Dr. Trace Favre & Team


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 is currently 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. He plans to graduate soon.

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 Community page.

Meet the Rest of Our Team

Leah Schultz

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.

Rachel Williams

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.

Savannah Carlisle

Dental Assistant

A lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Savannah is a 2016 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, where she attained her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Molecular Biology. She has several years of clinical experience with direct patient care. Savannah possesses an innovative work ethic and is committed to remaining current with continuing education classes and certifications. She is thrilled to be a part of Mississippi Dental Arts and eager to work as an active team member and truly make the community a healthier place.

In her spare time, Savannah enjoys spending time with her fiancé Tevin, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends, golfing, long walks on the beach at sunset, and watching football.

Jana Brown

Office Manager

Jana is a native Texan who has also lived in Louisiana and Arkansas, and she is now making her home in Mississippi. She has been afforded great opportunities in the dental industry with 20+ years of experience. She has taken on a variety of positions including registered dental assistant, treatment coordinator, accounts/insurance coordinator, and practice/office manager. She’s proud to be a part of the Mississippi Dental Arts team.

By far, Jana counts her family as her greatest accomplishment in life! That includes her husband of 38 years Keith, two grown children Westley and Alyssa whom have given her the three greatest gifts ever: grandchildren Lileigh Christine, Jace Allen, and Abigail Cate. When she’s not enjoying life with them, she loves traveling, painting, reading, and relaxing.

“I’m very dedicated to helping patients understand, improve, and maintain their dental and overall health by educating patients with their individualized treatment plan. I really enjoy interacting and building relationships with patients and make it my priority to ensure that all patients have a wonderful experience!”

Savannah Carlisle

MS Dental Arts Dental Assistant

“I’ve had the pleasure to meet extraordinary people and provide the highest quality – and sometimes even life-altering – oral healthcare. I’ve built lasting relationships with patients and staff members by working hard, giving encouragement, taking pride in, and having fun doing what we do.”

Jana Brown

MS Dental Arts Office Manager

The Mississippi Dental Arts Team: L to R: Office Manager Jana Brown, Registered Dental Hygienist Leah Schultz, Dr. Trace Favre, and Dental Assistant Savannah Carlisle

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121 E. Second St.

Pass Christian, MS 39571

Contact us

(228) 254-1212
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Open Hours (Aug 2022)

M-Th: 9am-4pm

Fri-Sun: Closed


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