Dr. Michael R. Williams

Dr. Williams was born in Birmingham, AL. He is the oldest of four children. Much of his time growing up was spent playing sports, hunting and fishing; so from a young age, the outdoors have always been a place he feels most at home.


Dr. Williams earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He then received his DMD at The University of Alabama School of Dentistry. In addition, he received subsequent specialized training through a one-year externship on conscious sedation through Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH and received his oral and IV sedation certification from the Tennessee State Board of Dentistry.


During his freshman year at Samford, Dr. Williams met a fellow cheerleader, Becca, who was from Knoxville, Tennessee. They began dating shortly after they met and were married in 2004. He and Becca have two rambunctious boys, Jake and Mac, and one beautiful girl, Martha Kate.

Interests and hobbies

Dr. Williams enjoys all sorts of outdoor sports, including: skeet/practice shooting, hunting, exercising, and working in the yard. He also enjoys spending time with his family and building relationships with new and old friends.

Professional Focus

While he enjoys all types of general dentistry, from the basic to the complex, he has taken a special interest in sedation dentistry as well as in digital and CAD/CAM dentistry, heavily utilizing CEREC. His passion for dental technology enables him to treat his patients more efficiently and with more precision than with traditional dentistry. In addition, he loves being able to completely erase dental anxiety and let his patients ‘sleep’ through their dental appointment through IV sedation.

On Cornerstone

“I love everything about it…from the relationships with the doctors and the team to the friendly, comfortable atmosphere we get to come to every day. This can’t be called work!”