Meet the Doctors

Meet Dr. William Roe

Meet the DoctorsDr. Roe graduated from the nationally renowned UAB School of Dentistry in 2002 and continued there with his graduate work in Prosthodontics.

Patient, caring and personable, Dr. Roe is a believer in patient education. He always listens to your opinions and answers your questions, reassuring you with straightforward and informative explanations about treatment options and procedures.

His philosophy of treating each patient as he would his own family is reflected in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our office, as well as in Dr. Roe’s excellent results.


  • 2002 | University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
  • 2005 | Completed 3-year post-graduate program in Prosthodontics, with a focus on implants, UAB
  • 2008 | Joined University General Dentistry
  • 2008 | Started Tuscaloosa Dental Arts (his own dental lab)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Excellence in Research
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society – UAB
  • American College of Prosthodontics Award
  • International College of Dentistry Award
  • Lectures on the Nobel Biocare All-on-4 Procedure

Outside the office

While dentistry is definitely Dr. Roe’s number-one enthusiasm, in his off-time he enjoys hunting, fishing, church and spending time with Ashley, his wife of 15 years, and daughters, Mary Alice, 10 and Sarah Davis, 6.

Meet Dr. Stan Turnipseed

Meet the DoctorsDr. Turnipseed has been a member of the University General Dentistry team for 11 years.  He served a 1-year residency at the VA Medical Center in 2002 before joining UGD in 2003. His primary focus as a doctor is dental restoration with an emphasis on cosmetic applications. His goal is to provide comprehensive oral healthcare for patients of all ages.

Conservative in approach, Dr. Turnipseed prefers his cosmetic work to be subtle and natural-looking. He finds out what the patient wants and then demonstrates the possibilities. His goal is to restore teeth back to their original size and shape. Professionally he enjoys nothing more than giving patients the opportunity to have the beautiful, natural smiles they’ve always wanted.


Dr. Turnipseed attended the University of Alabama on Presidential Scholarship and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1997. He then chose dentistry as his calling and graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2001, receiving the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Endodontics.

Community Activities

Dr. Turnipseed delivers oral hygiene classes with the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa. He’s a deacon at his church, teaches Sunday school and coaches Little League, where three of his children play baseball.

Outside the practice

Father of four, Dr. Turnipseed has been married to Ellen Patton Turnipseed for 17 years. His hobbies include golf, snow skiing, family time at the river cabin and keeping up with Alabama football.

Meet Dr. Tyler Cummins

Dr. Tyler CumminsDr. Cummins is originally from Meadville, Mississippi and received a bachelor of arts and science from the University of Mississippi. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Cummins worked for the Mississippi State Senate during the 2008-2009 legislative sessions. Dr. Cummins then attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and received his doctorate of dental medicine. He then practiced dentistry for four years before joining University General Dentistry in 2017.

He has completed postdoctoral training in dental implants, root canal therapy, bone grafting and orthodontics. Dr. Cummins is also a certified provider of Six Month Smiles®, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®. Dr. Cummins believes in staying current with the latest advancements in modern dentistry and in doing so he has attended continuing education from coast to coast.

Dr. Cummins loves to develop friendships with his patients. He understands that medicine today can be complicated for patients to understand so he educates his patients in a way that makes understanding treatment options much clearer so that his patients can make the best-informed decisions about their care.

Community Involvement

Dr. Cummins has been engaged in delivering oral hygiene lectures to kids at the Children’s Hands-On Museum. He is also involved with the Autism Society of Alabama.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Cummins is a member of the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Academy of General Dentistry, Alabama Dental Association, and the sixth district dental society.

Outside the Office

Dr. Cummins and his wife Jackie, have four 4-legged children – (three dogs) Bruce, Jack, and Chico and one cat, Barbara. He enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family.

Meet Dr. David Nelson

Meet the DoctorsDr. Nelson is a 6th generation Tuscaloosa native. He’s a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where the Pedodontics faculty awarded him an honor for his exemplary work with children.

He joined his father, Dr. Paul Nelson, at University General Dentistry in July 1985. He served as a dentist at the Tuscaloosa County Health Department, between 1985 and 1995 when relief assistance was required.

As a professional, his interests lie in all aspects of general dentistry. He considers himself a “meat and potatoes” dentist, providing basic dentistry to patients of all ages. He’s interested in and committed to developing long term professional relationships so that his patients become his personal friends as well.

Community Involvement

Dr. Nelson has gone on medical dental missions to Honduras, with the First Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, meeting the emergency needs of Hondurans in remote areas with no access to dental care.

Professional Affiliations:

  • United Way chair (Tuscaloosa) for Dentistry
  • Sixth District Dental Society past President
  • The University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association
  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry Executive Council representative
  • Alabama and American Dental Associations
  • The Lister Hill Society
  • The UA Denny Society
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Saint Andrews Society of Birmingham
  • and others.


Personal interests include the Tuscaloosa City Council Historic Preservation Commission, Alabama football, American architecture, Southern decorative arts, almost all types of music, water skiing and worship choir with the First Baptist Church.

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