Roy L Irons DDS, a native of Corinth, Mississippi, earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College in 1972 and his dental degree from the University of Iowa in 1976. Following graduation, he spent the next four years as active military in the United States Navy, serving as a General Dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi; Afterward he spent the next twenty years in the Reserves in Pensacola, Florida; Millington, Tennessee; Okinawa, Japan; and Rota, Spain. After completing his active service in the Navy and the Reserves, he retired as a U.S. Navy Captain. In 1980, Dr. Irons then returned to the Gulf Coast to establish his highly successful dental practice, the Gulf Coast Dental Center in Gulfport, Mississippi, providing much needed high-quality dental care and treatment options in a part of the country often overlooked.