Your Child's Personal Smile Provider​

Thank you for trusting us with some of the things you cherish the most, YOUR CHILDREN. Pediatric Dentistry is so much more than taking care of children's teeth, and our promise to you, is to care for your family as if they were our own!

“Dr. John” grew up in the small town of Screven, Georgia in Wayne County and graduated from Wayne County High School in 1991. After completing undergraduate training in only 3 years at Georgia Southern University he was accepted early into The Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry (Now, Augusta University Dental College of Georgia). He graduated from The Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry earning his doctorate in dental medicine and many awards including Valedictorian of The Dental Class of 1998. Dr. John was not only known for his academic achievements in school, but he was also voted to receive the “Dolly Award” which is awarded to the senior dental student, by their fellow classmates, who best represents the attributes of Ms. Dolly Hearn a senior dental student whose life was taken early in the summer of 1990 but whose legacy of professionalism, empathy and perseverance lives on.
Dr. John opened Statesboro Children’s Dental Center in the summer of 2000 and is grateful to have provided pediatric dental care for the children of Bulloch County and beyond for over 22 years as a solo practitioner. He is extremely excited, though, about merging his practice with Dr. Anjali Patel’s excellent and well respected pediatric dental practice and looks forward to the opportunity to work with Dr. Patel to offer their patients and their families the best possible pediatric dental care.
Dr. John considers his Christian Faith, his family and caring for his patients as the most important things in his life. He is an active member of First Baptist Church Statesboro where he has served in many roles through the years. He is married to Laura Wasdin who is his best friend and love of his life. They have enjoyed raising their two children, Lyndsey and Jake and are now enjoying their growing family with the addition of their grandson Liam.

Dr. John's Journey to Helping Children Smile

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Hear it straight from Dr. John

What do you like most about being a dad and now a grand-dad?

I love that our children are the best parts of us. I love the fun and energy they bring to any situation. My children are my heart and to see them becoming parents is a blessing and a joy I can’t even begin to describe!

Who is your personal hero?

My mother is my hero. She sacrificed so much in her life to make sure my brother, my sister and I were had everything we needed and most of what we wanted. I lost my father as a young teenager and my mother worked hard as a nurse and a single parent to give me the opportunity to become the professional and the person I am.

What is your favorite food?

Ice cream in any form! Milkshakes, Sundaes, plain or with lots of toppings. Of course, I always brush my teeth really well after indulging!

What do your do outside the dental office?

I enjoy SCUBA diving, boating, traveling, and outdoor activities. I especially enjoy anything to do with the lake or whatever includes my family!

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613 East Grady Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
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Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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