Practice History

Forsyth Periodontal Associates was founded by Dr. Mike Buckland in 1970 and hee quickly established the premier Periodontics practice in the area.  Dr. Dudley “Chan” Chandler joined the practice in 1974, and Dr. Buckland and Dr. Chandler practiced together for 30 years. 

In 2004 Dr. Buckland retired and Dr. Mark Suttle joined Forsyth Periodontal Associates as Dr. Chandler’s partner, and Dr. Chandler and Dr. Suttle practiced together until Dr. Chandler’s retirement in June of 2011.  In the summer of 2014 Dr. Trent Pierce joined Forsyth Periodontal Associates and became a full partner at the beginning of 2016. 

In 2015 Forsyth Periodontal Associates was excited to move to a new facility which allowed us to continue the high standards of care and incorporate emerging technologies.

Dr. Suttle and Dr. Pierce strive to continue to maintain the high quality of care established by Dr. Buckland and Dr. Chandler, and are proud to be a part of the practice’s tradition.  Even though retired, both Dr. Buckland and Dr. Chandler continue to remain in close touch with the practice, its doctors, and staff.

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