Dr. Swaney began his dental career in Oxford in 1975.  He has enjoyed the ever changing and improving field of dentistry in these 45 years.  He is fortunate to have had many of his patients in his practice since the beginning—now working on the third generation of some of these families.  He founded Oxford Dental in 1983 and has enjoyed growing his practice and serving the Oxford and surrounding communities.   


Offering a vast array of dental procedures, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Orthodontic Association, Certified Invisalign Provider,  American Endodontic Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.  Dr. Swaney takes great pride in Oxford Dental and knows what the practice offers is truly unique.  He thoroughly enjoys coming to work each day and finds reward in his “patient centric” practice with his fantastic staff and wonderful patients. He truly believes the culture we created through our training with the help of our team and committed patients have made a practice that stands alone and is what other practices should aspire to be.


Dr. Swaney has always enjoyed giving back to the community utilizing his time, his resources, and his talents as a dentist.  He has also participated in numerous mission trips to Honduras in the 80’s and 90’s to provide dentistry for people in need. 


Locally, Dr. Swaney was a Rotarian for 35 years and recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow.  He was one of the founders of Oxford Youth Baseball Association which became a driving force for Oxford community baseball at that time.  He was president of the Ole Miss Lafayette County Alumni Association.  He has been a devoted member of the O U Methodist Church choir for 45 years.  He enjoys singing and has performed in many musicals at the Ford Center at Ole Miss including The Mikado, Hello Dolly, H.M.S.  Pinafore, and Amahl and the Night Visitor.


Personally, Dr. Swaney has always loved hunting and fishing, whether being in the woods (not shooting anymore) or on the water he finds great joy and inspiration.   


He is proud of his 3 grown children—Walker J., Sara Love, and Mary Linley.  However, he is most proud of his fabulous 6 grandchildren who affectionally call him “Pop”.  He truly understands why they are called ”GRAND” children!!  His driving force, his biggest supporter, and the love of his life is Molissia to whom he has been married 49 years now. 


Dr. Swaney truly realizes that his life, his health, and his successes have been a blessing from God.

Dr. Walker Swaney, D.D.S.


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Dr. Lauren Phillips, D.D.S.

Dr. Lauren Phillips is officially at Oxford Dental, and we are THRILLED! Dr. Phillips is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where she also served as the President of American Student Dental Association.


“I became a dentist because I have always loved helping and getting to know others, and dentistry is the perfect way to do that. There is no better feeling for me than seeing a patient grin from ear to ear after you’ve helped them out! I have always had a interest in science as well as art, and dentistry is the perfect combination.

I went to ole miss and am so happy to be back in oxford! I love being social but also love chilling with my husband Bridges and our two fur babies. I love tennis, painting, cooking, and going to the lake and the beach.”

Dr. Phillips looks forward to addressing all of your dental needs. She is passionate about helping patients improve their oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. She is the best addition to our Oxford Dental team, and her attention to detail and her comforting personality will put a smile on your face!  Dr. Lauren Phillips is thorough, precise, and FUN.


Some of Dr. Phillips accolades include:

President of American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

Doris Costello Bowyer Memorial Scholarship

American Association of Dental Research Chapter Award

Member of Imhotep Society

Member of Xi Psi Phi Fraternity

Volunteer with Remote Area Medical

...just to name a few!


Dr. Phillips is in-network with most dental insurance companies.


Dr. Huggins grew up playing any sport that had a ball attached to it. Shortly after finishing undergraduate school at Ole Miss, he began working with handicapped children at North Mississippi Regional Center. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Dental School in 1994 and joined the team at Oxford Dental. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, American College of Implantology, and International Congress of Implantology. Dr. Huggins most enjoys performing cosmetic makeovers including Invisalign, veneers, and implants. He looks forward to watching his patient’s faces light up when they see their new smile or the first time. He is also ecstatic to now offer Healthy Start at Oxford Dental to help children who suffer from symptoms of sleep disordered breathing including bed-wetting, snoring, ADD/ADHD, and mouth breathing.

Dr. Huggins has coached little league baseball for 35 years. He is a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church. His wife, and best friend, Ashley is from Jackson, MS and together they enjoy spending as much time as possible with their children Lyla and Hayes. Next to his family, Dr. Huggins’s passion is hunting whitetail deer and turkey. He also enjoys trout fishing in Arkansas and hunting Elk in Montana.


Dr. Mike Huggins, D.M.D.

Oxford Dental is proud to announce Dr. Danna Nobile, D.M.D. has joined our practice as an associate dentist. Dr. Nobile is a graduate of The University of Mississippi Medical Center Dental School where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She is excited to meet Oxford Dental’s current and new patients and continue to provide the exceptional level of care our patients enjoy.

Dr. Nobile is from Tupelo, MS where she went to Tupelo High School before attending Ole Miss in The Honors College for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a minor in biology. She always knew she wanted to work in healthcare but decided to study dentistry after shadowing several healthcare professionals. Her parents are Danny Nobile, now living in Madison, MS and working as a property manager, and Juli Nobile who still lives in Tupelo and works for the Tupelo Public School District


Dr. Nobile is thrilled to have returned to Oxford to practice dentistry with Dr. Walker Swaney, D.D.S, Dr. Mike Huggins, D.M.D, and the entire Oxford Dental team. Her favorite things about the dentistry field is transforming smiles and keeping up with the latest in dental technology. Dr. Nobile says, “I absolutely love Oxford Dental. From the moment you walk in the door you know that the number one focus is providing the best care to each patient. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the equipment is state-of-the-art, and the patients are wonderful.” Please join us in welcoming Dr. Danna Nobile to the Oxford Dental Team!

Dr. Danna Nobile, D.M.D.


Dental Assistants


Jennifer Babcock

Dr. Swaney's Assistant

We feel very blessed to have Jennifer, on our team. She has 16 years of experience and enjoys teaching new assistants not only the skills needed to successfully assist dentists, but why finding connections and forming a relationship with each patient is key to ensuring their oral health goals are achieved. She is an avid DIYer and has fun repurposing old furniture, playing board games with her kids, swimming, working in her yard and visiting with friends and family


Michelle Sharp

Dental Assistant & Lab Tech

Michelle does it all! She has picked up a lot of knowledge during her 16 years as a Dental Assistant. She applies this knowledge wherever needed whether it be in our in-house lab, assisting a doctor chairside, running our sterilization center or keeping up with inventory and ensuring we are well stocked with supplies.We are truly blessed to have her on our team. She looks forward to spending time with her granddaughter whenever possible

Mallory Gossett

Dr. Swaney Assistant

Mallory brings 10 years of experience to the team at Oxford Dental as one of Dr. Swaney's Dental Assistants. She is an orthodontia expert and can’t wait to watch each patient see their new smile after completing treatment. She says the most enjoyable part of her career is the relationships she builds with her patients. She enjoys the opportunity to get to know each patient and see them reach their oral health goals. Mallory is a family girl and spends her weekends in Greenwood, MS where her parents live. Her four children love weekly dinners with their extended family. She also enjoys sharing her love of music and theatre with her kids


DeLayne Cain

Dental Assistant

DeLayne joined our team as our Front Desk Coordinator and transitioned to the Dental Assistant Team. She treats every patient like a close friend and works to ensure they receive customized treatment plans and care. Delayne especially enjoys assisting with restorative treatment like same-day crown and implants. She loves being with her two boys and husband as much as possible.

Linda Aron

Dr. Huggins Assistant

Assistant Team Leader

Linda has been a dedicated team member at Oxford Dental for over 23 years. She enjoys all aspects of the dental field, but especially loves assisting with children receiving treatment such as Invisalign or HealthyStart. She says her goal is to make patients comfortable in the dental office and leaving with a smile on their face. When not in the office she spends time with her family, especially her granddaughter and raises turkeys, chickens and peacocks

Chianne Edington

Dr. Huggins's Assistant

As of Dr. Huggins’s Dental Assistants, Chianne firmly believes in the transformative effects of beautiful and functional dental treatment. She particularly enjoys performing orthodontic treatment with traditional braces or Invisalign. When she is not caring for patients at Oxford Dental, she is planning her upcoming wedding or playing golf.

Judy Houser

Dental Assistant

Judy is always ready to help anybody in any way possible. She is a rare gem. Her passion is for working with the public and meeting new best friends every day. She can be found gracing our halls with a huge smile at any time of the day. When not at work she is barrel racing and hunting with her son and husband.

Shy Means

Dr. Nobile's Assistant

Shy, one of Dr. Nobile’s Dental Assistants, comes from an oral surgery background. She especially enjoys assisting with extractions, same-day crowns, and Invisalign, using our iTero impressionless machine. She says she loves working at Oxford Dental because she has always dreamed of a career with at team that makes such a positive impact on patients, not just now, but for their entire lifetimes. Shy relaxes after work watching movies and being with her large family. She also enjoys shopping and outdoor adventures, 4-wheeler riding and being with friends.

Dental Hygienists


Megan Lawrence, R.D.H.

Hygiene Department Leader

Our Hygiene Team Leader,Megan, began her career in dentistry in 2014. She is thrilled to work at Oxford Dental because of the comrade between team members and the opportunities provided to continue to grow her skills through continued education. She is passionate about patient education and making lasting connections with her patients. Megan is also an expert in helping patients achieve their desired level of whitening. Outside of the office she enjoys decorating, and being with her family, friends and dog as much as possible. Fun Fact, Megan has been sky-diving!

Anna Clar Cobb, R.D.H.

Anna Clar is committed to providing the most comprehensive and customized oral hygiene care possible to each patient she meets. She enjoys restoring patients to optimal oral health with periodontal treatment and education on how to prevent oral diseases withproper home care. Anna Clar and her husband have a newborn baby girl, Amzie


Madison Brown, R.D.H.

For the past 13 years Madison has been in practice as a Dental Hygienist and feels privileged to be a part of the Oxford Dental Team that works with one goal in mind, to provide the best care possible for each patient in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Madison has a particular interest in treating patients with special need and/or dental anxiety and making their visits a positive experience. She is a lover of music and good food. When she is not at Oxford Dental she is cooking and being an excellent mom to her sweet baby boy, Shep!

Karen Crumpler, R.D.H.

As an experienced Dental Hygienist of over 18 years, Karen fully understands how oral health affects all functions of the body as a whole. She feels blessed change lives every day through her work as a Dental Hygienist. Karen plays tennis and manages her store when she is not at Oxford Dental.


Laurie Duchaine, R.D.H.

Laurie began her career as a Dental Hygienist over 36 years ago and brings a great deal of experience and expertise to Oxford Dental. She has a particular interest in oral cancer prevention and is a huge advocate of our Oral ID screening tool. Laurie is a flea market fanatic and can’t get enough of arts festivals, decorating and being with family

Allison Collums, R.D.H.

Allison decided Dental Hygiene was for her after completing her shadowing hours and observing many successful before and after treatment results. She is excited to start her career in dentistry at Oxford Dental because of the above average amount of continued education courses offered, wide variety of services, and opportunity to serve the community. Allison finds every opportunity she can to cook, garden and participate an any activity involving water

Business Department

Shana Gregory, A.B.A.

Dr. Swaney's Coordinator

Shana has been a valuable team member at Oxford Dental for over 16 years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration and is exceptional in understanding insurance benefits, accounting, financial arrangements and building and maintaining patient relationships. She enjoys traveling with her husband, spending as much time as possible at the beach and being outdoors with her family and fur babies

Teresa Cox

Office Manager

Teresa, has over 19 years of experience in the dental field. She has extensive continued education and experience on securing financial arrangements for every budget and maximizing insurance benefits. She says, “I love to help each patient overcome financial barriers and maximize their insurance to obtain their perfect smile and oral health.” Teresa loves absolutely everything Ole Miss and attends sporting events as often as possible


Kristen Farrell, B.A.


Kristen runs the marketing for Oxford Dental. She loves contacting local businesses to support local. She graduated from Ole Miss in 2013 and loves cheering on the Rebs. She also enjoys seeing our life-changing before and after photos and watching patients leave with the smiles they have always dreamed of. After-hours, Kristen is an active Member of the Junior Auxiliary of Oxford. She loves playing outdoors with her two boys.

Tracey Hodges

Coordinator to Dr. Nobile

Tracey began her career in the dental industry because she wanted to change lives by helping others love their smile. Originally from Grenada, she brings many skills to our office, but is especially skilled at maximizing insurance benefits and serving patients by customizing treatment plans and financial arrangements to fit each patient's needs. When she is not at the office she can be found playing tennis, enjoying social gatherings, spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying her guilty pleasure- Hallmark Channel movies.


Shasta Whitten

Coordinator to Dr. Huggins

Shasta has been an esteemed team member at Oxford Dental for 8 years. She started her career as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Huggins and transitioned into the business department. She goes above and beyond to advocate for each patient’s individual goals for their oral health by using models and examples when explaining treatment and by bearing in mind each person’s budgetary concerns. Shasta and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter. She is also especially crafty with a sewing, monograming and cricut machines