A child of missionary parents, Dr. Palmer grew up in different locations in West Africa before returning to the U.S. to become a dentist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Houston Baptist University and went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Texas – Houston Branch.
Dr. Palmer has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, allowing him to offer accelerated orthodontic care to both adults and children. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, East Texas Dental Society, the American Orthodontic Society, Mid-America Orthodontic Society, American Endodontic Society, the American Association of Functional Orthodontics and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
He continues the tradition of community service by active participation in youth athletics, both as a coach and league president. He also has taught Junior Achievement in both Lufkin and Huntington. He and his wife, Debra, have two children, Hunter and Halee. Dr. Palmer is also a licensed ship captain and has operated a charter fishing boat company.
Disclaimer: The doctor is not responsible for longer appointments caused by discussion of offshore fishing and hunting.
Dr. Ross grew up in Lufkin, graduating from Lufkin High School in 1993. She went on to Tyler Junior College to obtain a degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1996. While working in Nacogdoches, she finished her schooling at Stephen F. Austin, and then moved to Houston to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center. She received her dental degree there in 2002.
After moving back to Lufkin, Dr. Ross was an associate until 2005, when she became a partner with Dr. Palmer. Dr. Ross is a member of the American Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, East Texas Dental Society, and American Orthodontic Society.
She married her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, and together they have a son, Collin, and a daughter, Maci. Dr. Ross volunteers throughout the community in addition to enjoying her hobbies of snowskiing, watersports and traveling.