Dr. Joseph A. Narde, DDSDr. Joseph A. Narde, DDS, attended Oklahoma State University for 3 years as an undergraduate. He was accepted into the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry during his junior year, where he graduated in 1989.
Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. During his five years of service, he completed the Army Dental Corps, a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Ft. Benning, GA, and was the top graduate from this program in 1990. He then served 3 years in Germany with "Big Red One" Forward Division in Goeppingen; followed by service with 7th Corp and 7th Medcom.
Following his service in the military, Dr. Narde chose to make his home in Columbus, GA. Dr. Narde has served the residents of Columbus, GA, and surrounding areas through private practice since 1994. During this time, he has continued to pursue his education by completing the Maxi-Course in Implant Dentistry through the Medical College of Georgia in 2000, completing a 1-year education program with American Orthodontic and obtaining his certification in Orthodontics in 2004, and furthering his education in Sleep Dentistry.
Dr. Narde is an active member of his community. He was part of the Jaycees from 1995-2000, and was nominated for the JR Allen Memorial Award in 2000. He has volunteered and served at various dental health fairs. He has been active with the Columbus Technical College Dental Hygiene Program since 1998, where he also served on the Hygiene Board and Columbus Technical College Foundation for several years.
His faith in God has given him a heart to serve people. He enjoys reading the Bible, especially the book of Psalms. He is an active member of Crosspointe Church and he has volunteered on mission trips to Romania, Guatemala, and Haiti. He also helped establish a dental clinic for the underserved at Columbus Technical College that was active from 1998 through 2012.
Another passion besides dentistry and his family is the Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Team. He has been the team dentist since the team was formed. Hobbies that he enjoys outside of the office include gardening, volleyball, and riding his Harley. He and his wife Rhonda are parents of two children, Olivia and Jacob; and they enjoy spending time with their young grandson, River.
Dr. Samantha Cook, D.M.DDr. Samantha J. Cook, DMD grew up in Columbus, GA. After graduating from Harris County High School, she attended Columbus State University for three years as an undergraduate. She was accepted in the Dental College of Georgia where she completed her studies as well as obtained her doctorate degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Cook returned to the place she calls home, Columbus, GA to proudly serve her hometown.
Her field of study and passion includes comprehensive care of the overall body and cosmetic dentistry with better, faster, safer dentistry techniques. When Dr. Cook is not changing lives one smile at a time, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Alongside personal traveling, in 2018, Dr. Cook traveled to Haiti on a mission trip to provide dental care to the residents of Hinche and surrounding areas.
Dr. Cook is the 2018 Columbus Technical College Alumni of the year. She is a member of the Georgia Dental Association and American Dental Association.