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Skilled in all restorative aspects of Dentistry, Dr. Almon received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Ole Miss before moving to Jackson to attend the University of Mississippi's School of Dentistry. Upon graduating with her D.M.D. degree in 2008, she briefly lived and worked as a Dentist in Pascagoula before deciding to return to the Jackson area. Dr. Almon worked as a full-time Dentist in Canton from the time she returned to Jackson in January 2009 until she joined Turnage Family Dentistry in September of 2014.
Originally from the Mississippi Delta, Dr. Almon enjoys spending time with her family, specially her niece, and loves being outdoors.
Turnage Family Dentistry is owned and operated by Dr. April Anders Turnage. Dr. Turnage has strong family roots in the Clinton, Raymond, and Learned area. She attended Central Hinds Academy in Raymond, MS from the third to the twelfth grades and received her undergraduate education from Mississippi College. Dr. Turnage earned her Dental degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center after which she completed an additional year of residency in Advanced General Dentistry.
Dr. April Turnage and her husband, Mike, currently reside in Learned and have three beautiful little girls. Dr. Turnage has a love for the Dental profession and prides herself in treating her patients like family.
Doctor April Turnage's research publication involvements include, "Comparative Gender Effects of Experimental Periodontitis on Proinflammatory Cytokines in the Rat" (2006-2007) and "Paddlefish and Sturgeon Entertainment by Dredges: Swimming Performance as an Indicator of Risk" (2004-2005). Other publications written by Dr. Turnage include "Is Something in the Water?" (Impressions, 2008), "Tomorrow's Dental Office Today - Bridging the Gap from Access to Care" (ERDC TN DOER-E22, 2007), "D4 Destinations" (Impressions, 2006), "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Comes to Mississippi" (Impressions, 2006), and "New Faculty at UMC" (Impressions, 2005).
Among many awards that Dr. April Turnage has been presented with, a few are listed below:
2007-2008 Academy of Dentists for Persons with Disabilities Award of Excellence
2007-2008 Quintessence Publishing Company Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics
2007-2008 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Award
2004-2007 Dean's Honor List - University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
2001-2003 President's Scholar - Mississippi College
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