Lake Garner, DMD
Dr. Lake Garner has had experience as a local dentist since 1996. He is a lifelong area resident and has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years. They have three children and he is very active in community and local charities, including the Pink Ribbon Fund and Hub City Humane Society.
Dr. Garner attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, graduating in 1996. Before dental school, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association.
Margaret Nichols, DMD
Dr. Margaret Nichols attended The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and has practiced general dentistry since 2010.
Prior to dental school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Biological Sciences.
Currently, Dr. Nichols is an active member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Lifeline Network, Mississippi Calligraphy Guild, and First Baptist Church, among other organizations.
Originally from Hattiesburg, Dr. Nichols and her husband, Jonathan Nichols, are both members of the dental profession and have been married since 2010.
James Stuard, DMD
Dr. James Stuard is living his dream. Dr. Stuard has always wanted to live and work in Magee, his hometown, and dentistry has allowed him to do so. Graduating from Magee High School and Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, prepared Dr. Stuard for the University Of Mississippi Medical Center School Of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Mississippi Dental Association.
He has two girls, Brooke and Megan, 3 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. He is married to Rosemary Broom, and they’re blessed that their family lives in the Magee area. He is a Christian, attending First Baptist Church of Magee all of his life. He also sings in the Sanctuary Choir. Dr. Stuard loves the outdoors and spends a lot of his free time in the woods and at his farm “hobby farming.”
Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, Dr. Stuard stays up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for his patients. As a doctor, he recognizes that their patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in himself and his team. This is why Dr. Stuard values each and every patient relationship.
Suzanna Nida, DMD, MSD
Dr. Suzanna Ellzey Nida was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Oak Grove High School and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Nida attended dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where she received the Schilling Scholarship, Krama Award of Excellence, was a Hinman Scholar, and member of the Hembree Honor Society.
Throughout dental school, Dr. Nida received eight other academic and clinical achievement awards, including induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She then completed a two-year residency in orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where her research focused on comparing two different appliances commonly used to treat Class II malocclusion.