Dr. Huggins has more than 20 years experience treating patients in DeSoto County. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Mississippi before earning her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Tennessee. While there, Dr. Huggins was honored to be selected for membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, as well as the Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society.
Dr. Huggins is a lifelong DeSoto Countian, graduating from Southaven High School. Following dental school, she practiced for two years in Memphis, Tennessee, before coming back home to Southaven to treat patients.
In order to be more centrally located for all her patients in the county, Dr. Huggins opened her new office in February 2015, on Getwell Road between Goodman Road and Church Road in the Deerchase Office Park near Snowden Grove. Close attention was paid in selecting state-of-the-art dental equipment to help facilitate the highest quality of care, practiced in a gentle and caring manner.
Dr. Huggins loves to help patients with their smiles, whether through a cosmetic or reconstructive service, or through regular preventative services. A high priority is placed on continuing care hygiene recall to help insure healthy mouths for all of her patients. Dental cleanings are recommended every 3, 4, or 6 months, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
Dr. Huggins stays current on continuing education. She has participated in mission trips to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Ecuador through the Christian Medical and Dental Association of the University of Tennessee. She also has served on two mission trips to Peru through her church, DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, where she sings in the adult choir and in the ladies ensemble, One Voice.
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through a cosmetic or restorative service, or through regular preventative services