About Your Dentist

Monet Ducksworth, DMD

Corinthians 12:20 “God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”

My Mission

“To provide patients with compassionate, high quality dental care as well as educating them on the connection between oral health and overall whole-body wellbeing.”

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine (2011)
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL 

Master of Science in Biomedical Science (2007)
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL 

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition (2004)
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education

  • New Orleans Dental Conference (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019) 
  • Tri State Oral Health Conference (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) 
  • National Network of Oral Health Access Annual Conference (2015) 
  • Gulf Coast Dental Conference (2018) 

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ducksworth was born in Pennsylvania, but lived most of her life in Pompano Beach, Florida with her parents (Melvin and Lureen Samuel), two sisters (Crystal and Kyra), and brother (Brian).  After finishing dental school in 2005, she married her husband, Julius, and they relocated to Mississippi.  They now reside in Hattiesburg with their two sons, Donovan and Logan.  In her free time, Dr. Ducksworth enjoys singing and dancing.
 

Ratna Bollavarapu, DMD

“Dentistry is not expensive. Neglect is!”

My Mission

“My mission is to help my patients achieve the  highest level of their dental health in a holistic manner.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Physical Health
Maurice H. Komberg School of Dentistry at Temple University– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Masters of Public Health
University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Bachelor of Dental Science
University of Health Sciences – Vijayawada, India

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Bollavarapu enjoys watching movies, cooking, listening to music, and singing!