Meet the Friendly Faces at Dawkins Family Dental

Every patient deserves to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. No matter your situation, our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, enjoyable experience every time you visit our dental office. To help you feel more comfortable, we’d like to introduce you to some of the friendly faces that you’ll see around our office when you visit!

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Dr. Dawkins

Dr. W. Edwin Dawkins, Jr., D.D.S.

Dr. Dawkins grew up nearby in Sardis, MS. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1988 and the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1993. Dr. Dawkins bought Dr. Bill Baker’s practice in the spring of 1996 and since then has been restoring peoples’ smiles and confidence in the Oxford community. In his spare time, Dr. Dawkins is an avid tennis player, enjoys the beach, golf, and snow skiing.

Dr. Wilbourn

Dr. Jenny Wilbourn, D.D.S.

Dr. Wilbourn graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Public Health then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma. She stayed for an extended year of training in the Advanced Education and General Dentistry program where she developed advanced skills in treatment planning, restorative and implants. Dr. Wilbourn is very close with her twin sister. She likes to run, practice yoga, and travel with her husband Andrew and their children, Eva and James.


Jeanette Perkins – Lead Assistant

Jeanette was born in Kingsville, TX, but grew up in Water Valley, MS. She is married to Todd Perkins and has one son, Peyton Maples. She started in the dental field in 1990 with Dr. William “Bill” Baker. When he sold the practice in 1996 to Dr. Dawkins, she stayed on as his assistant and has been keeping him in line for over 27 years! She has advanced level 5 CEREC training, implant placement training, and Six Month Smiles. She is the Lead Assistant and Treatment Plan coordinator. In her spare time she loves to ride horses, camp and travel.


Lacy Denney – Office Manager

Lacy has 25+ years of medical/dental experience. She grew up in Memphis, but moved to Oxford 6 years ago to cheer on her Ole Miss Rebels. She has been married to Randy for 22 years and they have three daughters together. When she isn’t decorating she is in Pickwick boating with her family.


Christy Parker – Hygienist

Christy has been a dental hygienist since 1993. She has been keeping Dawkins Family Dental’s patients’ smiles sparkling clean for 24 years. She has been married to John for 26 years and they have three children. She enjoys refinishing antique furniture and has a booth at the Mustard Seed Antique Mall. She treasures the relationships she has formed with the patients over the years.


Kierra Bell – Assistant

Kierra was born and raised in Oxford, MS. She attended Lafayette High School and graduated in 2018. Kierra attended Delta Technical College to obtain her Registered Dental Assistant license. Her hobbies are working out & hanging with friends & family. Kierra and her high school sweetheart Tay welcomed a baby boy in January 2023.


Millie Higgins – Front Desk

Millie grew up in Sardis, MS. She recently moved from Jackson to Oxford. Mille and her husband, Ray, have two sons. She loves to read, travel and spend time with her friends. Millie wears many hats in our office and we love her warm smile and willing-to-help attitude!