Our History 

The drive to create an insurance agency came after a series of challenges where the Georgia Dental Association's endorsed medical providers did not offer adequate group health plans to members. At the end of 1996, GDA President Jim Hall and the GDA Executive Committee began to lay plans to not only bring medical plan administration in-house, but create a full-service insurance agency that would offer other valuable products and services to members. Georgia Dental Insurance Services (GDIS) was established in July 1997 to provide GDA members with strong, stable insurance products. In the process of establishing GDIS, the GDA appointed a GDIS Board of Directors - the first members were Drs. John Ferguson, Jim Moncrief, Brad Greenway, John Freihaut, Bob Vaunt, Bill Bennet, and Michael Pruett. 

Throughout the years, GDIS has expanded it services to fit members ever-changing needs. From the early stages of their career through retirement years, Georgia's dental community, their families, and dental staff continue to trust GDIS to help protect personal and professional assets with affordable business, personal and medical insurance plans. 

 

GDIS Timeline

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Why Choose Georgia Dental Insurance Services

Attentive, Personal Customer Service 

For all your insurance needs

Our team is made up of experienced agents who are dedicated to finding the best, most cost-effective ways to give you and your practice the security you deserve. ​We are available to review your current policies, answer questions, and provide quotes for each of your insurance needs – and we ensure that you receive competitive rates that provide comprehensive, successful coverage. Not only do we provide exceptional services to our member dentists, we also offer a variety of products and services to protect your family, friends, and dental staff. Give us a call today or complete the form below to request a confidential consultation. 

Our Team

  • Lisa VanZandt, Chief Operating Officer

    ​770.395.0224 x-105
    lisa@gadental.org
  • Michele Amatulli, Vice President

    CISR
    Property, Casualty, Life, Accident & Sickness
    ​770.395.0224 x-127
    michele@gadental.org
  • Christy Biddy, Vice President of Health Insurance Services

    Life, Accident & Sickness
    770.395.0224 x-113
    christy@gadental.org
  • Kelly Fillingim, Senior Insurance Sales Representative

    Property, Casualty, Life, Accident & Sickness
    ​770.395.0224 x-129
    kelly@gadental.org

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Georgia Dental Insurance Services
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Building 17, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 770-395-0224
Fax: 404-634-6099
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