Meet the Doctors
Meet Dr. William Roe
Dr. 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
Dr. 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.
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. David Nelson
Dr. 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.
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.
- 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.
Meet Dr. Kristin Reed
I am overjoyed to join the team at University General Dentistry! As the daughter of a dentist and dental hygienist, I have had the unique opportunity to be part of dentistry my entire life. I understand that many people are fearful of the dentist and may have even had a previous bad experience. I strive to alleviate those fears by getting to know each patient in a relaxing and fun environment while providing the excellent care my patients deserve.
For my undergraduate education, I attended Maryville College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Upon completion of my senior thesis at Maryville College, my research was published in the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry. I then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with honors. Following graduation, I completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Before joining University General Dentistry in 2017, I practiced as an associate dentist for eight years in a group practice in Columbia, SC.
Outside the Office
My husband, Paul, and I were thrilled to join the Tuscaloosa community in 2017 when he became an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Alabama. In my spare time, I enjoy running, traveling, chasing our miniature dachshund, Jackson, and spending time with international college students in our church and with the Tuscaloosa International Friends program.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Sixth District Dental Society
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