Dr. Collins is originally from Memphis were he graduated from High School as Valedictorian. His first degree from UTK was in Business Finance. He worked in the corporate world for over ten years, but felt a calling to help people more directly as a healthcare professional. After much research and prayer, he applied and was accepted into the Dental program at UT Memphis. After 4 years, he graduated as Valedictorian of his Dental School class in 1992. Having enjoyed working with young people for years through church, he chose to specialize in Orthodontics. After completing a 3 year Masters degree residency at UT Memphis, he opened his office in Maryville and has been serving the orthodontic needs of Blount County since 1995. He has a daughter and a son who are both Maryville High School graduates. His interests include music and sports photography.