Dr. Ray H. Morgan, Jr.
Dr. Ray H. Morgan, Jr. is the founder of Towne Lake Family Dentistry and is devoted to his profession and every patient he works with. Dr. Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and immunology from Clemson University, studied dental medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, which he graduated from in 1987, and completed a one-year general practice residency at Palmetto Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
For over 30 years, Dr. Morgan has practiced in the area and is continually seeking out new opportunities to learn and improve. Several times each year, he continues his education, focusing on aesthetics, orthodontics and dental veneers. He has advanced LVI training in occlusion, aesthetics and neuromuscular dentistry, is certified in fixed orthodontics, Invisalign® and BOTOX®/facial fillers and is a member of the American Dental Association®.
Dr. Morgan is committed to serving using the skills he has acquired and has organized and directed two mission trips to rural Mexico to provide general dentistry to local patients. He loves learning new skills, especially those that involve his love for aesthetic dentistry, and is focused on creating long-lasting relationships with his patients and their families, always striving to provide high-quality general dentistry in as many fields as possible with an aesthetic eye.
He is the father of two children and enjoys time at the lake, wake surfing, Spartan races and weight training.
Dr. Steven M. Shepperd
Dr. Steven M. Shepperd has been practicing in the Atlanta, Georgia, area since 1995. He graduated with a major in chemistry and a minor in math from Florida International University, where he was also a member of the university jazz ensemble. In 1980, he graduated from the Emory University School of Dentistry and has continued his education by taking at least 50 hours of classes every two years. For three years, Dr. Shepperd worked with the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic and also studied with the Pankey Institute and the Dawson Academy.
Dr. Shepperd’s parents were both clinicians (his father was an MA in ENT and plastic surgery; his mother was an RN in intensive care), and he works hard to uphold his family legacy, providing the best, most caring treatment he can to every one of his patients.
Dr. Shepperd treasures his family, made up of his wife, Sharon, and his children, Leah and Ren, and when he is not at the office, he enjoys water sports, golf, woodworking and gardening.
Dr. Larry Jurgutis, DMD
Dr. Larry Jurgutis earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Jurgutis completed extra training by completing a General Practice Residency at the Dental College of Georgia, where he received training in IV sedation, medically complex patient care and implant dentistry.
He also has work that has been published in The Journal of Oral Science and Rehabilitation.
In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia, where he graduated cum laude. While in dental school, Dr. Jurgutis traveled to Haiti in 2017 with The Medical Campus Outreach program to provide free dental care for the local population. Dr. Jurgutis strives to provide all patients with the highest quality of care delivered with the utmost compassion.