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Meet the Doctor


  • Graduate of Jackson High School, 1970
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Rhodes College, 1974
  • D.D.S. University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, 1978
  • M.S. Orthodontics, UT College of Dentistry 1980

Professional Affiliations:

  • Private Practice: Orthodontic Specialty Group. P.A., 1980
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Seventh District Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

Professional Honors and Awards:

  • Fellowship Award, TDA
  • ACE Award, TDA, repeat recipient
  • Distinguished service award TDA
  • Distinguished service award ADA
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

Civic Activities:

  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Ballet Arts, Jackson, Board member 1997-1999
  • Ballet Arts, Ticket Chairman
  • Remote Areas Ministry Sight and See Clinic 1999-2002

Professional Activities:

  • Jackson Dental Study Club, Secretary-Treasurer and President
  • Tennessee Association of Orthodontists: New member committee, Liaison to the Board of Dentistry, Board of Directors 2008-2014, Vice President 2011, President Elect 2012, President 2013
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists: Committee on Legislation and Governmental Affairs
  • American Association of Orthodontists:  AAOPAC State Captain 2010-present
  • Seventh District Dental Society: Secretary/Treasurer-1993-1998, President 2004-2005, TDA Alternate Delegate, TDA Delegate
  • Tennessee Dental Association: Seventh District Trustee1998-2003; Council on Governmental Affairs; Initial Exploratory, Treasurer 2006-2012, Finance committee 1999-2001, 2006-2012; Executive Committee, 2001, 2006-2012; Strategic Planning Committee 2000; Board liaison to Council of Dental Education, Practice and Health,  Tenn-D-Pac Board, Tenn-D-OAC Treasurer 2014-present, TDA Insurance Agency 2009-present, TDA Insurance Agency Secretary 2009-present,TDA Liaison to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry 2012-2014, President-Elect 2014
  • American Dental Association: Alternate delegate 2002-2007, Delegate 2008-2013, Council on Dental Benefits Programs 2005-2009, Dental Benefits Information Service subcommittee 2005-2009, DBIS subcommittee chair 2007-2009; ADA Consultant-Council on Dental Benefits Programs 2009-2011; Council on Communications 2013-2016
  • Tennessee Technology Center: Course director for the Registered Dental Assistant Program for 10 years
  • U.T. College of Dentistry: Guest lecturer D-3 Ethics Course, 1999-2011, The ADA’s Principles Of Ethics, Ethics and the New Dentist, Contemporary Topics in Ethics, Ethics and Managed Care
  • Vanderbilt University: Guest Lecturer to the graduate Orthodontic Students, topic: Interceptive Orthodontics, using the Crozat Technique 2002
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