Dr. Blanton has practiced dentistry in Collierville for over 32 years. Upon graduation from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry in 1983, he opened his office with an emphasis on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
In May of 2005 he received a Masters degree from the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research in the College of Education at the University of Memphis. He has lectured nationally on various topics for dental professionals and dental students and continues to study and write on topics concerning the emotional and physical well-being of those involved in the healthcare professions. He also has lectured on Dental Sleep Medicine and the use of Oral Appliances to treat Sleep Apnea to medical professionals.
In his leisure time, his hobbies include; woodworking, home improvement projects, art, golf, playing the guitar, fly-tying and fly-fishing and traveling with his wife.
He holds active memberships in many professional organizations including:
- The American Dental Association
- The Tennessee Dental Association
- The Memphis Dental Society
- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- The Tennessee Sleep Society
- The American Academy of Orofacial Pain
- Academy for Sports Dentistry
Dr. Blanton is currently the only Board Certified Sleep Dentist in a 200 mile radius of the Memphis Area having received his certification from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) in 2014, the only recognized certification by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He is currently on the Annual Meeting Committee of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and serves as the Course Chair for the AADSM’s Board Review Course. This course assists other qualified dentists in preparation for their certification Board Exam administered by the ABDSM.
He also is the team dentist for the St. George’s Independent School High School athletic teams and supplies custom mouthguards for all the athletes on the Varsity Football and Varsity boys and girls Lacrosse teams.
Currently he is undergoing to the process to have this office Certified as an Accredited Dental Sleep Medicine Facility by the AADSM. When completed, Mid-South Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center would be the first so accredited facility in the state of Tennessee.