Helping Our Community
Dentistry is an opportunity to help others. Working with so many wonderful people is both rewarding and challenging. The reward is helping each person achieve their best oral health and a smile they love. The challenge is finding the right treatment approach for each person, based on their personal and clinical needs. Thankfully, I love both!
I care so much about each patient, as a person. I treasure our conversations and the bonds that develop between us. Our conversations, as we share stories and experiences, teach me so much about the world and broaden who I am as a person. I look forward to each person’s visits as a time to renew and strengthen our friendship.
When I was a senior in high school, my family dentist invited me to job shadow him for a day. I knew, after that experience, that dentistry was the right fit for me. I am happy to spend my days solving my patients’ problems. Whether they want to improve their smile, have function issues, or are in pain, I can fix the situation and have them smiling again!
My Team and Our Office
My team members all get along great and make our office a complete joy. Each truly cares about our patients, knowing each person by name, and is dedicated to treating them like family.
At the Smile Center, my team and I offer a warm and inviting atmosphere, where dental care is something to be excited about. We are equipped to handle every dental situation that comes through our doors and deliver the best care to keep smiles on each patient’s face.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Continuing education is a large part of my commitment to my patients and my profession. Dentistry is always evolving. New approaches to treatment, along with advances in technology and techniques, mean more options and even stronger results. I want to exceed my patients’ expectations, ensuring they get the best care for their smiles. Continuing education makes that happen.
- American Dental Association
- Mississippi Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Meridian Area Dental Society
Being active in the community is a way of giving back to the people who’ve helped me become the person I am. I’m an active member of Quitman First United Methodist Church and have volunteered at the Jackson Free Clinic. I’ve also participated in mission trips to Matamoros Children’s Home in Matamoros, Mexico.
I grew up in Quitman, MS, and still call it home. My life is shared with Luke, a golden retriever. Away from the office, I’m often found at a sporting event, mainly baseball and football. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing golf. If I’m not outdoors, I’m probably spending time with my nephew, Drake.