Dr. Derrick K. Ross, originally from Hope, Arkansas, is thrilled to be here in Arkadelphia to practice dentistry. Dr. Ross received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from Midwestern College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, in 2012. He received a degree as a Dental Lab Technician in 2007 from Tennessee Technology Center in Memphis, TN, and he received his B.S. in Biology from Southern Arkansas University in 2006.
Dr. Ross has shown a strong commitment to the practice of dentistry. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Ross worked as a dental lab technician, where he learned single crown and bridge fabrication, as well as removable partial and full denture fabrication. This training allowed Dr. Ross to excel in dental school, in which he graduated with multiple awards and accomplishments, including the Excellence in General Dentistry Award.
During the summer of 2004, he accompanied a dental and medical mission trip to Nicaragua. There he assisted with extractions and provided routine oral care to local villages. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas Dental Association, the Academy of Gold Foil Operators, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ross participates in medical/dental mission trips to Honduras annually.