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Our Staff


Our goal is to serve not only our patients, but our community. We strive to make you feel at home in our office and make you a part of our Southern Roots family.

Dr. Moore and Dr. Lowder met while they attended LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and quickly realized that they had the same passion to serve their communities through dentistry. Out of their friendship and desire to provide quality dental care, Southern Roots Dentistry was born.

Doctors

James Lowder D.D.S

James Lowder D.D.S

Dr. James Lowder was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from C.E. Byrd High School. Dr. Lowder earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Lowder completed dental school at LSU School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Dr. Lowder finds joy in spending time with his wife, Katie, and son, Huck. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association.

Richard

Richard "Reed" Moore D.D.S.

Dr. Richard "Reed" Moore was born and raised in Benton, Louisiana where he graduated from Benton High School. After high school, Reed graduated from Louisiana State University of Shreveport with a degree in Biology and then moved to New Orleans where he attended the LSU School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association. Dr. Moore is married to his high school sweetheart Laura Moore. While not in the office, he likes spending time on the lake or in the woods enjoying Louisiana outdoor sports.

Carlee Gilley D.D.S.

Carlee Gilley D.D.S.

Dr. Carlee Gilley and her husband Jamie and son Nash currently reside in Benton, Louisiana. She graduated from Benton High School and then obtained a bachelors in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University. After graduation, she attended Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Staff

Abby Howell

Abby Howell

Practice Management

Brittany Elliott

Brittany Elliott

New Patient Coordinator

Cindi Merolla

Cindi Merolla

Accounts Recievable

Randi Clark

Randi Clark

Dental Hygienist

Kimmie Dorrell

Kimmie Dorrell

Dental Hygienist

Brittany Nealy

Brittany Nealy

Dental Assistant

Chelsea Shrell

Chelsea Shrell

Dental Assistant