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Dr. Lake Garner

Dr. Lake Garner was born and raised in Magee, Mississippi, and attended Simpson Academy. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi and then attended dental school at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in Jackson, MS. Dr. Garner has practiced dentistry since 1996.

From a young age, Dr. Garner followed his entrepreneurial spirit. He chose dentistry as his profession because of his delight in working with his hands, his enjoyment of interacting with others, and the opportunity to practice as a businessman. Beginning with one small dental practice, Dr. Garner spearheaded the complete growth and expansion of Garner Dental Group into what is now 23 locations in several states.

Long-time residents of Hattiesburg, MS, Dr. Garner and his wife, Michelle have been married for over 20 years. They have three children, Gage, Landon, and Cannon. Gage is in real estate in the Hattiesburg area. Landon and her husband, Tyler, currently live in Jackson, as Landon is following her father’s footsteps and studying to become a dentist. Cannon is attending Louisiana State University.

The Garners are active in the Hattiesburg community, including supporting key charitable organizations such as the Pink Ribbon Fund and Hub City Humane Society. Dr. Garner and Michelle participated on the Emmy-winning CBS television show “The Amazing Race” and were one of the final teams. Dr. Garner’s reality show, “The Tooth Hurts”, is now in its third season and can be viewed on local channels as well as YouTube.

In his limited free time, Dr. Garner enjoys an active lifestyle including working out, playing golf, and time spent outdoors with his dogs. The Garner family is tight knit and can often be found traveling or attending sporting events together.

Dr. Margaret Nichols

Dr. Margaret Nichols attended The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and has practiced general dentistry since 2010.

Prior to dental school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Biological Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Nichols is an active member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Lifeline Network, Mississippi Calligraphy Guild, and First Baptist Church, among other organizations.
Originally from Hattiesburg, Dr. Nichols and her husband, Jonathan Nichols, are both members of the dental profession and have been married since 2010.

Dr. Burke Ellzey

Dr. Burke Ellzey is a practicing general dentist in his hometown of Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Accounting.

After college, he graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry where he earned his doctorate in dental medicine. Dr. Burke is an active member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Burke enjoys golfing and spending time with family. He is also a supporter of Southern Miss athletics. Go Eagles!