A native of Valdosta and a 1999 graduate of Valdosta High School, Dr. Hester began his dental career in his father’s orthodontic office as a lab technician. He was accepted into dental school in 2007 and graduated from The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2011.
He is extremely grateful for the privilege to help improve and maintain the smile and self-esteem of so many patients. He is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of dental care available and engages in numerous continuing education courses each year to ensure that his patients will receive the highest standard of care.
Dr. Hester is a member of several professional associations including the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Southwest Dental District, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hester married his wife Hayley Thomas of Valdosta in December of 2009. They began dating when both Dr. Hester and Hayley were enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia. Hayley received her Master’s Degree in 2008 and has practiced Occupational Therapy since. Their first children were Caleb, a Maltese mix and Maximus a chocolate Labrador.
Dr. Hester and his wife Hayley reside in Valdosta and have two beautiful young children. Dr. Hester and Hayley are also members of Crossroads Baptist Church. Hayley also serves as a volunteer for The Haven as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Hester has volunteered in our community for LAMP and Partnership Dental Clinic. He also volunteers as an assistant coach for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority. Dr. Hester and his family enjoy traveling, Disney World, and the beach.