Dr. Trace Favre & Team
FRIENDLY & GENTLE CARE
First, The Foundation
Dr. Trace Favre is Mississippi born and raised. He grew up in Long Beach and went to high school in Bay St. Louis. As an adolescent, he was interested in the sciences and looked up to his childhood dentist and family friend Dr. Jeff Alexander in Long Beath. This bond was further strengthened when Dr. Favre was in 5th grade and Dr. Jeff saved him from drowning in a rip tide when they were fishing off of Flat Boat. Not long after that, Dr. Jeff passed away from cancer, but the admiration and inspiration that Dr. Favre felt as a youth remained. During high school, Dr. Favre’s family encouraged him as he shadowed local dentists and explored careers in engineering and architecure. These experiences made it clear to him that he felt the greatest call in the field of dental medicine where he could help others.
Then, The Education
Dr. Favre attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and was awarded a University Medal for maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout his undergraduate training. Upon graduation, Dr. Favre enrolled in dental school at LSU in New Orleans where he graduated with honors and received the Student Leadership Award and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Pathology Award. During his time at LSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Favre was active in the Student Government Association and served as class president, student body vice-president, and student body president. Even then, his desire was to someday return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast community to open his own practice.
Next, The Dentist
After completion of dental school, Dr. Favre moved to Birmingham, AL and attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency sponsored by NYU at the Foundry Dental Center. This opportunity provided a challenging clinical experience that stretched his knowledge and expertise in dental implant surgery, IV sedation, and advanced dental prosthetics.
After that, Dr. Favre joined Alamo Ranch Dental where he spent three years caring for patients in the San Antonio area before returning to the Gulf Coast to fulfill his goal of opening his own hometown dental practice. He now takes pride in providing exceptional, gentle, comprehensive dental care to patients in Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Long Beach, Gulfport, and beyond.
Dr. Favre has received many notable honors, including his distinction as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), which means he has completed over 500 hours of continuing education (mostly live courses) and passed a rigorous fellowship exam. Dr. Favre also recently finished working his way through the curriculum at the world-renowned Kois Center, a continuing education program based in Seattle that trains dentists from around the world in advanced restorative dental treatments.
Dr. Favre is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Trace Favre, DDS, FAGD
In his free time, Dr. Favre enjoys watching football, cooking, woodworking, hunting, fishing, home improvement, and spending time with his wife Hayley, two young daughters, family, friends, and dog CJ.
Finally, The Future
Dr. Favre and his family are excited to be settled in the Gulf Coast, a place that nurtured him in his youth. Mississippi Dental Arts is here to support the community for years to come. Find out more about our vision for health and connection on our What Sets Us Apart page.
Meet the Rest of Our Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
Leah grew up in Pass Christian, and she still feels at home here in the “The Pass.” For six years, Leah worked in various positions in the dental field before graduating from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville with a degree in dental hygiene in 2022.
Her love and passion for this field of medicine continues to grow every day. The positive impact that she witnesses in providing patient care is not only why she chose this as a career but is also at the root of why she loves what she does. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and being outdoors.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel was raised in Long Beach, Mississippi. She graduated with an associates degree in 2020 and then a dental hygiene degree in 2022. Before graduating, she worked in the dental field as an assistant for 3 years.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her goldendoodle Graham. She also enjoys cooking with her mom and eating at local restaurants. As a hygienist, she likes educating her patients and getting to build a good relationship with them.
Gabrielle was raised in Louisiana but has made Pass Christian her home for the last 7 years. She obtained her Dental Assistant Certification at New Orleans School of Dentistry in 2016 and has several years of experience working in different specialties of dentistry, including orthodontics, general dentistry, and oral surgery.
Her favorite part of dentistry is building a rapport with patients. She loves helping people feel more confident about themselves and educating patients on their specific oral hygiene needs. She’s ecstatic to be a part of the Mississippi Dental Arts team and is happy to have a well-balanced work family.
In her spare time, Gabby enjoys spending time with her two sons, Godwyn and Tristan, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Meri is originally from Southern California. At the age of 33, she moved with her husband Bruce to his home state, Northern Louisiana. Together, they have three children: Carlie, Ashlee, and Nick as well as two grandchildren: Ava and Bear.
In 2017, Meri moved to Pass Christian when Bruce was employed by NASA at Stennis. As a Southern California native, she’s always loved the ocean and warm weather, so living in Pass Christian has given her the feeling of being close to where she came from.
Meri has been in dentistry for almost thirty years. She loves what she does and is excited about the new adventures with Dr. Favre and staff at the state-of-the-art Mississippi Dental Arts.
In her spare time, Meri’s favorite things to do are spend time with her grandbabies, crafting (esp. florals), puzzles, sports, exercise, and activities that have a great sense of community.
Emily was born and grew up in the mountains of Clayton, Georgia. After high school, she attended college in South Mississippi. Feeling right at home, she never left.
In July 1974, Emily began her career in dentistry. She has worked in every aspect of the field and been able to see so many amazing changes over the last 49 years.
She is thrilled to have the privilege of working with Dr. Favre and looks forward to coming to work and sharing her days with him and the wonderful team at MS Dental Arts. She is proud to say that she and the team strive to give patients an experience that stands above any other dental experience they’ve ever had.
Michele grew up in Connecticut and married her best friend, Tom in 2000, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard for over 31 years. She is a proud military veteran wife and mom to three amazing daughters, who play numerous sports including basketball, golf, archery & softball.
In 1985, Michele started in dentistry as an on-the-job trained dental assistant. She attended Briarwood College in CT for dental assisting and administration. She earned her Certified Dental Assistant credential in 1987 and Certified Dental Practice Managerial Assistant in 1988. She has worked in numerous private dental offices in CT, FL, and MS. She also taught for seven years in two colleges in CT: Briarwood College and University of Connecticut.
Michele is an active parishioner at St. Thomas Church in Long Beach, a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Carnival Association of Long Beach, and a season ticket holder for our Seawolves hockey team. She loves her two dogs, two cats, and living in the South, where there is a strong sense of community and Southern Hospitality!
Michele joined Dr. Trace Favre and Mississippi Dental Arts in March of 2023 as his Administrative Assistant.
“Dr. Favre is an amazing dentist that has such a great vision and talent! Dr. Favre stays abreast of the latest techniques and treatments that dentistry has to offer. It is fascinating to see his enthusiasm for the services that we can offer to our patients!”
The Mississippi Dental Arts Team: L to R: dental assistant Gabby, business assistants Michele & Emily, Dr. Trace Favre, dental assistant Meri, and registered dental hygienists Leah and Rachel.
121 E. Second St.
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Fri: By Appointment