Whitley Wills, DDS
After studying biology at Ole Miss, Dr. J. Whitley Wills graduated from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1989. Since graduating, Dr. Wills has continued his education through the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute in Florida, taking courses on cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry to ensure that his patients receive the most up-to-date dental care possible.
A member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Memphis Dental Society, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association, dentistry is Dr. Wills’ passion. He also teaches at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in the Endo-Operative Dentistry department. Dr. Wills is the 2011 president of the Memphis Dental Study Club and he’s a past dental director of the St. Ignatius Haiti Medical Missions. He believes in helping people get the smile they’ve always wanted and he enjoys getting to know his patients.
Dr. Wills is married and the father of two college-age sons.
Contact us today so J. Whitley Wills, DDS can begin helping you build a brighter smile future. Located in Memphis, Dr. Wills wants to spread more beautiful smiles to patients in East Memphis, Southaven, Collierville, Hernando, and Marion. Entrust your dental care to a dentist who’s been serving patients for over two decades.
Meet Our Team
Here at Dr. J. Whitley Wills, we are very proud to feature a caring and hardworking dental team. These amazing individuals assist our dentist, Dr. J. Whitley Wills, with every procedure and ensure your experience with us is comfortable and enjoyable.
Tameka Smith, BA – Registered and Certified Dental Assistant
Since 2000, Tameka has been assisting Dr. J. Whitley Wills and bringing beautiful smiles to our patients. Tameka enjoys working with a team who is dedicated to spending quality time with the patients to ensure that their dental needs are met. By providing personalized information and education to each patient, Tameka helps provide exceptional dental experiences.
Tameka received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Memphis. Married with two children, Tameka’s hobbies include spending time with her family and cooking.
Jackie has been married to her husband Wally for 17 years and they have two sons: Quinn and Barrett. Her spare time is spent running, cooking, traveling, doing yoga, and watching her sons play lacrosse.
Cindi Darnell, RDH, BSWelcoming our newest team member on Tuesdays Cindi has been a dental hygienist for 23+ years. Cindi is a 1993 graduate of The University of Tennessee’s Dental Hygiene Dental School and is also certified in the administration of nitrous oxide. Cindi takes great pride in providing the best care possible to her patients and regularly attends various continuning education courses in order to stay current in the latest technology and trends in dentistry. Cindi has called Memphis home since she was 12 years old. She is married to her high school sweetheart, David, and they are the proud parents of two children, Paige and Wes. In her spare time, Cindi enjoys cooking, entertaining, watching football, amd shopping. She loves spending time at Pickwick or better yet, the beach!
Collene moved from her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana in 2009 with her husband of 25 years and her son. She now calls Southaven, MS home along with our office.
Collene enjoys Cajun cooking, Saints football, music & spending time with her family and yellow lab Dixie. She also loves visiting family & friends on her old stomping grounds in Louisiana. “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler” Let The Good Times Roll!