Tommy L Owens DDS

DR OwensRaised in Newnan, Georgia, Dr. Owens was a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Northern District Dental Society, for which he has served as Secretary and Vice President. He has also served as past President and Chairman of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society. He is a past President of the Georgia Academy of Dental Practices, is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as a member of the International College of Dentists.

He is an honorable fellow with the Georgia Dental Association and is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Owens also serves on the medical staff of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He has served as Director of Dental Services for the Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia (1994), as Dental Consultant for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway (1994), and as Director of Dental Services for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in our hometown of Atlanta.

Dr. Owens has served as the President of the Dental Alumni Association for Emory University and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Emory Alumni Association. He is a past Chairman and current member of the Oxford College of Emory University Board of Counselors and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award – Oxford College.

Dr. Owens is a past President of the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta City Unit, a member of the Georgia Division of the American Cancer Society and past President of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. He is Head Coach and National Training Coordinator of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. He is a motivational speaker at numerous marathon pre-race dinners.

He has served on the boards of the Northside YMCA, the Atlanta Track Club and the Georgia Foundation of Athletic Excellence. He served for 21 years as the start coordinator of the Peachtree Road Race, and he is a member of the American Medical Athletic Association. He is currently Director of Operations for the ING Georgia Marathon.

Marion W Stafford DMD

Dr StaffordDr. Stafford is from Columbia, South Carolina, and has lived and practiced dentistry in Atlanta since 1976. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Stafford practiced dentistry with Drs. Sugarman and Associates for eight years before joining Dr. Owens. They have been partners for over 20 years.

Dr. Stafford is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Northern District Dental Society and the Hinman Dental Society. He is also a member of the Atlanta Midtown Rotary Club, where he served as a past President.

For 15 years, he was the Baseball Players Association’s representative dentist for the Atlanta Braves and was also president of Buckhead Baseball. He is also a member of the Piedmont Hospital consultation staff.

Dr. Stafford has taken numerous hours of continuing education here in Georgia, as well as in California and Florida, in order to provide his patients with the most functional and beautiful cosmetic and restorative dentistry possible. In his free time, Dr. Stafford loves to paint, to garden and to create in his workshop.

Joseph Peluso DMD

Dr Peluso“I have enjoyed most seeing our patients’ personalities positively affected by improving their smile and oral health. I find it very satisfying when we can answer our patients’ questions and be a ready resource of information and network for their needs. I’m happy to have our practice be a consistent attraction for great patients in our community!”

Education and Experience

Dr. Joseph Peluso completed his undergraduate degree in Business at Columbus State University before continuing on to dental school. He graduated with his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Peluso continues his education through courses in business management and marketing, new dental technologies, and cosmetic smile design.

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Outside the Office

Dr. Peluso grew up in Columbus, GA in his family’s Italian restaurant started by his grandfather. As a child, he played several musical instruments and participated in many vocal musical programs as a young adult. He resides in Cumming with his family and in his free time enjoys golfing, reading, and traveling, both on dental missions and for pleasure.


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