Why Choose Us?
Dr. Edwards attended St. Stanislaus and graduated in 1982, then received his Bachelor of Science in 1986 from Millsaps College. After that, he attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1991. Following the completion of his schooling in 1991, Dr. Edwards began practicing in Gulfport that same year. He is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Mississippi Dental Association, and the Spear Study Club, and he meets with other dentists once a month to discuss cases and new techniques. Several times a year, he travels to the Spear Study Club campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, for continuing education courses.
In addition to being a dentist, Dr. Edwards is also a father of three children: Allen, Matthew and Ada. In his free time, Dr. Edwards enjoys working on cars, restoring and maintaining boats and being a member of the Gulfport Yacht Club.
Meet Our Team
We are pleased to have a team of trained and caring professionals who enhance the experience of every patient we are privileged to treat. We work well together and offer dental care in Gulfport, Mississippi, in a cozy and comfortable office. At the office of Emery L. Edwards, DDS, we laugh and joke a lot to lighten the mood and provide you with an experience that is as enjoyable as possible. You can meet our team below and call our office at 228-896-4084 to plan your visit.
Kathy graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College with a degree in dental assisting and attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to complete the course work to facilitate earning her CDA status. Still, Kathy is much more than our office manager. She provides the initial welcome to all incoming patients. She started as a certified dental assistant and has held her current position for 17 years. Her concern for our patients is evident in the relationships that have been formed throughout several generations of patrons. Not only does she keep the wait time down for clients, but she helps them navigate the ever-changing insurance environment. She also sets up appointments both for clients and staff. Kathy also provides a sympathetic ear to all she meets and problem-solves through any emergency. She considers all those who come into the office for treatment as members of her extended family. Kathy and her husband of over 30 years, Jim, have a daughter who now attends veterinary medicine school at MSU. Their son works for Park University in international student studies. He and their daughter-in-law live in Parkville, Missouri. Besides her human family, Kathy’s household also includes many rescued animals (horses, dogs and cats).
Sabrina has been in our practice for 18 years now. Her role in our office is versatile, as she supports the front office as well as the clinical side of the office, which includes everything from ordering supplies to infection control duties. Sabrina, like the rest of the team, takes a part in keeping our office running efficiently to meet the needs of our patients. It brings her great joy to assist Dr. Edwards as he restores confidence to his patients by creating beautiful smiles. Sabrina adores our patients. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has two children, a son and a daughter.
For 12 years, Angie has cared for our patients with her dental hygiene education, which she received from Grand Rapids Junior College in 1990. She helps to keep patients motivated by pointing out their potential problem areas and educating them on where they may need to improve. Angie and our team truly care for all of our patients and she works hard to ensure each patient gets the best treatment possible. Angie enjoys the fact that our office works as a team and that everyone is willing to step up and help one another. Outside of the office, she enjoys bicycling, dancing and her newfound love, yoga. Angie met her husband while ballroom dancing and they have been married 14 years. Their one son keeps them busy with his hobbies of sailing, playing drums and baseball.