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Dr. Griffies is a general dentist who has been in practice since 1994.  Dr. Griffies was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia where he received his high school diploma from Newnan High School in 1986.  He then went to the University of Georgia where he received his B.S. degree in Zoology.  At UGA, Matthew was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

He studied dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 1994.  While at MCG, he married Sarah Ellen, who was also born in Newnan.  Before coming back to his hometown to practice, Dr. Griffies joined the United States Public Health Service where he held the rank of Lieutenant.  With the USPHS, he practiced dentistry at the Fort Hall Indian reservation outside of Pocatello Idaho.  There he received extensive experience in dealing with dental emergencies.

Now, back in Newnan, Dr. Griffies is focusing his practice on the aspects of esthetic dentistry.  He and his wife are members of the First United Methodist Church in Newnan and have two girls: Gray and Carly.

Dr. Griffies has worked for years with our Central Education Center.  Click here to see WSB TV’s focus on “Our Schools, Our Kids, Our Future” with some excerpts from Dr. Griffies.

Click here for another story of Dr. Griffies in the news discussing the Black Tie & Boots Concert to raise funds for the West Georgia Technical College Foundation.


  • Served as a Board Member of The Central Education Center in Newnan
  • Member of CEC Dental Assisting Advisory Board
  • Served as a delegate for the Western District of the Georgia Dental Association
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of the Georgia Dental Association
  • Founding Family of Kids Kastle Park

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