Our history is rich, beginning in 1952 when Dr. Bays (Dr. Becky Carlon's father and Dr. Christen Carlon's grandfather) opened his doors as a dentist in Albany. By the summer of 1979, Dr. Becky Carlon joined her father in his well-established practice to continue the tradition of providing state-of-the-art care and conservative treatment plans that garnished an impeccable reputation for the practice. In the summer of 2015, the newest addition to Carlon Dentistry arrived: Dr. Christen Carlon (Dr. Becky's daughter). Settled in the picturesque and historic avenues of Albany with deep roots in the community, Carlon Dentistry continues its 60+ year history of trustworthy and honest care.
Dr. Becky Carlon, known by most of her patients as Dr. Becky, is an Albany native. She attended Deerfield High School and Emory College. She graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1976, being the only female in her class of 106. She was then appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery of Vanderbilt University Medical School, serving as the medical center’s hospital dentist for 3 years. She had the experience of treating medically compromised patients in a hospital setting with different complications. In 1979, she joined her father, Dr William K. Bays, in private practice here in Albany. In addition to treating patients in the practice, Dr. Becky has served as the supervising dentist in the dental hygiene program, and taught clinical students at the dental school in Augusta as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.
Also an Albany native, Christen spent her childhood dancing and cheering on the Knights at Deerfield Windsor. After early acceptance, she attended Emory University, becoming an active leader on campus through her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. At Emory, she took many graduate level biology courses, in addition to studying abroad in Australia. Following graduation in May 2011, she immediately moved to Augusta to begin dental school at The Dental College of Georgia (formerly Medical College of Georgia). There, again, her outstanding skill and leadership were apparent. Not only did she complete an honor’s curriculum in the specialized field of endodontics, but she also completed esthetic cases side by side with Dr. Chiche, a world renowned esthetic prosthodontist and chairman of the Department of Esthetics at the Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Chiche selected one of her cases to present on his world wide lecture circuit. In addition, she mentored younger dental students and volunteered at the Augusts VA hospital, taking care of veterans' oral health.