Background & Education
Dr. J. Sheats didn’t find dentistry, but rather it found him. Dr. J. loves adventure and believes in God directing his path, even when he didn’t realize his steps were ordered.
Dr. J. graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Learning is something he tries to do daily, and he is a member of a variety of honor societies, with Phi Beta Kappa being the most prestigious.
After college, he worked as an Industrial Engineer with Saturn Corporation and witnessed the first car to “roll” off the line. Although he enjoyed his time at Saturn, he was drawn to pursue dentistry.
Dr. J. attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Louisville, Kentucky. Here he gained a dental education and also opened his eyes to non- traditional activities, like mountain biking, hiking and, of course, horse racing. Next in the adventure was his General Practice Residency at Metro Health Hospital/Case Western Reserve University. At that point, he realized Endodontics was for him and then pursued a Certificate of Endodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Through faith, hard work, and determination the path to becoming an endodontist was well worth the journey! Dr. J. believes and often tells others that he enjoys root canals so much that work is no longer work.
Dr. J. Sheats is a member and has held leadership positions in organized dentistry on the local, state, and national level. He is currently a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and their local and state components. In keeping the legacy of his father, Dr. Jimmy B. Sheats, Sr., he believes in volunteering, mentoring, and giving.
“To whom much is given, much is required” is part of his personal mantra. Dr. J. and his wife, Christie, have three teenagers that keep them busy, but they still find time to volunteer with various service organizations and the church as a family. Dr. J. is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, President of the Nashville Chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association and a Deacon at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Dr. J. believes in working hard and playing hard. He enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, trips to the beach, and enjoying the life God has given him.
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