Meet Dr. Craddock

Dentistry is a challenging profession. Some people have negative associations about visiting a dental office, due to their past experiences, and I love surprising people, to change their negative feelings into positive ones! I want to do everything I can to make each appointment a pleasant experience, and I hope to change the reputation of dentistry for all our patients!

Education and Continuing Education

Prior to becoming a dentist, I attended Forest High School, graduated from the University of Mississippi, and finished my professional training at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.

Although my formal education is complete, I am always very involved in continued education. I am currently participating in hands-on training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) which consists of several years of specialty courses. I chose to attend LVI because it teaches advanced principles of cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry, which are more advanced than the knowledge I obtained in dental school.

This kind of dentistry attains the highest quality and aesthetics, and I am also learning advanced concepts in TMD therapy. I have been certified in oral sedation and ACLS so I can always make sure that fearful patients can be treated comfortably.

As a part of my continuing education, I am active in the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Jackson Dental Society.

Professional Dedication

I love being able to help people feel better, both physically and emotionally. People’s smiles can often define them, and I want everyone to know they can have a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. I also love the way that dentistry is always changing, and that each person is unique and challenging.

Family and Community

I grew up in Forest and have lived in Jackson since 2001. I am married to Ben Craddock, and we have three daughters: Libby, Emmy and Cora. When I’m not busy having fun with the family, I enjoy playing tennis.

I have been a member of Pinelake Church since 2003, and a member of the Junior League of Jackson since 2007, where I have volunteered for community health fairs, read with children at the elementary school, and prepared high school students for the ACT. Every year, I also visit with preschool children to teach them about visiting the dentist! I want to give back to the community that has been so supportive of our practice.

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