“My goal is to make you smile. I provide you and your family with dental solutions that exceed your expectations and fit your budget.”-Dr. Alex Touchstone
Dr. Alex Touchstone grew up in Laurel, Mississippi and has been a dentist for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1990 with a degree in biology, and received his DDS from the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee in 1994. For most of his career, Dr. Touchstone has operated a private practice serving Hattiesburg and has developed a reputation as one of the world’s leading experts on advanced computer-enabled digital dental technology.
Over the past 20 years, computer-enabled technologies have revolutionized dental care, and Dr. Touchstone has been instrumental in their development and use. He was an early adopter of Computer Aided Design (CAD/CAM) in dentistry, and he holds several patents for advances he has made in the production of replacement teeth with CAD/CAM technologies.
Through his extensive experience in using digital technologies in his practice in Hattiesburg, Dr. Touchstone has become an expert in the best ways to use digital technology in patient care. After seeing the positive changes digital technology was making in his patients’ lives, he committed himself to improving his own skills and knowledge to provide the best care possible. Dr. Touchstone began teaching other dentists what he’d learned, and over time he began to be recognized as one of the world’s foremost educators in digital dentistry. Today, he teaches hundreds of dentists every year how they can use digital dentistry to improve their own patients’ lives.
In addition to operating his dental practice, Dr. Touchstone serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Natural Dental Implants AG. He is a popular lecturer on digital dentistry, and he has delivered talks and workshops to audiences around the world. He has written many articles and produced several videos on digital dentistry for the dental community. He is also the author and administrator of LearnDigitalDentistry.com, an interactive web portal and forum for the dental community. Dr. Touchstone is proudly affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Touchstone lives in Hattiesburg with his wife and two sons. Outside the office he is a licensed pilot with over 2000 hours flight time. He enjoys travelling with his family, participating in many hobbies with his sons, and taking long walks around his neighborhood with his miniature Australian shepherd dog.
Our patients often compliment Denise on her kindness and that she makes them feel well cared for from the first phone call to the completion of each visit. As our office manager, Denise will assist you with your appointments, financial arrangements, insurance questions and just about anything else you need to have a positive dental experience.
Denise’s talents are not solely dental-related. She first attained a degree in Chemistry and upon graduation from Spring Hill College, she created a successful water testing and filtration business in Mobile, AL. Always interested in learning, she later attained her real estate license and joined the Judy Corts RE/MAX real estate team in Hattiesburg, MS. Her team won many awards for excellence and high production during Denise’s tenure.
In her free time, Denise volunteers with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Denise is also an avid photographer and she travels extensively with her husband, Dr. Alex Touchstone. If you hear Dr. Touchstone or Denise refer to each other as “honey”, now you know why! Both are also kept busy and entertained with their two teenage boys, Vincent and Jack. To round out the family, they have a cat, Scooter, and a dog, Marco, who is frequently seen behind the front desk “protecting” his Mama.
Caitlyn is a recent graduate of Pearl River Community College where she completed the dental hygiene program with Special Honors. She was also inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout the program. She enjoys getting to know her patients and does her best to ensure her patients get the best care at each and every appointment.
Caitlyn has a dog named Pepper, who is rather spoiled. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys watching sports and shopping.
Morgan is originally from Evansville, IN, but now calls the Gulf Coast her home. She attended Pearl River Community College, and graduated with an Associate in Dental Hygiene in 2017. She became a dental hygienist because she enjoys educating patients on maintaining oral health and keeping their smile beautiful. Outside the office she enjoys playing with her dog, Otto, and going to the beach.
Rebekah joined our office in 2015 and is a graduate of Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, where she earned the MS Dental Assisting award. When not assisting Dr. Touchstone with patients she works in our front office.
A caring and professional dental assistant, Rebekah loves working with patients and helping them with their dental needs. She is always ready to educate and reassure her patients before, during and after treatments.
Rebekah is married with two active children, and she and her family enjoy basketball, baseball, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.