Meet Dr. Whatley


For over 25 years, Dr. William Whatley has been providing children with exceptional comprehensive dental care. Highly educated, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Augusta College and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Whatley then obtained a Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital. Dr. Whatley became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in 2010.


Dr. Whatley feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of pediatric dentistry. Thus, he maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and Gnathos Study Group.


Dr. Whatley and Michelle have been married since 2000. He has two sons, Ben and Joel. In his free time, Dr. Whatley enjoys spending time with his family, friends, fishing and tinkering around the house.

Our Pediatric Dental Team


From the moment you walk in our front door, our goal is for you and your children to feel comfortable and informed!  We have a highly trained and friendly pediatric dental team with years of experience. Many of us have been here for more than two decades and we have formed relationships with our patients and their parents that have seen them from a first tooth to a first day

at college!





We are available

Monday  10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

For after-hours emergencies, please call Dr. Whatley at

912-638-9302 and follow our voicemail instructions.




Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment. After missing your second appointment without notifying us 24 hours in advance, you are may be charged an additional fee.




Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 60 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid in full. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.


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First Pediatric Dental  Visit

When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out forms that will get you acquainted with our office.


Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help you care for your own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.


Please print and fill out our Welcome Packet and bring them with you at your next appointment, Thank You.

Dr. Whatley is a pediatric dentist, he specializes in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist like Dr. Whatley is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.


Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them.


Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to be a cavity-free.



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We are available

Monday  10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm


If your child has an after-hours emergency, please call and listen to our voicemail message.


Pediatric Dentistry

(912) 638-9302

2487 Demere Road, Suite 300

St. Simons Island, GA 31522  map


American Academy

of Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified:

American Board

of Pediatric Dentistry