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John C. Williams, D.D.S., M.S.

Jennifer W. McCarter, D.M.D.

206 Murray Guard Drive

Jackson, Tennessee 38305


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Hours and Policies


We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that children with extensive dental work or preschool children are better to be seen early in the morning when they are fresher and can have a more positive experience.


We are available by phone Monday-Thursday, If you have an emergency, please call our office at 731.664.0080 and listen to our message. Dr. Williams, Dr. McCarter or a team member will return your call.


We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.  We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an  appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our families.


We accept most insurance. We accept Medicaid/TNCare only with referrals from General Dentists. Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts.  Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill your insurance.


Our mission is to provide affordable,

top-quality treatment.


We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs such as Medicaid, Visa, MasterCard, and CareCredit. We thoroughly explain your options, so that we can accommodate your financial situation.


Our courteous team is always available for questions at 731.664.0080.

Our Team


Our primary asset is our talented

and friendly staff.


Your child’s appointment will be

comfortable and enjoyable because of the extensive training our team has received and the relaxed environment that we help create.


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First Visit

Our first visit is as easy as

a day at the beach!


Getting to know Dr. Williams, Dr. McCarter and their team will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history, and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff. Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.

  • What should I bring to my first visit?

    On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance card and our office forms  already completed. Login to our patient portal to fill them out.


    Your insurance determines your deductible. Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due that day.

  • Do you accept insurance?

    We participate in Medicaid and will bill all other insurance programs. We will do our best to let you know the amount of your co-pay ahead of time.

  • What can I expect to pay for my child’s visit?

    We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance with parents prior to the first visit in our office.  Our receptionists will discuss this with you, and answer any questions you may have prior to making your first appointment.


    Your insurance may cover a portion of our services. We accept all major credit cards as well as Care Credit.

  • My child has special healthcare needs.

    Can you help us?

    The extra years of training that pediatric dentists complete includes training in the care of children and adults with special needs. In addition, pediatric dental offices are designed to be accessible for special needs patients.

  • We have several children and scheduling is important to us. Do you run on time, and will you see all my children at once?

    Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff.  We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times.

  • How can I schedule a visit with Dr. Williams & Dr. McCarter?

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Williams and Dr. McCarter are a pediatric dentists, they specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special healthcare needs.


Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?


A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education.


We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their ”cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Our Services:

Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction:

This includes proper brushing, flossing and eating habits, ideal fluoride levels and the use of pit and fissure sealants. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.


Restorative Dentistry:

This includes children’s fillings, crowns and prosthesis, including treatment of the often devastating nursing bottle decay.  Our doctors are committed to discussing all options before these procedures and answering all questions you may have.  Always working for the goal of a healthy smile is their priority.


Growth and Development & Braces:

As pediatric dental specialists, Dr. Williams and Dr. McCarter are experts on the growth and development of children’s dentition, jaws and craniofacial structures. Our doctors’ young smile evaluation may provide your child with a more positive experience should they need orthodontic treatment.

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Dr. John C. Williams



Dr. Williams is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with over 27 years of experience.  He is from Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School.  He attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville for his undergraduate degree.  He graduated from The UT College of Dentistry in Memphis in 1986.  He completed a General Practice Residency at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville in 1987.  He later returned to The UT College of Dentistry where he received his Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry degree in 1991.  He began practicing with Dr. Duncan McInnis at West Tennessee Pediatric Dental Group after graduation.


Dr. Williams has been active in The American Dental Association and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry throughout his career.  He has served on committees at the local and state level in both organizations.  He is a past President of The Seventh District Dental Society and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer.  He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of The American College of Dentists and The International College of Dentists.


Dr. Williams and his wife, Michelle, have enjoyed working together at West Tennessee Pediatric Dental Group for many years.  They have three grown children: Jake (Betty Kay), Emily, and Jeff (Erin).  They are also proud grandparents to Ross.  Dr. Williams is active at West Jackson Baptist Church where he has served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir Member.  He enjoys traveling with Michelle and his family as well as playing golf, hunting, and reading.  Dr. Williams volunteered at The Developmental Disabilities Dental Clinic until it closed in 2006.  He continued his volunteer work with the Smiles and Blessings program and went to Nicaragua on dental mission trips.


Dr. Jennifer W. McCarter



Dr. Jennifer McCarter graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a degree in biology/psychology from Birmingham-Southern College. She then attended dental school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. McCarter received the Alabama State Dental Board Merit Scholarship Award all four years. She was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Scholastic Honor Society, awarded to students with high moral character and in the top of their class academically.


After dental school, Dr. McCarter’s love of treating children led her to complete an additional two year residency program to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. During her pediatric dental residency she received extensive clinical, emergency, and hospital training. She performed pediatric dental surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and Crittendon Regional Hospital. Dr. McCarter also had the privilege of treating children from all over the world at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Dr. McCarter is passionate about pediatric dentistry and is very active in the dental profession. She holds a specialty license from the Tennessee State Dental Board which allows her to practice pediatric dentistry in Tennessee. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as the Local 7th District Dental Society.


When Dr. McCarter isn’t taking care of kid’s teeth, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, college football, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. McCarter, her husband, Todd, and their children enjoy living in Jackson, Tennessee.


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West Tenn Pediatric Dental Logo
West Tenn Pediatric Dental Logo

John C. Williams, D.D.S., M.S.

Jennifer W. McCarter, D.M.D.

206 Murray Guard Drive

Jackson, Tennessee 38305


West Tenn Pediatric Dental Logo

West Tenn Pediatric Dental Logo