Meet Our Dentists
Brock Westover, DDS, M.Ed.
Dr. Brock Westover grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. He attended the University of Mississippi for undergraduate studies where he majored in Chemistry and pre-Dental Medicine. He attended Louisiana State University for Dental school. He also attended LSU for his Prosthodontic training where he earned a Masters of Education (M.Ed.). He then completed a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Westover practiced as a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in Miami, Florida for three years where he was also a part-time instructor of Prosthodontics in the General Practice Residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami. During that time he was also the director and teacher of removable partial dentures at the Lindsay Hopkins Institute. He relocated to the Jackson, Mississippi area over 20 years ago and has maintained his private practice there ever since.
Dr. Westover is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the International College of Oral Implantology.
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.
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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.
Lake Garner, DMD
Dr. Lake Garner has had experience as a local dentist since 1996. He is a lifelong area resident and has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years. They have three children and he is very active in community and local charities, including the Pink Ribbon Fund and Hub City Humane Society.
Dr. Garner attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, graduating in 1996. Before dental school, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association.