“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 is pleased to announce that he has received a fellowship to ICOI.
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.
Taylor is a recent graduate of Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg. She was awarded the MIssissippi Dental Hygienist Association Award and the Sigma Phi Alpha Award for maintaining a 4.0 average throughout the dental hygiene program. In addition to her RDH licensure, she holds a Bachelor’s in Health Administration and Education from William Carey University. Taylor enjoys getting to know her patients and ensuring each one feels comfortable and at ease while in her care.
Taylor is recently engaged and enjoys spending time with her family, watching The Office, vacationing to Walt Disney World, and playing with her dogs, Teddy and Vera.
Gina Grace is a graduate of Meridian Community College where she completed the dental hygiene program with High Honors. She was a member of academic club Phi Theta Kappa And received the William D. Mobley scholarship. Gina Grace wants every patient to be confident about their smile and wants to educate patients about their oral health.
Gina Grace is engaged to be married. She loves to spend time with her family and visit the beach.
Reshma is a certified dental assistant and she joined our team in April 2019. She also has a bachelor's degree in medicine from her home country of India. She enjoys direct patient care and has a calm and relaxing nature that is so helpful for all our patients!
Reshma is an Indian classical dancer and she teaches dance at different studios in Hattiesburg. She is also a teacher of Ayurveda, wellness, and cooking classes at local yoga studios. She lives with her husband Dr. Sinu who is a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi as a polymer research scientist.