Meet our Team
Dr. Samer Othman’s Story
Dr. Samer Othman spent his childhood and adolescent years in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Stratford Academy where he played football, ran track, and was a part of the music theater program.
His father, one of Samer’s heroes and mentors, has practiced internal medicine and nephrology for 35 years at The Medical Center of Georgia and at his private practice. Samer’s mother has been very involved in the community. She worked as a financial advisor for a local bank and was the office manager of his dad’s practice. His mother also played a major role instilling in him a passion for community service.
Dr. Samer Othman decided that he wanted to go into dentistry when he was a senior at Stratford Academy.
“At Stratford, we were required to do a mentorship with a local business, and before then I didn’t know what field I wanted to go into. I chose to do a mentorship with my childhood dentist, and from then on I knew dentistry was exactly what I wanted to do.”
One of Dr. Othman’s passions is giving back to the community. Growing up in Macon, he truly has a heart for the city and his goal for Advanced Dental Arts is to be a vital part of the community. He has worked hard to develop a restorative dental clinic at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and continues to volunteer there regularly. Dr. Othman also serves on various committees in our community, including the Mercer University Alumni Board and the Georgia Dental Association Executive Committee.
Hobbies & Interest
Dr. Samer Othman enjoys hiking, kayaking, working out, and boxing in his spare time. He is a huge football fan and his favorite sports teams include Mercer University football, University of Georgia football, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Miami Heat.
- General Practice Residency at Berkshire Medical Center
- D.D.S. Howard University College of Dentistry (2012)
- M.P.H. Nova Southeastern University (2008)
- B.S. in Biology at Mercer University (2006)
Professional Memberships & Certifications
Leeanne Causey, RDH
Leeanne was raised in Germany and graduated from Warner Robins High. She went on to attend school at Central Georgia Technical College and graduated in 2014. Leeanne and her husband like to enjoy the outdoors with their son. Her hobbies include ballet, archery, and baking.
Emily and her husband have been married for 21 years, and have two children and three dogs. Prior to being a mom, she was a manager at the University of Georgia Marine Sciences Department for five years. Emily has volunteered and substituted at her childrens’ school. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading when time permits.
Dunia Othman, M.S.
Dunia was raised in Orlando, Florida and has studied in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Istanbul. She graduated in 2013 from the University of San Francisco with an M.S. in International and Development Economics. She is a huge Washington Redskins fan and also enjoys painting, traveling, and hiking.
Shelby was raised in Gray where she graduated from Jones County High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Kyle, and they have one dog together. Shelby enjoys running 5k races, photography, crafting and going to the lake. She also loves traveling with her husband and going on cruises.
JoAnna is a graduate of Jones County High School. She went on to attend Central Georgia Technical College where she graduated with a degree in dental hygiene in 2016.Joanna was the president of her class and the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award. Joanna enjoys crafting and spending time with her family and friends.