Meet the Doctors

Dr. William Smith

Dr. Smith

Hello! My name is Dr. William Smith, and I’d like to welcome you to Dental Cares. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. My father and grandmother were both passionate dentists, which got me involved with dentistry at a very young age. In 1989, I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biology. Later, I got my professional degree in dentistry and my doctorate in Dental Surgery. To this day, I maintain contact with the university and faculty so I may continue my education and remain at the forefront of the dental profession.

In 1999, I opened my own practice, Dental Cares, so that I could give back to the community I grew up with. I have extensive experience in prosthetics and cosmetic surgery and have been acknowledged by a number of professionals for my work in those areas. Above all else, my goal is to provide exceptional care for my patients. I work hard to give each and every patient specialized care so that they are given the best possible support. I have devoted my life to helping people attain their desired dental health, and I would love nothing more than to be able to provide that for you.


Dr. William M Smith D.D.S.

Dr. Ross

Dr. Ross

Hi, I’m Dr. Ross.

As a child, I had a quite few homes. I was born in Minnesota but lived in both Texas and Nebraska. When I moved to Memphis in 1965, I went to school at Central High School. I then continued my education at Memphis State, where I earned my B.S. in Biology and soon after my D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee in 1976. Following my graduation, I served in the United States Navy in Yuma, AZ, where I served as Lieutenant, Head of Periodontal Department, and Head of Plastic and Oral Surgery.

When I returned home, I opened my own practice in Memphis but ultimately decided to join the Dental Cares team in 2015. To this day, I hold a membership with a variety of dental associations and institutions around the United States, including the American Dental Association, Memphis Dental Legion, and the L.D. Pankey Dental Institute.

I am proud to serve the Memphis area, and I always strive to give exceptional quality of care to each and every one of my patients. I look forward to working with you!

Grayson Scott Ross D.D.S.

Placeholder Photo

Dr. Hennessy

Hi, I’m Dr. Hennessy.

I was born in Naperville, IL, a town just outside Chicago, too. I lived there until 1976 when I moved to Wisconsin to attend Marquette University. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, and soon after, graduated from their Dentistry school with my doctorate.

After my schooling, I moved back to IL, not far from my hometown, and opened my own practice. I also began teaching fixed prosthodontics at Loyola University in Maywood as an associate professor. After nearly 15 years, I moved to Memphis, and a short time later began working at Dental Cares. I look forward to seeing you at one of our offices!