Meet the Team
The Children's Dental Teams in Gulfport & Pascagoula, MS
The entire South Mississippi Smiles team is passionate about ensuring your child has a great trip to the dentist. Everyone from the doctors to the administrative team works hard to make sure you and your child leave with a great big smile.
Cameron Larson, DMD
Cameron Larson, DMD - General Dentist
Favorite Food He loves Mexican and southern food dishes.
Favorite Authors Anything John Grisham or Vince Flynn.
Favorite Hobby Traveling the country with family!
Jacqueline Huckabee, DDS
Jacqueline Huckabee, DDS - General Dentist
Dr. Jacqueline Huckabee was born and raised in Arizona. She decided to be a dentist her sophomore year in high school and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. She discovered her love of pediatric dentistry in the first few years of practice and has decades of experience in family dentistry. She is proficient in Spanish.
Favorite Movie Regardless of season, she loves A Christmas Story!
Favorite TV Show The Office. Enough said.
Favorite Hobby Stand up paddle boarding!
Katherine Bolding, DDS
Katherine Bolding, DDS - General Dentist
Dr. Katherine Bolding was born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.
All along she knew she wanted to be a dentist. She likes how it blends her skill in the sciences with her passion in the arts.
She went on to earn her Doctor in Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. She maintained a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the prestigious Harold Cloogman Award for Excellence in Dental Research as well.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association as well as the Mississippi Dental Association.
Secret Skill Dr. Bolding is as talented with a hammer and glue gun as she is with her dental tools!
Dining Out Her favorite restaurant is Mason de Lu in Ocean Springs. So yummy!
Dental Tip Flossing is as important as brushing your teeth. You don't want cavities between your teeth.
Christina Granier, DDS
Christina Granier, DDS - General Dentist
Dr. Christina Granier was born and raised just west of the coast in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended LSU for her undergraduate degree in Biology.
She knew she wanted to go into healthcare, and as a child, was fortunate to have had a dentist that made her appointments fun and not scary. As a result, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry with the hope to help kids have a similar experience.
She went to LSUHSC School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery.
While she is technically Dr. Granier, everyone just calls her Dr. G.
She is excited to move to the Coast and join South Mississippi Smiles to help your kiddos have a positive experience and learn a lifetime of great oral habits.
Dr. G is an active member of the American Dental Association as well as the Mississippi Dental Association.
Fur Parent She is the proud fur mama of Max, a red and white Australian Shepherd. She will gladly show you pics if you ask.
Favorite Flick Her favorite movie is A Cinderella Story.
Hidden Talent It is no surprise Dr. G is a talented dentist, since she is also an excellent artist, especially drawing and painting.
Beau Bolding, DDS
Beau Bolding, DDS - General Dentist
Dr. Beau Bolding was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. As a kid himself, Dr. Bolding had to have some extensive dental work. He became fascinated with dentistry and all that was involved.
He attended the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga where he met his wife (the other Dr. Bolding!). After earning his degree, along with his wife, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
He finds working with children gratifying because he gets to be silly and lighthearted while providing comfort and care.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association.
Secret Skill Dr. Bolding is a talented musician. The dexterity developed playing the piano helps in dentistry.
Favorite Place He enjoys exploring the outdoors. His current favorite place is the Bellefontaine Marsh Preserve.
Favorite Meal Dr. Bolding is a true Southerner and loves shrimp and grits.
Jason Leach, DMD
Jason Leach, DMD - General Dentist
Dr. Jason Leach was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He is proud of his Alma Mater, Ole’ Miss, having earned both his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi.
Dr. Leach believes in providing the children he serves with the very same treatment he would want his own kids to receive. By all the smiling faces in his dental chair, we think he is succeeding!
A leading dentist in our mobile dentistry outreach program, Dr. Leach is passionate about helping families access critical preventative services for their children. This program partners with our local schools and Head Starts to help improve health outcomes for the children they support.
In the mobile program and at the office, Dr. Leach encourages healthy habits that will prevent tooth decay in Mississippi children.
Dr. Leach spends his spare time with his wife and two kids. What could be better than that?
Cayce Wallace, DMD
Cayce Wallace, DMD - Pediatric Dentist
He attended Dental School at the University of Mississippi and completed specialty training at the Batson’s Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS. Dr. Wallace was named Chief Resident and became a diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Wallace has focused on developing his skills to combine exceptional dentistry in a fun and relaxed environment. He believes that good oral health requires educating the child and parent at an early age. He brings passion and energy to provide the kids of the community the service they deserve.
Dr. Wallace is an active member of many of the leading dental organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association.
Favorite Band Dr. Wallace has a passion for music. He loves listening to music and going to live shows. His favorite band to jam to is The Grateful Dead.
Favorite Place to Travel Dr. Wallace is a kid at heart. He loves to travel to Disneyland. He says it is for the kids, but we are not sure it isn’t really for him.
Favorite Outdoor Activity A few years ago Dr. Wallace was invited to a friendly game of pickleball. Now he is hooked and plays every chance he gets.
Matthew Harris, DMD
Matthew Harris, DMD - General Dentist
Favorite TV Show The wildly popular, Breaking Bad.
Favorite Restaurant Currently... Krilakis.
Pet(s) A sheepadoodle named Splash.
Preston McAlexander, DMD
Preston McAlexander, DMD - General Dentist
Dr. McAlexander worked for five years in a community health center dental clinic as a part of the National Health Service Corp and is a member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. McAlexander lives in Hernando, MS, with his wife Meredith, two daughters Emily Kate and Eva and son, Will. He is an active member of Hernando United Methodist Church and enjoys snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.