For the Georgia School of Orthodontics serving the greater Atlanta community, growth came fast as it opened its second facility just one year after opening its first.
Starting an orthodontic school from scratch can be a daunting task. At the Georgia School of Orthodontics – a brand-new out-of-the-box operation, as Program Director Dr. Ricky E. Harrell puts it – the goals were many when the school opened its first facility in 2016. Simply put, the school sought to attract student residents, attract a patient base for the residents to treat, and open facilities with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge service that would rival any private practice in a large urban area like Atlanta.
And yes, we said “facilities” – Plural. Within a year of their city facility opening, the school planned to open a second in Duluth, a suburb in neighboring Gwinnett County. It was an ambitious building schedule, but one that school officials felt was vital to serving the Atlanta area.
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