General Dental Care

We service all of your dental needs!

Cosmetic Dentistry

We provide affordable cosmetic dental services to all.

Great Service

Exceptional dental care to transform any smile!

Meet Our Dentists

Lake Garner, DMD

Margaret Nichols, DMD

Burke Ellzey, DMD

Lake Garner, DMD

Dr. Lake Garner has had experience as a local dentist since 1996. He is a lifelong area resident and has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years. They have three children and he is very active in community and local charities, including the Pink Ribbon Fund and Hub City Humane Society.

Dr. Garner attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, graduating in 1996. Before dental school, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association.

Margaret Nichols, DMD

Dr. Margaret Nichols attended The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and has practiced general dentistry since 2010.

Prior to dental school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Biological Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Nichols is an active member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Lifeline Network, Mississippi Calligraphy Guild, and First Baptist Church, among other organizations.
Originally from Hattiesburg, Dr. Nichols and her husband, Jonathan Nichols, are both members of the dental profession and have been married since 2010.

Burke Ellzey, DMD

Dr. Burke Ellzey is a practicing general dentist in his hometown of Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Accounting.

After college, he graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry where he earned his doctorate in dental medicine. Dr. Burke is an active member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Burke enjoys golfing and spending time with family. He is also a supporter of Southern Miss athletics. Go Eagles!

Our Advantages

Most Insurances Accepted

Our clinic can easily accept patients with many different types of insurance. Ask us for details!

Use of Innovative

All procedures are furnished with state of the art equipment and maintained at the highest standards.

High Success Rates
for Treatments Performed

Our treatments are performed by skilled dentists based on today’s standards of care, which promotes the best treatment outcomes.

Years of Dental Experience

With many years of dental experience, we are experts in all facets of dentistry. You will receive the best care available.

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Our Happy Clients

Google Rating
Dr. Garner and his staff are very compassionate and make you feel comfortable!
Samantha McEachern
20:55 28 May 20
I have used Dr. Garner for nearly 15 years! I drive a little distance and pass all my local dentists to use Garner Nichols. They always make my family and I feel so comfortable that we actually look forward to coming if you can believe it! Currently, they are using extreme professionalism in handling the COVID-19 protocol and I couldn't have been more pleased! Thank you, Dr. Garner. It's always a pleasure!
Yolanda Agoglia
15:22 15 May 20
I brought my daughter there and we loved it! Great place for children as well as adults. Very nice staff!!
Georgia perrin
20:04 13 Mar 20
I love Dr.Garner and his staff. Everyone is always very nice and professional.I would definitely recommend this office to everyone!
audrey wilson
19:59 13 Mar 20
Abby did a spectacular job cleaning my teeth. It was a painless experience. She and the Dentist were very friendly and explained in detail what my previous dentist didn't. I wondered if all the positive reviews on Google were fake, but I can assure you they are legit.
Craig Hodges
18:39 28 Jan 20
I have always been scared of any dental procedures. But Dr. Garner and his staff make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They are very professional and explain what needs to be done. They have given me my smile back and so much more!
Paradigm Distribution
14:49 06 Jan 20
Great dentist! Dr. Lake Garner has always taken care of my family. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
Misty Adcock
17:41 03 Jan 20
Dr. Garner and his staff have always gone above and beyond when I am at their office. I have been a patient for over 20 years and he treats me like a family member. He had to meet me at the office after hours when I had a problem and he never blinked an eye to come when I called. Top notch service as always.
Chris Hester
15:08 27 Dec 19
I have been a patient of Dr. Gardner’s since I was young and have always had a great experience. Dr. Gardner and his staff always make me feel comfortable!
Reid Robertson
14:46 27 Dec 19
I have horrible anxiety when it comes to dentists, but Dr. Garner and his staff make me feel super comfortable and always take the best care of my teeth! He’s very gentle and patient. Everyone here is very nice and I feel like I’m offered the best treatment options with affordable payment. I definitely won’t be switching dentists. I look forward to my appointments here!
Alexus Flynt
15:26 27 Nov 19
Dr Garner and his staff made me feel actually comfortable about going to the dentist. I’ve had to have 2 crowns recently and they worked with me on appointment time and everything fit perfectly. All Smiles for me!
Coffee News Pine Belt
15:12 17 Oct 19
Dr. Garner is a great dentist! Check out his show "The Tooth Hurts."
sarah graves
13:47 17 Oct 19
The most professional dental care with a personal touch! The BEST!
Chip Grenn
12:53 17 Oct 19
Doctor Garner is great with my kids! His employees are always friendly, makes going to the dentist a better experience!
Vanessa Butts
12:15 17 Oct 19
I've been going to Dr Garner for many years now and always look forward to the next visit. He has a great personality and is an amazing dentist. He and his team are so fast that you are in and out in no time.
Ti Garner
03:11 01 Oct 19
Friendly staff and great Dentists! Highly recommend!
Joel Edwards
16:05 28 Aug 19
Great group of people love the staff an the Doctors also !! Always friendly an gets us in right away !when needed !
Beau Barron
15:18 28 Aug 19
He’s been my dentist for over 20 years. There’s no one else like him; he does fast, excellent work. All of the employees at each clinic are very kind too.
18:41 02 Jun 19
Great team with 2 high-quality doctors
Blake Dunaway
18:46 31 May 19
Garner Dental is the best dental office I've ever been too Super friendly staff and Dr.Garner does EXCELLENT work, very caring and such an amazing dentist!!!
16:42 22 Mar 19
Best Dentist In Hattiesburg. Wonderful staff and Dr Garner is by far the best dentist I ever had.
Santana Loper
16:49 18 Feb 19
I almost don't want to write a review, because I want to keep this GEM of a dentist office all to myself. Both Garner and Nichols are amazing! On a side note: Dr. Nichols is an amazing artist, and her work adorns the walls! 🙂
K. Ellis
19:11 06 Dec 18
Garner and Nichols Dental is a great place to take your family. The staff are very friendly. Dr. Nichols was very kind and understanding.
Gail Sledge
18:15 04 Dec 18
We have been using Garner Nichols for about a year now and absolutely love them!! The most kind and caring staff in Hattiesburg! 100% recommended!!
Brandi Taylor
20:17 19 Nov 18
I was suffering with undiagnosed periodontal disease. Was so embarrassed that my breathe was horrible I went to other dentist asking for help. Only left feeling disappointed and hopeless. Dr. Nichols knew immediately how to help me and resolve my issue. I'm so very thankful. Misty scaled my teeth, immediately I now longer tasted blood from my gums. She took her time and provided excellent care. My breathe smells great!My gums no longer bleed when I brush, or floss my teeth. I recommend you bring your whole family there for dental care...I am.My gums and teeth can't thank them enough!!
Cheryl Spencer
02:34 17 Nov 18
Best dental clinic in the burg. The whole staff is very sweet and helpful. Thanks to Cissy for recommending this office and taking such great care of me.
Lisa Mcgaugh
00:21 11 Nov 18
Hands down the best dentist office I’ve ever been to! From the moment I walked through the door it was welcoming, from the friendly staff and stylish interior, this place is sure to exceed your highest expectations!
Clayton Boler
14:45 25 Oct 18
Always a great experience. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a great dental clinic!
lori Foxworth
15:58 11 Oct 18
Dr. Nichols did a wonderful job! The whole staff were kind and considerate and I’m so happy I chose Garner Nichols Dental!
Lindsey Bussolati
15:33 11 Oct 18
We love Garner & Nichols Dental!! They take the time to explain things to the patient or mom of patient. My youngest had a bad experience at another dental clinic I called Garner & Nichols Dental office they got us right in made him feel important. They took their time with him. Cissy was great!! She talked to him and held his hand the whole time. Cissy always has to be in his room from then on or if she can't be in there she always stops by and sees him.
Shauna Gamble
13:30 10 Oct 18
Cissy always takes great care of me and my procedure was so quick!!! I will never go anywhere else! I strongly recommend Garner and Nichols dental!!
shainah chabert
12:35 10 Oct 18
I would like to say thanks to Dr. Nichols and Cissy for taking good care of me . They both treated me like family and was very gentle during my experience at the dentist appt I had there today.
Ryan McMurphy
00:52 09 Oct 18
Had an appointment with Cissy today and she took great care of me! It was a great experience to say the least if there is any such thing as great about going to the dentist! Highly recommend Garner Nichols Dental!!!
Jeb Clearman
00:40 09 Oct 18
They were great about working me in around my school schedule. Very nice and affordable, Thank you for your services. LittleB
Mikeria Pollock
13:42 08 Oct 18
Office staff was amazing! They made me feel very welcome and right at home.
Misty Prine
18:44 03 Oct 18
Wonderful dental office would recommend to anyone. Doctors and staff is amazing!!
16:26 03 Oct 18
What a great staff and great experience. I was nervous but Dr. Nichols put me at ease. Thank you so much!
Carol Helms
15:53 03 Oct 18
Wonderful office! They explained everything about the treatment and payment before getting started so there was no surprises. Doctor was quick and very gentle.
tyler johnson
15:05 03 Oct 18
Doctors are great and really care about their patients. Staff is pretty awesome too!!
wendy heath
14:45 03 Oct 18
Best Dental Office by far in Hattiesburg. Dr. Garner, Dr. Nichols and staff are so professional and help you anyway they can.
Amanda Price
14:33 03 Oct 18
Dr. Garner was great! Love the staff as well!
mary williams
14:16 03 Oct 18
My family and I have been using Garner Nichols Dental for years and I cannot give one single complaint. They’re superb in every aspect.
matthew pippin
17:12 14 Aug 18
I recently moved from my long time dentist to Dr. Nichols for convenience to my work and home. I have been entirely pleased with the service provided. She, and the Garner Nichols staff, have been great to work with and I highly recommend their team to anyone looking for a new dentist.
Julie Russum
02:27 14 Jun 18
i have had some bad dental visits before, but Dr. Garner was wonderful. He did a job on my teeth. I highly recommend him to everyone. The staff are great too.
Shari Berry
21:39 13 Jun 18
It’s vital when you experience great team work, sensitivity to their patients & quality dental work. I experienced all that & above! It was my first time & I really loved the atmosphere & environment. As result I am changing where I get my dental services. It was just a great experience!
Victoria Peters
15:29 15 May 18
Great Dentist, great staff, especially Cissy Burns! Great experience all around! Would recommend Dr. Garner to anyone!
Cathy Smith
15:46 09 Mar 18
Great dental clinic and great staff. Would highly recommend.
John Mark Yawn
15:20 13 Feb 18
Great clinic, great staff! The clinic is both beautiful and clean. Both Dr. Garner and Dr. Nichols offer quality, and comfortable care.
Sharley Hamm
18:26 12 Feb 18
The staff is very professional and SO nice!! The place is so clean and has a wonderful and comfortable atmosphere. Definitely will be returning!
Raygan Brossette
18:26 07 Dec 17
Was very please with how well my daughter was cared for . The staff are all welcoming and friendly . Great clean environment . Very impressed with garner and Nichols of Hattiesburg
Kerry Donovan
14:43 28 Sep 17
Our family had used Garner Nichols Dental group many years ago (I think it was just called Garner Dental back then) and we really liked them but since my husband was in the military and we had moved around several times, we had to go to other dentist offices! And now that we are back in town, we are definitely going to go back to Garner Nichols Dental to get that professional looking smile we all want!!
tess chalk
10:51 18 Sep 17
Dr. Garner and the staff are wonderful. I love his spirit. The staff is so friendly and very helpful. Dr. Gardner did an amazing job in pulling my son's tooth.
sherry lindsey
15:06 11 Sep 17
The team at Garner Nichols definitely make going to the dentist so much less stressful!
Amy Parker
20:29 08 Sep 17
My 11 year old son goes here and we love them . Everyone is so kind
Bree Henderson
12:28 06 Sep 17
Great dentist office. Friendly staff as well.
Savannah Gavin
12:00 06 Sep 17
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Garner 20 years. We love this group! They are amazing. If your looking for a new dentist your looking at the right place. The Lotts
Ginger Lott
21:46 05 Sep 17
The staff here is wonderful. Expect to be called back shortly after or right on time for your scheduled visit. Dr. Nichols and Brittney are such a wonderful team to have performing your treatment, and they are so kind. The visits are not long at all, which is definitely a plus. Although you're not there for long, you dont feel rushed. I actually look forward to coming for a bit of relaxation. Everyone is so helpful and works together to make sure you have a pleasant visit time after time. I can't recommend another clinic as highly as I do this one.
Jessica Coleman
01:07 16 Dec 16
Great place, I needed a tooth pulled and they worked me in that day and the dentist removed my painful tooth surgically in minutes, and he was very good and they were affordable, thanks again for your services
James G
02:58 31 Jan 16
the staff here are amazing! Very glad I found this dentist! Would recommend to anyone who is in need of a dentist.
Tracey Walters
18:11 15 Dec 15
Dr. Garner would be fun to watch through the day regardless. However, Dr. Garner and his entire staff are professional and proficient. I always appreciate a clean, safe, and pleasant environment, especially where any aspect of healthcare is concerned! One specific thing, no one likes surprises, especially when it comes to BILLS! Dr. Garner's team has, from my first visit there, made sure I had the information I needed to make informed conscientious decisions about my (and my child's) dental health. This means before a procedure is done, I know what it will cost, what my insurance can be expected to pay, and what options I have for treatment and payments, if necessary. This means a lot to me, as well as the friendly atmosphere. They are always happy to see me! Thanks guys!!!
Jonas Bull
19:07 11 Aug 15
Great quality service! The staff at Garner dental treat each patient with the highest level of professionalism. I would recommend this business to anyone looking for a dental provider.
Chelsea Wright
22:52 10 Aug 15

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