Joseph Kirbo, DDS - Meet the Team




Joseph L. Kirbo, Jr., DDS
A dentist for more than 30 years, Dr. Joseph L. Kirbo, Jr. has developed a well-balanced professional and personal philosophy that combines excellence in dentistry with a comprehensive interest in the entire well-being of each patient, as well as his staff members. He received his dental degree from Emory University in 1974 and has since far exceeded the minimally required continuing education to incorporate a lifetime love of learning into his daily life as well as his dental practice.

Because of his enthusiasm for knowledge he incorporated lasers, conscious sedation dentistry, and implants into his daily practice. He and his staff constantly strive to exceed their technical, professional and patient relationships.

Dr. Kirbo has a wife, two daughters, a son in-law and one granddaughter. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family when he is not working.




• Oxford College (1967)
• Emory University-Bachelor of Arts (1969)
• Emory University-Doctor of Dental Surgery (1974)
• Omicron Kappa Upsilon - Honorary Dental Society (1974)
• President of Southwestern District Dental Society (1987-1988)
• Honorable Fellowship (1990)
• Member of Georgia Dental Association (GDA)
• Member of American Dental Association (ADA)
• Member of Southwestern District Dental Association
• Laser certified—World Clinical Laser Institute-2004
• Conscious Sedation Permit / IV'S (state of GA)
• Surgical placement of Implants (1993)
• Oral Sedation Dentistry—“DOCS” (2006)
• Restoration of Implants
• AED onsite –(automated external defibrillator)
• ACLS certified 2002 by SGMC
• L.D. Pankey Institute Alumni (C1,C2,C3,C4)
• On staff at South Georgia Medical Center

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Haley Knudson- Certified Dental Assistant

Haley graduated from Valdosta Technical College and recieved her certificate in Dental Assisting in 2009.  She also has her certification in Expanded Duties and Radiology.  She was the Treasurer for her graduating Dental Assisting class.  Haley joined the team with Dr. Kirbo in July of 2009 when she did her clinical internship with him for 3 months and later became a permanent team member.  She is married to Josh Knudson.  Some of Haley's favorite hobbies are scrapbooking, painting and going to the beach.


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Lori Lehman -Registered Dental Hygienist   


Lori graduated from Darton College in Albany, Georgia with an Associate Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1994. She received the Hu-Friedy “Golden Scaler” Award and the Faculty Award for the 1994 graduating class. She completed a Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Course and World Clinical Laser Institute Associate Fellowship Certification in 2005. Lori joined the team with Dr. Kirbo in July 1994. She is married to Brent and has three boys, Dawson, Sawyer and Easton. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and being a mom.
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