Jim Ed Watson, DDS

Dr. Watson is a General Dentist who has built a reputation for his focus in aesthetic dentistry at Jackson Center for Smiles. He holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford as an undergraduate.

Dr. Watson has received additional training all over the United States in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He is a graduate of the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC-Live), which certifies expertise in veneers and whole-mouth restoration. He has also continued his education and been certified in the areas of surgical and non-surgical Periodontal Therapy, Endodontics, Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and Practice Management.

Dr. Watson is a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi and after graduating from dental school, he moved to Jackson where he resides with his wife of 26 years and four daughters, ranging from 24 years old to 10. On top of being very active in his daughters’ lives and school events, he also enjoys cycling, hunting, running and college football. Dr. Watson and his family are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.

He is a member of:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry

International Congress of Oral Implantologist

Misch International Implant Institute

He is also the winner of The Talk Awards Mississippi & Customer Service Award for 8 consecutive years.

“Thank you to all of our amazing patients that helped us to achieve this honor.”

Lauren Santarufo, DMD

Lauren Santarufo, DMD earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in 2006 and graduated from dental school from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, with National Board Exam Honors. In 2011, Dr. Santarufo concluded a general practice residency at Louisiana State University, completing an implant restorative fellowship for advanced restorative procedures.

Dr. Santarufo met her husband, Curtis, while they were both attending residences at LSU, and moved to Madison in 2013. They have a son, Thomas, who is 2. Dr. Santarufo serves on the Governance and Ethics Board for the Mississippi Dental Association and is a member of both the American Dental Association and Mississippi Association of Women Dentists. She is also active in several study clubs for Continuing Education and is in the Academy of General Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and Border Collie, Panda, hiking and walking, painting and cooking.

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