Dr. Jonathan A. Woolfolk graduated from Senatobia High School in 2001. He enjoyed playing JUCO soccer for Northwest Community College and Itawamba Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University in 2003. Dr. Woolfolk has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from MSU and completed one year of graduate studies in chemistry prior to being accepted to dental school in 2007.
Dr. Woolfolk completed his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in May 2011. Dr. Woolfolk has been married to Elizabeth Herring Woolfolk for nearly eight years. They are very excited to return to the hometown of their alma mater to begin a new career and to pursue new friendships together. They have 2 beautiful children, John Parker, 4 years old, and Natalie, 2 years old.
Away from the office, Dr. Woolfolk enjoys exercising, reading, watersports and traveling. They are active members of First Baptist Church, Starkville. Dr. Woolfolk’s training in the field of chemistry proves to be very useful as he practices dentistry. Dental materials are very complex and ever-changing. Dental materials include ceramics, polymers and hybrid materials. Physical properties that are of concern to dentists are solubility, fracture toughness and color stability. Manufacturers of dental materials will market the ‘latest and greatest’ materials to all dentists, and they frequently include data from peer reviewed research studies to motivate the clinician to use their new product. It is not wise to trust the manufactures’ claims blindly.
Dr. Woolfolk’s background in chemistry enables him to evaluate the research in order to know if the new product is best for his patients. Dr. Woolfolk is one who embraces new dental materials and emerging dental-related technologies. He is proud to be a part of a modern general dental practice which is engaged in implant dentistry, orthodontics, and hard and soft tissue grafting. He enjoys using the practice’s technology, including the CAD/CAM machine, which allows the dentist to design and mill a crown out of a solid block of porcelain for same-day or next-day delivery. Dr. Woolfolk enjoys meeting new patients, building rapport with these patients, and helping them to address their immediate and long-term dental concerns.