Meet our Team
Dr. Samer Othman’s Story
Dr. Samer Othman spent his childhood and adolescent years in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Stratford Academy where he played football, ran track, and was a part of the music theater program.
His father, one of Samer’s heroes and mentors, has practiced internal medicine and nephrology for 35 years at The Medical Center of Georgia and at his private practice. Samer’s mother has been very involved in the community. She worked as a financial advisor for a local bank and was the office manager of his dad’s practice. His mother also played a major role instilling in him a passion for community service.
Dr. Samer Othman decided that he wanted to go into dentistry when he was a senior at Stratford Academy.
“At Stratford, we were required to do a mentorship with a local business, and before then I didn’t know what field I wanted to go into. I chose to do a mentorship with my childhood dentist, and from then on I knew dentistry was exactly what I wanted to do.”
One of Dr. Othman’s passions is giving back to the community. Growing up in Macon, he truly has a heart for the city and his goal for Advanced Dental Arts is to be a vital part of the community. He has worked hard to develop a restorative dental clinic at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and continues to volunteer there regularly. Dr. Othman also serves on various committees in our community, including the Mercer University Alumni Board, the Georgia Dental Association Executive Committee, Macon Volunteer Clinic Board of Directors, and March of Dimes Executive Leadership Team.
Hobbies & Interest
Dr. Samer Othman enjoys hiking, kayaking, working out, boxing, and spending time with his wife, family and friends in his spare time. He is a huge football fan and his favorite sports teams include Mercer University football, Universit
- General Practice Residency at Berkshire Medical Center
- D.D.S. Howard University College of Dentistry (2012)
- M.P.H. Nova Southeastern University (2008)
- B.S. in Biology at Mercer University (2006)
Professional Memberships & Certifications
Leeanne Causey, RDH
Leeanne joined the Advanced Dental Arts team in June of 2014, shortly after receiving her Dental Hygiene Degree from Central Georgia Technical College. Leeanne has also worked at Rehoboth Volunteer Dental Clinic since graduation. The kind and giving nature of these two organizations have touched her heart and fired her drive to give back to her community. In addition, Leeanne enjoys participating as a volunteer in the Georgia Mission of Mercy as well as the Special Olympics. Leeanne served as the treasurer of the Central District Dental Hygiene Society from 2016 to 2017 and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Outside of work, Leeanne enjoys baking, gardening, crafting and spending time with her family. She resides with her husband Geoff, and together they have been blessed with three beautiful children. Peyton is their oldest son, and the twins, Zane and Zoey, are the most recent additions to the family.
Dunia Othman, M.S.
Dunia joined the Advanced Dental Arts family in April of 2016. Before moving to Macon, Dunia earned a Master of Science degree in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and also studied in Washington, D.C., Istanbul, and Jordan. Dunia is passionate about community involvement, serving as a Hay House board member, a member of the Career Women’s Network, and an organizer for a local women’s meetup group. She has also volunteered at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and at other local events in Macon. At the office, Dunia loves offering a friendly face and helping hand to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.
In addition to her work and professional life, Dunia enjoys watching football, traveling, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Othman and Dunia have been happily married since 2014.
Shelby has been in the dental field since August 2011, but just recently joined the team at Advanced Dental Arts in April 2016. Shelby is currently working towards becoming a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). With her huge, compassionate heart and knowledge of dental procedures, she is great at putting nervous patients at ease. Shelby is extremely thorough when assisting patients, and her positive bubbly personality reassures patients that they are in good hands. Shelby says what she loves most about her job, is getting to know her patients on a more personal level.
When she isn’t working at the office you can most likely find her at the mall. She values quality time with her husband Kyle and their dog Cooper. In her free time Shelby enjoys traveling with Kyle, going to Lake Sinclair during the summer and spending time with her family and friends.