About Us

Since 1984, Dr. Scott Martin has been working with patients to provide the best dental care for patients in the Laurel area. Dr. Martin and Dr. Thames's experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for their patients. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.


 

W. Scott Martin, D.M.D.

W. Scott Martin, D.M.D.

Dr. Scott Martin was born in Greenville, MS. He is a graduate of Milsaps College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he attended dental school. Dr. Martin has been practicing dentistry in Laurel for over 30 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. Dr. Martin is married to his wife, Beverly, they are the joyful parents of nine children, and also have 2 grandchildren.  

Stone T. Thames, D.M.D.

  

Stone T. Thames, D.M.D.

Dr. Stone Thames joined Family Dental Care in June of 2016. Dr. Thames is a Laurel, MS native. He was homeschooled throughout high school and attended William Carey University where he received his bachelor's degree in psychology in 2010. Dr. Thames then attended dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he graduated in 2016. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Thames and his wife, Amy, are excited to reside in Laurel, where they look forward to raising their family together. Dr. Thames is an avid golfer and also enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as, being involved in his local church.

 

Kim

Kim

Kim, hygienist, has been working at Family Dental Care for 20 years. She has been married to her husband Timmy for 27 years, and they have two children, Andrew, 16, and Hannah, 23.

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa, a 1984 dental hygiene graduate of The University of Mississippi Medical Center, is a registered dental hygienist who has been serving our patients here at Family Dental Care since 1994. Melissa has many years of experience in the dental field and has worked in every area of dentistry, from being a hygienist and a dental assistant to working at the front desk.
When asked why she chose dental hygiene, Melissa said, “I wanted to be in a helping profession that combined my love of science and people. I always enjoyed going to the dentist since I was a small child. When I became a teen, I admired my dental hygienist and prayed about and explored dental hygiene as a career. I love the relationships that dental hygiene has created while serving people and helping them be healthier in a ‘more than teeth’ way.”
Melissa has been married to her husband, Jerry, since 1986, and Jones County has been their home since 1993. She and Jerry have two children and a daughter-in-law. Melissa enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, and she is a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel and a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Laurel.
Missy

Missy

Missy, dental assistant, has been working at Family Dental Care for 4 and a half years.

Johnna

Johnna

Johnna is a dental hygienist that has been serving at our practice for over 2 years. Johnna has over 10 years of experience in the dental field, including dental assisting, and office managing experience. Johnna graduated from the dental assisting program at Hunds Nursing Allied Campus in 2007 and the University of Mississippi Medical Center dental hygiene program in 2011. She is originally from Vicksburg, MS. Johnna has been married to her husband Jesse, a Jones county native, for 2 years. Johnna enjoys singing, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family.

Elizabeth

Elisabeth

Elisabeth has been serving the office for over 6 years assisting where she is needed. She has lived in Laurel for over 15 years and is the fourth born of ten children. She attends Crosspoint Church in Laurel and regularly serves in the children's ministry. Some of Elisabeth’s interests include drawing, photography, and graphic design, which she plans to pursue in the future. 

 

 

 

Sara

Sara is from Heidelberg, Mississippi. She went to  Heidelberg Academy from 1st-10th grade then finished her high school degree home-schooled in 2015. After graduating, Sara went on to get her dental assisting certificate at Pine Belt Education Center. She married her husband Stephen in February of 2020. Sara has been at Family Dental Care for 3 years.