Dental Staff

Dentist, DMD in Saint Marys, GA

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Philip L. Hooton

Position: Dentist, DMD / Owner

Graduate Degree: 1981 DMD, Medical College of Georgia

Undergraduate: 1978 BS, University of Georgia

High School: 1974 Lakeside, Atlanta, Georgia

Military Service: United States Navy, 1981-1986  

                                    United States Navy Reserves, 1986-2001

Interests: Boating, Cycling, Landscaping, Fishing, Dog Butler

Family: Dr. Hooton and his wife Donna met in March 1983 at the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, GA. They married that following November and recently celebrated 32 years of marriage! They are proud parents of three children: Chris, and the twins Kelly and Scott. And let's not forget the fur-children, the pups Honey, Xena, and Uno.


Dr. Susan P. Prater


Position: Dentist, DMD

Graduate Degree: 2009 DMD,  Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry

Undergraduate: 2005 University of Georgia

High School: 2001 Centennial, Roswell, Georgia

Start Date: September 2010

Memberships: AADP, ADA, GDA

Interests: Exercising, Drawing/Painting, Skiing, Traveling, Spending time with family and friends.

Family: Dr. Prater and her husband, David, met in 2002 while she was attending UGA. Ten years later they married in October, 2012 in Athens, GA, recently celebrating 3 years of marriage. Dr. Prater and David have two children: a golden retriever, Jackson and the most recent addition to the family, their son Sam, born August 24, 2014.


Meet Our Business Associates

Carol Garrity
Business Associate & Manager / Dental Assistant
Connie Miller
Schedule Coordinator / Business Associate

Meet Our Dental Hygienists

Donna Hooton
Position: General Office & Patient Coordinator
Dental Hygienist, RDH

Graduate Degree:
Associate's Degree in Science
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Angie Post
Position: Dental Hygienist, RDH

Graduate Degree:
Associate's Degree in Science, FCCJ

Kim Lett
Position: Dental Hygienist, RDH

Graduate Degree:
Associate's Degree in Science
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Chris Hess
Position: Dental Hygienist, RDH

Graduate Degree:
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Medical College of Georgia

Meet Our Dental Assistants

Bobby Justice AKA B.J
Position: Dental Assistant/General Office Manager

Past Experience:
Retired Navy, Lab Technician & Manager
Medical College of Georgia

Meghan Naylor
Position: Dental Assistant/Multimedia Manager

Past Experience:
UF Health Multispecialty, NCMA/CSR

Meghan will be leaving to expand her
skillset at Warm Springs Dental in Boise, Idaho.

 

Elizabeth Young
Position: Dental Assistant/Multimedia Manager

Past Experience:
Amelia Dental Group, Patient Care Coordinator


Warm welcome to Elizabeth who is returning
to our practice.

Scott Hooton
Position: Dental Assistant

Graduate:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree
Armstrong Atlantic State University 2013