Dr. Morris grew up In Jackson and is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School. After high school, Dr. Morris attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology and minored in Psychology. He then married his high school sweetheart and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Morris graduated from Temple in 2005. He moved his family back to Jackson after graduation, beginning his career at a local group dental practice. He and his wife, Jamie, opened Southern Ohio Smiles LLC in 2010.
It is the goal of Southern Ohio Smiles to provide the highest level of care to all of our patients. Every year Dr. Morris and his team complete several hours of continuing education in order to learn the newest techniques and technology.
Jamie has been involved in the dental field for 18 years. She started her career in the orthodontic practice of Lee M. Butler DDS, MS while going to college at the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande Community College. She then married her high school-sweetheart Dr. Morris and moved to Philadelphia, PA continuing her career in the dentistry field. While living in Philadelphia Jamie and Dr. Morris had their first child McKinley in January of 2005, shortly after that Dr. Morris graduated dental school and they moved their family back to Jackson. In 2010 Dr. Morris and Jamie opened Southern Ohio Smiles LLC, Dr. Morris and Jamie welcomed their second child Maddax in March of 2013. Jamie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, camping and watching her two children play sports.
Cortney Butcher is our front desk receptionist. She has been with Southern Ohio Smiles since 2017. She has twelve years of experience in clerical administrative work. Cortney has always resided in Jackson County. She plays a role in our community by coaching our Jackson Ironmen Cheerleaders. She also enjoys spending time with her three children Brodie, Alexia, and, Izabell as well as her husband Aaron.
Julie is a lifelong Jackson resident and a huge Ironman/Ironladies fan! She has been a hygienist for 17 years and with Dr. Morris of Southern Ohio Smiles for 7 years. Julie loves helping patients obtain their perfect smiles and a healthy mouth. She is a proud mother of two children Devon and Katelyn who make it worth it all. Julie enjoys watching them play any sport, but basketball is probably her favorite. She also enjoys the beach and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes!
Jen has 2 children and 3 step-children. She has 26 years of insurance billing experience and has worked in a dental office since 2004. She enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.
Amy has been in the dental field since 2000 and she has worked with Dr. Morris for 13 years. Amy enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as Vacationing on the beach. Amy is also a lifelong resident of Jackson.
Samantha received her dental assistant training through Scioto County Career Technology Center. She has been in dentistry since 2002. 13 out of the 16 years of experience has been with DR. Morris. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a proud mother of Sierra, Hunter and, Emily.
In the dental field since 2011, Vanessa enjoys meeting and getting to know our patients as she assists Dr. Morris. She is involved in several committees such as the Lions Club and Eastern PTO. Time away from the office is spent with her husband Darreck and their 2 children.