Our Team

Lake Garner, DMD
Dr. Lake GarnerDr. Lake Garner has had experience as a local dentist since 1996. He is a lifelong area resident and has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years.

They have three children and he is very active in community and local charities, including the Pink Ribbon Fund and Hub City Humane Society. Dr. Garner attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, graduating in 1996.

Before dental school, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association.


Frank O. Winn, DDS
winnDr. Frank Winn received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1976 from Louisiana State University. He then graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1980. Dr. Winn continues his dental education bimonthly and is a member of the American Dental Association and the International Team for Implantology.

Dr. Winn has been married to his wife, Valerie, since 1982. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Gautier, and he is a past-president and a Paul Harris Fellow. His goal as a dentist is to provide the best possible treatment in the most comfortable manner for all of the patients who visit our practice.


Megan Blackman, DMD
883_unknown4Dr. Megan Blackman graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2014. She was accepted into the Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency Program at UMMC where she received advanced training in medically compromised patients and general dentistry techniques. Dr. Blackman was selected by dental school faculty to be inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicrom Kappa Upsilon (OKU) in 2014. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry

Prior to dental school, Dr. Blackman attended the University of South Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship. She was a member of the University’s Honor Program, the Alpha Eta Society, Azalea Chapter Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Aplha Epsilon Delta Health Professional Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from USA with a major in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Business. Dr. Blackman is a life-long resident of Mississippi, originally from Ocean Springs, MS. She graduated as Valedictorian from St. Martin High School in 2006.

Dr. Blackman is very conscientious and continues her education as a member of the Gulf Coast Spear Study Club with other dental professionals. She is very committed to continued education courses so she can provide the best care to her patients. She strives to provide a comfortable setting and quality dental care to her patients.  She currently resides in Biloxi, MS where she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs.


Leanne Clark Woodward, RDH
winnMrs. Leanne graduated from Meridian Junior College in 1983 where she was the recipient of the Hu Freidy Golden Scaler Award. Leanne has practiced Dental Hygiene for 34 years in Gautier, MS. She has been with Gautier Family Dental for since 2015.

She has a gentle touch and a warming and caring personality for each patient she sees. Leanne has been married to Dennis Woodward for 4 years.

She is a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs, MS. Leanne has two grown children and a grandson. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends on their party barge and at their camp on the river.


Katie Michini, RDH
winnMrs. Katie graduated from Pearl River Community College in 2009, where she received the Hu Freidy Golden Scaler Award. Katie has practiced dental hygiene since 2010. She has been on our team since 2016.

Katie resides in Lucedale, MS. She has been married to her husband, Monte, for 11 years. They have two children, Gracie and Regee. Katie enjoys competing in marathons and spending time with her family.