Meet Dr. Joseph F. Griffin


Dr. Griffin is a 1982 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Georgia and Middle Georgia College. Upon graduation Dr. Griffin associated with his father-in-law, the late Dr. Hunter Rackley. This family practice had been in existence in Millen since 1910 when Dr. F.L. Rackley opened his practice there. Dr. Griffin and his staff joined Southern Family Dental Group in January of 2015.

Dr. Griffin is past president of the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, the Eastern District Dental Society, and the MCG School of Dentistry Alumni Association. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Dental Association, and as Chairman of the Peer Review Committee for the Eastern District of Georgia. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Honorable Fellow designation from the Georgia Dental Association in 1991. He has held continuous memberships in the Georgia Dental Association and the American Dental Association for more than 30 years.

Dr. Griffin maintains an active teaching schedule in conjunction with the Georgia Dental Association’s Expanded Functions for Dental Assistants program. He has trained and certified more than 300 dental assistants in this role.

Dr. Griffin and his wife Jan reside in Millen and have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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