SOURCE: Atlanta West Dentistry

Atlanta Dental Office

February 29, 2016 18:06 ET

Atlanta Dentist Achieves Prestigious Distinction From Dental Implant Organization

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - Dr. Lauren Bowersox, a leading restorative dentist practicing at Atlanta West Dentistry, recently achieved one of the highest recognitions from the world's largest international dental continuing education group.

Dr. Bowersox is one of the youngest general dentists in the country to have earned a Mastership level with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The ICOI is dedicated to training general dentists, oral surgeons and periodontists on the latest techniques in dental implant placement and restoration.

"This prestigious award shows the continued efforts of the doctors at Atlanta West Dentistry to provide our patients with the best care possible by furthering our knowledge and experience," said Dr. Travis Watson, who operates Atlanta West Dentistry. "We place importance on continuing education to provide our patients with the highest level of care."

Dr. Bowersox earned her Mastership with the ICOI in October 2015 and was presented with the award this month at the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium in Miami, FL.

The Mastership title has been in the making for several years. Dr. Bowersox earned her Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2014. Both sets of credentials are based on a member's efforts in education, research and clinical experience.

These prestigious honors are bestowed on candidates who show exemplary skills in both placing and restoring dental implants. At Atlanta West Dentistry, Dr. Bowersox can place dental implants for patients with individual missing teeth or those struggling with full arches of missing teeth.

"The patients are very pleased that with Dr. Bowersox's abilities and skill-set that they can receive predictable and comfortable implant treatment in the comfort of our office," Dr. Travis Watson said. "We were delighted she joined our team, and this award just proves that we made the right choice for our patients."

Atlanta West Dentistry, 1808 Powder Springs Rd. SW, is a state-of-the-art office built in 2013. The practice provides all phases of dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental implants. Dr. Travis Watson and Dr. Cameron Watson use the latest techniques and technology to provide thorough and compassionate dental care to all their patients.

The Atlanta dental practice offers the cosmetic solution Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to gradually move teeth into a more appropriate position; dental implants to replace missing teeth; laser dentistry to treat patients with gum disease; and comfortable digital impressions. The staff also uses a handheld device known as The Wand to deliver local anesthesia without pain.

A Georgia native, Dr. Travis Watson earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Georgia. He then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Travis Watson was accepted into the General Practice Residency at University of Alabama-Birmingham, one of the country's top residency programs. The program expanded Dr. Travis Watson's dental skills to include oral surgery, dental implant placement and IV sedation.

Dr. Travis Watson has completed more than 2,000 hours of continuing education over the past 10 years. He has trained at The Dawson Academy and The Pankey Institute, two of the most prestigious dental training institutes in the country. Dr. Travis Watson is one of the youngest dentists to have earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, he was rated in Atlanta Magazine as one of the city's 5-star dentists, and during his residency, he was presented with the Most Outstanding Resident award. Dr. Travis Watson also holds a Fellowship with the International College of Dentists and is president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cameron Watson earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2002. She trained in sedation dentistry with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Cameron Watson renders safe nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to patients suffering from dental anxiety or for patients who need multiple treatments completed in one visit.

Dr. Cameron Watson is trained to place Invisalign for patients with crooked teeth, gapped teeth or mild bite issues. She completed her training in orthodontics with the Aligntech Institute -- the makers of Invisalign -- and American Orthodontic Society. She also received training in endodontics from the Essential Dental Training Center in New York City.

Dr. Cameron Watson was listed by Cobb Life Magazine as a rising star younger than 40. She holds memberships with the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Northeast District Dental Society and American Orthodontic Society.

Atlanta West Dentistry supports the Kiwanis Club, Alzheimer's Association, WellStar Foundation, March of Dimes' March for Babies, The Center for Children & Young Adults of Cobb County (CCYA), Good Samaritan Health Center and MUST Ministries.

Atlanta West Dentistry serves patients of all ages and provides beautiful and natural-looking restorations that will last for years. Patients in the Atlanta area struggling with missing teeth can find solutions by visiting the website www.AtlantaWestDentistry.com or calling the office at 770-744-4619.

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