Dr. David A. Waters

Orthodontist in Easley, SC

Waters Orthodontics

Easley, SC Orthodontist - Dr. David A. WatersDr. David A. Waters is a native of Black River, a small community near Lake Ontario in northern New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, majoring in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. After college, Dr. Waters attended the University of Connecticut where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1998. Following dental school, Dr. Waters went on to complete a three year residency in orthodontics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been practicing orthodontics in the Upstate since 2001 and in the Easley area since 2007.

Professionally, Dr. Waters is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, and the South Carolina Dental Association. He volunteers his time as a member of the Facial Anomolies and Clefting Evaluation Team at the Center for Developmental Services in Greenville.

His patients and staff know him best for his loud and diverse taste in music, his dry sense of humor, his attention to detail, and his accessibility both during and after office hours.

Outside of the office, Dr. Waters enjoys target shooting with his son Hayden, watching his daughter Shea ride horses, and relaxing with his dog Charlie (aka The Favorite Child)..

Dr. David A. Waters Family


Johanna Waters – Office ManagerJohanna Waters – Office Manager

Waters Orthodontics is a family affair. Office manager, Johanna, is the wife of Dr. Waters. They were high school sweethearts, married weeks before the beginning of dental school. Leaving behind the world of museums and antique auction houses, Johanna began working with Dr. Waters in 2007. Despite that, they are still happily married! Johanna’s favorite part of the job is building relationships with the patients and their families. She is the “go to” for any question or concern about patient accounts, insurance, and scheduling.




Courtney – Chairside AssistantCourtney – Chairside Assistant

Courtney has been working with Dr. Waters since 2001 and as his chairside assistant since 2003. She has an amazing ability of connecting with patients and putting them at ease. We were all overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers from patients past and present as Courtney battled cancer in 2012 and again as we all watched her recover in 2013. We are so glad she’s back! In addition to assisting Dr. Waters, she   manages all lab work and ordering of supplies.




Karen – Front DeskWhitney - Chairside Assistant

We first got to know Whitney as a patient in 2008. We recognized her strong work ethic and sweet demeanor and asked her to help us in 2012 when Courtney was battling cancer. She jumped right in and worked with us until 2013. After completing dental assisting school and working in another orthodontic office, we were lucky enough to have her rejoin us in 2015. She is lighthearted and fun and keeps all of us smiling.


Karen – Front DeskKaren – Front Desk

Miss Karen, as the patients call her, has been managing the front desk since 2008. Her quick wit, calm manner, and ready smile are important job requirements. In addition to assisting and scheduling patients, she oversees all office correspondence. Her capable hands allow Johanna to be a mom during afterschool hours, our busiest time of day. 


Karen – Front DeskNicole - Sterilization Tech

Nicole joined Waters Orthodontics in the summer of 2016. Her main responsibility is instrument sterilization, but she has found so many other ways to contribute to our office. We’re so glad she joined our team!