Dr. Blackburn III graduated from Morehouse College in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Army Officer and still serves as a Lt. Colonel in the Reserves.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Blackburn decided to pursue a degree in dentistry. He attended the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and received his DDS in 1999.
Dr. Blackburn came back to Georgia for his postgraduate studies and received his Post Graduate Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics in 2002 from the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Dentistry.
Dr. Blackburn III is an extremely competent prosthodontist. He has treated adult patients of all ages including various celebrities.
Replacing missing teeth or restoring badly damaged teeth using prosthetics while maintaining esthetics is both a skill and an art, but Dr. Blackburn does it with ease so much the he has even coined his own term – prosthoesthetics.
Dr. Blackburn is a member of the Hinman Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, and American College of Prosthodontics. In the past, Dr. Blackburn has given many lectures in Atlanta to many organizations which include the Atlanta College of Prosthodontics, North Georgia Dental Society, and various Metro Atlanta study clubs.
Prosthodontics is the most complex specialty; it utilizes all aspects of dentistry and requires a broad dental knowledge base. Most dentists just treat one tooth at a time while prosthodontists treats the entire condition of the mouth, from replacing missing teeth to the bite to muscle movement while chewing to esthetics.
In his spare time, Dr. Blackburn enjoys studying history, traveling to different states and countries, outdoor water activities, and spending time with his children. Dr. Blackburn is also a chairman for a fraternity committee that mentors middle school aged boys.
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