Cum Laude). He was awarded a coveted Phi Beta Kappa membership at UMass and was also a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Dr. P served as a Head of Residence/Counselor at John Adams Dormitory for two years


High School

          Dr. Padolsky was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1950s and grew up in neighboring Chelsea, Massachusetts. He served as his Junior High School Vice President and later went on to become the Chelsea Senior High School Junior Vice President. Dr. Padolsky played on the Varsity Football Team for two years and while on the Chelsea Varsity Track team he won more first places in the discus completion that any other competitor in the Greater Boston High School League during his Senior year, 1972. In 1971 he was chosen to represent Chelsea at Boy's State and was elected Lieutenant Governor for the State of Massachusetts. The National Science Foundation awarded him a scholarship to study at Northeastern University while still in high school. Dr. Padolsky was the President of his high school chess club and Vice President of the city chess club.

More Information

          Dr. Padolsky has lived in the Atlanta Area since 1978 and has practiced Dentistry there since 1982. He married his wife, Linda, in July of 1979 and has three children ( Benjamin, Sarah, and Jonathan). Dr. Padolsky served on the Board of Directors of the Northside Kiwanis and was an advisor to the Georgia Tech Kiwanis Club for two years. He has volunteered by providing his services to the Catholic Sisters of Mercy at Saint Joseph's Hospital through their Mercy Mobile Program where he primarily treated children whose parents do not have the money to care for their kids.

          In the past, Dr. Padolsky has served as a dental malpractice defense consultant to CNA insurance. He has also provided independent consultant services in several plaintiff cases and is experienced as a dental expert witness in records review, deposition question preparation and case strategy development.

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