About Your Dentist

Douglas Tillery, DDS

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.”

A Mission to Serve

Since 1968, Dr. Douglas W. Tillery has committed himself to providing each and every patient with the highest quality of oral health care so they are able to enjoy the many benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. This dedication, coupled with a genuine desire to serve, has led to his office being recognized as one of the premier dental practices in South Mississippi.
Commitment to Personal and Professional Excellence

A graduate of the prestigious Loyola University of New Orleans Dental School, Dr. Tillery has continued his education and professional development in order to bring his patients the most advanced and innovative techniques in modern dentistry.

Dr. Tillery has received advanced training in implant dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and earned the distinction of Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is a former president of the Laurel Area Dental Society and an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the American Dental Association. 

In the Laurel area, he has served as chairman of the Jones County Economic Development Society and the South Mississippi Fair Commission. 

Personal Life

Away from the office, Dr. Tillery loves to spend quality time with his wife, Mary Jo Byrd, two daughters, two grandsons, and three granddaughters.

Michael Moran, DMD

"You don't have to brush all your teeth; just the ones you want to keep."

My Mission

"My mission is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients. I am dedicated to providing this care with the utmost integrity and respect for each patient's individual needs and expectations."


Doctorate of Dental Medicine 
University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, MS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Moran is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Military Officers Association of America

Life & Hobbies

Away from the office, Dr. Moran enjoys spending time with his wife Peyton and daughter, Nora. He also loves hunting, fishing, and driving Jeeps. Dr. Moran is also proud to serve as a Captain in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Leigh Walker, DMD

“Genuine smiles come from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care!”

My Mission

“Our team is dedicated to dental excellence, changing lives one smile at a time!”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
School of Dentistry – Jackson, Mississippi

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry
William Carey College – Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Dr. Walker is committed to continually expanding her dentistry knowledge and is a member of DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation). She has completed extensive training in implants, crowns and bridges, and tooth whitening.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Walker is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Walker is a lucky mother of two wonderful children. In their free time, Dr. Walker’s family loves to spend time with friends, have outdoor movie nights, go to the beach, have game nights, and spend time outdoors swimming, going on nature walks, traveling, and exploring. They are avid animal lovers! In her free time, Dr. Walker loves meeting new people and getting to know them on a personal basis.