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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 married with kids of their own and have followed in their parents footsteps by pursuing careers in the healthcare profession. Dr. Pete and Nancy are proud grandparents and love spending time with their five grandchildren.

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. He also enjoys trout fishing on the White River in Arkansas.

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.



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

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 retired Colonel with 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. 

Dr. John and his wife, Tricia, have daughters. Alexandra and Amelia and their first granddaughter, Annie.
Dr. John enjoys spending his spare time working on his family farm. He enjoys planting and harvesting from the garden and caring for his menagerie of animals. The office staff members love receiving fresh eggs from the McLemore Farm!  

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

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

Dr. Jay McLemore became a full time member of our dental team in August 2017. Dr. Jay is the eldest son of Dr. Pete McLemore, and grandson of our founder, Dr. Mac. Another generation of McLemore dentistry, same great 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. He is passionate about providing the best dental experience possible for his patients. 

Dr. Jay began his dental career in the Memphis area but now calls Jackson home again along with his wife Anna and their daughter Louise.  He loves to spend time outdoors running and working in the yard. Both he and Anna also love to travel in their spare time.

Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of Mississippi

Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Professional Affiliations

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



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