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.