Edwards Family Dentistry
Meet Our Team
Dr. Robert Edwards
Dr. Robert Edwards was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He graduated form the University of Georgia in 1976 with a degree in Biology. He obtained his DDS degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1981.
After practicing in Atlanta for two years, Dr. Edwards opened his practice in Rome in 1983. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Floyd County Dental Society. Dr. Edwards volunteers at the Free Clinic of Rome performing dental treatment to the less fortunate in the community. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Rome. Dr. Edwards is married to Frances and they have three grown children Rebecca, Hunter, and Will. In his spare time Dr. Edwards enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Hunter Edwards
Dr. Hunter Edwards was born and raised in Rome, GA. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2008, he attended The Medical College of Georgia, school of Dental Medicine, where he obtained his D.M.D degree in 2012.
Dr Edwards then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Through this program, Dr. Edwards received additional training in placement of dental implants, oral surgery, advanced prosthodontics, conscious sedation, and management of the medically compromised patient.
Dr. Hunter Edwards joined his father’s practice of Edwards Family Dentistry in July of 2013. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his wife, white water kayaking, hunting, fly fishing, riding bikes, and being outside.
Carol Lockridge - Financial Coordinator
Carol lives in Centre, Alabama. She joined our practice in July 2013 and had worked in general dentistry in the front office for over 13 years. Carol loves working with people and working with their financial needs.
Carol is married to Michael and they have a daughter, Kara-Beth, who is in the nursing program at Gadsden State. Their son, Joshua, is a fireman in Rome, Georgia. In Carol’s spare time she enjoys riding the motorcycle with her husband, having fun with family and friends.
Tammy Dempsey - Dental Assistant
Tammy Dempsey is a dental assistant with Edwards Family Dentistry. She has been employed by Dr. Edwards for 25 years. She has been instrumental in the growth of the dental practice. She has enjoyed being part of the lives of several generations of patients that have trusted Dr. Edwards with their dental needs. She has two children and lives in Alabama.
Sharon McFall - Dental Assistant
Sharon McFall joined Dr. Edward’s team in 2011. She has 20 years experience as a chair-side assistant. She has really enjoyed getting to know the patients and their families over the years, as well as assisting in their dental care needs.
She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. She is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She resides in Cedartown.
Jennifer Thompson - Dental Hygienist
Jennifer Thompson graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a degree in dental hygiene in 1995. She has been part of the lives of our patients and their families for over 15 years. Jennifer participates every year in continuing her education, to keep up with the most current information and treatment options, to give her patients the best care possible.
Jennifer is married to Jeff Thompson, and has two sons, Cade and Cason. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, crafting, and camping. She resides in Silver Creek.
Emmylou Ivey - Dental Hygienist
Emmylou Ivey graduated from Georgia Highlands College with a degree in dental hygiene in 2008. She has been part of Dr. Edwards’ dental team as a dental hygienist since 2008.
She enjoys meeting new patients every day and getting to know the families of those who have been coming to Dr. Edwards’ practice for over thirty years. As a hygienist, she does cleanings and discusses other treatment options for the patients such as bleaching, cosmetic, and restorative work. Emmylou is married to Corey Ivey and lives in Alabama. She enjoys church activities, camping, gardening, and spending time with family.
Kristen Ekey - Dental Hygienist
Kristen joined Edwards Family Dentistry in 2004. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998 with an Associate of Science Degree. Kristen is married to Brandon Ekey and they have 2 daughters, Samantha and Sarah. They are active members of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. The Ekey’s enjoy outdoor activities, watching their girls playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.
Kristen feels it is important to have a personal relationship with her patients. She feels it is important to educate her patients as to all of their treatment options, so they can make the best decision for their dental needs in order to obtain optimal dental health.