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.
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.