Making smiles in Valdosta, Georgia brighter since 1994
Welcome to J. Scott Summers Family Dental practice, conveniently located near South Georgia Medical Center and Valdosta State University. Here, our dental team knows that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating delicious things! Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.
We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care possible.
J. Scott Summers, DMD
Dr. Scott Summers has been practicing dentistry since June of 1994. He graduated from Lowndes High in 1987 and then went to Valdosta State College. He earned his doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. When he first started practicing in 1994, Dr. Roy Moody hired him as an associate. Dr. Summers is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Summers is married to Dawn and they have 2 children, Faith and Hope. When Dr. Summers has spare time, he enjoys fishing on the "flats".
Trina Thomas , Office Manager
Trina has worked in the dental field for over 36 years and with Dr. Summers for 23 years. Trina brings years of experience in all areas of dentistry; from assisting the doctor with dental procedures to handling insurance. She is married to Donnie and has 3 adult children : Jamie, Brittany, And Ansley. She also has 6 grandchildren. Trina enjoys time at the beach and traveling with friends.
Corky Bonner, Receptionist
Corky has been with Dr. Summers for 20 years. She has the ability to make patients feel welcome as soon as they enter the door. Corky has also assisted the doctor during dental procedures and has vast knowledge of those procedures as well as her front desk duties. Corky is married to John and they have 2 grown sons , Parker and Cole. In her spare time, Corky enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Brittany Bennett , Assistant
Brittany has assisted Dr. Summers for the past 12 years. Brittany is able to explain dental procedures to patients and makes them feel comfortable during the procedures. She is able to answer their questions about procedures with answers that are easy to understand. Brittany is has been married to Jason for 6 years . They have 2 children, Rylin and Blakely. In her spare time , she enjoys coaching her daughters soccer team and photography.
Lara Blanchard, RDH
Lara has been a dental hygienist at Dr. Summers office for the past 7 years. She earned her As in Dental Hygiene at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She has practiced dental hygiene for over 35 years. Lara enjoys educating her patients on tissue health and proper oral care. She has been married for over 40 years to Bill. They have 3 adult children : Will, Ami Lee , and Andrew. She also has 8 grandchildren. Lara enjoys going on mission trips,playing the flute, and spending time with her family.
Leigh Haddock , Assistant
Leigh has been assisting Dr. Summers with dental procedures for the past 7 years. Leigh is very creative and is very good at helping Dr. Summers when dealing with cosmetic procedures. She has the ability to choose the best shade for tooth colored restorations. Leigh has been married to Milton for 22 years. They have 2 children, Braydon and Ansley. Leigh loves to spend time with family and restoring old furniture.
Sammiann Haskin , RDH
Sammiann has been one of the dental hygienist for Dr. Summers for the past 13 years. She earned her AS in Dental Hygiene from Valdosta State University. Sammiann loves her patients and enjoys teaching them about proper oral care. She is very knowledgeable about tissue health and proper home care techniques. Sammiann has been married to Jay for 16 years. They have 3 children, Kylie, Haley , and Brogan. Sammiann enjoys spending time with her family in the North Georgia mountains.
Julie Rowland , RDH
Julie has been a dental hygienist at Dr. Summers office for the last 21 years. She is very skillful in performing dental cleanings in a very gentle manner. Julie also makes sure that her patients understand how to take care of their teeth and gums on a regular basis. She received her AS in Dental Hygiene at the Medical College of Georgia. Julie has been married to Glenn for 26 years. They have 2 children, Macy and Levi. Julie enjoys spending time with her family.