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Meet The Doctors

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James G. Avery, DDS, FACD, FICD

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.

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Dan T. Meadows, DDS, FACD

Dr. Meadows is a 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dedicated to remaining on the leading edge of dental advancements, Dr. Meadows completes over 40 hours of continuing education every year. He is certified in Invisalign and oral sedation.

Dr. Meadows is a member of the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, the Academy of General Dentists and the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. He is also on the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital System and is able to treat special needs patients. Dr. Meadows has been named Memphis Top Dentist in 09, 10, 11 and 12.

Dr. Meadows and his wife, Amy, have three adult daughters and one son-in-law. When not in the office, Dr. Meadows enjoys reading (especially about history), golfing, hiking, running and nature photography. He serves in leadership at his church and teaches Sunday School. He serves on the Covenant College Scholarship Committee and is a Board Member for the Center for Western Studies.

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Nishel Patel, DDS

Born and raised in London, England, Dr. Nishel Patel attended dental school at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Dentistry in London. After graduation, she worked as a general dentist in private practice for two years. Upon moving to Memphis with her husband Tejesh in 2008, Dr. Patel completed an Advanced Standing Dental Program at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, graduating with a DDS Honors.

Dr. Patel enjoys all areas of dentistry with a particular interest in the cosmetic and restorative aspects. She is a member of the:

Dr. Patel served as chair of Dental Health and Dental Relief on the board for the Memphis Dental Society. She also teaches part-time in the Department of General Dentistry at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Patel averages 200+ hours of continuing education every year to learn about all of the latest advancements in dental treatments and technology. She’s also Invisalign® certified. Dr. Patel was recognized as one of Memphis’ Top Doctors in 2016-2018. 

In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys running half marathons, reading, spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, traveling, and preparing international culinary cuisine. She is a member of the Memphis Junior League, involved with community dental screening programs, and volunteers with the Mid-South Mission of Mercy. 

Dr. Patel is looking forward to establishing her professional career in Memphis and will serve her patients with compassion and excellence.

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Kaleb J. Page, DMD

Dr. Kaleb J. Page hails from Red Bay, Alabama and earned his Bachelor’s in English from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 2009. Dr. Page went on to earn his D.M.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating in 2013. During his time at UAB, Dr. Page served on the Ethics Council and acted as President of the Council during his final year.

Dr. Page is a pre-fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), The Tennessee Dental Association (TDA), and the American Dental Association (ADA).   He continues to learn about the latest dental treatments and techniques, averaging 220+ hours a year, almost double the state’s minimum requirement. Dr. Page is Invisalign® certified and enjoys blending creativity, clinical skills, and science to provide excellent care to his patients. He loves meeting new people and having the opportunity to care for his patients.  

Dr. Page met his beautiful wife, Bekah, during his freshman year at the University of Mississippi, and the couple was wed after Dr. Page’s first year of dental school.  They have three beautiful children with one on the way. The family enjoys attending Independent Presbyterian Church, where Dr. Page volunteers a the health center. When Dr. Page isn’t helping patients at the practice, he likes watching Ole Miss and Grizzlies athletics, hunting, fishing, golf, and good food with family and friends.

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