J. Marc Rhoades, DDS
I have always believed in my heart that dentistry is an honorable profession. Being a dentist allows me to positively impact the quality of life for many people on a daily basis. My mission in life has been to help people in whatever way I can, whether advising on proper nutrition, relieving pain from dental disease, helping people enjoy a longer life by the early diagnosis of oral cancer, or giving them the confidence that comes with an attractive, friendly smile. I am proud to say that I am a dentist.
Education and Experience
- Undergraduate Education – The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
After graduating from dental school, I practiced as a general dentist in the USAF Dental Corps at Webb AFB, Big Spring, Texas, from September of 1972 until July of 1974. I then entered private practice in Atlanta where I have practiced for the past 38 years. This year I will celebrate 40 years of practicing general dentistry.
My attitude has always been that one’s education never ends. I have attended many continuing education courses every year since my graduation from dental school. I have been an attendee at the annual Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta every year since 1975. Only through continuing education can I remain up-to-date with the latest techniques and dental materials with which to provide my patients excellent care.
Outside the Office
I grew up in Reading, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. After graduating from Reading High School in 1965, I spent the next seven years going to college in Columbus, Ohio. Although I have lived in Atlanta for 38 years, I consider myself a Buckeye and a native of Ohio.
My wife, Linda, and I live in the Roswell/Alpharetta area with our two loveable dogs, Mila and Lily. Mila is a Pomeranian and Lily is a Cairn Terrier. Our five children have all grown up to be wonderful, successful young adults and Linda and I feel lucky to be able to see them often. In my free time I enjoy playing golf, computer flight simulation, playing the banjo ukulele, going to movies and live theater, reading on my Kindle, traveling, photography, and watching Buckeye college football. I have also enjoyed bringing some sunshine into the lives of senior citizens in nursing and assisted living homes, entertaining them by playing the old time “sing-a-long” songs on my banjo ukuleles.