“Beyond the Cupola” allows invited customers, community, and team members of Oconee State Bank to have an opportunity to share their stories of success and inspiration, and/or how the Remarkable culture of Oconee State Bank has inspired them to mark lives in their own right.
Dr. Bruce Carter/Transforming Smiles
Dr. Bruce E. Carter of Transforming Smiles has been practicing dentistry since 1985 and has extensive experience and training. He’s developed a reputation as a cosmetic and restorative dentist who gives every patient one-on-one attention and thorough caring dental treatment.
Dr. Carter graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry and completed the Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum Level II at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, where he has accumulated over 1000 hours of continuing education and passed the fellowship examination. Dr. Carter has also taken numerous courses on advanced dental restorative procedures, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as hands-on courses concerning removable partial dentures and full dentures (including implant retained dentures).
Dr. Carter has also finished level six of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is an alumnus of the institute. The Pankey Institute has given him an in-depth knowledge of the restoration of complex dental problems. Dr. Carter is currently studying at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA where he is furthering his education in complex treatment planning and gingival plastic surgery.
Tina Herington/Suwanee Family Dentistry
Dr. Tina Herington of Suwanee Family Dentistry is a Georgia native who received her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1996. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2001 and started Suwanee Family Dentistry that same year. Since dental research is constantly evolving, Dr. Herington averages more than five times the minimum number of continuing education courses each year.
Dr. Herington became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in July 2008, and a Master in the Academy in June 2014. The Mastership program required 5 years to complete and required peer-reviewed case presentations in all areas of dentistry. Fewer than 1% of dentists ever achieve Mastership in the AGD.
Dr. Herington also has a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and has been a part-time flight instructor since 1996. She is also a member of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2007-08, and participates in the Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures Campaign to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer.