Our Doctor

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

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.


375 Hawthorne Lane Athens, GA 30606-2153