Meet Our Pediatric Dentists - Dr. Brantley and Dr. Spratling have been voted "Top Dentists" since 2011 by peer review in the Aiken/Augusta area
David H. Brantley, D.D.S., graduated from North Carolina State University in 1975 with a B.S. degree in biology. He then graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1979, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. After graduation, Dr. Brantley served in the U. S. Army Dental Corps as a Captain and general dentist for three years. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his work in pediatric dentistry while stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and the Oak Leaf Cluster award while stationed at Camp Walker in Taegu, Korea. Dr. Brantley returned to the Medical College of Georgia (currently The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University), and began a 2 year residency in the pediatric dental program in 1983. He received his degree in pediatric dentistry and started a private practice in Augusta in 1985.
Dr. Brantley is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, the American Orthodontic Society, and the Eastern District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Augusta Dental Society where he has served as Vice-President and President. Previously, Dr. Brantley has acted as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, and has presented seminars on Pediatric Dental Health. He co-published an article titled “Bleaching Primary Teeth with 10% Carbamide Peroxide” in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Van Haywood, Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Brantley has served as a guest lecturer to the pediatric dental residents at the MUSC James B. Edwards School of Dentistry in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Brantley has been on staff at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta since 1985, where he provides dental rehabilitative treatment to pediatric and special-needs patients in a day surgery setting. He provides oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedation techniques as needed on select patients. He regularly attends educational seminars to further his training in pediatric dentistry and interceptive orthodontics.
Dr. Brantley is married to Lynn Roberson, of Augusta. They have four sons– Will, Scott, Chad, and Ashton. Two of Dr. Brantley’s sons graduated from The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Will Brantley is currently attending the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry's specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Chad Brantley is the Family Dental Director at Christ Community Health. Dr. Brantley has been on mission trips to Haiti, Mexico, and Peru and plans to participate in other mission trips in the future. He enjoys being a father and grandfather to his steadily growing family.
John W. Spratling, D.M.D., attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville on a soccer scholarship, graduating in 1988 with a degree in biology. After graduation, Dr. Spratling worked as a textile production manager and also as a medical sales representative for several large pharmaceutical companies. In 1998, Dr. Spratling returned to school to pursue his dream of dentistry. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry (currently The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University), in 2002, where he also completed a two year residency in pediatric dentistry. He joined Pediatric Dental Specialists in July 2004.
Dr. Spratling is board certified, being a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Georgia Dental Association, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Augusta Dental Society. He has also served as a committee member of the Georgia Dental Association Council on Dental Health, and coordinated activities related to National Children’s Dental Health Month for the Augusta area. While in dental school, Dr. Spratling was the recipient of the Medical College of Georgia 2001 “Dolly Award”, voted by classmates as the rising senior with the most professionalism, the most empathy toward patients, and the most perseverance. Dr. Spratling is currently on staff at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta where he provides dental rehabilitation for pediatric and special needs patients.
Dr. Spratling is originally from Waycross, Georgia and is married to the former Susan Roberson of Augusta. Susan also has formal training in the dental field as a dental hygienist. They have four children – twin boys, Turner and Mason, and two girls, Ivy and Liza Dell. Dr. Spratling’s sons graduated from the University of Georgia and are pursuing careers in AgriScience and Physical Therapy. His oldest daughter attends Gardner-Webb University on a soccer scholarship, and his youngest daughter attends Augusta Christian Schools. He and his wife are involved in various school functions. As a family they enjoy sports activities, and also the chance to “root on” the Georgia Bulldogs.