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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.

Dr. Pete and his wife, Nancy, have three children, Jay, Rachel, and Thomas. All three are now married and have followed in their parents footsteps by pursuing careers in the healthcare profession. Their dogs, Sadie, Beau, and Sam provide the “pitter-patter” of paws in the house now that the nest is empty at the McLemore house!

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 has become an active member of Crossfit Jackson.

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, Nicaragua, and Haiti, serving the dental needs of peoples in remote regions and sharing his love of Christ.


Education
Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes College, 1979
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, 1983

Professional affiliations
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

Accomplishments
America’s Top Dentists, 2005
ACE Award – 24 consecutive years
Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


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John H. McLemore, DDS

“Dentistry to me is a perfect combination of problem solving and creating something artistic. I love seeing a patient leave our office with a smile bigger than when they walked in!”

When choosing a career path, Dr. John took an nontraditional route to dentistry. He began his professional path in mechanical engineering. He loved engineering, but found that as his career progressed and he took on management roles, administrative work replaced the “hands-on” aspect of engineering that he enjoyed so much. It didn’t take long for him to realize that combining his engineering background with dentistry would give him what he was looking for.

We are proud to say that Dr. John is an officer in the Army National Guard. His military career started shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9-11. He served in Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2013. He currently holds the rank of Colonel.

Dr John and his wife, Tricia, have daughters. Alexandra and Amelia. Dr. John has had many interesting hobbies. While at TN Tech, he joined the Sport Parachute Club because he was afraid to sky dive. He jumped 19 times and then ran out of money. Today, he enjoys spending time working on his family farm. His family shares his enjoyment of planting and harvesting from their own garden and caring for the menagerie of animals. The office staff members love receiving fresh eggs from the McLemore farm! 

 

Education
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technology University, 1987
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, 2000

Professional Affiliations
American Dental Association
Tennessee Dental Association
7th District Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry


Accomplishments
Highest Scholastic Average – University of Tennessee Faculty, 2000
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, 2000
Sidney S. Friedman, Sr. Periodontology Award, 2000
Hinman Scholar, 1999, 2000
Dr. Williams S. Kramer Award of Excellence, 1999
Tillman Memorial Scholarship, 1998
Dean Honorary Odontological Society, 1997
Tennessee Army National Guard, Command & General Staff College Graduate, 2008
Pankey Institute Essentials I Course, 2010





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Dr. Jay McLemore

We are excited to announce that Dr. Jay McLemore will be a full time member of our dental team in August!  Dr. Jay is the eldest son of Dr. Pete McLemore, and grandson of our founder, Dr. Mac. Another generation of McLemore dentistry, same quality family and cosmetic dental care!

Dr. Jay received his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State and earned his doctorate at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Jay and his college sweetheart, Anna, have been married for four years. She originally hails from Batesville, Missisippi. They have been living in the Memphis area where he has been practicing as a associate dentist and she is a pharmacist. They are in the process of relocating to the Jackson area will be making Jackson home with their beloved rescue dog, Scarlett, and their first child due in November!

  

Education
Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of Mississippi
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Professional Affiliations
Academy of General Dentistry