Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Edward Sugarman (Board Certified) received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed his graduate training in Periodontics at Columbia University in 1966. “Dr. Edward” joined his father, Dr. Marvin Sugarman, in practice in 1966 and became a faculty member at Emory University School of Dentistry that same year. Over the years, Dr. Edward has been a guest lecturer to many dental societies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His leadership positions in organized dentistry include president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the Hinman Dental Society, the Georgia Society of Periodontists and the Emory Dental Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He has been very active in his community and synagogue, serving on the Temple Sinai’s Board of Trustees and as its president. He is a past member of Leadership Atlanta and donates his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in downtown Atlanta. He and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and are the doting grandparents of six grandchildren. When not playing with the grandchildren, Dr. Edward enjoys tennis, playing bridge, and reading. Dr. Edward has great fondness for all of his many patients and enjoys the intellectual challenge of determining the appropriate periodontal care for each individual.
Dr. Richard Sugarman (Board Certified) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed his graduate training in Periodontics at Boston University in 1978. He then joined his father and brother in practice. “Dr Richard” served as an instructor in periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry from 1978 until 1982. He has served as president of the Georgia Society of Periodontists and on many committees of the Northern District Dental Society and The Thomas P Hinman Dental Meeting. He is an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He donates his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in downtown Atlanta. Dr. Richard and his wife, Helaine, are the parents of four grown children. They have a love of hiking and walking and have spent enjoyable vacations hiking in places near and far. Other interests include reading, the theater, and the Atlanta Braves. “Dr. Richard” has the great ability to put patients at ease with a quip or two and his patients usually leave with a laugh and a smile on their faces.
Dr. Mark Brunner (Board Certified) received his dental degree from Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He completed his graduate training and obtained a Masters Degree in Science from the Medical College of Virginia in 2003. “Dr. Mark” joined the Sugarman practice in 2003. In 2005, the name of the practice changed to “Drs. Sugarman and Brunner, LLC”. He is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Georgia’s Graduate Periodontal Program in Augusta, Georgia. He donates his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in Atlanta. Dr. Mark serves as the President of the Georgia Society of Periodontists and also serves on committees for The Thomas P Hinman Dental Meeting, held annually in Atlanta. He has had advanced training in and is licensed in the state of Georgia to administer I.V. sedation. Dr Mark and Dr Richard have taken part in implant training programs for general dentists in the Atlanta area. Dr. Mark has also had extensive continuing education in new and revolutionary implant placement. He is an avid cyclist as well as an auto enthusiast. Dr. Mark is a kind and caring professional who has developed very loyal patients during his time in Atlanta.
Dr. Lyndsay Langston Dr. Lyndsay Langston (Board Certified) received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry in 2005 and her Masters Degree in Science in 2009. She completed her graduate training from the United States Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics in 2009. "Dr Lyndsay" joined Drs. Sugarman and Brunner in June, 2012. Before joining us, Major Langston was Chief of Periodontics, Fort Drum, N.Y., where she was responsible for the periodontal and implant diagnosis and treatment of the 17,000 soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army. During her service career, she received many decorations and awards, including the Army Commendation Medal , the Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal. Dr. Lyndsay and her husband, Dr. Brett Langston, an Atlanta prosthodontist, are the parents of two daughters. While the girls' activities occupy most of their parents' time, the Doctors Langston do enjoy swimming, tennis and waterskiing. Dr. Lyndsay is a dedicated professional who is looking forward to meeting the many long-term patients of our office and new patients seeking periodontal and implant treatment. We are very fortunate to have her with us.
Dr. Marvin Sugarman (1915-2010) established this dental practice in 1938. He practiced dentistry enthusiastically and with great regard for his patients for 71 years until his retirement in 2009. He was a mentor and role model to us all.