Medical park gets dental, plastic surgery practices

A dental office and a plastic surgery practice will be the newest additions to a medical office park next to the West Lake neighborhood being marketed as Furys Ferry Town Center.


The offices, Myers Dental and Augusta Plastic Surgery, are the second and third of a potential six offices to be developed at the 6-acre site on the 500 block of Furys Ferry Road. The first, the 12,000-square-foot Savannah River Dermatology practice, opened earlier this year.

The property is being developed by Martinez-based Duckworth Development LLC, whose chief executives, Patrick Duckworth and Jim Cely, are the husbands of the dermatology practice’s principal owners, Drs. Anna Kay Duckworth and Sarah Cely.

Myers Dental, is expected to be open for business June 1, said Dr. Alan Myers, who owns the practice with his wife Eliza, who is also a dentist. At 3,200 square feet, their future office is almost twice the size of the couple’s existing practice on Northwood Road behind the National Hills Shopping Center in Augusta.

“We are in an odd location and are very much hidden,” Dr. Alan Myers said. “We needed a better location with some street frontage so people can see us and find us.”

Myers said the new office will allow the couple to see patients at the same time, something that isn’t possible in their current location. The custom-designed office also will enable Myers Dental to offer sedation dentistry – where nitrous oxide is used to calm jittery patients – as well as same-day crown service, in which a milling machine can produce crowns from digital impressions taken on-site.

“The overall patient experience is going to be much better,” said Myers, an Augusta native and 2010 Dental College of Georgia graduate.

Construction has not yet begun on the 10,000-square-foot Augusta Plastic Surgery office, which is expected to open during the first quarter of 2018.

Headed by Drs. Randolph Smith and Christopher Ewart, the practice currently occupies 7,500-square-feet of space on the sixth floor of University Hospital in downtown Augusta. Dr. Ewart said the new building will be more convenient to his largest customer base.

“Nearly half of our patients come from Columbia County,” said Dr. Ewart, who joined the practice in 2005. “At the same time, we didn’t want to move too far away from our patient base in Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken. It’s kind of a perfect location to serve everyone.”

The additional space will enable the practice to offer new procedures, which Dr. Ewart declined to disclose, as well as provide space for a two-room surgical center. The practice will remain affiliated with University Hospital, he said.

A major portion of the practice’s business is reconstructive surgery, but Dr. Ewart said the new office will have a more spa-like atmosphere for cosmetic surgery patients.

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