Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jimmy Gardiner
Dr. Jimmy Gardiner has always enjoyed calling the Shoals, AL, area home. Born and raised in Tuscumbia, AL, Dr. Gardiner is fulfilling his lifelong dream of serving the people of Northwest Alabama. Dr. Gardiner finished his undergraduate studies at Birmingham Southern
in 1987 with an emphasis in chemistry and history. He graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry
in 1992 and immediately opened his private practice in downtown Tuscumbia.
In 2001, the office relocated to 121 East 6th Street. "This move has allowed our office to reach its full potential," said Dr. Gardiner.
Dr. Gardiner is a member of the ADA
and is committed to at least 60 hours yearly of continuing education. He has always been passionate about life and eager to take on new challenges. In 2011, he was inspired to embrace the changing face of dentistry and renewed his commitment to continuing education by studying research on the direct link between oral health and systemic health. Keeping our practice at the forefront of new dental technology
enables our team to better assist with our patients' overall health.
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Dr. James L. Maples
Dr. James L. Maples united with Singing River Dentistry in 2014, joining his lifelong friend Dr. Jimmy Gardiner, to provide quality dental care for people in the Shoals, AL, area with extended hours and quality dental care.
Dr. Maples graduated from Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, AL, and continued his education at the University of North Alabama
in Florence, Alabama. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1991 from UAB School of Dentistry. From there, he came back to the Shoals, AL, and began practicing with Dr. Rivers Lindsey in Florence, AL. Dr. Maples has been practicing in the area for 30 years.
He continued his practice after Dr. Lindsey retired and remained until he became part of the Singing River Dentistry Team. He has always enjoyed being a family dentist working with patients of all ages. When he is with a patient, he strives to help them achieve overall health in a pleasant environment.
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Dr. Whitney Flippo
Dr. Whitney Flippo was born and raised in Florence, AL where she attended Wilson High School. She continued her education at the University of North Alabama and she received a Bachelor's degree with honors in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish in 2012. Dr. Flippo earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2018.
Dr. Flippo is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association
and Academy of General Dentistry
. She regularly attends continuing education courses to stay on the forefront of the newest advances and techniques in dentistry to better serve her patients.
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Dr. Andrew Henninger
Dr. Andrew Henninger is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and practiced in Huntsville, AL prior to joining our team at Singing River Dentistry. He grew up in a small town in Tennessee before attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville
in 2002. While at UAH he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and played on the UAH men's soccer team for four years (his favorite soccer team is Manchester United). After undergrad, he began his first career as an engineer and spent eight years working on various contracts supporting the Army and the Missile Defense Agency.
In 2012, shortly after serving on a dental mission trip in Haiti, Dr. Henninger decided to change careers. "I saw a profession where I could meet a need for others and get to interact with people on a personal level every day!" He has since been on two additional trips out of the country as well as serving in his local community, and he plans to continue this type of service work throughout his dental career.
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Dr. Daniel Petersen
Dr. Daniel Petersen grew up in Madison, AL where he graduated from Bob Jones High School in 2006. Immediately after graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). He served for six years working with both missile systems and radars. After his enlistment ended, he attended the University of Alabama. He graduated in 2015 with his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (summa cum laude). He then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2020. After graduation, Dr. Petersen desired to gain more advanced dental training while simultaneously giving back to the men and women who have served this country. With this in mind, he was honored with the opportunity to serve our veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency certificate.
Dr. Petersen resides within the Shoals community. When not working, he enjoys spending time with both his family and friends. He loves working out, and is completely fascinated on how nutrition combined with exercise can change a person’s body composition. Dr. Petersen has big aspirations to earn his private pilot’s license, and travel the world. As a Navy veteran, he is also obsessed with any sport or hobby that involves the water. Likewise, his chocolate lab, named Brody, is equally in love with the water.
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