The Michael T. Rainwater Dentist of the Year Award was created by NDDS in 1971 to recognize annually a member of the organization who has contributed significantly to the progress of dental health and the dental profession, and who has demonstrated good citizenship by participation in worthwhile community affairs.
Robert "Bob" J. O'Donnell, DDS Named Dentist of the Year
The newest recipient of the Michael T. Rainwater Dentist of the Year Award
2022 Dentist of the Year
The Northern District Dental Society is proud to announce Dr. Bob O’Donnell as the newest recipient of the Michael T. Rainwater Dentist of the Year Award. Dr. O'Donnell has provided comprehensive dental care for generations of families in the Atlanta area since 1989. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from The University of Georgia, he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986 from Emory University. He served five years as Clinical Instructor for Emory's Department of General Practice Residency for Post Graduate Dentistry and opened his own practice in 1989.
Dr. O'Donnell embraces ongoing training for himself and his staff, and he promotes a patient-focused commitment to optimal oral health care, for all ages. A strong believer in community service, he stays very active in a number of professional associations and volunteer organizations.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. O'Donnell enjoys time with his family at their home in Milton. Traveling and golf are some favorite pastimes, and it's not uncommon to find him in the North Carolina mountains on the weekends.
American Dental Association: Member since 1982
Georgia Dental Association: Member since 1986, Board of Trustees
Academy of General Dentistry: Member since 1987
Hinman Dental Society: Member since 1989, Chairman 2020 and 2021
Northern District Dental Society: Member since 1986, President 2007-2008
Georgia Academy of Dental Practice: Member since 2008
Pierre Fauchard Academy: Honorable Fellow
International College of Dentists: Honorable Fellow
American College of Dentists: Honorable Fellow
Georgia Dental Association: Honorable Fellow
Alpharetta Star Award: Recognition by Mayor of Alpharetta for excellent preservation of 1920's historical home (current practice location)
Ben Massell Dental Clinic: Volunteer Dentist since 2004
Christina's Smile Children's Dental Clinic: Volunteer Dentist since 2002
Greater Atlanta Dental Foundation: President since 2008