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About Dr Starr

Dr. Starr is originally from Starkville. He graduated from Starkville High School in 1976, received his B.S. in chemistry from Mississippi State University in 1980, then attended the University of Mississippi Dental School and graduated in 1984.

He returned to Starkville in 1984 and opened a general practice. After two years in general practice, Dr. Starr opted to expand his education at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and specialize in periodontics. He finished his specialty training in June of 1988.

Dr. Starr specializes in dental implants as well as periodontics. Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful dental implants since 1989. Dr. Starr uses the latest technology of laser periodontal therapy to treat gum disease. This procedure is less invasive to the patient. Dr. Starr completed training under Dr. Raymond Yukna for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Starr is a member of various dental and community organizations:

  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists
  • Rotary Club
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Mississippi State University Development Foundation Board
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Golden Triangle Periodontal Center sponsors annual dental Hi-Tech continuing education courses for dentists and hygienists in the area and also sponsors hygiene study club courses. Dr. Starr has been practicing periodontics and dental implants in Columbus and Starkville for 24 years.

He and his wife, Lee Ann, live in Columbus and have two daughters.

John W. Starr, Jr., DMD

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The staff at Golden Triangle Periodontal Center have been highly trained to provide the highest level of care and treatment to each of our patients. We are proud of the continuing education we complete each year, learning the most innovative and advanced ways to treat your gum disease with maximum efficiency and skill. Our staff is excited to welcome you to our office and look forward to getting to know you!