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. 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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Dr. Ryan Eaton
Dr. Eaton grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and attended the University of Louisville for undergraduate studies. There, he met his wife, Savanna. Later, the Eatons moved to Arizona and spent six years exploring the Southwest. In October of 2021, their son, Graham, was born. They enjoy road trips, seeing new places, eating at local restaurants, camping and being outdoors. Dr. Eaton graduated from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. John Orr
Dr. John Orr graduated from Tufts dental school in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2021 and practiced dentistry in Massachusetts for a year following graduation. Dr. Orr is excited to be a 5th generation dentist serving the people of Alabama, Dr. John M Orr was the 14th dentist in the state of Alabama (John’s great-great grandfather). He continues to stay on the cutting edge of digital dentistry and learning new innovations with his partners at Singing River Dentistry.
He is originally from Vestavia Hills, near Birmingham. He attended the University of Alabama for undergrad, following in his father’s and grandfather’s foot-steps, where he majored in Biology and Spanish. He is excited to use his Spanish to care for the Hispanic population of Northwest Alabama. He met his wife Maxie while pursuing a medical sciences masters at Mississippi College. Maxie is a doctor at Tennessee Valley Pediatrics.
Dr. Orr and his wife are very excited about serving the people of Northwest Alabama. They discovered the beauty of the Shoals when Dr. Maxie completed her 3rd and 4th years of medical school at Helen Keller Hospital in 2017-2019. They enjoy the outdoors and all things involving the water. He particularly enjoys sharpening his chef skills, golf, slalom skiing, and kayaking. The Orr’s are excited to become active community members in the Shoals!
Dr. Ashwini Dangle
Dr. Ashwini Dangle, known by her patients as Dr. Ash, was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She moved to Houston,Texas shortly after graduating from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. Her dream to learn and practice the most advanced dentistry brought her to the United States and she is excited to begin her professional journey as part of the Singing River Dentistry family. In her free time she loves to read books, go hiking, and experiment in the kitchen cooking for her friends and family. She also enjoys going on spontaneous road trips and attending music concerts.
Dr. Dalton Wright
Dr. Dalton Wright grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama and currently resides in Ford City with his wife, Katie. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama in 2019, then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2023. In his spare time, Dr. Wright enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, cooking, and joking around with friends. He is honored to begin serving patients in his hometown.