Meet Your New Dental Team

Meet Our Dentists

Austin Brown, DDS

Dr. Austin Brown grew up in the Golden Isles and attended high school at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. He studied Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia, where he graduated Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia. He returned to coastal Georgia to practice the profession, where he proudly serves the patients of Glynn, MacIntosh, Camden, Brantley, Wayne, Pierce, Coffee, and Bacon counties. He is a member of the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Glynn County Dental Study Club. Dr. Brown is an avid golfer and enjoys spending the weekends perfecting his game. He also has a passion for music and plays the guitar. A huge college football fan, Dr Brown loves cheering on his Alma Mater on Saturdays in the Fall…Go Dawgs!

Tami Kidney, DDS

Dr. Tami Kidney was born in Germany and traveled the world as the daughter of a career Army father. She attended school in Korea, Indiana, and Georgia, where she graduated high school in Atlanta in 1985. She studied Biology and Chemistry at UT Chattanooga and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California in 1994. She made her home in the Golden Isles in 1997 and has practiced dentistry in southeast Georgia for over 25 years, serving the communities of Glynn, MacIntosh, Camden, Brantley, Ware, Appling, Coffee, and Bacon counties. She is the proud mom of four children ages 15–25. Dr. Kidney is passionate about helping others and has a penchant for 80s “big hair” rock bands.

Kevin Ritola, DMD

Dr. Kevin Ritola hails from Sheridan, Wyoming, where he was born and raised. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Washington and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University. After completing a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Dr. Ritola returned to Seattle for 16 years, where he owned his own private practice. In 2012, his family started a new chapter of adventure and moved cross-country to the Golden Isles, where he has served the patients of Glynn, Macintosh, Wayne, Bacon, and surrounding counties for over a decade. Dr. Ritola and his wife Martha have two beautiful children: a son and a daughter. He is an avid college football fan and enjoys golfing, gardening, fly fishing, and walking his beloved dogs.

Clifford Teems, DMD

Dr. Cliff Teems grew up in McDonough, Georgia. He earned both a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Masters of Science in Biology from Georgia College and State University. His thesis was in environmental macrobiology, completed on Sapelo Island, Georgia, where he fell in love with the Golden Isles. Dr. Teems graduated from the Dental College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. He proudly serves patients across the communities of southeast Georgia, including Glynn, MacIntosh, Camden, Pierce, and Wayne counties. Dr Teems enjoys being a member of several dental study clubs, the Georgia Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and is also trained in Invisalign. Married to his college sweetheart, Tamalyn, for nearly a decade, with whom he is expecting twins, Dr. Teems also holds the prestigious title of Eagle Scout. His hobbies include traveling, biking, hiking, kayaking, and spoiling his dog.

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Brunswick Smiles is a practice of the Georgia Smile Group, owned and managed by Zachary Powell, DMD. Dr. Powell, a former president of the Georgia Dental Association, has served families on the Georgia coast for many years. He and his team are dedicated to providing a non-corporate, highly personalized dental experience.

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Dr. Zachary Powell

4741 Altama Ave
Brunswick, GA 31520

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Office Hours:
Monday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Closed