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Dr. Jimmy Gardiner at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Jimmy Gardiner

Russellville, Tuscumbia

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. Gardiner keeps up-to-date on the frequent changes in health care by attending continuing education classes and reading impressive amounts of material on the latest dental techniques. Dr. Gardiner has consistently invested in advancements in dental technology, such as digital radiography and the 1-day crown E4D system. This year Dr. Gardiner also became a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is dedicated to the role of dentistry in the management of sleep disordered breathing.

Dr. Gardiner enjoys people and taking care of patients' needs. He also loves educating and motivating our team members and patients to be their very best.

Dr. Gardiner and his wife, Nan, have two children, J. and Ryan Leigh. They enjoy spending time together on their farm and other outdoor activities. They especially look forward to hosting the annual Saddle-up for St. Jude event in Tuscumbia, which has raised over 2 million dollars for St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Dr. Gardiner and Nan can also be seen on Friday nights in the Fall in the press box at Deshler Stadium, as Dr. Gardiner becomes the voice of the Deshler Tigers.

Dr. James L. Maples at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. James L. Maples

Florence, Tuscumbia

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. Maples strives to stay up-to-date on the latest dental technologies and techniques by participating in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year. He was recognized as the Times Daily Shoals Favorite Dentist.

Dr. Maples has always been active in his community. He grew up attending Tuscumbia First United Methodist Church, where he served as youth minister for five years. He now enjoys teaching the "Character Builders" men's Sunday school class.

Dr. Maples also stays active at his alma mater, Deshler High School where he played on the Deshler Football team and now serves as the team chaplain. He also enjoys working with Dr. Gardiner on the radio broadcast of Deshler Tiger Football.

Dr. Maples has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mashea Holden Maples, for over 30 years. Together, they have three children, Jessica, Lauren and Tanner. Jessica and her husband Nick have a daughter, Harper. Their daughter Lauren and her husband Casey have two sons, Carter and Sadler.

In his spare time, Dr. Maples enjoys fishing and doing yard work. On occasion at church or local events, the audience is always blessed when Dr. Maples and his wife sing duets.

Dr. Whitney Flippo at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Whitney Flippo

Florence, Tuscumbia

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. Flippo's love for dentistry began on a short-term mission trip during college. It was at this time she realized dentistry was an opportunity to serve those who need it most, whether they where abroad or in her own backyard. Dr. Flippo's top priority is to create a welcoming environment for each and every patient and make sure they leave loving their healthy smile.

Dr. Flippo is married to her husband, Joe, who is a police officer for the city of Florence. They welcomed their first child, Annie, in December 2019. In their free time, Dr. Flippo and her family enjoy spending time outside with their 2 dogs and traveling to their favorite places, the beach and Disney World.

Dr. Daniel Petersen at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

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. Petersen’s PRIMARY GOAL is to earn the trust of each one of his patients while simultaneously delivering smiles that they are proud to display. He is dedicated to delivering a positive experience for each patient, and strives to have each one feel as if they are part of the Singing River Dentistry family.

He has been trained and is highly proficient in dental implant placement, complex tooth extractions, endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum and bone health), and prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and dentures). As a firm believer in life-long learning, he stays up-to-date with the latest dental techniques by regularly attending continuing education courses, and implementing those new techniques into his dental practice. Dr. Petersen is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

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