Meet Our Dental Team

Dr. John M. Jackson Jr. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Dr. John M. Jackson, Jr., D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Dr. Jackson has been a practicing general dentist in LaGrange since 1986 after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the Western District Dental Society. Dr. Jackson has earned the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry award and completed the advanced dental studies continuum at the renowned L.D. Pankey Institute. He has served as president of The Society for the Preservation of Oral Heath (a national dental study club) and the West Georgia Dental Study Club. Dr. Jackson has been named one of America’s Best Dentists by the National Consumer Advisory Committee for the past three years.

He is very involved in the community where he has served as a Trustee of LaGrange College. He also is the past chairman of the Board of West Georgia Health Foundation. As an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he is an adult Sunday school teacher. Dr. Jackson enjoys sports, hunting and fishing.

Dr. John Morgan Jackson, III, D.M.D. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Dr. John Morgan Jackson, III, D.M.D.

Dr. Jackson, III graduated from Auburn University in 2013 and joined our practice after earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Augusta University Dental College of Georgia in 2017. There he graduated in the top 10 of his class and earned the Excellence in Prosthodontics award given by the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Western District Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Jackson, III is an active member of Lagrange First United Methodist Church. He enjoys sports, fishing, and playing guitar.

Robin Ellis | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Robin Ellis

Robin has been our business office manager since 2000. She graduated from LaGrange High School and then Carroll Technical College. She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Amber and Caleb. Robin enjoys reading, gardening and participating in New Community Church Women’s Ministry and small group activities. Robin is our resident dental insurance guru. If you have any questions concerning your insurance, she can help.

Cindy Jackson | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Cindy Jackson

Cindy, Dr. Jackson’s wife, loves gardening, reading, cheese making, and as a result of raising two sons, she is an avid sports fan. Who would have thought it? Cindy is very active in church activities at First United Methodist. Her welcoming smile can put even the most nervous dental patient at ease.

Tina Knight | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Tina Knight

Tina is one of our dental assistants. She and Dr. Jackson have been working together since 1988. We know, she looks much younger. Tina considers the rest of the staff and our patients as her extended family. She has earned the Expanded Duties Certificate from the Georgia Board of Dentistry in 1991. She and her husband, Dennis, have one son, Gunnar. Tina is an animal lover and she trains dogs (and their owners). She worships at Bible Baptist Church where she is very active singing in the choir and participating in the women’s Bible study and ministries. Dennis and Tina enjoy traveling.

Karen Armstrong, R.D.H. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Karen Armstrong, R.D.H.

Karen grew up in our practice as a patient prior to joining our staff as a dental assistant for 5 years. She received her dental hygiene degree from Columbus Technical College in 2005. Karen rejoined our staff as a full time dental hygienist in 2006. She and her husband, Jason, are raising their two little girls on the farm. She loves to cook and enjoys sharing recipes with the rest of the staff and anyone else that has a good recipe. Karen is very active in her church where she sings in the choir and is involved with the youth program.

Cassandra Blackburn, R.D.H. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Cassandra Blackburn, R.D.H.

Cassandra is one of our dental hygienists. She was a dental assistant for three years before obtaining her dental hygiene degree from Columbus Technical College in 1998 and rejoined our practice in 2005. She and her husband, Cole, stay busy raising children from elementary school to college. Cassandra spends a lot of time at the ball fields. She loves walking, reading, Zumba, traveling and chocolate.

Crystal Denkler, R.D.H. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Crystal Denkler, R.D.H.

Crystal joined our practice in 2017. She was originally a dental assistant in Oxford, Alabama for three years. Crystal graduated Fortis College with an Associate's Degree of Science in 2015 and worked in Atlanta the two years prior to joining our team. Crystal and her husband, Kyle, love spending their weekends with their son and German shepherd. When Crystal is not working, she enjoys being outdoors, going to church, and being with family and friends.

Skyla Duke, C.D.A. | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Skyla Duke, C.D.A.

Skyla has recently joined our team after completing the Dental Assisting program at Columbus Technical College, where she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant with her Expanded Duties Certification. She is Originally from Macon, Georgia and recently moved to Columbus, Georgia after serving over 6 years in the United States Air Force. She Currently resides in Columbus with her daughter. She Enjoys the outdoors, new adventures, cooking and staying active in the gym.

Skyla is very excited about her new career in Dentistry.

Stefanie Whaley | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Stefanie Whaley

Stefanie grew up in our practice and joined our office in 2014 as a dental/business office assistant. She does it all. She has been a strong military wife for her Army husband and two active children. She enjoys spending time with her family and being an active member in her church.

Emily Roberts | Dentist | LaGrange, GA

Emily Roberts

Emily joined our team in August 2016 as a business office assistant. She is a LaGrange native and attended West Georgia Technical College for Nursing. Following school, Emily has spent most of her career working as a staffing specialist in the car manufacturing industry. She married her high school sweetheart, Jon, in 2010 and have two children, Ruby and Ryan. She is a devoted wife and mother, especially to her son Ryan who is a special guy with special needs.