About Us

Covington Family Dentistry was established by Dr. Mevlin Baker to provide the Covington community with quality dental services in a warm and welcoming environment. Dr. John Hendricks took over ownership of the practice in late 2012 and, with Dr. Baker, continues to provide the same quality of service our patients have come to expect.

Over the years the practice has grown and expanded to better serve our many patients and their families in the area. We make it our mission to provide every patient with the necessary dental work to help them achieve the smile they have always dreamed of. With a caring staff and state-of-the-art facility, we have been able to fulfill this mission for thousands of patients.

Our Doctors

Dr. John Hendricks

Dr. John Hendricks is an Atlanta native and earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and Microbiology at the University of Georgia. He then went on to earn his Dental degree from Emory Dental School in 1987. Since 1987, Dr. Hendricks practiced in Midtown & Duluth before relocating and purchasing the practice of Dr. Melvin O. Baker in late 2012.

Over the past 26 years, Dr. Hendricks has continued his education in all fields of dentistry with well over 750 hours of continuing education credits. He has trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Neuromuscular Occlusion and Cosmetic Dentistry and at the Ross Nash Institute for Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Hendricks is an Invisalign® provider and often utilizes CAD-CAM restorative techniques. Dr. Hendricks is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Please view some of Dr. Hendricks before and after case photos.

Dr. Hendricks has 3 children, Jack, 22, Darby, 18, and Nicholas, 16. Dr. Hendricks enjoys spending time with his children, golf and Atlanta sports in his off time.


Dr. Melvin Baker

Dr. Melvin O. Baker is a Covington native. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University in 1971 and his Dental degree from Georgia Regents University (now the Medical College of Ga.) in 1974. Dr. Baker served 2 years in the US Navy Dental Corp before returning to Covington to open his dental practice in 1976. His dental practice has been an integral part of the community for 26 years.

Dr. Baker is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and serves on the board of directors at the Newton County Medical Center and the Washington Street Community Center. Over the years Dr. Baker has received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Legends Award for business, the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a Dream” award, and has been recognized by the Covington, Newton County Chamber of Commerce with the “R.O. Arnold Award.”

Dr. Baker’s family includes his wife, Gussie, three sons (Dedric, Rodrick, and Jeremy), and seven grandchildren. Dr. Baker enjoys tennis and working in his yard with his spare time.