Flowood Dentists


Dr. Danny O'Keefe looks back on how his father's work as a dentist inspired him to follow the same career path. Dr. Danny's niece, Dr. Jan O'Keefe Belote, was inspired in turn by seeing her uncle's passion for his profession. Together, they have created a practice that emphasizes excellent treatment and an inviting attitude for each and every patient.

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WEBVTT 00:00:00.120 --> 00:00:04.850 I went to dental school, graduated dental school in 1966. 00:00:04.880 --> 00:00:09.250 They started a tennis club in Jackson in 1964. 00:00:09.280 --> 00:00:11.140 I wanted to have my office 00:00:11.170 --> 00:00:18.840 next door to the tennis courts, and it only took me 35 years to do that. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:28.340 My dad was a dentist, and I wanted to be like my dad. 00:00:28.370 --> 00:00:31.620 I knew that as a teenager. 00:00:31.640 --> 00:00:33.560 When I was a teenager, he asked me if I'd 00:00:33.590 --> 00:00:38.480 ever considered dentistry, and I said, "No, I hadn't." He said, "Come work for me 00:00:38.500 --> 00:00:41.980 ." So I started working for him, and the rest is history. 00:00:42.010 --> 00:00:45.940 He showed me what a great career it was. 00:00:45.970 --> 00:00:50.100 After I graduated from dental school, I went into the military. 00:00:50.130 --> 00:00:53.940 Three years in the military, including Vietnam. 00:00:53.970 --> 00:00:55.780 I had an experience there. 00:00:55.810 --> 00:01:04.340 We were going through a lot of desegregation and so forth in the '60s. 00:01:04.370 --> 00:01:11.850 I had three years in the military and found out that all people are good. 00:01:11.880 --> 00:01:20.850 When I came back from the military, that was the end of having separate 00:01:20.880 --> 00:01:25.780 reception rooms, bathrooms, water fountains, and all of that. 00:01:25.810 --> 00:01:28.380 That was probably the 00:01:28.410 --> 00:01:33.380 biggest thing I did, was I said, "That's the end of that for my life." 00:01:33.410 --> 00:01:38.100 I'm so fortunate to have always been able to work with him. 00:01:38.130 --> 00:01:43.080 He's got such a great vision of taking care of patients and excellence in 00:01:43.110 --> 00:01:48.850 dentistry that I've just always been able to emulate him. 00:01:48.880 --> 00:01:51.520 That's enough. Yeah, that was pretty good.

Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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