Dr. David G. Jones ‘ advanced knowledge of TMJ related problems along with having one of his children suffer from this debilitating condition, has given him a unique perspective in which he is not only sympathetic with the patients needs, but empathetic as well.
His ability to diagnosis as well as to conservatively treat head and neck problems has made him a leader in this field in the greater Atlanta area.
Dr. David G. Jones is a native of Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in history. Dr. Jones attended Emory University’s School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1974. He served as a captain in the United States Air Force before establishing a restorative practice in Buckhead in 1976. He sold his practice in 2000 and in 2004 he joined Oral Surgery Associates as their specialist in TMD and Orofacial Pain.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and the American Equilibration Society. He is a graduate of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, The L. D. Pankey Institute and the Piper Educational & Research Center. Dr. David G. Jones also completed a mini-residency in TMD and Orofacial Pain at the University of Florida, under the direction of Dr. Henry Gremillion.
Fact sheet on Dr. Kayaker
- Member of the U.S Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Team 1980-93 and 2006-2010
- Competed in 9 World Championships, winning two bronze and a silver medal in the kayak Masters Class, 2006-2010
- Won 8 National Championship titles in whitewater canoe and kayak racing
- Instructor Trainer Educator (highest level of instructor certification) for the American Canoe Association in whitewater kayak, 1990-2013
- Head instructor in whitewater canoe and kayaking for Camp Greystone, 1990-2001 and Camp Merrie-Woode, 2005-2009
- Former Guinness Book of World Records holder in sit-ups, 1975-79
- Awarded the Legends in Paddling Award by the ACA and inducted in the Paddling Hall of Fame, 2013
- Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 554 in Atlanta
- Avid hunter, fisherman and golfer
Watercolor Paintings by David G. Jones
I never had any formal art training. In fact, I did not know if I could even draw. I admired my mother’s artwork. She was very talented and had been a past president of the Atlanta Portrait Society. Upon her untimely death in 1985 of cancer, all of my siblings wanted her paintings. I was fortunate that she had allowed me to decorate my office with her artwork so my request was for her painting materials. I did not know what I was going to do with it, but I had a growing passion to give watercolor painting a try and I felt this was a start. I did nothing with the material for 9 years; then in 1994 I took a class at the Atlanta College of Art. It was here that I found out what a treasure I had in my mother’s brushes and materials. I dabbled in trying to paint for a year and then I took a class from the Spruill Art Center in landscape watercolor painting under Frank Broadhurst. Frank had been a past president of the Georgia Watercolor Society. We became good friends over the next several months. At the end of the class he told me I had talent and he took me on as a student. Frank taught me the tricks of how to use this difficult media. Frank died in 2004 and I acquired much of his art supplies as well. One wonderful skill Frank taught me was how to mat and frame my paintings.
I have had paintings displayed in juried shows by the Georgia Watercolor Society as well as the Bascom Art Gallery in Highlands, NC. I am a life member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.
Designated prints below are available for purchase from Digital Arts Studio of Atlanta. These prints are Giclee reproductions of the original works. This means they are reproduced digitally on watercolor paper with watercolor ink. It is almost impossible to detect the print from the original. All prints are signed and will be accompanied by a certificate of authentication. Click on the link below to go to my page at Digital Arts Studio.
David G. Jones and Family
I met my wife, the former Vesta Owens, in high school. We dated through high school and we both attended the University of Georgia. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and I was a Sigma Chi. We married in 1971. We have three children, Lucy, Stuart and Ashley. They are all married and have provided us with six adorable grandchildren. Archer, Winnie and Meg (Lucy), Macsen and Millie (Stuart) and Maggie Mae (Ashley). They are the love of our lives and make us realize that raising children has its rewards.
Free Dental Clinic in NC
The Blue Ridge Mountain Health Project was established in 2003-2004. Its origins are in faith based service. Since that time, this dental clinic for the working people in western North Carolina who cannot afford dental care, has provided dental service for this region. The need is great. I became actively involved in the clinic on a volunteer basis 2 days a month starting in 2009. At that time I was treating patients solely for TMD, similarly to my Atlanta practice. It became evident to me; however, that I needed to do more. While in the Air Force I had worked exclusively in the area of removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures). Upon my discharge, I returned to Atlanta and was asked to teach part time at Emory University’s School of Dentistry in Removable Prosthodontics. Since I sold my practice, I have not made a denture in 10 years. We see many patients in Cashiers, NC where that have lost their teeth due to decay and poor hygiene and some at a very young age. In the past we would send them to a denture mill to have teeth made. Because of my past denture experience, the executive director of the clinic asked if I could see these former patients. Quite often the teeth they received looked bad and did not fit. I finally told the director that I should take on making dentures and prevent the patients from having to suffer with a poorly fitting prosthesis. We were able to find funding and a denture lab that would give us a good price and are now making dentures for these patients. I find it amazing that God has allowed me to reutilize a skill I learned early in my career and to re-apply it toward the end.
Mission Work in South America
For the past seven years I have been involved with Woodland Park Baptist Church out of Chattanooga, TN as part of an international medical mission team. Our group of physicians, dentists and medical support personnel from the US and El Salvador return in the fall every year to a country in South America to help in providing needed medical and dental care. The mission team is involved in spreading the Gospel message as well as in planting churches in Bolivia and Peru. Dr. Larry Mullinax from Chattanooga and I have been the two dentists on the team up until last year. Dr. Chip Going from Oral Surgery & Associates in Atlanta as well as Alisha Fricks from the Free Dental Clinic in NC became part of the team that year. Hopefully they will serve again in the future. This past year Dr. Heath Blockley from Chattanooga volunteered as the other dentist on the team. It is rewarding to feel we are doing God’s work, “for the least of these.”