Leadership
Georgia Dental's team of dedicated owners and managers have over 170 years experience in the dental industry. Our leadership team is a great resource for dentists and our staff to ensure each case we produce meets the high standards expected of Georgia Dental. We understand that a restoration is more than getting the margins and function correct but also ensuring the patient will be confident taking on the world with their new smile.



     Owners:
Don Killgo, CDT
Gary Killgo, CDT



Department Managers:
Human Resource - Debbie Jarvis
Customer Service - Kelly Adams
Model - Rodney Killgo
Implant - David Stanow, CDT
Waxing - Ken Breier, CDT
Finishing - Don McArthur, CDT
Porcelain - Don Killgo, CDT


 

 
Don Killgo
Owner Operator:
Don Killgo, CDT
 
Don Killgo began his career working for his father’s dental lab in 1965 where he was trained in the art of removable prosthetics.  Seeking a broader knowledge of dentistry, he attended Atlanta Area Tech, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology.  After graduating he pursued knowledge in a commercial lab where he was mentored by Dr. Peter Dawson and members of The Pankey Institute.  To broaden his awareness of the dental profession, he decided to try his hand in a doctor’s office.  He provided restorative work as well as observed and assisted with dental procedures ranging from simple crown preps to implant surgeries.  During this time he also ran his own lab servicing several doctors in the area. 
 
In 1981 Don and his brother opened Georgia Dental Laboratory, Inc.  Since then he has become a Certified Dental Technician in Ceramics and currently manages the Porcelain Department at GDL.  He continuously strives to increase his knowledge of the dental field by taking courses and attending seminars.  Don is very detail oriented and artistic.  He utilizes these traits to help him in his ongoing endeavors to create only the best dental restorations available.
 
Don resides in Snellville with his wife, Sandee.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, grown children and grandchildren.  Some of his hobbies include golf, gardening, and photography.
 
gary
Owner Operator:
Gary Killgo, CDT
 
In 1981 Gary Killgo, with his brother Don, opened Georgia Dental Laboratory, Inc.  Gary has been immersed in the industry for his entire life, his father Lamar being one of the first CDT’s in the country and owning his own lab. Gary managed a large dental lab prior to opening Georgia Dental and has always been a leader in the lab community. In 1986 he became a Certified Dental Technician in Crown and Bridge.  Gary participates in numerous study clubs and acts as a consultant for several partner companies to provide feedback from a lab perspective to aid in future developments. Gary’s long time goal for his lab is to be a true partner with the clinician in order to provide the best restorations possible for the patients.

Gary has been married for over 30 years. He and his wife, Roxann, enjoy life on the lake and spending time with friends and family.  
 
debbie
Human Resource Manager:
Debbie Jarvis
 
Debbie Jarvis holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia State University.  Prior to joining Georgia Dental in 1993, she worked for 15 years as an administrative assistant for Gwinnett County school system.  Debbie has helped Georgia Dental grow through the years with her expertise in business administration.  She successfully manages Georgia Dental's human resource needs by continuously increasing her knowledge of ever changing laws and regulations associated with retirement plans, healthcare, and personnel law.  Debbie is involved in all aspects of financial operations and management, and is the DAMAS Quality Management Representative.  

Debbie resides in Grayson with her husband, Craig.  Away from Georgia Dental, she enjoys spending time with her grown children and young grandchildren, reading and exercising.
 
Kelly


Customer Service: 
Kelly Adams
 
Kelly Adams, IT Coordinator and Customer Service Manager, has been with Georgia Dental since May of 1994.  Kelly's extensive background in the service industries enables her to coordinate cases through the laboratory and back into  the hands of doctors effectively.  By implementing and maintaining the lab's production software, Kelly is able to maximize efficiency in the lab.  Through training and managing of our Customer Service staff, Kelly ensures optimum communication between the clinical staff and the lab.

Kelly is a long time resident of the Atlanta area with one adult son.  In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family and travels throughout the southeast trail riding on horseback.
 
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Model Department:
Rodney Killgo
 
Rodney Killgo has been with Georgia Dental lab since 1997.  He worked part-time in our Removable Department while still in high school.  After graduation Rodney worked closely with his father, Gary, in reviewing cases preparing to go into production.  In 2010 Rodney took over management of our Model Department, implementing many improvements you will see affecting your cases every day. 

Rodney enjoys local sports.  He is an avid fisherman and a member of the Oakwood Striper Club based at Lake Lanier.
 
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Implant Manager: 
David Stanow, CDT
 
David Stanow relocated from Michigan, joining the Georgia Dental Lab team in 1992.  David brought with him 20 years of technical and managerial experience.  He attained his CDT in Crown and Bridge in 1979 and has continued his education through numerous courses and study clubs.  Some of these include the Academy of Osseointegration, CAD-CAM and various implant and esthetic dentistry seminars.  He is a member of the Seattle Study Club and Cal-Lab Group.  Dave is proud to bring his 38 years of experience into his role as Implant Specialist with Georgia Dental.  He enjoys the emerging technologies in the dental industry, always striving to improve clinical and esthetic results.

Dave has been married for over 30 years and has two grown children and a grandchild.  He enjoys family visits to Michigan as well as vacations to the beach.  His hobbies include trips to the gun range and he is a car fanatic.
  ken
Waxing Department:
Ken Breier, CDT
 
Ken Breier has been a dental technician since 1974 and became certified in 1994.  After owning his own lab for 5 years he joined Georgia Dental in 1986. Ken took over the management of our Waxing/Pressed Ceramics department more than 10 years ago.  The artistic skills developed over his lifetime have brought a creative dynamic to Georgia Dental Laboratory.
 
Born in Texas, Ken relocated to Georgia in 1969 and has built his life here.  Ken is a licensed private pilot and enjoys spending time both in the air and applying his hobby machinist talents to this passion.  Ken is an accomplished artist, whose mediums include sketch, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and clay.  Family time with his wife, Helen, three children and grandchildren are central to Ken’s life.
 
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Finishing Manager:
Don McArthur, CDT
 
In 1979 Don McArthur left the oil fields of Utah and Wyoming, moving to Northern Virginia to enter in the dental lab profession.  Don learned the trade primarily by years of on the job training coupled with his desire for continuing education to include the Peter E. Dawson course.  Don operated his own dental laboratory in Virginia for 11 years prior to joining a larger lab as a manager.  In 1990 he became a Certified Dental Technician.

In 1997 Don was offered a position to manage the Finishing Department at Georgia Dental Lab.  He has been actively involved with the changing dental industry including implants, zirconia, CAD-CAM technology attachments.
Residents of Snellville, Don and his wife Lori have three adult children and several grandchildren.  Don loves spending time with friends and family. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, mountain exploring and the beach.