Meet Our Doctors


C. Kelly Cronin, DMD

Dr. C. Kelly Cronin

Dr. C. Kelly Cronin is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Prior to Dental School, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Administration.

He has distinguished himself academically with awards and scholarships for his outstanding service in community health.

Dr. Cronin believes that everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. He and his staff will help make the dentistry you need and the cosmetic procedures you want affordable by offering a variety of payment options.

Dr. Cronin takes the time to listen to his patients. He strives to deliver optimum treatment with integrity and sincerity which are evident at every appointment.


Joe Cronin, DDS

Dr Joe Cronin PhotoDr. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Utah Valley University & is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He continued his education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in Bessemer, AL. During his residency he learned & performed advanced surgical techniques such as dentoalveolar surgery, bone grafting (including sinus grafting), implant dentistry & IV sedation. Dr. Joe is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry & the Mississippi Dental Association.

Dr. Joe is proud to be a part of Cronin Dentistry where he will be able to practice with his brother, Dr. Kelly Cronin, & his esteemed colleagues, Dr. Eric Johnson & Dr. Wes Shields. Dr. Joe, along with Dr. Cronin, Dr. Johnson & Dr. Shields, believes that patients should be active participants in their treatment plans to ensure personalized dentistry for all who come to Cronin Dentistry. More importantly, Dr. Joe wants patients to feel confident when they smile.

Outside of the office, he loves to travel, play sports & enjoy outdoor activities & movie nights with his wife & four children. Dr. Joe loves doing various service projects. He also works with youth at his church & coaches his son’s baseball team.


Eric Johnson, DMD

Dr Eric Johnson PhotoDr. Eric Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with a minor in Spanish from USM. He also completed a Master of Science degree in biology medical sciences at Mississippi College, followed by his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. He has undergone mastership training in biomimetic restorative dentistry, which focuses on providing minimally invasive, tooth-conserving dental care. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association & Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Johnson’s goal is to provide long-lasting dental work that looks & feels great.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing guitar, gardening, cycling & spending time with his wife, Stephanie, & their three children, Alayna, Kohen & Lottie.


Wesley Shields, DMD

Dr. Wesley Shields PhotoDr. Wesley Shields received a bachelor’s degree in biology of medical science with a minor in biochemistry from Mississippi College. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry & is a member of the American Dental Association & Mississippi Dental Association.

In his free time, Dr. Shields enjoys comedy, hunting, fishing, camping & adventure. He is actively involved in men’s leadership at his church & often volunteers with Helping Hands to provide dental care, often after natural disasters. He also loves to spend time with his wife, Tiffany, & daughter, Piper.


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