About Dr. Gatlin
Originally from Magnolia, Texas, Dr. Gatlin grew up with an interest in the field of dentistry. His professional interests have led him to be a leading specialist in wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants, bone grafting, oral pathology, jaw surgery, TMJ disorders, facial trauma, and reconstructive surgery. Motivated by making a difference, Dr. Gatlin’s dedication to his patients led him to his involvement in the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, which is an organization that provides dental treatment and education to underserved Texas residents. Now, he serves on the New Dentist Committee of the TDA Smiles Foundation while maintaining positive and meaningful relationships with his patients in the Waco area.
Dr. Gatlin earned his bachelor’s in chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2009, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2013, where he was on the Dean’s Honor Roll all four years. He was awarded the Warren A. Parker Award for his contributions in community dentistry and was recognized by the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his distinguished achievements in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. After dental school, Dr. Gatlin obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Medical School.
After finishing his MD program, he completed his six-year residency at Oschner LSU Health Shreveport, where he worked alongside highly trained professionals and gained years of hands-on experience.
Dr. Gatlin is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He is a member of many organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Central Texas Dental Society, and the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Interests and Hobbies
Outside of the office, Dr. Gatlin enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and mountain biking. He is a proud Texas A&M sports fan and can always be found rooting for his hometown team, the Baylor Bears.