Meet Dr. John W. Starr, Jr.

Why Patients Trust John W. Starr Jr., DMD Periodontist at Golden Triangle Periodontal Center

Life-Changing Technology 

Dr. Starr is a periodontist who uses the latest dental technology for his treatments. His laser periodontal therapy can remove diseased tissue with minimal discomfort, greatly improving the state of your teeth and overall health.

Focus on Patient Education

Patients who are in search of a caring dental professional will appreciate Dr. Starr's focus on dental education. He takes the time to explain dentistry procedures to patients so they feel more comfortable with their dental care.

Emphasis on Comfort 

Our periodontist and his dentistry team make your comfort a priority. In addition to calm and welcoming office environments in both Starkville and Columbus, Dr. Starr also offers sedation dentistry to help patients relax during treatment. 

Dental Education and Degrees

Dentist Degree

After graduating from Starkville High School in 1976 and earning a B.S. in chemistry from Mississippi State University in 1980, Dr. Starr attended the University of Mississippi Dental School. He earned his DMD in 1984.

Periodontic Training

Dr. Starr returned to Starkville, MS, in 1984 and operated a general dentist's practice for two years before expanding his education at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed his specialized periodontal training in June 1988.

Continuing Education

As a member of the Mississippi Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and American College of Dentists, Dr. Starr continues to expand his knowledge of dentistry. Golden Triangle Periodontal Center sponsors continuing education courses for dentists and hygienists in the Starkville and Columbus area. He has also made apperances on the show On The Beat, educating people on the benefits of specific dental services. 

5-Star Reviews for Dr. Starr


Andrea Karen Persons


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Dr. Starr is an outstanding surgeon, and the staff are always friendly and professional.

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very professional, and always pleasant personalities.

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In Search of Effective Dental Treatment? Visit Dr. Starr

If you are suffering from gum disease or have missing teeth, Dr. Starr can improve your quality of life. Patients who visit his Columbus or Starkville, MS, offices enjoy these benefits:

Decades of Experience

Dr. Starr has practiced periodontics for more than 30 years, keeping up with the latest techniques and technology that maximize effectiveness and patient comfort. 

Specialized Skills

As a trained periodontist, Dr. Starr is knowledgeable about the care and treatment of the structures that support the teeth. If you have a complicated oral health issue, Dr. Starr is happy to take a look and recommend how to best improve your gums and teeth. 

Replacing Missing Teeth

Dr. Starr also specializes in dental implant-supported restorations,  and has placed thousands of successful implants since 1989. 

More Than Just a Periodontist

Columbus Rotary
The Episcopal Church
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

When he's not improving his patient's health, Dr. Starr gives back to his community and to the dental profession. He is a member of the Rotary Club, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, and more.

Dr. Starr lives with wife, Lee Ann, in Columbus. Together they have two daughters. 

John Starr D.M.D.

Golden Triangle Periodontal Center

Dr. John W. Starr Jr provides patients in Columbus and Starkville, MS, with exceptional periodontal care. Since 1989, Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful dental implant procedures. Dr. John Starr is affiliated with national professional organizations including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (662) 329-2696.

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