Dr. Wayne Hester grew up locally in Berrien County. An avid interest in aviation led him to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating from Georgia Tech, Dr. Hester served in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. His engineering background, coupled with a desire to help others, led him to pursue a career in dentistry.

Dr. Hester graduated from the Georgia Health Sciences University with his dental degree, and practiced general dentistry in his hometown of Nashville. His combined interest in dentistry and engineering proved to be a great foundation for the field of orthodontics and brought him back to GHSU for an additional two years of specialty training. Dr. Hester returned to South Georgia to serve friends and neighbors in his hometown area.

Dr. Hester has practiced orthodontics in Valdosta since 1988. He continues to pursue the latest educational and technological advances, which enable him to serve as a premiere orthodontic provider in the area.

Dr. Hester enjoys bicycling and boating, and loves to spend time with his wife Janie and their children.

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