Meet Us

Founded 20 years ago, Effingham Smiles is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal overall oral health. We value our relationships with the generations of families that we serve, and will always greet you with a warm smile and a caring, compassionate approach.

Craig T. Martinson graduated from Peachtree High School in Atlanta in 1984, then earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Georgia in 1988. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Medical College of Georgia in 1993, Dr. Martinson married his classmate in dental school, Maria Hagan.

Dr. Craig and Dr. Maria Martinson have two sons, Hagan and John. Family is very important to Dr. Martinson, and most time outside of practicing dentistry revolves around family activities. The Martinsons also raise beef show cattle that are shown by Hagan and John in FFA/4H. The Martinsons enjoy sports, whether cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs or Atlanta Braves, or watching Hagan and John play football, baseball or track.

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Dr. Martinson

Dr. Martinson

Dr. Hill

Dr. Martinson

Dr. Daniel Hill recently moved to Georgia from Colorado. He, his wife Kelly and their son Nick, 22, moved to Georgia for our warmer weather and southern charm. His oldest child Cassandra, 24, is living in California going to university and working. Dr. Hill was originally born in Canada but moved to the United States in 1976 at the age of 13. He made his home in Colorado till his recent move. While in Colorado he attended Metropolitan State University working towards his degree in Chemistry. He was accepted and began dental school at the University Of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine. CU is one of the most prestigious Dental Schools in the country as the class size is limited to 32 thus acceptance into the program is largely reserved for the top academic candidates. He graduated from CU School of Dental Medicine in 1999 with the academic rank of Magna cum Laude. He was also accepted into the Academic Honors Dental Fraternity of Omicron Kappa Upsilon which only accepts students in the top 3% of that year’s academic class judged on both clinical and classroom achievements.

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Meet the Team

Misty
Misty
Office Manager

Misty was born and raised in Atlanta, she moved to Savannah in 1999. She and her husband Justin live in Rincon with their son Ethan. They are very involved in boy scouts and various sports. In her free time, Misty enjoys exercising, the beach and spending time with her family.

Jennifer
Jennifer
Front Desk

Jennifer's faith and commitment to family are her top priorities. She enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and watching Georgia football (go Dawgs!).

Nikki
Nikki
Dental Hygienist

Nikki has been with Effingham Smiles since 2008 and enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide high quality dental Care. Nikki and her husband are active members of Farmdale Baptist Church in Sylvania. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, decorating, shopping and playing with her 4 dogs.

Tricia
Tricia
Dental Assistant

Tricia was born and raised in Savannah and currently resides with her husband and two wonderful daughters here in Effingham. She enjoys spending time with her family and staying busy with her girls and their extracurricular activities.

Jessica
Jessica
Dental Assistant

Raised in Effingham county, Jessica and her husband Jason still reside here. They are expecting their first child and are very excited! Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, shopping and caring for her dachshunds.

Olga
Olga

Brittany
Brittany

The people at Effingham Smiles are all really nice they make you feel comfortable even though your in a dental office!