Philip A. Copenhaver, DDS
Dr. Copenhaver has practiced dentistry in Richmond Hill since 2001. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated as his high school’s valedictorian in a class of 964. He then attended the University of California – Davis, as well as Miami university in Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with a degree in physiology. After graduating, Dr. Copenhaver stayed in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Following his graduation from dental school, he completed Commissioned Officer’s Training in the United States Air Force. He then entered an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency program at Wright Patterson Air Force base. His advanced training focused on oral surgery, IV sedation, endodontics, periodontics, and complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Copenhaver is also committed to caring for all our armed forces.
Dr. Copenhaver has provided the highest quality of care to his patients and stays at the forefront of his profession. Dr. Copenhaver stays up-to-date on the latest, cutting edge computer technology and dental care as one of his hobbies, and he actively integrates this technology in all aspects of his dental practice. Since having neck surgery at the end of 2015, Dr. Copenhaver has transitioned into a mentoring role at Copenhaver Dental. He is actively involved in all complex cases and regularly spends time with his staff at Copenhaver Dental giving new training and guidance to maintain the highest care possible. He now spends more time going to CE courses to keep Copenhaver Dental at the cutting edge and also time teaching and mentoring other Dentists throughout the United States and locally about his passion, CEREC and Prosthetically driven implant placement. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracy, and his two daughters, Jessica and Sarah. He loves to travel and see new and exciting places.
Destinee R. Hood, DMD
Dr. Destinee Rose Hood is the newest doctor of our dental team. She grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in 2011. Dr. Hood then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University. After which, she completed residency in advanced education of general dentistry at Augusta University, which includes didactic training and advanced clinical experience in diagnostic sciences, endodontics, implantology, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, preventive dentistry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable), restorative dentistry, and special needs dentistry. Most of her time was devoted to advanced clinical training in ambulatory care settings. Patient care was also provided under general anesthesia in the Operating Room and Ambulatory Procedure Center. Additional hospital experience was gained through rotations in anesthesia, emergency medicine, pediatric dentistry and by participation in rounds and consultative services with various medical disciplines. Major emphasis was given to training related to the care of medically compromised patients.
Dr. Hood was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Dental Award, which is presented to those who have “demonstrated qualities of integrity, imagination, and initiative, and have the greatest potential for development into outstanding leaders in the dental profession.” She is also a member of the National Dental Honor Society, OKU.
Her goal is to educate her patients on how to maintain health and prevent decay. As she states, “Dentistry is meant to be preventative, and I want my patients to understand the processes of oral disease and help prevent it before a problem occurs.”
Dr. Hood has been with Copenhaver Dental since July 2016. “Copenhaver Dental has the latest, cutting-edge technologies, which allows me to utilize the skills I learned in residency. The exceptional technology, a rare find in a general dental office, supports many advanced procedures, such as computer-guided implants and same-day root canals and crowns.”
Her husband, a graduate of the Pharmacy program at UGA, and her two sweet dogs motivate and inspire her to do her best every day.
Catherine T. Bordlemay, DMD
Dr. Cathy Bordlemay graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in microbiology. She went on to the Medical College of Georgia to pursue dentistry and graduated in 2006. She has been in practice in the area for over ten years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and her children, Tristan and Peyton.
Meet Our Team
At Copenhaver Dental, our team is full of friendly, fun, and knowledgeable dental professionals. Not only do we want to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile but we want to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience in the process. We strive to give our best to our patients, and we are ready to care for you and your family. We love what we do, and we can’t wait to get to know you when you visit our office for gentle, family-friendly dental care in Richmond Hill, Georgia!
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