Dr. Strickland grew up in Albany, Georgia, but he moved to Indiana when his father was transferred. He attended high school there and then studied molecular biology at Indiana University. As an undergraduate, he also participated in molecular genetics research, resulting in a co-authored publication in the prestigious journal, SCIENCE. After only 3 years of undergraduate study, he was granted early acceptance into Indiana University School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
rod stricklandAfter receiving his DDS, Dr. Strickland has continued to pursue education in Cosmetic Dentistry and Neuromuscular Dentistry. As a result, he is among the world’s highest trained graduates of the world’s most prestigious post-graduate dental education institute, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
In the year 2000, Dr. Strickland was declared the overall winner of the first ever “Dental Design Competition,” sponsored by Dental Economics. In competition with dentists from across the US, he placed 1st in office design and in high-technology integration.
After 12 years of practice that drew patients from across the region to benefit from his expertise and talent, Dr. Strickland decided to move home to Georgia and practice cosmetic dentistry in Savannah.
Dr. Strickland is the inventor of the “Facelift Denture™” procedure. He not only performs this procedure for patients, he trains dentists from around the world in how to perform it.
Dr. Strickland is licensed to practice dentistry in Indiana, South Carolina and Georgia. For more than 10 years, he held an appointment as Faculty-Practitioner for the Indiana University School of Dentistry, a volunteer position. He maintains active memberships in many relevant dental organizations, including: