Meet Dr. Chris Cathey
Being a family dentist is a dream come true for me. I love and enjoy practicing dentistry as well as interacting with my patients. My desire is that everyone that comes through our doors, patient or not, feels extremely welcomed.
I am a confident, fun, and loving person that simply loves what I do. I thoroughly enjoy the immediate gratification of helping to relieve someone of pain or building their confidence by improving their smile. Dentistry is indeed a service, and it is very rewarding to know that I play a part in improving not just someone’s smile, but their overall quality of life as well.
Education and Continuing Education
Before going to dental school, I received my Bachelors of Science in Biology from Jackson State University. After graduating, I entered dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). After dental school, I received additional training from New York University College of Dentistry’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. During my residency, I was trained in CAD/CAM, implant restorations, treating medically complexed patients, as well as a variety of advanced procedures and treatment options for dental patients.
As a general dentist, I am devoted to lifelong learning and education in dentistry. I am currently taking continuing education courses to stay current on the latest technological advances in dentistry and also to continue to enhance my clinical skills to ensure I am providing exceptional care to my patients.
Outside the Office
My wife Arlinda and I live in Hernando. We enjoy traveling, listening to music, and attending football games at my alma mater Jackson State University (go Tigers!).
Some of my favorite ways to contribute to the community outside of the office are mentoring youth, being active in my local church and Optimist Club, and as a part of the Health Sciences Advisory Committee at North Panola Career and Technology Center.