“It’s about teaching people to be proactive and preventative; it’s a different approach and way of doing things”.
In speaking with Theron Jones (DMD/MBA) just yesterday (June 11th), dentist and owner of Sandtown Family Dentistry, PC, it’s the merging of providing a service yet being immersed as an entrepreneur and concerned citizen (given his civic-engagement and involvement) that makes who he is and what he does unlike others. In fact, his journey into the field is somewhat different from others in the field.
The Brunswick, GA native has designs of becoming a doctor. In fact, as an undergraduate, he is part of a program via the Morehouse School of Medicine to gain improved exposure to the field. However, a conversation with one of his college friends, along with the foreshadowing of potential changes in the medical field (which are coming into fruition today), Jones’ interest in considering dentistry is kindled.
His subsequent studies at Emory University (where he serves on their alumni board) and his time in graduate school at UCLA (where he earns his master of public policy in health policy) provide him a solid foundation, and yet again, the conversation comes up regarding dentistry.
“In addition to the study, it (dentistry) requires a high level of proficiency with your hand/eye coordination. It is something I’ve always had, and given my public health background, it is a move that I decided to make”, recalls Jones.
After concluding his dental studies (he earns his doctor of dental medicine from the Medical College of Georgia), his initial professional travels require him to serve 2 years in an under-served area. He starts in Worcester, MA and in addition to his professional work, he is engaged with the American Cancer Society (regarding initiatives in the area of oral cancer) and his appointment with the Citizen’s Advisory Council (for the city of Worcester). His subsequent involvement as the chairperson for Turning Point Women’s Healthcare (specifically working with the care of more than 1,000 women with breast cancer), the Kudos Foundation (which provides access to youth with an interest in working in the healthcare field), his aforementioned involvement with the alumni board (for Emory University), and his civic memberships (he’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as well as his Masonic membership) keep him very involved in community affairs.
And of course, there’s his dentistry practice. Having completed his MBA/MHA (at Georgia State) his proactive approach in teaching his clients how to be as preventative as possible, he does more than treat them. He provides a broader range of service for all, especially given that he serves multiple audiences and generations.
“We are a family-focused practice, as we work with young children all the way up to grandparents; we employ best practices within dentistry, and in using the best practices (given his public health background), we want to be the best resource possible for all of our clients and patients”, Jones adds.
Located in Atlanta (5819 Campbellton Road, SW), Sandtown Family Dentistry, PC (click HERE for their website) does more than provide dental service. Under Jones’ leadership and added presence, (click HERE for their social media) and in contacting them (at 404-349-8055), their proactive nature provides all with a broader sense of awareness and understanding of related areas of concern.
And more importantly, they continue to serve.