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Dr. Jimmy Gardiner at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Jimmy Gardiner


Dr. Jimmy Gardiner has always enjoyed calling the Shoals, AL, area home. Born and raised in Tuscumbia, AL, Dr. Gardiner is fulfilling his lifelong dream of serving the people of Northwest Alabama. Dr. Gardiner finished his undergraduate studies at Birmingham Southern in 1987 with an emphasis in chemistry and history. He graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1992 and immediately opened his private practice in downtown Tuscumbia.

In 2001, the office relocated to 121 East 6th Street. "This move has allowed our office to reach its full potential," said Dr. Gardiner.

Dr. Gardiner is a member of the ADA and is committed to at least 60 hours yearly of continuing education. He has always been passionate about life and eager to take on new challenges. In 2011, he was inspired to embrace the changing face of dentistry and renewed his commitment to continuing education by studying research on the direct link between oral health and systemic health. Keeping our practice at the forefront of new dental technology enables our team to better assist with our patients' overall health.

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Dr. Gardiner keeps up-to-date on the frequent changes in health care by attending continuing education classes and reading impressive amounts of material on the latest dental techniques. Dr. Gardiner has consistently invested in advancements in dental technology, such as digital radiography and the 1-day crown E4D system. This year Dr. Gardiner also became a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is dedicated to the role of dentistry in the management of sleep disordered breathing.

Dr. Gardiner enjoys people and taking care of patients' needs. He also loves educating and motivating our team members and patients to be their very best.

Dr. Gardiner and his wife, Nan, have two children, J. and Ryan Leigh. They enjoy spending time together on their farm and other outdoor activities. They especially look forward to hosting the annual Saddle-up for St. Jude event in Tuscumbia, which has raised over 2 million dollars for St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Dr. Gardiner and Nan can also be seen on Friday nights in the Fall in the press box at Deshler Stadium, as Dr. Gardiner becomes the voice of the Deshler Tigers.

Dr. James L. Maples at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

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. Ryan Eaton at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Ryan Eaton


Dr. Eaton grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and attended the University of Louisville for undergraduate studies. There, he met his wife, Savanna. Later, the Eatons moved to Arizona and spent six years exploring the Southwest. In October of 2021, their son, Graham, was born. They enjoy road trips, seeing new places, eating at local restaurants, camping and being outdoors. Dr. Eaton graduated from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. John Orr at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. John Orr

Russellville, Tuscumbia

Dr. John Orr graduated from Tufts dental school in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2021 and practiced dentistry in Massachusetts for a year following graduation. Dr. Orr is excited to be a 5th generation dentist serving the people of Alabama, Dr. John M Orr was the 14th dentist in the state of Alabama (John’s great-great grandfather). He continues to stay on the cutting edge of digital dentistry and learning new innovations with his partners at Singing River Dentistry.

He is originally from Vestavia Hills, near Birmingham. He attended the University of Alabama for undergrad, following in his father’s and grandfather’s foot-steps, where he majored in Biology and Spanish. He is excited to use his Spanish to care for the Hispanic population of Northwest Alabama. He met his wife Maxie while pursuing a medical sciences masters at Mississippi College. Maxie is a doctor at Tennessee Valley Pediatrics.

Dr. Orr and his wife are very excited about serving the people of Northwest Alabama. They discovered the beauty of the Shoals when Dr. Maxie completed her 3rd and 4th years of medical school at Helen Keller Hospital in 2017-2019. They enjoy the outdoors and all things involving the water. He particularly enjoys sharpening his chef skills, golf, slalom skiing, and kayaking. The Orr’s are excited to become active community members in the Shoals!

Dr. Ashwini Dangle at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Ashwini Dangle


Dr. Ashwini Dangle, known by her patients as Dr. Ash, was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She moved to Houston,Texas shortly after graduating from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. Her dream to learn and practice the most advanced dentistry brought her to the United States and she is excited to begin her professional journey as part of the Singing River Dentistry family. In her free time she loves to read books, go hiking, and experiment in the kitchen cooking for her friends and family. She also enjoys going on spontaneous road trips and attending music concerts.

Dr. Dalton Wright at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Dalton Wright


Dr. Dalton Wright grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama and currently resides in Ford City with his wife, Katie. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama in 2019, then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2023. In his spare time, Dr. Wright enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, cooking, and joking around with friends. He is honored to begin serving patients in his hometown.

Dr. Ravi Lingineni at Singing River Dentistry in Tuscumbia, AL

Dr. Ravi Lingineni


Dr. Ravi Lingineni embarked on his journey in the field of dentistry in India. His commitment to excellence led him across continents to the United States, where he further honed his skills andearned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles, CA.

Passionate about forging professional relationships with his patients, Dr. Ravi believes in understanding their unique needs and interests. His patient-centered approach extends beyond conventional dental care, fostering an environment of trust and comfort. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of dental advancements, he ensures that his patients receive the most up-to-date and innovative dental treatments available. Beyond the dental chair, Dr. Ravi finds joy in an active lifestyle. Whether biking with his son, engaging in sports like cricket and badminton, or cherishing moments with family and friends, he understands the importance of a well-rounded and balanced life. This personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle reflects in his professional ethos, where he strives to promote overall well-being for each of his patients. With Dr. Ravi, you’ll find not only a skilled dental professional but also a compassionate partner in your journey towards a brighter, healthier smile.

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