About Us

Thomas G. Rice III, DMD

Dr. Garry Rice grew up in Royston, Georgia, where he graduated from Franklin County High School in 2001. He went on to The University of Georgia and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2007. After working in retail pharmacy for a year, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry and attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia, College of Dental Medicine, graduating in June 2012. While attending dental school, he was active with Medical Campus Outreach and went on mission trips to Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Morocco.

Following dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, Alabama receiving further training in various procedures including dental implants, complex extractions, root canals and conscious sedation. In September 2015, Dr. Rice married Peggy Pursell of Sylacauga, AL and they decided to make Alabama their home.

Dr. Rice is a member of the Alabama Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists and the American Dental Association. He enjoys hunting, hiking, camping or anything else in the outdoors. Dr. Rice values our patient relationships, making it his priority to deliver the gentle, compassionate care that you deserve.

Our Team

  • Dana Lassetter, Appointment Coordinator
  • Lee Wood, Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Stacey Brand, Patient Accounts Representative
  • Keri Calvert, Hygienist Assistant
  • Savannah Daniels, Dental Assistant
  • Nastajja Roberson, Dental Assistant

Our Mission: Improving Life Through Dentistry

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life through the excellent delivery of superior care – that is, providing the highest quality care in a warm, friendly environment. THE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS IS OUR REASON FOR BEING HERE. Our goal is to create a positive experience for our patients by addressing the total package of care.

Talladega Dental Associates is active in the community by offering excellent dental care, but also we give our time to educate others on the importance of dental hygiene and the link between good dental care and optimum health. Dr. Rice believes in the importance of the field of dentistry and wants to encourage potential students who are considering the field of dentistry.

We hope that by providing services, education and training both in our office and locally in our community we have made a difference in the quality of life for others!

“We are Improving Life Through Dentistry!”