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Orthodontist – Roswell, GA

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Susan Podray-
Donovan,
DMD, MS

Roswell Georgia orthodontist Susan Podray-Donovan D M D M S

Dr. Podray-Donovan has enjoyed working in the dental field for more than 10 years and continues to enjoy the opportunity to see people of all ages enjoy brighter, more confident smiles. She believes that a beautiful healthy grin makes it much easier to connect with others. She also cares about her patients enjoying their orthodontic experience from beginning to end, which is why she goes above and beyond in providing wonderful service during each and every appointment. Read on to learn more about her background and her experiences with orthodontics.

Why Did You Want to Become an Orthodontist?

Before Dr. Podray-Donovan’s father retired, her father was an orthodontist in South Florida, and she had the opportunity to help out at his orthodontic office on many occasions during her teen years. In the midst of doing lab work, sterilizing treatment rooms, and occasionally helping with patient care, she developed a strong love for orthodontics and the smiles it could create. She attended dental school and worked as a family dentist for a single year, but ultimately, while she did appreciate the chance to offer a variety of services, she decided that she was most passionate about the work that she helped her father with. She wasn’t alone in making that choice; her brother is also an orthodontist. You could say it runs in the family!

Where Did You Study Orthodontics?

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Dr. Podray-Donovan earned an undergraduate degree in biology and a minor in physiology at Nova Southeastern University. After graduation, she pursued her dental doctorate at Temple University and later received her Orthodontic Certification with a Master’s in Biomedical Science there as well. She is currently very involved with the orthodontic community, belonging to the Georgia Society of Orthodontics and serving as Vice President of GAO. She also belongs to the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Associations of Orthodontists. She is proud of the fact that she is the first doctor in Georgia to use SmartWire InBrace lingual technology as well as an elite Damon provider. She always enjoys the opportunity to encourage other orthodontists to embrace modern orthodontic technology and techniques.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Podray-Donovan lives with her husband Jon in North Georgia along with their two wonderful sons Zach and Kyle. During her spare time outside of the orthodontic office, she enjoys spending time with her boys outdoors; they love a wide variety of physical activities like swimming, biking, fishing, hiking, and basketball. She also enjoys taking care of the chickens that live in the family’s backyards. One of her biggest passions is Disney; she always loves the chance to talk with her patients about past trips to the different parks.

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