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Public health district has new dental director

February 24, 2006
from the Georgia Department of Human Resources

ALBANY, Ga., -- Jacqueline H. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., District Health Director for the Southwest Health District today announced that Aukena M. Parker, D.D.S., has been appointed District Dental Director for the Southwest Health District.

Parker is filling a position that has been vacant for more than a year. Parker, who is based in Albany at the District Two Health Office, is responsible for managing the oral health programs for the 14-county health district.

As district dental director, she will provide direction for the Seal in A Smile Dental Prevention Program and the Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program, both of which are school-based initiatives, and the Dougherty County Dental Clinic.

In addition, Parker will supervise a dental team, which includes a program associate, an expanded duty dental assistant, and a registered dental hygienist.

Parker came to the Southwest Health District from Parker Dental Center in New Orleans Louisiana, where she had been the Associate Dentist since August 2001. In that position, she provided oral health services, which included prophylactic procedures such as cleanings and sealants, surgical and non-surgical extractions, restorations, veneers, root canals, and, crowns and bridges.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Parker is a 2001 graduate of Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tennessee) In 1996, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington D.C.

The Southwest Health District is dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality education and services throughout Southwest Georgia to promote and preserve the health and well being of its citizens and communities.


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