Dr. John L. Wasdin
"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, College of Dental Medicine). 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 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 who’s life was taken early in the summer of 1990 but whose legacy of professionalism, empathy and perseverance lives on.
After completing his dental school training, Dr. John completed 2 years of post doctoral training in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry at The Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry and The Children’s Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. John opened Statesboro Children’s Dental Center in the summer of 2000 and is currently on staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
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 taught children’s Sunday School for many years. He is married to Laura Wasdin who he loves working with at their office and raising their two beautiful children, Lyndsey and Jake. In his free time Dr. John enjoys SCUBA diving with his family, traveling, and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and camping.
RDH- Dental Hygienist
Skye attended Georgia Southern University and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has worked with Dr. Wasdin since the practice opened in July 2000. Skye is an active member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Statesboro. While outside the office Skye enjoys singing with her church praise team, running, and teaching self defense Krav Maga. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Todd and their teenage daughters Ivey and Alex.
RDH, BS- Dental Hygienist
Meredith graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Medical College of Georgia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a fill-in hygienist for Statesboro Children’s Dental Center since 2005 and joined our team full time in 2014. She is a native of Glennville and has resided in Statesboro since 2003. Meredith is married to Andy and they have three children, Ava, Charlie, and Tess. She is a member of First Baptist Church Statesboro and enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and being with family and friends.
Book Keeping and Dental Assistant
After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and teaching High School math classes for seven years, Laura helped her husband, Dr. John, open Statesboro Children’s Dental Center in July, 2000. In the beginning, Laura used her love of mathematics in her role as bookkeeping administrator. Gradually, Laura began to work alongside the assistants and hygienists to help with patient care. Now she enjoys both roles of assisting with patients and also taking care of the bookkeeping side of the practice. Laura and Dr. John have two children and enjoy, very much, living and working in Statesboro. When she is not working at the office, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, supporting her children in their various sports and activities and serving in her church.
Carmen has been a Pediatric Dental Assistant since 1993. She started out as a receptionist for a Pediatric Dentist on St. Simons Island and within a few months was offered the opportunity to train as a chair-side assistant. She worked on St. Simons for 11 years before relocating to Statesboro. She has worked with Dr. John since 2006. When she is not working with children at the office, she is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the children and youth at her church. In her free time, she enjoys working out, running, playing softball and tennis and spending time with family and friends.
Payce graduated from Metter High School as an Honor Graduate in 2009. After High School, she attended East Georgia State College for General Studies and transferred to Ogeechee Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2012. She worked in General Dentistry for 3 years, but her passion was Pediatrics. Payce completed two rotations of clinicals with Dr. Wasdin while in school and loved it. She was excited for the opportunity to join his team in May of 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.
Business Office Manager
Alice was born and raised in Brunswick, GA and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1993. She attended both Brunswick College and Valdosta State University where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. She began her career in the pediatric dental field when she joined Dr. Wasdin’s team in September of 2000 in the front office and currently serves as the Business Office Manager.
Alice resides in Statesboro, GA with her husband, JJ and their daughter, Kaylee. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving as the Mission Friends Director at her church, and supporting Georgia Southern University Athletics. She is most passionate about traveling and cheering her daughter on at the soccer field. Alice says of her job: "It brightens my day to see all the sweet little faces peeking through the window of my office. I feel very blessed to work in such a caring environment".
Reception Area Manager
Susan is originally from Lyons, GA and a graduate of Robert Toombs Christian Academy. She moved to Statesboro in 2006 with her husband, Brad, who played football for Georgia Southern University. Susan became the newest member of our team when she joined us as the Reception Area Manager in 2013. She is very excited to, likely, be the first person to welcome you to our office. Being able to work with the little ones and their families truly brings her the most joy. Susan and Brad have two boys, Conner and Davis. While not at the office, Susan enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving as the Assistant Childcare Coordinator at First Baptist Church, Statesboro and watching her boys play baseball.