Dr. Brad Durham, D.M.D., Cosmetic Dentist
Dentist, Consultant, Author, and Researcher.
Savannah cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brad Durham is a dental pioneer who has introduced many new technologies, techniques, and materials not only to Savannah, but to dentists around the world. As an instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, consultant, and author, Dr. Durham has become one of the most recognized cosmetic dentists in the country. And as a cosmetic dentist with more than 35 years of serving friends, neighbors, and celebrities, he has become a household name in the community.
Born in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Durham grew up in Columbia, SC. He has never stopped in his pursuit of dental excellence. After completing his undergraduate education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, he pursued dental training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he received his DMD in 1982. He is a dentist who believes you should never stop learning, and since receiving his DMD he has added thousands of hours of continuing education to his knowledge base. Along with traditional dental concepts, Dr. Durham has always sought to push the boundaries of dental excellence by emphasizing cosmetic dentistry, complex dental reconstruction, and the treatment of head, neck, and facial pain. In recognition of his tireless pursuit of dental knowledge, Dr. Durham was the first recipient in the world of the LVI Mastership given for work specifically in dental and facial cosmetics.
Although Dr. Durham is committed to integrating the most advanced technology into his practice, he never forgets that technology is only a tool and is never a substitute for the personal attention and relationship every patient deserves.
Brad lives on Wilmington Island in Savannah, GA.
Dr. Rod Strickland D.D.S., Cosmetic Dentist
Dentist, Author, Speaker, Inventor and Researcher.
Dr. Strickland grew up in Albany, Georgia, but he moved to Indiana before high school when his father was transferred. As an undergraduate, he studied molecular biology at Indiana University where he also participated in molecular genetics research. His research led to a co-authored publication in the prestigious journal SCIENCE. Because of his academic excellence, he was granted early acceptance into Indiana University School of Dentistry after only 3 years of undergraduate study.
Dr. Strickland has never stopped learning. He has pursued advanced education in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He has become one of their most highly trained and best recognized graduates. In 2000, Dr. Strickland was declared the overall winner of the “Dental Design Competition.” This first-ever competition sponsored by Dental Economics drew dentists from across the country to compete in many aspects of dental design. In addition to his overall first place, he was awarded first place recognition for office design and in high-technology integration.
He held an appointment as Faculty Practitioner for the Indiana University School of Dentistry for more than 10 years. Over 12 years of private practice he built a famous practice in Indiana that drew patients from across the region, but decided that home was calling in the form of an offer from Dr. Durham to become a partner at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, so he moved to Savannah.
Dr. Strickland is the inventor of a new denture procedure, the Denture Fountain of Youth ®, and trains cosmetic dentists from around the world to perform the procedure.
Dr. Strickland is licensed to practice dentistry in South Carolina and Georgia. He maintains active memberships in many relevant dental organizations, including:
- The American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- The International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- Indiana Dental Association
- Indianapolis District Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Strickland is married. He and his wife have 4 beautiful children.
Dr. Ryan M. Reeves, DDS, LVIF, Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Reeves received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and his doctor of dental science degree (2006) from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. After graduating dental school, Dr. Reeves joined a practice with his dad in his hometown just south of Washington D.C. While working in that practice, he gained hundreds of hours per year of postgraduate education in some of the most challenging and innovative areas of dentistry, such as cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry, at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). As a result of his extensive study, he has obtained the exclusive rank of LVI Fellow, an honor that few dentists have achieved. Among his areas of focus during his studies are smile rejuvenation, aesthetic veneers, and migraine relief. In addition, Dr. Reeves has studied Invisalign clear braces and sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Reeves to help his patients get the dentistry they want and need in complete comfort despite dental anxiety.
During his time studying at LVI, Dr. Reeves met Dr. Durham and came to understand the mission and ideals of Beyond Exceptional Dentistry. He is dedicated to delivering the same unparalleled dentistry that has been our focus and we are happy to welcome him to our practice.
Dr. Reeves is an active member of:
- International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- American Dental Association
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Academy of General Dentistry
In his spare time, Dr. Reeves keeps active with golfing and CrossFit training. He and his wife Casey have two children and are expecting a third.
How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist, you have to make your choice carefully. After all, nothing will make more of a difference in your results than your choice of cosmetic dentist. Taking the time and effort to make a proper choice will give you years of benefits in terms of a more attractive, more comfortable, and longer-lasting smile makeover.
Start by asking for referrals. If you know friends, family, or acquaintances who have had smile makeovers, ask them who did their work and whether they would recommend their cosmetic dentist. If you have a good relationship with your general dentist and feel they would give you an honest recommendation, ask them for recommendations.
Next, go online. Take your recommendations and search for cosmetic dentists in the area. Evaluate dentists on the basis of their websites, but avoid being swayed by an attractive design or fancy features. Instead, look for information about dentists':
- Training–especially ongoing education in cosmetic dentistry
- Experience–make sure this is experience performing cosmetic dentistry
- Results–look at before and after images, but be aware that some dentists’ high-profile cases may not be online because of privacy concerns
- Services offered, including sedation dentistry if you are anxious about dental procedures and neuromuscular dentistry, which can help you get cosmetic dentistry that is also in harmony with your bite
Select a minimum of three cosmetic dentists you want to meet with.
When meeting with cosmetic dentists, talk to them about what you want to achieve and listen to their recommendations. Make sure they were listening and their recommendations fit what you want. Talk to them about their qualifications and make sure they’re consistent with the website. Make sure you feel comfortable working with the dentist and trust them to give you good results. Ask to see additional before and after pictures of cases like yours.
After visiting with these cosmetic dentists, choose one that gives you full confidence that you will be in good hands to receive great results. If none of the cosmetic dentists gives you that confidence, keep looking. Your smile is too important to trust to anyone you don’t have full confidence in.
Follow the links below to watch Dr. Durham and Dr. Strickland talk about their practice as well as hear testimonials directly from our patients.