Meet Dentist Jim Polles
Dr. Polles has taken pride in providing the best evidenced based dentistry to his patients since his graduation from the University of MS Dental School in 1998. He completed his post graduate training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. After completion of his post graduate training he maintained his dental practice as well as serving as a full time faculty instructor in the General Practice Residency program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
He lived in Knoxville, TN where he owned and operated the Knoxville Centre for Advanced Dentistry. With strong family ties in Mississippi, he decided to sell his practice and move home to be closer to friends and family.
During his career he has studied at such prestigious programs such as the Dawson Center and the Las Vegas Institute. He has been selected as one of the Americas Top Dentists and featured on television. Dr. Polles maintains current membership in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Mississippi Dental Association, and the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Polles and his wife Megan have three boys Sam, Jack and John. He loves the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Megan Polles, RDH, BS
Megan joined Dr. Polles’ team in 2010. She graduated from Florence High School and went on to receive her bachelors degree in dental hygiene from the University of Mississippi in May 2010. Megan’s goal is to provide the best of care for her patients and gain an everlasting friendship with each and every one of them. She grew up in East Texas and has been a resident in Mississippi since 2001. Megan lives in Madison, MS. Most of Megan’s time off is spent with her family she loves and enjoying the outdoors!
Layla Hutton, RDA/Office Manager
Layla has been in the dental field since 2006 and has been on board at Polles Dental since 2012. She has chair side assisting skills and specializes in insurance and account management. She also holds a Radiology Permit. She and her husband live in Brandon, MS and have three children. Layla enjoys the outdoors, playing music, and spending time with her family.
Subrina Burcham, RDA
Subrina has been a dental assistant for over 18 years. She is passionate about providing beautiful smiles and pleasant dental experiences. Subrina resides in Decatur, MS with her two daughters Jordyn and Valli. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Alexandra Crechale, CDA
Alexandra is from Raymond, MS. She has had a lifelong passion for the field of dentistry and enjoys creating relationships with patients. She is graduate of Holmes Community College with an AA degree and Hinds Community Dental Assisting Technology program in 2016 with an AS degree after receiving a radiology permit, infection control, chairside certifications and nationally certified dental assistant. She is currently continuing her dental education for a Community Dental Health Coordinator at Hinds Community College. She began this wonderful journey at Polles Dental in 2017. During her spare time she enjoys volunteering at the Lantern in Pearl, MS along with spending time with her wonderful family, boyfriend and friends.
Maggie Babin, RDA
Maggie has been a dental assistant for over 16 years. She knew she was destined for this profession at a very young age. Prior to beginning her career, she attended Hinds Community College Nursing Allied Heath Campus in Jackson graduating with a degree in Dental Science in 2001. Maggie joined our team in 2018 eager to help her patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing indoor soccer and spending time with her family and her two loud and spunky kids.
Christina Sullivan, RDH
Christina is a registered dental hygienist and a proud member of Dr. Polles’ team. She is a MS native, a graduate of Hinds Jr. College and Tallahassee Community College. It is Christina’s honor and privilege to raise dental awareness and serve in surrounding communities. She has provided dental care in many of our southern states. She and her children live in Florence, MS. Some of her favorite things to do are spending time with her family, writing and having outdoor adventures.