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From left: John Hawes, Chapter 576 Commander Military Order of the Purple Heart; John Flener, Department of Military Order of the Purple Heart; Walter Swenson, Georgia State Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart; Matthew Bridges, National Purple Heart Legacy & Trail Coordinator for the Military Order of the Purple Heart; Sandy Springs Councilman John Paulson (District 1); Dr. Ricky E. Harrell, GSO Program Director; Doug Middleton, Past National Sr. Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart; Justin Ezell Jr., Vice Commander Chapter 576 Military Order of the Purple Heart; and Purple Heart recipient Lt. Col (ret) Rick White. (Photo: Courtesy of Laurie Sermos)

Georgia School of Orthodontics is named a Purple Heart School

By Dental Tribune USA
November 19, 2018

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., USA: National, state and local members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, veterans and Purple Heart recipients, and city officials of Sandy Springs, Ga. (a Purple Heart City) joined Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) at a ceremony on Nov. 7 at its Sandy Springs facility.

The event officially named GSO a Purple Heart School, as it provides complimentary orthodontic care to children of Purple Heart recipients. The ceremony honored veterans and Purple Heart recipients with a proclamation signing and raising of the Military Order of the Purple Heart flag.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is an Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics that offers a 36-month residency certificate program to residents at its campus in Atlanta. The mission of GSO is to educate qualified dentists to become specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics with a commitment to excellence in patient-centered care, effective teaching, meaningful research and service to the community.

More information about GSO is available online, at BracesToday.com, or by calling (770) 351-7737.

(Source: Georgia School of Orthodontics)

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