Dr. Charles Felts Installed As President Of Tennessee Dental Association

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Dr. Charles B. Felts III
Dr. Charles B. Felts III

Dr. Charles B. Felts III was installed as the 2013–2014 Tennessee Dental Association president during the association’s Music City Dental Conference (146th Annual Session) in Nashville. 

Dr. Felts graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee, Center for the Health Sciences, in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977. He received his Certificate of General Practice Residency from St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1978. He then attended the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, earning his Clinical Certification in Periodontics and receiving his M.S.D. in 1980. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1988. 

Serving the dental needs of the Chattanooga area for more than 30 years, Dr. Felts is also active in many dental professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. He is past president of the Tennessee Society of Periodontists (1991-93). He has been a board member and officer of the Southern Academy of Periodontology for over 10 years and served as president of this group (2000-2001). Dr. Felts has also served in almost every office in the TDA and local Chattanooga Area Dental Society. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of both organizations and served as president of the Chattanooga Area Dental Society (1997-98). Dr. Felts received the TDA's highest annual award, the Fellowship Award, in 1999 and was elected to OKU Honorary Fraternity while at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry.

As a passionate Chattanooga dentist, Dr. Felts has given numerous lectures on periodontics, and is published in several journals. He has held teaching positions at the University of Washington and Chattanooga State Technical Community College. 

Dr. Felts' community involvement  includes the Boy Scouts of America, where he was an executive board member, and Middle Valley Recreational Association where he coached soccer. He is a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Felts and his wife, Suzanne Trundle Felts, have three children, Beth, Charlie and Robert.



Debra Chew: Do More Pills Make You Healthier?

Could it be that fewer pills make for better health?  Yes, says Dr. B. M. Hegde in a July 6 article in Money Life News & Views magazine.  Dr. Hegde, “the People’s Doctor,” writes, “less medicine for the elderly gives them better health to enjoy life.  It will add life to their years while it might also add years to their life!”  Today, after reading Dr. ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care Hosts Free Metabolic Seminars

Jack F. Rutledge, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host two free seminars in August on surgical weight loss options. The seminars will be held at CHI Memorial Hospital in the community room on  Tuesday, Aug. 9 , and at the North River Civic Center on  Tuesday, Aug. 16 .   Both seminars will begin at  6 p.m. Obesity can ... (click for more)

Baylor School Tennis Coach Charged With Buying Meth In Whitfield County, Ga.

A Baylor School tennis coach has been arrested on charges of buying meth in Whitfield County, Ga. Phillip Johnson, 51, of Ooltewah, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and use of a communication facilities during drug transactions. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote For Rhonda Thurman

After studying the Hamilton County School Board quite harshly during the last seven most-tumultuous months in its history, it is only proper that I share my belief that Rhonda is its Most Valuable Player. Four of the school board’s nine members are up for re-election, with Rhonda facing capable opponents in Jason Moses and Dr. Patti Skates in District 1, but let’s never forget that ... (click for more)