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.

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.

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.


Diane, office administrator, has been working at Family Dental Care for the past 33 years.


Kim, hygienist, has been working at Family Dental Care for 20 years.


Melissa is a registered dental hygienist that has been serving our patients here at Family Dental Care for over 23 years. Melissa has over 32 years of experience in the dental field and has worked in every area of dentistry from being a hygienist to dental assistant to the front desk. Melissa graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a dental hygienist in 1984. She has been married to her husband, Jerry, for over 30 years, and Jones County has been their home for 23 years. She and Jerry have two children and a daughter-in-law. Melissa enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel and a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Laurel.


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


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 has been with our office for the past two years. She is always ready to assist our patients and office staff.