Meet Dr. Kenneth Starling

Dr. Kenneth Starling grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Marist School (‘76) and Georgia Tech (‘80), where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Dr. Starling received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (’85) at Emory University and practiced general dentistry for five years before returning to Emory University School of Post-Graduate Dentistry for a Certificate in Orthodontics in 1992.

Dr. Starling is an active member of many professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society, the Georgia Association of Orthodontists, and the Gwinnett Challenge Study Club. Dr. Starling was previously the President of the Georgia Association of Orthodontists and currently serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Starling served on staff at Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center as a member of the Craniofacial-Cleft Palate team. He offers continuing education classes and workshops for dental staff in the area.

Dr. Kenneth Starling


Dr. Starling and his wife, Flo Starling, have three children, Grace, Kent, and Patrick, who all attended Marist School before entering their undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Starling and Flo Starling previously served as members of the Parents’ Council at Agnes Scott College (2012-2016). Dr. Starling and his wife enjoy visiting their son in Oxford, Mississippi. Dr. Starling enjoys mountain biking, Downhill snow skiing, sailing, and spending time with his friends and family.

Community Involvement

As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Starling was continually active in scouting as an assistant scoutmaster, while his boys were scouts. He was also involved in the community as a youth baseball, basketball, and softball coach. Dr. Starling and his family help organize the Marist School Central Presbyterian Men’s Shelter community service events in downtown Atlanta.