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
Katie was raised in Macon, Georgia where she graduated from Windsor Academy. She first started as a receptionist in 2016 and throughout the years has gained such passion for helping others. She has been a part of the Advanced Dental Arts team since 2018. Katie enjoys shopping, crafting, and planning and decorating events. She also loves vacationing with family.
Lenia was raised in Jackson, Georgia where she graduated from Jackson High School. She went on to attend Middle Georgia State College where she graduated with a degree in dental hygiene in 2001. She has been part of the Advanced Dental Arts team since 2018. Lenia is a 2002 Hinman Scholar and a recipient of the Proctor & Gamble Dental Hygienist award. She enjoys reading in her spare time, doing things outdoors, and spending time with family.
Savannah was born and raised in Macon and graduated from Howard High School. She went on to attend Central Georgia Technical College in Macon where she received her degree in dental hygiene in 2018. During her time there, she was nominated by her fellow classmates to receive the Dr. Leech Teamwork Award recognizing her drive to work together with her colleagues. She also received the Colgate S.T.A.R. Award for achievement and patient care. Savannah maintained an overall 3.5 GPA throughout her college career and was awarded with a certificate along with graduating with honors. Savannah enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
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.
Lead Dental Assistant
Shelby was raised in Gray where she graduated from Jones County High School. She started her dental assisting career in 2011 and has been a part of the Advanced Dental Arts team since 2016. Shelby enjoys spending time with family and traveling with her husband Kyle. She and Kyle both love taking their dog, Cooper, to the lake in their spare time.