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Meet the Doctors
Florence, AL

Dr. James L. Maples at Singing River Dentistry

Dr. James L. Maples

Florence, Tuscumbia

Dr. James L. Maples united with Singing River Dentistry in 2014, joining his lifelong friend Dr. Jimmy Gardiner, to provide quality dental care for people in the Shoals, AL, area with extended hours and quality dental care.

Dr. Maples graduated from Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, AL, and continued his education at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1991 from UAB School of Dentistry. From there, he came back to the Shoals, AL, and began practicing with Dr. Rivers Lindsey in Florence, AL. Dr. Maples has been practicing in the area for 30 years.

He continued his practice after Dr. Lindsey retired and remained until he became part of the Singing River Dentistry Team. He has always enjoyed being a family dentist working with patients of all ages. When he is with a patient, he strives to help them achieve overall health in a pleasant environment.

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Dr. Maples strives to stay up-to-date on the latest dental technologies and techniques by participating in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year. He was recognized as the Times Daily Shoals Favorite Dentist.

Dr. Maples has always been active in his community. He grew up attending Tuscumbia First United Methodist Church, where he served as youth minister for five years. He now enjoys teaching the "Character Builders" men's Sunday school class.

Dr. Maples also stays active at his alma mater, Deshler High School where he played on the Deshler Football team and now serves as the team chaplain. He also enjoys working with Dr. Gardiner on the radio broadcast of Deshler Tiger Football.

Dr. Maples has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mashea Holden Maples, for over 30 years. Together, they have three children, Jessica, Lauren and Tanner. Jessica and her husband Nick have a daughter, Harper. Their daughter Lauren and her husband Casey have two sons, Carter and Sadler.

In his spare time, Dr. Maples enjoys fishing and doing yard work. On occasion at church or local events, the audience is always blessed when Dr. Maples and his wife sing duets.

Dr. Margaret Parker at Singing River Dentistry in Florence, AL

Dr. Margaret Parker

Florence, Tuscumbia

Dr. Parker grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi and graduated high school from Saltillo High School. She then attended Mississippi State University where she majored in Chemistry. Dr. Parker received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2019.
In her spare time Dr. Parker likes to read, walk her dogs, spend time with family and travel.

Dr. Daniel Petersen at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Daniel Petersen


Dr. Daniel Petersen grew up in Madison, AL where he graduated from Bob Jones High School in 2006. Immediately after graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). He served for six years working with both missile systems and radars. After his enlistment ended, he attended the University of Alabama. He graduated in 2015 with his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (summa cum laude). He then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2020. After graduation, Dr. Petersen desired to gain more advanced dental training while simultaneously giving back to the men and women who have served this country. With this in mind, he was honored with the opportunity to serve our veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency certificate.

Dr. Petersen resides within the Shoals community. When not working, he enjoys spending time with both his family and friends. He loves working out, and is completely fascinated on how nutrition combined with exercise can change a person’s body composition. Dr. Petersen has big aspirations to earn his private pilot’s license, and travel the world. As a Navy veteran, he is also obsessed with any sport or hobby that involves the water. Likewise, his chocolate lab, named Brody, is equally in love with the water.

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Dr. Petersen’s PRIMARY GOAL is to earn the trust of each one of his patients while simultaneously delivering smiles that they are proud to display. He is dedicated to delivering a positive experience for each patient, and strives to have each one feel as if they are part of the Singing River Dentistry family.

He has been trained and is highly proficient in dental implant placement, complex tooth extractions, endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum and bone health), and prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and dentures). As a firm believer in life-long learning, he stays up-to-date with the latest dental techniques by regularly attending continuing education courses, and implementing those new techniques into his dental practice. Dr. Petersen is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

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