Dental Staff

Dentist in Cordova, TN

All our professionals at DentalCares maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

William M. Smith, D.D.S.

Dentist in Cordova, TN


Dr. William Smith

Dr. William M. Smith, the principal of DentalCares, has devoted his entire professional life to helping people attain their desired dental health. By combining his meticulous professional standards with a very patient and personal rapport, Dr. Smith has come to be appreciated for his caring manner and gentle touch.

Dr. Smith has logged in hundreds of hours in actual prosthetics treatment and cosmetic cases and has devoted the bulk of his continuing dental education to prosthetics and implants. He has trained with some of the most prominent doctors in those areas of dentistry and was awarded numerous certificates in the field of dental implantology as well as cosmetic dentistry.

Lastly, Dr. Smith has held positions on the faculty at the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry in the Department of General Dentistry, Division of Prosthodontics and the Division of Restorative Dentistry. This association with the University of Tennessee, his continuing education, and the contact with faculty members allows him to remain at the forefront of the dental profession. Dr. Smith enjoys sailing his boat and singing in Church Choir. 

G. Scott Ross, D.D.S.

Dentist in Cordova, TN


Dr. G. Scott Ross
Dr. G. Scott Ross hails from the midwest, born in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Ross has also lived in Texas and Nebraska. He came to Memphis in 1965 and finished school at Central High School. Dr. Ross obtained his B.S from what was then known as Memphis State University and his D.D.S from the University of Tennessee

Following graduation, he served in the United States Navy in Yuma AZ and later returned to Memphis to pursue dentistry in private practice.

Dr. Ross brings with him many years of experience in all area of dentistry and patient care. He also holds a membership with the Memphis Dental Legion and a fellowship with Pankey Dental Institute.

His personal interests are in the arts with extensive experience in performance arts; opera, symphony, theatre, ballet, and piano.

Steven D. Hennessy, D.D.S.

Dentist in Cordova, TN


Dr. Steven HennessyDr. Steven D. Hennessy has devoted over twenty years of his life to compassionately helping people maintain their mouths in health, comfort, and function aesthetics. When he graduated from Marquette University with a B.S in Chemistry, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Delta Chi, where he received their Educational  Scholarship and Chapter Illuminarian awards. Dr. Hennessy served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Loyola University School of Dentistry and as an active staff member at Loyola Hospital. He served as the Dental Director for the Berwyn Health Department and orchestrated a fluoride program for all of the public schools. Dr. Hennessy was selected as an “Outstanding Young Man of America” in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community by OYM.

Dr. Hennessy was the President of the Dental Staff Department Chair and a member of the Medical Executive Committee of McNeal Hospital, a 427 bed, fully accredited teaching hospital and owned his own practice before relocating to Memphis.

Dr. Hennessy has flown a mission with the Flying Doctors of America and served as an elder at church. He enjoys bible studies, speaks conversational French, likes to prepare food, ride bicycles, jog, read, and learn.