About Your Dentist

Rachel Rosario, DDS

"Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond." - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

My Mission

"My fondest childhood memories are of trips to my grandmother's house. But, my grandmother's house was somewhat unusual. Her small, one-bedroom apartment was located in the poverty-stricken city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and my visits included interacting with smiling people who considered my grandmother a friend and a blessing. All these smiles have stayed with me to this day. Each smile was full of hope and life, but the condition of their teeth did not match the vibrancy of their spirit.”

“Severe dental decay and massive tooth loss were prevalent among the people of Port-au-Prince. Since first performing small acts of sharing as a child and seeing so many genuine but marred smiles on those trips to my grandmother's house, I have had a burning desire to serve others. My mission as a dentist is to provide others with the very things that so many of us take for granted – the ability to eat solid foods, to live without constant pain, and to smile without embarrassment. Every person on this earth deserves these things, whether they are in Haiti, Tennessee, or anywhere else, and I want to be able to provide them to as many people as possible."

Education

Meharry Medical College - Nashville, TNDoctor of Dental Surgery

University of Maryland - College Park, MDBachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology

Professional Memberships

Dr. Rosario is a member of the American Dental Education Association, American Dental Association, and the National Dental Association

Life & Hobbies

“Outside of the spectacular world of dentistry, I love to live life to the fullest. I have a 1-year-old black lab puppy named Batman and he is the love of my life. We love to go on runs and watch reality tv together. I enjoy exercising as much as I can, and I hope to be able to run a marathon within the next year (wish me luck)! I love to eat amazing food! Lastly, traveling is my ultimate favorite pastime. My favorite vacation spot is Cancun, Mexico, and I visit it every year with my family. They are the central focus of my life and I love to spend as much time with them as possible.”

Stedman Hurdle, DDS

"There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all."

My Mission

“To provide my patients with quality, comprehensive dental care. As a provider with hospital experience, I understand that a healthy smile plays an important role in a patient's overall health. Ultimately, I aspire to educate my patients while transforming smiles one tooth at a time.” 

Education

Meharry Medical College - Nashville, TNDoctor of Dental Surgery

Meharry Medical College - Nashville, TNMaster of Health Science

Alcorn State University - Lorman, MSBachelor of Science in Chemistry

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, MSAdvanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, MSGeneral Practice Residency (GPR)

Life & Hobbies

When he's not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hurdle enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. As a Memphis native, Dr. Hurdle enjoys cheering on the Memphis Grizzlies and Tennessee Titans.