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 his wife Tracie and their family of four.


Meet Dr. Stan Turnipseed

Dr. Turnipseed has been a member of the University General Dentistry team for 20 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 is the past Chairman of Deacons at First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa. He is a participant in the Love, Inc Homeless Connect program, providing free dental care to those in need in Tuscaloosa County. He led the International Missions Team from University Dental Group to provide dental care to the students and faculty at The House of Hope School for orphaned and abandoned Children in Mbarara, Uganda. Dr. Turnipseed is also the past President of the Sixth District of the Alabama Dental Association.

Outside the practice

Father of four, Dr. Turnipseed has been married to his wife Ellen for 26 years. His daughter Chandler is a senior at the University of Alabama. His sons Patton (18), Mills (16), and Stanton (14) attend Tuscaloosa Academy, where they are active in football, soccer, and baseball.

His hobbies include golf, snow skiing, and water skiing, and he is an avid supporter of Alabama football and basketball.


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 values a team approach to the patient's dental care, including specialist referrals, providing basic dentistry to individuals of all ages. He is 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 two 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
  • Tuscaloosa Arts Council / Bama Theatre Board Member
  • Sixth District Dental Society past President
  • The University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association Past Representative
  • Alabama and American Dental Associations
  • The UA Denny Society
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Saint Andrews Society of Birmingham
  • The Cahaba Foundation

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


Meet Dr. Kristin Reed

As the daughter of a dentist and dental hygienist, Dr. Reed has had the unique opportunity to be part of dentistry her entire life. She understands that many people are fearful of the dentist and may have even had a previous bad experience. Dr. Reed strives to alleviate those fears by getting to know each patient in a relaxing and fun environment while providing the excellent care her patients deserve.

For her undergraduate education she attended Maryville College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Upon completion of her senior thesis at Maryville College, her research was published in the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry. She then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with honors. Following graduation, Dr. Reed completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Before joining University General Dentistry in 2017, she practiced as an associate dentist for eight years in a group practice in Columbia, SC.

Outside the Office

Dr. Reed and her husband Paul 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 her spare time, Dr. Reed enjoys traveling, reading, chasing her rescue dachshunds, and helping lead the Tuscaloosa International Connect Furniture Giveaway which provides new international students with furniture and household items.

Dr. Reed is honored to serve the Tuscaloosa community as a member of the United Way of West Alabama Campaign Cabinet and as a board member with Tuscaloosa International Friends, and the Good Samaritan Clinic.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Sixth District Dental Society
  • Spear Study Club

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