Meet Our Doctor
Dr. John Whitaker IIIDMD
Along with his two brothers, Dr. John spent much of his childhood at his parents’ dental practice. He admired their love of dentistry and compassionate care of their patients and knew at a young age that he would follow in his their footsteps. John graduated from Peach County High School in 2004. Next, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Georgia in 2008 majoring in Turfgrass Management with minors in Crop and Soil Sciences and Horticulture. After undergrad he married his high school sweetheart, Katie James, in 2010. Finally, he attended dental school in Augusta at the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 2014. While in school he took special interest in oral surgery as well as the technology rapidly evolving in dentistry. After graduation he joined the family dental practice and began to add some of the new techniques and technologies he learned to the already tried and true practice Dr. Greg and Dr. Linda had in place. Within the past two years we have implemented 3D printers into our daily practice along with digital impressions. The field is constantly changing but we take very seriously the vetting process of the most recent “latest and greatest” realizing that many times that is not the case. John practices the term evidence-based dentistry, and always wants to treat every patient just as he would treat his own family. Dr. John is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Implant Dentistry and is currently working toward his fellowship in both organizations. He completed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-Course in 2017 enabling him to provide implant services and bone grafting to our patients. He now resides in Perry with Katie, and their young children: Whit (born 2013), Grant (2015), and Avery James (2018). He loves being a Dad and takes the responsibility seriously. He has been an active member of Harmony Community Church in Byron since its inception in 2005. John is a craftsman who loves working with his hands to build things. His latest project is a flats fishing boat designed to take fishing along the coast. He also enjoys hunting and fishing, coaching his sons’ baseball teams, and spending time with his loved ones.