Meet the Doctors
Proudly Serving the Community for Over 30 years
Shola R. Adesoji, DMD
Dr. Shola Adesoji is a Memphis, Tennessee native with a strong Nigerian heritage. She completed her BA in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and then moved to Kentucky, where she received her DMD at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Philadelphia to begin her post-doctoral residency at the Temple University-Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. This Advanced Education in General Dentistry program provided Dr. Adesoji with the opportunity to refine her skills in general and cosmetic procedures, and it all paid off when she received the Resident of the Year award from her faculty advisors. Upon completing residency, Dr. Adesoji stayed in Philadelphia for two years treating patients in the downtown area. Although she loved the Northeast, she knew she wanted to settle down in the south. In July 2019, Dr. Adesoji moved to Atlanta to continue her dental career and to be closer to home.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Adesoji enjoys boot camp and spin classes at her gym as well as exploring all that Atlanta has to offer – especially the food! She is also an avid reader of thriller/mystery novels and is always looking for a new book to read. Dr. Adesoji is excited to be back down south, helping, treating, and building relationships with all of her patients!
Richard L. Rodgers, DDS
Originally from the St Louis area, Dr. Rodgers’ family moved to Atlanta when he was 10 years old. He grew up attending Shallowford Elementary and Dunwoody High School. At an early age he began thinking of dentistry as a profession. After receiving a good deal of encouragement and completing a couple of science projects concerning teeth, he decided to follow the educational pathway that would lead him to becoming a dentist.
Dr. Rodgers attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies and finished with a degree in Molecular Biology and Mathematics. He was fortunate to get accepted by Emory University School of Dentistry after only three years at Vanderbilt. Volunteering his time and skills has been an aspect of Dr. Rodgers life for many years, beginning with volunteer work at Vanderbilt Hospital up through 26 years of service with Atlanta’s Ben Massell Dental Clinic. Since 2005 he has worked as a volunteer dentist for the humanitarian organization ServeHaiti to improve the lives of the people in Gran Bois, Haiti.
In his spare time, Dr. Rodgers enjoys acting in amateur theatrical productions. Although he has not been able to be involved in as many as he would like, he still keeps an eye out for an opportunity to meet new friends and entertain people.
Selassie Ruby Kumapley, DMD,
Dr. Kumapley completed her BSc Medical Sciences and first dental degree (BDS) at University of Ghana in 2007. She immediately began her two-year post-doctoral residency in a multidisciplinary approach to dentistry with special emphasis on management of oral and maxillofacial trauma. After practicing for a couple of years, she relocated to the US and earned her second dental degree at the renowned Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She brings a gentle chairside manner and a desire to positively change patients’ perspectives on the “dreaded” trip to the dentist.
In her free time, Dr. Kumapley enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling one continent at a time, cooking, hosting dinner parties, and playing her Boehm flute.
George Phillips, DMD
Dr. George Phillips grew up in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Emory University College and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1976 at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. George has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1977. He has volunteered time for over 20 years to delivering dental care to the needy at the Massell Dental Clinic. In addition, he has completed programs in the restoration of dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign™, and occlusion (your bite).
Dr. George is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and our local study club. When not working, he loves listening to reggae and classic rock. He also loves animals and has three dogs, a cat, 20 cows, 30 chickens, and a horse named Loki.
We look forward to providing you with excellent service!