Dr. Richard G. Bennett, Jr., DMD, is a native of Jesup, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Following undergrad, he attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where he was the president of his class for four years. He was also involved in Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, a Region V Trustee for Southeastern Dental Schools, and served as president of the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Bennett is a recipient of the Georgia Dental Education Foundation Scholarship, as well as a two-time recipient of the Hinman Dental Scholarship. Today, he is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society, Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. He is also board president of the Good News Clinics, a medical/dental clinic that provides free dental and medical care to the underserved and uninsured residents of Hall County, and in 2013 he received the Georgia Dental Association Community Service award for his work with the clinic. In 2011, Dr. Bennett was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Dentistry and was reappointed to a second term in 2015. Dr. Bennett currently lives in Gainesville with his wife, Maggie, and their three sons Mac, Harper and James.