Dr. Avery earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1978 but he has never stopped learning. Every year, he completes more than 40 hours of continuing education.
He is certified in Invisalign, laser dentistry and oral sedation as well as a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry named Dr. Avery the 2011-2012 Dentist of the Year and he currently serves as its Director. He is a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Avery was named Memphis Top Dentist in 09, 10, 11 and 12. He received the Memphis Dental Society Humanitarian Award in 2012 and the Tennessee Dental Association Fellowship Award.
Dr. Avery and his wife, Karen, have three daughters (and sons-in-law!) and five grandchildren. When not in the office, Dr. Avery enjoys all sports, especially biking, running, and golf. He is also an instrument-rated pilot and flies his own plane. He is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club and is an Elder with the Independent Presbyterian Church.