DMD, the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry (both)
40 (Gary); 38 (Lewis)
Why They Were Nominated:
Drs. Gary and Lewis, who co-own and practice at their three office locations, are two of the most accomplished young dentists in Mississippi. Dr. Lewis is active in women’s dental groups and an advocate for women in dentistry more broadly; she was recently named one of the 50 Leading Businesswomen in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal. The two have won numerous other accolades as well, including the Best Small Business to Work for Award by the Rankin County, Mississippi, Chamber of Commerce.
Tool They Can’t Live Without:
Their DSLR camera. “Photography is the most powerful communication tool I can think of,” Dr. Gary says. “It changed my practice, and, in the process, it changed my life.”
“It’s an exciting time to be in dentistry,” Dr. Gary says. With the burgeoning acceptance of the link between oral and overall systemic health, dentists have a unique opportunity to be a leading voice in medical care.”