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F. Neal Pylant, DMD, PC

Periodontist in Athens, GA

Periodontist F Neal Pylant DMD PC Athens GA

Dr. Neal Pylant is originally from Marietta, Georgia, where he graduated valedictorian from Marietta High School in 1973. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended dental school at The Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 1981. He then returned to The Medical College of Georgia for a postdoctoral degree in periodontics. After completing his postdoctoral education in periodontics in 1983, he moved to Athens and began a private periodontal practice.

Dr. Pylant is happily married. He lives in Athens and has four children.


The University of the South , Sewanee, Tennessee (Graduated in 1977)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Cum Laude Graduate
Member of Blue Key Honor Society
Student Trustee
Order of the Gownsmen

Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (Graduated in 1981)
Honor Graduate
Mosby Scholarship Award
International College of Dentists Award of Excellence
Deans List

Certificate of Periodontics from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983
Research in Furcation Involvement

Professional Affiliations

• Member of Georgia Society of Periodontists
• Member of American Dental Association
° Eastern District Dental Association President in 1990
• Member of Clarke County Dental Society
° President of Clarke County Dental Society in 1985
• Member of Southern Academy of Periodontology
• Member of American Academy of Periodontists

Memberships/Civic Duties

• Member of various church organizations
• Leadership Athens graduate
° Chairman of Leadership Athens in 1990
• Past Rotarian
• Coached children's junior soccer

Special Interests

• Dental Implants

1986: Nobel Biocare Certification Course
1990 & 1992: Augusta Institute Dental Implant Certification
1996: Pankey Institute Specialist Course
2004: MAP Institute of Dental Implants
2013: Cone Beam Scan Interpretation, Miami, Florida
2010-2015: Numerous Courses at the Zimmer Institute for Advanced Implant Treatment
2016 to present: SAP Soft Tissue Allograft Therapy, as well as other various continuing education courses in the fields of periodontics and dental implants to keep current with trends and procedures
2016 to present: Millenium Dental Laser Continuum for Laser Dental Therapies

Scott Lowry, DMD

Periodontist in Athens, GA

Lowry Family

Dr. Scott Lowry grew up in Evans, GA where he attended Greenbrier High School.  Dentistry became a career goal early in Dr. Lowry’s life, when he was able to visit a friend’s dental practice and see how affecting someone’s smile can lead to positive change in their life.  He grew up as a lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan, and attended the University of Georgia (UGA) after his high school graduation.  After his freshman year at UGA, he served a two-year mission for his church in Iloilo City, Philippines.  Serving the people of the Philippines helped Dr. Lowry realize that his life was meant to be in the service of God, and those around him.  Upon his return from the Philippines, Dr. Lowry finished his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia.  Before graduating, he met and married the love of his life, a fellow Georgia Bulldog and piano major, Merinda.  They moved to Augusta for Dr. Lowry to pursue his DMD degree at the Dental College of Georgia, and stayed an extra few years to attend a specialist residency program in Periodontics.  During their time in Augusta, the Lowry family grew by four children, who keep Dr. Lowry working hard to ensure their future!  The Lowrys always dreamed of returning to Athens, and achieved that dream in June 2023.  Dr. Lowry and his family love the energy of the city, the community, and look forward to serving you.  We are so glad to have them join the practice!


The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (Graduated in 2016)
• Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Graduated in 2020)
• DMD with Distinction in Research

Certificate of Periodontics from the Dental College of Georgia in 2023

Professional Affiliations

• Member of American Dental Association
Eastern District Dental Association
• Member of Clarke County Dental Society
• Member of Southern Academy of Periodontology
• Member of American Academy of Periodontists

Special Interests

• Dental Implants
2023 to present: Millenium Dental Laser Continuum for Laser Dental Therapies

Our Staff

Our periodontal hygienists, surgical assistants and office coordinators are trained professionals who provide the finest individualized care. They regularly attend continuing education and other courses to remain current with the latest advances in periodontal and office-related technologies. Our staff strives to treat each patient in a precise, caring manner.

Contact Us

F. Neal Pylant, D.M.D., P.C.

Scott Lowry, D.M.D.


375 Hawthorne Lane Athens, GA 30606-2153