Dr. McFatter graduated cum laude with his degree in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University in 1977. He then graduated with his dental degree from the Emory University School of Dentistry in 1981, after which he completed a year-long general practice residency at the Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. McFatter continues his education monthly, has received functional dentures training at the Pankey Institute, and has also studied All-On-4 implant-supported dentures. Additionally, he graduated from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) maxicourse in dental implants.
Dr. McFatter is committed to giving back to our community by supporting breast cancer research, give monthly to the Second Harvest Food Bank, donate free denture services to recipients of We Care Services of the State of Florida, and support Your Infinite Life Online (The Peaceful Project). He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Advanced Dental Implant Studies (ADIS), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA). He has also received his master’s with the AGD, IDIA, ICOI, and is an associate fellow of the AAID. Dr. McFatter’s vision is to create a national network of denture centers that offers impeccable service and creative solutions for the edentulous.
Dr. McFatter has made several mission trips to the Dominican Republic to place implants, as well as a surgical mission to Mexico for “All on Four” training. We have patients who’ve come as far away as North Carolina, Texas, and Miami. Our building is platinum level LEEDS certified. (Our office is a green building).
Dr. McFatter has served in the area for over 30 years providing the denture and implant procedures that restore missing teeth. He is currently working on his first book “The 20-minute Denture”. He also has a successful and inspiring family. In his spare time, our dentist enjoys kayaking, fishing, bowling, and playing tennis.
Dr. Valarie Dozier grew up in a town less than 1,000 people in the middle of Nebraska. She knew from a young age that she enjoyed being in a medical environment. In high school she shadowed her hometown dentist and decided that dentistry was the career for her. She loved the idea of being able to work with her hands and being able to brighten someone’s day with a new smile.
Dr. Dozier attended the University of Nebraska where she received her Bachelors in Biological Sciences. She received many scholarships and awards while in her undergraduate, including Physical Science Student of the Year for her work in Physics and Chemistry. For her dental degree, Dr. Dozier attended the University of Nebraska Medical Canter and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016. Dr. Dozier gained valuable hand on experience in the dental clinic under the direction of a highly trained faculty. She also attended a dental mission trip with the Christian Dental Society to Jamaica where they provided free dental care to an underserved population.
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Dozier has continued her education in the dental field. She has attended numerous courses relating to full mouth rehabilitation, periodontics, implants, fixed hybrid dentures and implant restorations. She has also received her certification in phlebotomy. Dr. Dozier is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Georgia Dental Association (GDA), and the Georgia Dental Political Action Committee (GADPAC).
In her personal time Dr. Dozier enjoys spending time with her husband Cory. They love to go to the beach and to travel anywhere new. They also enjoy playing sports and being involved in their local softball and kickball leagues. Dr. Dozier and Cory are also huge Nebraska Cornhusker fans and will cheer on their Huskers in any sport.
Sam is the dental hygienist here on our Beachton Dental Team. Sam strives to provide the best dental care by meeting each patients’ individual needs and giving patients a wonderful dental experience here at Beachton. Making patients smile and helping patients come to love going to the dentist is one of the greatest accomplishments for Sam. Understanding the importance of having a healthy smile is key and Sam loves to help each of her patients achieve this. Sam is happily married to her husband Lee and has two children Owen and Ally.
Michelle works with Dr. McFatter on all things Beachton, making the office run smoothly for doctors, staff and our patients. She loves the clinical and surgical aspects of dentistry but finds that helping people smile with confidence is the most rewarding. You can usually find Michelle at the front desk helping out but she also loves to assist both doctors when the need arises! Michelle has an amazing little boy named Logan. They love spending time with each other and family, going on fun adventures.
Raven has been a receptionist at Beachton Dental Center for 4 years. She contributes to our practice by doing her job so the rest of the office flows properly. She takes pride in greeting each patient by name and keeping her co-workers laughing with her fun personality. When she isn’t working, Raven can be found making music, performing for a crowd, or enjoying family and friends.
Julie is one of our amazing receptionists here at Beachton Dental Center. She strives to help each patient get to where they can reach their best smiles and enjoys helping patients a long their dental journeys. She loves the calming atmosphere here at Beachton and loves seeing patients walk out with their new smiles. Julie has two wonderful children and loves decorating, painting, and changing old furniture into something beautiful.
We welcomed Holly into Beachton Dental Center Family in 2015 and her 30+ years of experience and knowledge are well suited here. The enormous amount of passion she has for dentistry has led to a fulfilling life and career. Holly believes the exposure to Dr. McFatter’s pristine reputation, professionalism and drive for continuous education has proved rewarding on all levels. Holly is our main “Go-to” person for our Sleep Study Medicine Division in our practice and has taken the responsibility of this role as an excellent opportunity to be involved as a valuable team member. Holly enjoys spending time with her son Adam and her wonderful grandchildren.
Chrystal is a 2015 Graduate of Albany Technical College with her Certification of Expended Functions in Dental Assisting and Radiology. She also has her Certification in Phlebotomy which helps in the aid of drawing blood for implant services. Chrystal is not only skilled as an assistant but also in our dental lab where she worked for a year after graduating. In Chrystal’s spare time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling and enjoying quality time with her family.
Lexi is one of our Dental Assistant’s here at Beachton Dental Center. Lexi has worked in the dental field for 4 years and has worked her way from front desk to a dental assistant in this time. She enjoys having the opportunity as a Dental Assistant to help patients gain a new and confident smile. Lexi loves spending her time with her son, Colton and husband Cody. She is originally from Orlando, FL but has been a Thomasville, GA native for quite some time now.
Morgan is a great dental assistant here at Beachton. She is a true “syrup maker” from Cairo, GA and Has lived in SW GA her whole life. She strives to succeed in all she does and enjoys helping patients reach their goals of obtaining a new smile. She is always learning and making it her goal to reach a higher education within the healthcare field. Being at Beachton Dental has given her more opportunities to learn and care for patients and their smiles. In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending time with family, her boyfriend and her dogs.
Trane started working with Dr McFatter in June of 2008 as a member of the clinical team. Trane’s main focus here is making sure that our patients receive the proper instructions and education about their new dentures, as well as, providing any adjustments needed to ensure their most comfortable fit. In addition, Trane’s incredible organizational skills guarantee that our instruments and supplies are stored in just the right place for easy access.Trane states that “she really enjoys her job, as it allows her to spend time with different people.” Her goal is to hopefully have them leave happy and with a smile on their face. Trane has a daughter and a son as well three grandchildren!
Kim has been a member of our talented lab team since July of 2011 and is originally from Sarasota, FL. Her attention to detail allows her to focus on providing the highest quality dentures in the area. She is a highly skilled and valued member of our Beachton Team. She has two children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, gardening and going on beach trips.
Paula is one of our Lab Technicians here at Beachton. She has been a valued lab technician for 27 years. Since March 2019 she is only with us part-time. She enjoys helping our lab to design the best dentures for our patients. She has been married to her loving husband Franklin for 23 years. She enjoys hunting, fishing, crafting and spending time with her family and friends.
Christy has been a part of our dental team here at Beachton for almost 18 years. She is a lab technician and enjoys taking part in helping our patients feel more confident about their smile. Christy believes in handling each case she works with the way she would want it handled if she was the patient. Christy is very family oriented! She is married to her husband Tony for 24 years. They have 2 daughters, Jade and Desiree, a son-in-law Mason, and two grandchildren Liam and Lillie.
Dee is one of our Lab Technicians here at Beachton. Here he helps make models and create dentures and partials for patients. He strives on helping create a foundation for a smile that last. He enjoys helping craft each case to fit each patient and their needs. In his free time Dee enjoys spending time with his family and friends.