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.
Nothing would make our entire team happier than to show you why our patients voted us Best Dentist of 2021 by the 228 Awards (228awards.com), and Parents and Kids Magazine Family Favorites!
Dr. Cameron Larson was born in Safford, AZ. He decided he wanted to become a dentist as a young teen in 7th grade. It was confirmed after personally experiencing great results from the dental work he received from his Orthodontist. Dr. Larson attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences in May 2009. He received a DMD degree from A.T. Still University in Arizona in June 2013.
Dr. Larson is married and has three children, two girls and one boy. The family pet is a Pug named Indie. In his spare time Dr. Larson loves spending quality time with his family, enjoying both indoor and outdoor activities. He also enjoys playing and watching sports.
Favorite Food He loves Mexican and southern food dishes.
Favorite Authors Anything John Grisham or Vince Flynn.
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.
Dr. Huckabee now calls Mississippi home. She spends her free time reading, running with her dog, working out, doing yoga, paddle boarding or riding her cruiser board. She and her husband also enjoy hanging out with their 2 dogs and spending time with great friends.
Favorite Movie Regardless of season, she loves A Christmas Story!
Dr. John Ross McCarty was born in Meridian, Mississippi. Dr. McCarty has always enjoyed helping people and when he took a dental mission trip to an orphanage in Mexico, the trip solidified his choice to become a dentist. He attended Mississippi College for a degree in Biology until his completion of undergrad in 2014. He attended dental school in Charleston, South Carolina at Medical University of South Carolina and was in the graduation class of 2018.
When he is not working, Dr. McCarty enjoys spending time with his wife, Mandy and dog, June. He also enjoys playing and watching sports and good food.
Favorite Meal Like plenty of southerners, a shrimp poboy.
Dr. Matthew Harris grew up in Ridgeland, MS, and attended Mississippi State University where he earned his undergraduate degree in 2006. Dr. Harris continued his studies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2010. Dr. Harris worked for two years in a community health center dental clinic in North Carolina and is currently working at Happy Smiles in Meridian MS, 2012- present and joined the team at Mississippi Smiles Dentistry in 2015. He is a member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Harris lives with his wife Allyson and four children John, Ava, Noah and Eden. He enjoys sports, hunting, snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Favorite TV Show The wildly popular, Breaking Bad.
Dr. Cayce Wallace is a board-certified pediatric dentist and has been setting the highest standards in kids dentistry since 2010. Born and raised in Mississippi, Dr. Wallace attended Mississippi College where he played baseball and received a B.S. degree in Medical Biology.
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.
Dr. Bridger Allen is a board certified pediatric dentist who grew up in Madison, Mississippi. Dr. Allen attended dental school at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Afterwards, he completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Allen went on to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association.
Dr. Allen spends most of his spare time wrangling his six kids. When he has energy left over, he enjoys reading, eating, photography, and watching sports.
Fun Fact Dr. Allen is a die-hard New Orleans Saints Fan, WHO DAT!
Favorite Hobby Dr. Allen's labor of love is smoking food on the grill. Who's hungry!?
Unique Talent Don't let Dr. Allen's profession fool you, he's one talented photographer!
Dr. Preston McAlexander grew up in Holly Springs, MS, and attended the University of Mississippi where he received his undergraduate degree in 1999. Dr. McAlexander continued his studies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and was awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004. While at the School of Dentistry, he served as student body president and representative to the American Student Dental Association.
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.