Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental Education
In 1984, the Georgia Dental Association appointed an ad hoc committee to study the possibility of implementing a Dental Foundation for the State of Georgia. After months of research and planning, it was recommended to the Georgia Dental Association House of Delegates that the Georgia Dental Education Foundation be formed. In 1985, the GDA House of Delegates gave their enthusiastic approval and provided initial funding of $50,000. Officially, the Georgia Dental Education Foundation was given birth through the Secretary of State and the IRS on August 20, 1985.
In 2005, the Georgia Dental Education Foundation was renamed as The Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental Education in Georgia, Inc. to honor Dr. Emile Fisher’s contributions to dental education in Georgia. Dr. Fisher, a retired Atlanta dentist, played a pivotal role in creating the Foundation as Chairman of the 1984 GDA Ad Hoc Committee, and continues to play an active role in the operations of the Foundation.