Our Dentists

The Dentist at Dental Center of Baxley

Dr. Scotty Blanchard Jr.


Dr. Blanchard was born and raised in Sylvester, Georgia.  From an early age, he knew he wanted to devote his life to improving the lives of others through dentistry.  He attended Valdosta State University where he played football with the Valdosta State Blazers, was a part of the 2007 National Championship team, and graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  It was also at Valdosta State University where he met his beautiful wife Lauren.  He received his dental training at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he graduated in 2017.  After graduation, he was thrilled to move back to South Georgia to begin private practice.   Dr. Blanchard looks forward to both serving the dental needs of Baxley and becoming a prominent, productive member of the local community.

Dr. Blanchard’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.  In his spare time, Dr. Blanchard loves hunting and fishing as well as spending quality time with friends and family.  Scotty and his wife Lauren welcomed their first child Jacob into the world in November, 2017.
Dr. Blanchard has a deep passion for cultivating rewarding relationships with each of his patients.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to improve and enrich the lives of each and every one of my patients through dentistry and my sole purpose as a clinician is to provide the absolute best care possible at all times.”

Dr. Rick Kimbrel


Dr. Rick Kimbrel graduated from Georgia Southern University and earned his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry in Vidalia since 1990. A dedicated dentist, Dr. Kimbrel continues to travel throughout the United States and Europe attending courses that keep him current in the most advanced areas of dentistry. He completed his training in smile design and veneer restorations in Chicago, Illinois at the Center for Esthetic Excellence. He completed advanced surgical training in dental implant placement and restoration at Bicon International in Rome, Italy.

Dr. Kimbrel is a clinical Associate Professor in Oral Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Georgia. He is licensed and holds certificates in Conscious Sedation Dentistry, Advanced Anterior Esthetics, Dermal Lip and Facial Fillers, Botox, Dysport, Implant Surgical Placement and Restoration, Damon System Orthodontics, Ivisalign Clear Braces, and Cerec Cad-Cam Restorations. Dr. Kimbrel is a “Preferred Provider” for the Invisalign company. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Stewart Hamilton


Dr. Hamilton, a native of Vidalia, obtained his D.M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2005. Since his graduation, he has enhanced his dental training through continuing education classes conducted throughout the United States. He has trained under top teaching clinicians in order to better serve his patients. Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of the GRU Maxi Implant Course and a Fellow, Master, and Diplomate (highest level) in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is licensed in conscious and IV sedation dentistry and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has completed advanced training in CEREC dentistry at the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, AZ (Posterior Quadrant Proficiency and Implants). His training also includes Anterior Composite work at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago, Illinois with Dr. Corky Willhite. Dr. Hamilton is a active member of the of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the Dental College of Georgia (Medical College of Georgia). Dr. Hamilton is one of the founders of Buffalo Tactics, a teaching company that educates dentist on the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry.

Dr. Hamilton is married to the former Joni Owen of Dublin, GA. They have two daughters, Anna-Hudson and Chandler Kathleen and a son Stewart Ashley Hamilton, Jr. Dr. Hamilton enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and is an active member of the Vidalia First United Methodist Church.

Dr. Logan Christian


Dr. Logan Christian is a Georgia native who was born in Columbus and raised in Waynesboro. Like his father, Dr. Johnny Christian, he decided to pursue a career in medicine. His parents instilled in him a love for helping people and impacting the community both inside and outside of his field of work. After graduating from Edmund Burke Academy in 2012, he went on to attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he earned a degree in Chemistry, played football, and met his fiancee, TIlly. He will earn his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in May 2021. 

Through alumni relations at MCG, he was able to meet Dr. Kimbrel and Dr. Hamilton. He looks forward to pursuing multiple continuing education courses to advance his abilities under the leadership and guidance of Dental Center of Vidalia. He believes the standard of work, character, and humility of the professionals at the Dental Center of Vidalia are unmatched, and Dr. Christian immediately connected with the people and environment created by this office. From a small town himself, he understands the value of patient care and relationships and looks forward to starting his family and serving the community of Vidalia, GA. 

In addition to his love for dentistry, he is an avid sportsman. He enjoys being outdoors and in his free time you can find him hunting or fishing. He loves to travel, especially if his 3 year old Boykin, Baker, can tag along.