Dr. Dugard has over 40 years of experience as well as advanced training in implant and cosmetic dentistry. Before beginning his dental career, he worked as a fireman on the railroad in New Jersey while attending Rutgers College. Dr. Dugard's first taste of dentistry was as a dental laboratory technician, where he learned to create crowns, bridges and dentures hands on, this experience fueled his passion for cosmetic dentistry. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelors in Science and received his DDS from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 1975. He is a member of several professional associations, including the Memphis Dental Society, The Tennessee Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Dugard served as president of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce from 1989 to 1992. He volunteers his services through DDS (Donated Dental Services), a program designed to help handicapped patients as well as the Mid-South Mission of Mercy. He and his wife Virginia have 4 grown children and 7 grand children. Dr. Dugard is an avid fisherman in his spare time and loves to spend time with his family.
A Personal Note from Dr. Dugard
Dr. Johnson attended the University Of Tennessee School Of Dentistry, graduating in the spring of 2015. While at UT she received the James Wilson Award, The Dean’s Honorary Odontologic Society Award, the Operative Dentistry Award as well as the Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Award. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Arkansas State University in May of 2010 with a bachelors in Clinical Laboratory Science. While at Arkansas State University she was on the Chancellor’s List from 2006-2009 as well as the Dean’s List in 2010, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, member of Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, member of the debate team, National Society for Collegiate Scholars as an officer and the National Panhellenic Conference as an officer.
She was born and raised in Germantown. Dr. Johnson is married to her high school sweetheart, Nathan. He is currently in medical school studying internal medicine. While they do not have any children yet, they do a have a 4 legged baby, a Boston terrier name Delia. Dr. Johnson loves ballet and dancing and danced with the Moscow state ballet when they came to Memphis, performing as a snowflake in the infamous Nutcracker Ballet. She later performed with Ballet Memphis until changing to competitive dance with Houston middle school Pom and Houston JV Pom winning Nationals in 2003. She returned to studio dance with Midsouth Dance Academy where she dabbled in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, liturgical, lyrical, belly dance, and break dancing. She even helped with the Grizzly Girls dance team try outs in 2005. She still loves to dance but it's mostly at weddings and goofing around with family and friends now.
Dr. Johnson said she always knew she liked taking care of people, when she was in fifth grade she decided she would become a doctor. After a knee injury in high school, she started working with the school’s athletic trainer and got her first taste of emergency medicine. A family friend who is an orthopedic surgeon encouraged her to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. While writing her application essay for medical school (and most likely grinding her teeth she says) she chipped her front tooth. While getting it fixed, her dentist suggested she stay and see what he does. She loved that he got to see whole families, varying levels of severity of procedures, play with colors, and sculpt little masterpieces that were not only beautiful but functional. She was hooked! The next day she started applying to dental school and studying for the DAT. While in dental school, she realized she had a passion for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Johnson feels that she has been blessed with amazing mentors and a wonderful job that allows her to live her dream by replacing pain with smiles every day.
Judith is the office manager for Dr. Dugard. Judith is very knowledge about dental insurance and will help a patient understand and maximize their individual benefits. She assists patients with appointments, payment arrangements, treatment planning and financing. Starting out as a dental assistant, she has been in dentistry for over 27 years and has been with Dr. Dugard for 19 of those years. She and her husband Brian live in Germantown. They have 2 grown daughters, Ashley who lives in Eddyville, KY and Sarah, who is currently serving in the US Air Force active duty. They also have 1 granddaughter, Molleigh Grace. Judith enjoys her array of many pets, from cats and dogs to horses and chickens. In their spare time, she and Brian enjoy riding their motorcycle.
Dental Laboratory Technician
Frank is a certified dental technician specializing in creating porcelain ceramic dental restorations, noted for their aesthetic qualities and natural appearance. He uses only the finest materials and precious metals in all his lab fabricated restorations. Frank and his wife Kerie have been married for 35 years. They have 2 daughters Kimberly of Portland, OR and Amie of Memphis. Frank is a Navy veteran where he retired after 22 years. He has been with Dr. Dugard over 23 years. He and his wife enjoy traveling, fishing and exercising.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla has been in dentistry for over 25 years and has been with Dr. Dugard over 21 of those years. She graduated with honors from the University Of Tennessee School Of Dental Hygiene. She and her husband, Al, live in Germantown and have 2 daughters, Jesse-18 and Baylee-14. Jesse is a freshman at UT Knox and Baylee is a freshman at Houston High School. They have a weimaraner named Ozzie. They enjoy traveling, spending time with family, exercising and cooking out.
Cassie is a graduate of Tennessee Technology School of Dental Assisting. She has 3 very active little boys, ranging in ages from 4-11. She and her husband and children live in Bartlett. They enjoy spending time outdoors with their family, from bike riding, to boating and camping. Cassie has been in dentistry for over 15 years, as she has followed in her mothers footsteps, she is a dental assistant as also. She has been with Dr. Dugard for 2 years now.
Tiffany Registered Dental Hygienist
Tiffany is also a graduate of University of Tennessee School of Dental Hygiene with honors. She and her husband, Brandon, and their 2 sons, Sawyer and Slayden, live in Middleton, TN. They attend the Middleton Church of Christ. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, they love to go camping and boating at the Tennessee River. She also loves to craft and cook. She loves her furry babies- her dogs, Tallie Ann and Tella.