About Bounds Family Dental
Dr. Bounds

James A. Bounds, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Bounds is a lifetime resident of Jones County. He graduated from South Jones High School, Jones County Junior College, The University of Mississippi, and The University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Mississippi Dental Association, the CDCA Board, the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Third District association and the Laurel Area Dental association. He has served as past president of the MDA’s Third District Dental Society and the Laurel Area Dental Association. He is member of the Laurel Rotary Club, and the JCJC Alumni. He has also served as member and past president of the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Bounds has extensive training in ortho devices and Implant dentistry. He is a member of the Ellisville First United Methodist Church and is active in numerous civic organizations. Dr. Bounds’ wife, Carla Bounds is a retired Gifted Teacher, from Jones County school system.

Throughout our many years of service, we, at Bounds Family Dental, have realized one thing – good people make a great team. We have proudly employed not only very skilled technicians and staff, but people that know the difference quality dental care can make for a patient.

On this page, you will find a brief background on our dental team. As you will see, many are locals from the community. Please take a a few moments to meet them.

Meet our Team

Bri Brannon

Insurance Coord / RD Hygienist

Bri is originally from Philadelphia, MS. She and her husband have lived in Laurel for 13 years, and have four daughters. In 2003, she graduated from Meridian Community College with an a Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene Technology. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past 19 years. She recently graduated from Ultimate Medical Academy with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Avery Stringer

Dental Assistant

Avery joined the Bounds Family Dental team in February of 2019.  She is from Taylorsville, MS. Avery graduated from Taylorsville High School and is currently a student at Jones County Junior College. She enjoys cooking and watching the next big hit on Netflix.

Jamie Cagle

Dental Assistant

Jamie is a resident of Jones County and graduated from West Jones. She has her associate degree in dental assisting from Antonelli College of Hattiesburg, MS. She is the daughter of Renny Cagle and Alva Boutwell. Jamie has two children, Ruth Anne and John Robert Nicholson and nephew, Zavier Cagle. In her free time Jamie enjoys spending time with her family.

Bayley Alexander

RD Hygienist

Bayley joined the Bounds Family Dental team in August 2018.  Bayley is from Bay Springs, MS. Bayley started her dental career in 2006 as a dental assistant. She enjoyed the dental field so much that she decided to become a dental hygienist. Bayley graduated from Pearl River community college in 2011 with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Mississippi Medical Central in 2018. She is the Vice president of the Mississippi Dental Hygiene Association. Bayley enjoys spending her free time with her family, cooking and exercising.

Kim Foster

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim is a resident of Jones County and graduated from North East Jones High School. She also graduated from Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College. Kim has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 30 years and is a lifetime member of the Jones County Junior Auxiliary. Kim has specialized training in botox and filler and is CPR and radiology certified. She has two children, Conar and MacKenzie. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her children and traveling.

Beth Adams

Dental Assistant

Beth was born and raised in Jones County and graduated Laurel High School. She has 43 years of dental experience, 31 of those with Dr. Bounds. She also has specialized training in Sedation Dentistry, Implants, Botox and fillers. Beth is also CPR and radiology certified. Beth and her husband, Don have two children, Ashley and Charlie. Outside of work Beth enjoys being with her grandchildren, camping, fishing, and attending Bethlehem Community Church in Sharon.

Carla Hillman

Front Office Administrator/Scheduling Coordinator

Carla is a Bay Springs, MS native and graduated from Sylva Bay Academy. In 2009 she graduated from the Dental Assisting program at MCC. She is DANB, CPR and radiology certified. Carla has been in the dental profession for 10 years. She is an active member at her Church, Antioch Baptist Church of Louin. She has one son, Christian. In her spare time Carla enjoys spending time with family and friends.

All off our staff members are trained in CPR & AED.