Dr. Virginia “Ginger” Kirkland has provided periodontal care to Alpharetta residents since 1998. She earned her undergraduate degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 1987 in the field of Dental Hygiene. She practiced dental hygiene within the field of periodontics for four years prior to beginning her dental education. She received her dental degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky in 1995. A postgraduate residency completed at the University of Louisville in 1998 allowed her to develop greater expertise in periodontal treatment. Dr. Kirkland received her Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology in 1998 from the University of Louisville, completed in the field of bone regeneration.
Dr. Kirkland is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She is also a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, Georgia Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society and the Hinman Dental Society. She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Society of Periodontists. She is also a chosen member of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Kirkland has been published in professional dental journals for research conducted in the fields of implant dentistry and guided bone regeneration.
Dr. Kirkland resides in Alpharetta with her husband Dr. Brett Gluck (Alpharetta orthodontist) and their two children, Carter and Kyle.
Dr. Eric Li graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. He is currently completing his post-doctorate training in Periodontics and working towards a Master of Science in Dentistry in Biochemical Immunology at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Li specializes in diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery. His thesis focuses on the immune-biochemistry of periodontal disease and type II diabetes.
Dr. Li is a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, South Carolina Society of Periodontists and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Li received the Distinguished Service Award from the Asian Pacific Students Dental Association (ASPDA) for his leadership role in patient and dental advocacy. He served as the vice president and president for ASPDA in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He was co-founder for the Asian Dental Out-reach program in central Ohio. Dr. Li currently volunteers monthly at East Cooper Community Outreach treating underserved patients in South Carolina.
Dr. Li and his wife, Tina, enjoy spending time with their Pembroke Corgi, Coco. He also likes traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running. Dr. Li spends his free time playing blues/jazz on his guitar and listening to his favorite artist, Eric Clapton. Dr. Li is fluent in English and Chinese.
Dr. Li will be joining North Point Periodontics full time in the summer of 2018.