Dr. Luke is thrilled to be a part of community events and involved in all that happens in Tifton. From events hosted at Pediatric Dental Center of Georgia like a hair donation event or candy give-back, to coaching sports, home is where his heart is!
Dr. Luke and Dr. Marshall are both honored to be a part of professional associations that extend their skills through professional learning and events, and benefit their patients by making connections that help improve the quality of care provided by Pediatric Dental Center of Georgia.
Meet Dr. Luke
Dr. Luke was raised in Tifton, Georgia and is proud to have returned to his hometown to practice pediatric dentistry. He graduated with honors from Tift County High School in 2000. During high school, Dr. Luke enjoyed playing varsity baseball, being with family and spending time at Lake Blackshear.
After high school, Dr. Luke continued his education at Mercer University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. He then began Dental School at the Medical College of Georgia in the fall of 2004. Dr. Luke earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2008 from MCG.
Following dental school Dr. Luke trained in the speciality of pediatric dentistry for two years from 2008-2010 at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He also trained at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta furthering his specialist training treating children with special needs. Dr. Luke's training in Atlanta was heavily emphasized in dental surgery at both Egleston Hosptial and Scottish Rite.
In September 2015 Dr. Luke became a board certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Dr. Luke successfully completed the ABPD written and oral clinical examinations. This voluntary examination process shows Dr. Luke's commitment to exceptional patient care and continued mastery in pediatric dentistry.
In May 2021 Dr. Luke went one step further than board certification and became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). A “fellow” is the name of a membership status in the AAPD, distinguishing those persons who have contributed above and beyond in the field of pediatric dentistry. Fellows are called upon and respected for their extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the science of pediatric dentistry. Fellows of the AAPD have demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in pediatric dentistry.
During his junior year in high school, Dr. Luke reconnected with Jeanine, a friend from kindergarten. She just happened to be standing behind him in their kindergarten class picture! (See picture above).
The two were married after eight years of dating and now have four precious children, Jana, Will, Hobbs, and Cora Beth. Jeanine is the business administrator at Pediatric Dental Center of Georgia.
Dr. Luke's goal is to provide excellence in total oral health care in an office environment that is a fun and friendly place for his patients. He seeks to educate his patients and invest in their lives to develop a high level of trust resulting in a lasting relationship.