I was born and raised in South Mississippi and graduated from St. Martin High School in 1997. I was privileged to have received a scholarship to play baseball at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where I graduated with High Honors. From MGCCC I continued my education on scholarship to The University of Mississippi and received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. As a graduate student, I attended Mississippi College and earned a master’s degree in biological sciences graduating Summa Cum Laude. Upon finishing at Mississippi College, I began dental school at The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. After my first year of dental school, I received a scholarship from the United States Navy where I began my dental career.
After completing dental school and receiving my Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree, I attended Officer Development School in Newport, RI. Once I completed ODS, I reported to Camp Lejeune, NC, where I was assigned as a general dentist to 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. During my assignment at Camp Lejeune, I provided dental services to Marines in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It was an honor and privilege to provide dental services to our country’s bravest men and women. Although I am no longer on active duty, I do maintain an active reserve status as a dental officer and will continue to provide for our country’s finest men and women.
Somewhere along the way, I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart, Melissa (Griggs). Melissa was also raised in South Mississippi and graduated from Biloxi High School in 1997. Melissa and I have been married for 18 years, and we have five beautiful children: Hailey, Will, Olivia, Patrick, and Peyton. We are currently residing in Biloxi, and we are excited to be returning home to raise our children on the Gulf Coast.
As a dentist, my goal is to provide quality dental care with the highest level of integrity to each patient. I respect and understand that each patient is different and requires unique attention and understanding.