The field of dentistry is the best way I feel like I can give back to our community and help those with dental needs. The fact that I get to work with such a great team and interact with so many wonderful patients in our area is a blessing that I look forward to each and every day. My goal at the very least is to make every person I come into contact with have a better day, whether it’s through conversation or the ability to help with their dental concerns.

Education and Experience

I attended Georgia Southern University, where I was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and graduated summa cum laude in 2004 with a B.S. in biology. I continued at the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 2008 with a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry. While in dental school, I received the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award.

I began working with Dr. Hudson Powell the summer of 2008 and acquired Southern Family Dental Group in 2012. Under Dr. Powell’s leadership, I learned what it meant to be a great dentist and to build relationships with each patient.

Continuing Education

I constantly strive to learn more about advances in technology and up-to-date protocols to improve the dental experience for my patients. I attend several continuing education courses through local study groups and CEREC® study groups, as well as the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association, which enables me to provide the most recent and effective care possible.

Family Life

My wife Erin and I have four boys named Parker, Pierce, Paxton, and Palmer, as well as two Labrador Retrievers named Cooper and Piper and a cat named Tigger. I spend the majority of my free time with my family, as well as hunting, fishing, and coaching.


In the Community

I feel giving back to the Statesboro community is something I should do to try and make our community an even better place. During my externship, I worked at a public health facility in Dublin, Georgia that donated dental services for at-risk children. Since then, I have been active in numerous community organizations:

  • Southbridge Community Church, elder
  • Bulloch Academy board of trustees
  • Synovus Bank board member
  • OTC Dental Assisting board member
  • Hospital Authority board member