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Eric S. Leithner, D.M.D.

Eric S. Leithner, D.M.D.

Dr. Leithner is a native of Douglasville. After finishing his primary and secondary education in Douglasville, he was honored to attend the University of Georgia where he graduated with a degree in biology.

He, his wife and son are avid UGA fans and attend most home games. If the games are away, they are certain to be enjoying the game with neighbors and friends. Dr. Leithner earned his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He stays current on new trends and procedures in dentistry and focuses his practice on cosmetic, restorative care and oral rehabilitation.

His easy-going manner, loving personality and caring dental team also work very well with children.

Kylee Rider, D.M.D.

Kylee Rider, D.M.D.

Dr. Kylee Rider is a native of the West Georgia area. She was born and raised in Douglasville and is a 2011 graduate of Douglas County High School. After completing a Bachelor's degree from the University of West Georgia as a biology and chemistry major, she enrolled at Liberty University to earn her Master's degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Rider then went on to The Dental College of Georgia in Augusta as part of the 2021 alumni class.

While in dental school, she gained an appreciation for organized dentistry and the dental community. Her interest to get involved landed her an officer position for her class, as well as a leadership position in ASDA (American Student Dental Association), SPEA (Student professionalism and Ethics Association), and AAPHD (American Association of Public Health Dentistry). Dr. Rider plans to continue her involvement in organized dentistry and exploring all the opportunities her career has to offer.

For now, Dr. Rider is just happy to return home after a decade of schooling to be close to family and friends again and practice dentistry in her hometown. She says having the chance to be a dentist in her hometown with the privilege to serve the community that built her is a dream come true.

Outside of the field of dentistry, Dr. Rider has had some exciting changes in her personal life. In May of 2021, she married her now husband, Hunter, who is also native to the area. The two have big plans for building their home and family, but in the meantime are just enjoying their life together. They enjoy camping, hiking, playing on the lake and taking weekend road trips. Above all else, the two love spending time with the people who mean the most to them.

Gary L. Watts, D.M.D.

Gary L. Watts, D.M.D.

Dr. Watts graduated from Walter F. George High School in Atlanta. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgia State University in 1972, after which he taught High School Biology for 1 year. Dr Watts received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 1976.

For 33 years Dr. Watts maintained a private practice in Palmetto, Georgia. His practice was focused on restorative care, cosmetics and oral rehabilitation. He is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society and the South Metro Atlanta Dental Study Club.

Dr. Watts has three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoys the theater which he attends frequently.