Wm. Lance Culley, D.D.S., is a member of numerous professional associations including:

  • The American Dental Association

  • The American Academy of Periodontology

  • The Southern Academy of Periodontology

  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists- All requirements fulfilled for Fellowship 

  • The International Team for Implantology (ITI)- Nominated Fellow

  • The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness

  • The Tennessee Dental Association

  • The 7th District Dental Society- Chairman of Post Doctoral Education since 1999 and recently retired from this position in 2009

  • Member of the Kentucky Society of Periodontists

  • Member of the Kentucky Dental Association

  • Associate Adjunct Clinical Professor of Periodontolgy at the University of Alabama College of Dentistry in Birmingham

  • Founded the Institute for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry over 12 years ago

Dr. Culley grew up in Paris, Tennessee.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and he obtained his D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis.  He completed a three year residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  After completing his residency, Dr. Culley wanted to return to West Tennessee and Western Kentucky area  to serve the area and people he knows and loves.  His practice philosophy is simple.  He feels that everyone deserves the best treatment possible, and  he would only recommend to his patients the same things that he would recommend for his own family.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Culley spends all of his time with his wife and three children.  He and his wife are extremely active in both the children's schools and athletic endeavors.  They sponser several community athletic teams in soccer, basketball and baseball/softball as well as volunteering as coaches and roomparents.  They place a high value on education as well.  In 2004 Dr. and Mrs. Culley set up the Culley Pre-Dental Endowment Scholorship at the University of Tennessee at Martin.  This scholarship awards $1000 to $2000 dollars annually to two area students that are considering pursuing a career in dentistry.  He hopes it will help offset some of the ever increasing costs it takes to become a dentist for the students.

Dr. Culley also lectures nationally on Periodontics and Implant Dentistry as well as serving as part time associate adjunct clinical professor in the graduate Periodontics Department at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr. Culley has had research and cases published in several specialty journals and continues to actively participate in research projects and publish.  He is an ITI certified speaker and is available for events on a limited basis.  Anyone interested in having Dr. Culley lecture can e-mail his scheduler at [email protected] with particular questions.