J. Peter McLemore, III, DDS
“I enjoy being able to use a combination of art and science to improve my patients’ quality of life and build relationships. I can’t imagine anything I’d rather do.”
Dr. Pete’s interest in dentistry began years ago as a child when he would spend his summer vacation helping his dad in the dental lab. Today, Dr. Pete enjoys creating healthy, beautiful smiles in the Jackson community.
- Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes College, 1979
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, 1983
Dr. Pete believes continuing education taught by respected leaders in dentistry to be a vital aspect of providing the best care possible to his patients. Most recently, Dr. Pete has received extensive training in esthetic and reconstruction dentistry from the renowned Spear Institute of Advanced Dental Education in Scottsdale, Arizona. His attainment of Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as his selection to “America’s Top Dentists” further attest to his commitment to continuing education.
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association, Fellow
- 7th District Dental Society, Past President
- Academy of General Dentistry, Master
- American College of Dentists, Fellow
- International College of Dentists, Fellow
- America’s Top Dentists, 2005
- ACE Award – 24 consecutive years
- Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Outside the office
Dr. Pete and his wife of 28 years, Nancy, have three children, Jay, Rachel, and Thomas. Jay is a dental student, Rachel a nursing student, and Thomas is a college freshman. They are active members of First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Their dogs, Sadie, Beau, and Sam provide the “pitter-patter” of paws in the house while the kids are off at school!
Staying healthy and active is important to Dr. Pete. In high school and college, he ran track and cross-country. Dr. Pete still enjoys running and working out at the gym. More recently, he and his brother, Dr. John, have been playing golf. A few years ago, they began teaming up together in annual matches against their dad, Dr. Mac, and sister, Molly. We are optimistically waiting for the day when Dr. Pete and Dr. John claim a victory!
Local and foreign missions are close to Dr. Pete’s heart. He partners Nathan Young of Jackson’s Care Center, providing dental service at no charge to the ladies served by this ministry. He has participated in a number of medical/dental mission trips to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, serving the dental needs of peoples in remote regions and sharing his love of Christ.