Meet Surfside Pediatric Dentistry

Adam Hagan, DDS, FAAPD

Dr. Adam as he is better known by his patients first became interested in dentistry while working on a cleft lip and palate research project at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He traveled to Guatemala taking blood samples and helping specially trained dentists and plastic surgeons make devices that aided in their surgery. Dr. Adam continued his interest in research and spent a busy year before dental school at Stanford University studying the maternal‐child relationship in multiple sclerosis.

Adam Hagan, DDS, FAAPD

Dr. Adam as he is better known by his patients first became interested in dentistry while working on a cleft lip and palate research project at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He traveled to Guatemala taking blood samples and helping specially trained dentists and plastic surgeons make devices that aided in their surgery. Dr. Adam continued his interest in research and spent a busy year before dental school at Stanford University studying the maternal‐child relationship in multiple sclerosis.

Joanna McClain-Hooper, DMD

Dr. Joanna was raised in South Florida, where she attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and dental school. She graduated with Honors in 2009 and has maintained a high level of continuing education ever since.

Joanna McClain-Hooper, DMD

Dr. Joanna was raised in South Florida, where she attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and dental school. She graduated with Honors in 2009 and has maintained a high level of continuing education ever since.

Christie Sankowski, DMD, FAAPD

Dr. Christie grew up in upstate New York, at the foot of the Adirondack mountains. She completed her undergraduate degree as a dietitian from Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude. She has always loved guiding children and families to healthy lifestyle choices. Dr. Christie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, in Philadelphia and completed her pediatric dental residency with Dr. Adam at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Specialized Dental Care:

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Specialized Needs/All Ages

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Autism

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Growth and Development

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Sedation

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Medically Complex

Dental Services Provided Include:

In-Office Sedation

BPA-Free Sealants

Tooth-Colored Fillings & Crowns

Tongue-Tie Treatment

Laser Dentistry

Low-Radiation Dental Technology

Jim Hagan, BA
Director of Business Operations

I am from Nebraska but moved away for a career in the Air Force. I spent the majority of my service in Italy and Spain maintaining C-141’s and C-5’s. After my military retirement, I joined Ford Motor company and managed the distribution of their parts network. I retired again to be close to grandchildren and now call Tybee Island home and love living on the beach. My experience in logistics helps the Surfside team navigate the complexities of insurance reimbursement.

Jamie Carmack
Patient Care Coordinator

Hi my name is Jamie. Originally from Kentucky I moved to Brunswick in 2016. My boyfriend and I have 2 dogs, Cooper and Dolly. I’ve always loved being around children and as a Patient Care Coordinator I get to have a part in giving them the self confidence of having a healthy smile. After all, your smile is your best accessory!

Fun Fact: If I’m not spoiling my dogs I enjoy watching investigative shows.

Cortney Dyson, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Cortney is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and is originally from Brunswick, GA. She currently resides in Waycross, GA with her husband, step-son, and precious pup Piper. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching the fear that some may have transform to excitement throughout each dental visit.

Fun Fact: She groomed her family cat at the age of three and has since been banned from using scissors for all eternity.

Jade Barnard, EFDA

Originally from Vidalia, GA, Jade is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) who takes great pride in the importance of her profession and the lasting and durable impact it has on a child’s relationship with healthcare for decades to come.

Fun Fact: When I was a child I would sleep walk almost every night. One night my family found me in the car, and after that scare my sister would build obstacles in front of the door to keep me safe.

Daisha Alston
Sarah Emerick, BS
Patient Care Coordinator

I am originally from rural Pennsylvania, where I grew up on a farm. As an Army spouse, I have lived with my family in various parts of the country and relocated to Coastal Georgia. Most of my free time is spent running my boys between practices and games or coordinating events for military families. My absolute favorite thing about the opportunity to work in pediatrics is the laughter – the giggles are the greatest!

Fun Fact: I recently completed my degree in Business & Human resources and I enjoy utilizing it to enhance access to care for the children we serve!

Emma Saylor

I am originally from Northern California. I love working with kids because they are always funny and I enjoy a job where I never stop laughing. I am currently in my last year for my BSN (bachelors in nursing).

Fun Fact: I LOVE cows. When I grow up I want to own a cow sanctuary.

Genelle Usher, EFDA
Office Team Coordinator (Richmond HIll)

Genelle is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from Blakely, GA. Receiving her certification from Savannah Technical College in 2013, she has practiced as a dental assistant in pediatric dentistry for 6 years. She enjoys making dentistry fun and providing children with the opportunity to have healthy smiles. Although dentistry is her passion, during her spare time Genelle enjoys cosmetology, karaoke, and spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and her mother.

Fun fact: Genelle enjoys baking desserts.

Shalina Martin
Raesha Noble, EFDA
Office Team Coordinator (Brunswick)

I am originally from Crescent, Ga and I am pediatric dental assistant. I hold an (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certificate.

My favorite thing about working with kids is the relationships I get to build, helping them feel secure. It makes me happy and helps me grow as a person.

Fun Fact: One day I hope to be as good at Basketball as Dr. Adam.

Andrea Fuller, RDH
Practice Manager

I’m from Arizona, but I’ve lived in Georgia for 8 years. I’m married with 3 kids and love reading, chocolate, and letting loose with my kids on roller coasters and bungee jumping! I enjoy working with kids because of how funny they can be, it keeps my job interesting! I love working at Surfside and hope you enjoy coming here too!

Tzu “Migo” Huang, BS, CDA, EFDA

I hold both a DANB CDA certificate and an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification, which gives me expertise in advanced pediatric care. It also enables me to scrub in the operating room when children require advanced procedures under anesthesia and oral surgery. I am from Taiwan and when you see the world map, my country looks like chicken thigh. I am a founding member or Sufside Kids and have enjoyed it since our very first patients. I love creating an environment where children leave with a smile and I know my day was full of generating lasting, fun memories that help our kids and families become part fo the Surfside Family too!

Fun Fact: I love going to SPA and brush my dog’s teeth, multiple times a day. Seriously, they sparkle.

Kristi Hagan, DPT
I am originally from California and fell in love with Georgia when we were stationed at Fort Gordon, Augusta in 2009. I have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University and currently use my knowledge of dental/medical insurance to manage Surfside’s operating room services and hospital dentistry while being an extremely busy Mom of two! In my free time I enjoy sewing costumes for theater/stage productions.

Office 912-715-SURF (7873)
Fax 912-717-9595
Email info@surfsidekids.com

Hours:
Mon–Thur: 8am–5pm
Fri: 8am-3pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Richmond Hill

135 Cedar Street
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Hinesville

103 East General Stewart Way
Hinesville, GA 31313

Brunswick

256 Scranton Connector, Suite 110
Brunswick GA 31525

Veteran-Owned Business

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