Scott A. Edwards, D.D.S.
A lifelong Memphian,Dr. Scott Edwards graduated from Overton High School, then received a degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee. After his graduation from UT Dental School, Dr. Edwards opened his private dental practice in 1982. Scott Edwards Cosmetic and Family Dentistry was founded on honesty, integrity, and a commitment to serve families in the community by providing quality dental care. The practice has grown to include fourteen full-time employees and hundreds of patients, something Dr. Edwards is very proud of!
Giving back is important to Dr. Edwards, both on a local and more widespread level. He has participated in numerous medical and dental mission trips to El Salvador, Africa, China, and the Dominican Republic. He helped establish and renovate the new dental clinic at the Church Health Center and has served on its Board. In 2010, Dr. Edwards traveled with a team to construct a dental teaching facility in Ganta, Liberia. He currently serves as Trustee of the Memphis Dental Society Charitable Fund, and received the Memphis Dental Society Humanitarian Award in 2012
Dr. Edwards and his family are active members of Christ United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Administrative Board, Missions Committee, Youth Committee, and Recreation Committee. He currently serves on the Board of SOS (Service Over Self.)
Having spent his life in Memphis, Dr. Edwards is a big fan of the fabulous food, the Mighty Mississippi, and is a longtime Grizzlies season ticket holder. Outside of work, he loves to golf, work out at Orange Theory, and head to the lake to relax and hang out on the water. An avid woodworker, Dr. Edwards would love to one day gain enough experience (and equipment!) to make his own furniture.
After the unexpected loss of his oldest son Ryan in 2012, Dr. Edwards has made it his mission to live each day with the same unconditional love, care, and compassion for others that Ryan had. He was also inspired by Ryan’s desire to be a steward of the planet to “go green” wherever possible. Both offices are paperless, records are kept electronically, and we have installed a solar system in our East office in order to be more energy conscious.
Julia Prince, D.D.S.
Dr. Julia Prince grew up in the dental community in Dyersburg, Tennessee, working with her father’s dental practice. She always knew that she would follow in his footsteps by pursuing a career in healthcare that involved helping people. After graduating from Dyersburg High School, she obtained her biology degree from Lambuth University in 2006, then completed the dentistry program at the University of Tennessee Dental School. Dr. Prince is very active in the dental and local community. She is a member of:
- The American Dental Association
- The American Academy of General Dentists
- The Tennessee Dental Association
- The Memphis Dental Society
Dr. Prince serves on multiple committees, and has received the Outstanding Young Dentist award from the Memphis Dental Society. Volunteering is very important to her, and she has worked with various organizations, including Mission of Mercy, Hope Smiles in Nashville, Give Kids a Smile, the Bellevue Baptist mobile dental clinic, and has attended many local health fairs with the American Association of Women Dentists. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Mexico and the United States, and been a part of the Regional Interfaith Association Soup Kitchen.
In 2012, Dr. Prince joined Scott Edwards Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Together with Dr. Edwards, she works with each patient to provide comprehensive customized dental care. She takes the time to get to know her patients, and is committed to educating them about their dental health and treatment in an effort to alleviate any fears or concerns they may have about dentistry. Dr. Prince is passionate about what she does, and it shows in the motivation and excitement she brings to the office each day!
Since making Memphis her home, Dr. Prince loves to spend time exploring and supporting small local businesses when she isn’t working or volunteering. She also enjoys golf, riding bikes on the Greenline, and watching sports in her spare time. Dr. Prince has two wonderful rescue dogs, and supports numerous rescue organizations in a variety of ways.
Dr. Kenny D. Groshart II
Dr. Kenny D. Groshart II is from Germantown, Tennessee. After pledging Phi Gamma Delta and earning a degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Groshart decided on a different track, eventually graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee Dental School. While attending dental school, Dr. Groshart was an Honorary Odontological Society Member, and the recipient of several honors, including:
- The William J. Eells, DDS Scholarship Award
- The Dental Fund Scholar Award
- The Graham Scholar Award
Dr. Groshart was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership & Honors Organization, as well as the following organizations:
- The American Student Dental Association
- The American Dental Association
- The American Association of Endodontists
- The Christian Medical and Dental Association
Dr. Groshart believes it is important to share his experience and expertise, and has been a part of mission trips to Mafraq, Jordan with the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He volunteers at the Church Health Center, Christian Mobile Dental Clinic, Community Oral Health Fair, Give Kids a Smile, and Spirit Express Basketball Camp. He was also previously a part of the UT Dental Clinic in Union City, Tennessee, providing free and affordable dental care to families in the community.
Dr. Groshart loves being a part of Memphis, and has enjoyed watching it grow and change over the years. His wife of seven years teaches junior kindergarten at Christ Methodist Day School, and in their spare time, they love spending time at Shelby Farms and hanging out in Midtown. Dr. Groshart loves to hunt duck, dove, and pheasant, and is equally invested in fishing and fly fishing. He and his wife are both big fans of being outdoors, and can often be found at home, grilling out and using the smoker to create delicious dishes!
Brittany, C.D.A., R.D.A.
Brittany is a talented CDA/RDA who has been with us since completing her externship in our office and graduating in 2011. A lifelong Memphian (Go Tigers!), Brittany is a hard worker who is dedicated to her job and to providing nothing but the best dental care to families in our community. When she’s not in the office, she loves spending time at the lake or the beach with her family and friends. She believes any day is a good day if it’s by the water!
Kenisha joined us as a RDA after externing in our office and graduating in 2012. She takes a lot of pride in her work, and is known around the office as a real team player. As a mom, Kenisha has learned how to balance work and fun in an organized way, and can always be counted on to pitch in when her help is needed. Kenisha is hoping to take her skills to the next level by completing her prerequisite courses for dental hygiene school this year. When she isn’t working or studying, Kenisha is all about spending quality time with her daughter. She also enjoys dancing and traveling.
Jessica, C.D.A, R.D.A., E.F.D.A.
Jessica is an amazing addition to our practice. She graduated from Tennessee Tech Dental Assisting program in 2010 and joined our office in 2012 . Jessica loves being an assistant and getting to know patients. She is a go-getter, hard worker and she is always looking to further her education and skills. Jessica just received her Expanded Functions Certification, which allows her to place fillings. She is married to her husband Josh and has 2 children. She is a big fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and enjoys spending time with her kids and exercising. Her family also loves spending time at the beach!
Jackie has been with us from almost the very beginning, having spent time as an office assistant and a Registered Dental Assistant. After 34 years, she is a fixture around the office, and we wouldn’t know what to do without her! Jackie is our social butterfly, and has the ability to put any patient at ease, whether they’re nine or ninety. As a cancer survivor, Jackie knows the importance of living each day to the fullest, and loves to volunteer in the local community and support international efforts like Susan G. Komen. When she has a little spare time, Jackie is working on mastering her marketing skills, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, as well as bunko night with her girlfriends.
Stephanie has been an RDA with us for four years now, and is always looking for new things to learn and excel in within the dentistry field. We love her enthusiasm and her dedication to our patients! She makes it easy for patients to talk to her, and really helps to relax them if they’re feeling nervous. In her free time, this tomboy-at-heart can be found working out, hunting, fishing, and hanging around the great outdoors with her friends and family.
Aimee, R.D.A., E.F.D.A.
Originally hailing from Hornlake, Mississippi, Aimee is one of our RDAs. Her happy-go-lucky outlook on life and friendly smile have been helping to set patients at ease in our practice for the last 15 years. Aimee is dedicated to providing the best dental care possible for families in our community, and we can’t imagine the office without her! Outside of the office, Aimee likes to camp and enjoy being outdoors with her husband and four children. You might also find her working out and attending sporting events for her kids.
Margaret has been a big part of the practice since joining us as a dental hygienist twenty years ago. “Margo Fargo” has a huge heart, and takes pride not only in the quality of care she is able to provide to our patients, but in the relationships she is able to develop with them. Margaret is mom to five fantastic children, so she stays busy! In her free time, she has a passion for cooking and baking delicious treats to pass on to others. Outside of work, she enjoys working out, volunteering for the causes that are important to her, and spending time with her husband, kids, and granddaughter.
Laurie graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1983, and has worked as a RDH for Dr. Edwards ever since then! Laurie’s life motto is “live large, laugh big” and she demonstrates this every day in the office with patients and staff. A master communicator, Laurie knows how to talk so people will listen and listen so people will talk. When she’s not working, Laurie loves to go for a good run, and enjoys any form of exercise, really! She also looks forward to quality time relaxing and hanging out with her husband and their three sons in their downtime.
Originally from Missouri, Jessica moved to Memphis to attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and joined our team shortly after receiving her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2006. Not only is Jessica a friendly face around the office, she’s also very detail-oriented with an excellent memory, something that serves her well with her busy schedule! When she’s not caring for patients and helping to meet dental needs in the community, Jessica loves spending time with her husband and daughter, planning her next trip around the world.
Mallery has been a RDH with us for the last five years. A native Memphian, she completed her undergraduate degree at UofM before graduating with her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee Health Science in 2011. Patients love how punctual Mallery is, since they can count on their appointments running on time, something that’s super important in today’s busy world. Her kindness and patience with patients and staff never goes unnoticed, and these traits serve her well in her volunteer work as well. When she’s not in the office, Mallery loves hanging out with her dog, Shark, and planning puppy play dates for them. Though she’s a downtown girl now, she still loves nothing more than spending time at Pickwick Lake with her friends and family.
Holli is another long-timer, having joined our practice 25 years ago as a dental assistant. While she still holds that role, she also wears another hat as our financial coordinator. Holli is a people person who loves the opportunity to meet new patients and welcome those who have been with us for years. Her warmth and friendliness keep both our patients and our staff smiling! When Holli isn’t hard at work in the office or supporting endeavors like Mission of Mercy, she spends as much time as possible with her two wonderful children, and gets to the beach as often as she can.
Lacy has been our go-to woman for many things since she joined our practice 13 years ago. While she started out as our Office Manager, Lacy has worked her way up to her current role as Insurance Coordinator, helping patients navigate the ins and outs of their dental insurance. She’s an absolute pro at verifying and maximizing benefits, filing claims, and walking patients through what they can expect from their coverage. They appreciate her almost as much as we do! When she isn’t welcoming patients to the office with enthusiasm, Lacy loves to travel, watch sports, and spend quality time with her boyfriend and family.
Since 2001, Ashley has excelled at taking care of both our patients and our staff. Ashley serves as our Office Manager, but her organizational and multi-tasking skills also make her an effective Treatment Coordinator. Ashley is the proud mom to 3 boys that keep her busy with their extra-curricular activities. She enjoys every minute with her boys, whether it is at home, on the ball field, or in the water. She also enjoys painting, sewing, and other crafting activities. A native of Memphis, Ashley attended and supports the University of Memphis.
Deborah has greeted patients when they enter our Midtown office with a big, beautiful smile since she joined the team in 2003. Our Patient Coordinator is also our resident “front office silver fox,” known for her bubbly personality and that beautiful smile! Originally from Michigan, Deborah moved to Memphis in 1991. When she’s not working, Deborah enjoys traveling, concerts, cooking, yoga, and finding fun new things to do around our city.
Amber is the newest member of our team, joining us in April of 2018 as our Patient Coordinator. With her people skills, patience, and ability to organize, she has quickly made herself invaluable to our practice! Amber is mom to three teenagers, which leaves very little room in her schedule for much outside of work and parenting, but she loves spending time with her kids, just relaxing and hanging out. When she has the time, Amber also likes to help her friends declutter and organize their homes in a more efficient manner.
Tida has been a full-time Registered Dental Hygienist with us for just over a year now. Our resident thrill seeker, she loves anything that gets her adrenaline kicking, including providing care to families in our community. Tida’s patient personality and understanding nature are a hit with patients, and come in handy working with rescue dogs, something she is passionate about. When she’s not working, you can find Tida exercising or taking care of her sweet dog Lucy, who she would love to train as a therapy dog soon.
Angela is one of our newest RDAs, joining our team about ten months ago. Her dedication and drive to succeed keep her motivated and excited to learn and perfect her skills! Angela is always willing to take on any challenge or change, and will go the extra mile when needed. This flexibility and determination will serve her well in the coming year, as she prepares to attend the dental hygiene program at the University of Tennessee Health Center. Angela loves to greet the day with a tall glass of sweet tea with lemons, and keep things low-key throughout the week. On weekend, she likes to kick the excitement up a notch, and shop, travel, and eat out with friends and family.
Jena has been our Patient and Financial Coordinator for over two years now, and she is an invaluable resource for our patients and their families! From greeting new patients with a welcoming smile to scheduling appointments to helping patients maximize (and understand!) their dental insurance benefits, Jena is a woman of many multi-tasking talents. Around the office, she’s always looking for ways to help us run more efficiently. Outside of work, Jena is finishing her Business/Financial Degree. When she’s not studying, you can often find her bartending for friends and family or exploring the Mid-South on day trips with her family.