Dr. Freddie Wakefield, Jr.
Implantologist, Sedation and Advanced Oral Surgery
Dental School: Medical College of Georgia 1992/ D.M.D.
Georgia Health Sciences Univ. 2011/ Post-doctoral in IV Sedation
Undergraduate School: Fort Valley State University 1988/ B.S. Zoology
Oral and Implant Surgery
Board Permit for IV Sedation
Accreditation for Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Dr. Wakefield was born in Sandersville, Georgia and grew up in Quitman, Georgia, where he was President of the Student Government, awarded the J.B. Stevens Award for Best All-Around Student, captain of the football team, and the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships. While attending Fort Valley State University, he was Drum Major for the “Blue Machine” Marching Band, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. At the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Wakefield was President of the Student National Dental Association. When not seeing patients, he can be found at weddings, churches, and Jazz clubs playing saxophone, or at charity golf tournaments.
Dr. Candace De Veaux, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Candace De Veaux was born in Miami, Florida and raised in various states and countries as an "Army Brat". Her 'Old Kentucky Home' has a special place in her heart. She graduated from North Hardin High School in Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduation, she worked for six years as a general dentist (in private practice and in the US Army-Active Duty). After deploying to Afghanistan she attended Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine's Endodontic Residency program and received her Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). Her master's research was published in the Anesthesia Progress Journal.
She is currently a Major in the US Army Reserve Dental Corps and a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Georgia Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, National Dental Association and North Georgia Dental Society.
When not working she enjoys traveling, exercising and volunteering at Ben Massell Dental Clinic. High quality endodontic service and treatment is her goal and she'll do everything possible to make your dental visit a very pleasant one.
Dr. B.A. Blackburn. III, D.D.S.
Dr. Blackburn III graduated from Morehouse College in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Army Officer and still serves as a Lt. Colonel in the Reserves.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Blackburn decided to pursue a degree in dentistry. He attended the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and received his DDS in 1999.
Dr. Blackburn came back to Georgia for his postgraduate studies and received his Post Graduate Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics in 2002 from the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Dentistry.
Dr. Blackburn III is an extremely competent prosthodontist. He has treated adult patients of all ages including various celebrities.
Replacing missing teeth or restoring badly damaged teeth using prosthetics
while maintaining esthetics
is both a skill and an art, but Dr. Blackburn does it with ease so much the he has even coined his own term – prosthoesthetics
Dr. Blackburn is a member of the Hinman Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, and American College of Prosthodontics. In the past, Dr. Blackburn has given many lectures in Atlanta to many organizations which include the Atlanta College of Prosthodontics, North Georgia Dental Society, and various Metro Atlanta study clubs.
Prosthodontics is the most complex specialty; it utilizes all aspects of dentistry and requires a broad dental knowledge base. Most dentists just treat one tooth at a time while prosthodontists treats the entire condition of the mouth, from replacing missing teeth to the bite to muscle movement while chewing to esthetics.
In his spare time, Dr. Blackburn enjoys studying history, traveling to different states and countries, outdoor water activities, and spending time with his children. Dr. Blackburn is also a chairman for a fraternity committee that mentors middle school aged boys.