Dr. Billy Hall has been practicing dentistry for 34 years. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he began his career as a family dentist in a small rural town in West Tennessee. After15 years in the private sector, Dr. Hall shifted his practice and began working for The Church Health Center, a non-profit organization in Memphis focused on providing dental care to the working uninsured population. In 2009, he partnered with Just Kids Dental to fill a void in the dentistry world by providing quality dental care to low income children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Today, Dr. Hall is the dental director of Just Kids’ three Louisiana locations and is the visiting dentist for Just Kids Dental’s first Alabama location.
Tell us about your family:
I am married to my wife, Dianne, of 34 years and still very much adore her.
I have three children: Chelsy, daughter, married to Michael and have one child George living in Brooklyn, NY; Dillon, son, organic/sustainable former on the big island Hawaii; Abby, daughter, receptionist/scheduler for Pediatric Medical group in Denver, CO.
Why did you go into dentistry?
Not really sure of the why — I just know that I felt “called” to be a dentist since my junior year in high school. I followed that calling throughout college, dental school and so far 34 years of practice!
What drew you to Just Kids Dental?
It presented itself as an opportunity to offer superior quality dentistry in a caring and compassionate environment for all kids, regardless of race, religion, background or financial concerns.
If you could only give one piece of dental advice to someone, what would that be?
Brush! Brush! Brush!
What do you feel has been the biggest impact you’ve had working in pediatric dentistry?
A chance to improve a kid’s oral health, giving them a better overall healthy body, allowing them a better “shot at life”. The better a kid feels, the prettier his/her smile, the more confidence they will exude and the more they are able to accomplish!
What is your favorite song?
The Piano Man — Billy Joel
When you retire from dentistry, what do you hope your patients and staff remember about you?
That he was a good man who enjoyed what he did – – He was good at what he did, made me comfortable while he did it and had fun while doing it !!!