For over 17 years, the doctors at Godley Station Dental have been providing the Pooler, Savannah, and surrounding areas with premier dental care and an exceptional patient experience.
Bringing Smiles To Life
Built on the core belief that if you provide an amazing experience, people will continue to return. The doctors at Godley Station have worked relentlessly to provide expert quality care and treatment to their patients. To learn more about the doctors at Godley Station Dental s – read their biographies below.
Matthew J. Allen, DDS
After receiving a BS in biology from the University of Toledo, Dr. Allen earned his DDS from Ohio State University. He is committed to helping our patients understand their overall oral and facial health while providing them with personalized, state of the art treatment solutions. Dr. Allen founded Godley Station Dental in 2004 with a desire to build a patient centered practice where he could offer his experience and a level of service that helped patients look forward to trips to the dentist.
Constantly in pursuit of excellence, Dr. Allen has trained extensively with some of the nation’s finest cosmetic and reconstructive dentists including the Ross Nash Institute and the Hornbrook Group. In addition, he is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and The Crown Council. Dr. Allen strongly believes in continuing education and strives to stay at the forefront of the profession.
Dr. Allen and his wife, Melinda, are the proud parents of two sons, Brayden and Avery, and one daughter, Leighton. Outside of the practice, Dr. Allen enjoys playing golf and tennis, boating, travel, and spending time with his friends and family. He has also been a frequent volunteer at the Union Mission homeless shelter in Savannah.
Catherine Hatch, DMD
Dr. Hatch has been a dedicated member of our team since joining us in 2013. She enjoys working with patients to improve their oral health and make an impact on individual’s lives every day. Since she was five years old, Dr. Hatch has wanted to be a dentist and help patients overcome dental fears and give them new reasons to smile. She is dedicated to offering patients exceptional care, and is proud to have the opportunity to do so working with her dedicated team every day. Dr. Hatch earned her doctor of dental medicine from the University of Alabama in Birmingham Dental School. During her dentistry studies, Dr. Hatch was recognized as the American Student Dental Association President.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Dr. Hatch retains memberships in the American Dental Association, the State of Georgia Dental Association, the Savannah Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Hatch has completed numerous post-doctoral training programs including a 15 hour dental esthetics continuum and training in short term orthodontics, Botox and dermal fillers, and dental sleep medicine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Hatch was raised in a tight-knit family and was the oldest of four children. Her husband, David, is a native of Rome, GA. They enjoy listening to music and attending concerts. Dr. Hatch is an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish of Savannah. When Dr. Hatch has time, going to the beach, running, and a self-proclaimed foodie she enjoys cooking. One of Dr. Hatch’s favorite things to do is travel, and she spent several months following college backpacking through Europe. Additionally, Dr. Hatch has participated in mission trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Heather M. Duffy, DDS
Dr. Duffy graduated with her DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry after completing her BS in Chemistry at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. After graduating Dental School she served six years on active duty with the U.S Navy and resigned her commission as a Lieutenant Commander. During her time in the military she completed two tours at MCRD Parris Island in Beaufort, SC and a two-year assignment on the USS OAK HILL (LSD-51) a Naval ship stationed out of Virginia Beach, VA.
Dr. Duffy believes in creating an environment where patients know that they are receiving dental care from someone who truly cares about them as an individual. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has received over 200 hours of continuing education over her military career. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow with the dental community and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.
As the daughter of a Naval Officer, Dr. Duffy spent most of her childhood transitioning between duty stations throughout the United States and Europe. She enjoys spending time with her family including her two sons, Miles and Owen, and friends, traveling, working out and listening to country music. She is excited to finally settle down and grow roots in Savannah with her husband Patrick, an engineer at Gulfstream, and their three dogs Sadie, Molly and Barkley.
Chase W. Fetters, DMD
Dr. Chase W. Fetters graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2013. He was selected for the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and served almost six years in the United States Navy as a dentist supporting marines at both Camp Lejeune and Parris Island. Dr. Fetters completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate program and is passionate about quality dentistry in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Fetters has a loving family, his wife Kimberly, who is also a dentist, and their two children Caden and Avery. He spends his free time reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy epics and making valiant attempts at gardening. When he moved to the low-country, he fell in love and knew this was where he wanted to stay.
Milen R. Patel, DMD
Dr. Milen Patel graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology before attending the LECOM School of Dentistry to obtain his DMD. He has been working in the dental field for the last 6 years and is passionate about providing quality dental care to his patients and has a particular sweet spot for esthetic cases.
When Dr. Patel is not working, he enjoys coding, working with technology, being outdoors (especially with his puppy Milo), spending time with his family, and cooking dinner with his fiancée. Dr. Patel is a native of Pooler, GA and is happy to have returned to give back to the community that has made him the doctor he is today. Dr. Patel looks forward to meeting you and providing you and your family the best dental care in the area.