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Dr. Sigman & Dr. Fernandez

Dr. John Sigman

John F. Sigman, DMD

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Dr. John Sigman graduated from Brookstone High School in 1991. Following high school, he attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995. Dr. Sigman received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia in 1999. He joined Dr. J. Robert Smith in private practice in Columbus following dental school. Dr. Sigman later acquired the practice in partnership with Dr. Ed Fernandez, Jr. in 2000 where they continue to practice comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Sigman is a past recipient of the Ledger Enquirer's Readers' Choice Award.

Since 2008 Dr. Sigman has been a supervising clinical dentist for the Columbus Technical College Dental Hygiene program. In addition to serving his practice in Columbus, in 2011 he became a contract dentist practicing monthly with Drs. Dwight and Scott McLaurin at Buena Vista Family Dentistry. Also, Dr. Sigman volunteers his time to Mercy Med Dental Clinic.

Dr. Sigman pursues ongoing education and fellowship through professional memberships in the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. He has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and is currently President (2019-2020) of the Georgia Dental Association's Western District which encompasses Columbus, LaGrange, and Newnan. This past year Dr. Sigman resided on the Board of Trustees and is currently serving on the Communication and Public Relations committee for the Georgia Dental Association.

Dr. Sigman and his wife, Carrie, reside in Columbus, Georgia and are active members of St. Luke United Methodist Church. They have two children, Mary Kimble and George, and a Yorkshire terrier, BB. Dr. Sigman serves as President of Columbus, Georgia's Kappa Alpha Order Alumni Association and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order's Court of Honor for recognition as distinguished alumni. In addition to his many personal and professional activities, Dr. Sigman coaches little league baseball and currently serves on the Board at Peach Little League. Dr. Sigman enjoys fishing, canoeing, song writing and playing the guitar. His most recent album, Faucet, can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and most music apps.

Dr. Ed Fernandez

Ed Fernandez, Jr., DMD

Dr. Fernandez is a native Georgian, graduating from Manchester High School in 1981. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens with a minor in chemistry and major in psychology; and received his B.S. in Psychology in 1985. Dr. Fernandez graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Dental School in Augusta, Georgia with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1989. He joined Dr. Dwight McLaurin in practice following dental school, and later purchased Dr. Robert Smith's practice in partnership with Dr. John Sigman in 2000. Today Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Sigman enjoy providing comprehensive dental services to Columbus families with continued pride in the tradition of kindness and caring set forth by Dr. J Robert Smith.

Dr. Fernandez pursues continuing education through his membership and fellowship in the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association. He also participates in Medical College of Georgia Alumni educational programs.

Dr. Fernandez is married to Dr. Cynthia Fernandez a local OBGYN. He and his family reside on a ranch, Ivy Creek Cattle Co., raising Angus cattle in Troup County. Dr. Fernandez has two sons; the oldest flies F-15E's for the Air Force and the youngest graduated from UGA and sells agricultural real estate for Southeastern Land Group.