About Your Dentist

Leo Wheat III, DMD

"Gandhi said ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,’ and I have truly found myself in dentistry.”

My Mission

"My mission is to help my patients achieve optimal oral health and improve their overall health and sense of wellbeing. I will strive to provide effective, affordable care to all of my patients, be an exceptional leader for my team, and continually work to expand my expertise and refine my skills."


Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Dental College of Georgia-Augusta University – Augusta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Furman University - Greenville, SC

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Wheat III was born in Augusta and raised in Newnan. Dr. Wheat is a native Georgian to his core. In his free time, Dr. Wheat enjoys playing tennis with friends and family. He is an avid moviegoer and reader and he is always looking for any excuse to travel the world and explore new cultures.

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Richard K. Straus, DMD

My Mission

“I have always considered my patients to be friends and members of our dental care family which is why putting patients at ease about their dental needs has been my top priority since I began practicing in 1984. I want patients to know they can turn to me for all their dental needs. I feel I owe it to my patients to be fully knowledgeable, so I take strong interest in learning the newest advances and better treatments that are constantly developing in dentistry.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry – Augusta, Georgia

Bachelor of Science
Auburn University – Auburn, Georgia

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Straus is active with many civic and charitable organizations. In his free time, Dr. Straus loves to play pickleball and tennis. He also enjoys Auburn football, hiking, regional history, and, most of all, he loves spending time with his family. He and his wife have five children and two grandchildren.