Stephen P. Lester, DDS, MAGD, PA, earned his dental degree from Emory University in Atlanta and completed a comprehensive advanced program in cosmetic dentistry, Level 1, at the University of Florida. Dr. Lester holds mastership status from the Academy of General Dentistry, which is awarded to less than 1 percent of American and Canadian dentists. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentists and World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Lester is Air Force-qualified to administer IV sedation and holds a Florida permit to administer oral and IV moderate sedation. He has completed a one-year continuum course in all aspects – scientific, surgical and cosmetic – of implant dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia, and he is certified in three standard categories from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is a member of a number of professional associations, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Volusia Dental Academy and the exclusive Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.