About Your Dentist

Steve Ballard, DDS

Dr. Steve Ballard attended the University of Memphis where he received his undergraduate degree and played basketball for the Memphis Tigers. In 1993 he received his degree in dental medicine from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ballard is actively involved in community and church events including volunteering for Loving Memphis and the South Africa Outreach Mission as well as a U.S. Army reserve. Dr. Ballard is a member of the National Dental Association and the Shelby County Dental Society. He currently is a member of the admissions committee and on the faculty at University of Tennessee Dental School.

Ajay Dave, DDS

Dr. Dave is of Indian origin, born in Uganda, East Africa. Due to political situation, he and his family moved to India in 1969 where he studied Dentistry. He graduated as Dentist in 1975. He went to Nairobi, Kenya. Where he did his Internship and obtained license to practice Dentistry in Kenya. He moved to U.S.A in 1977 and joined the U.S. Army for 6 years. While in the army, he passed Tennessee Dental Boards. He received an Honorable Discharge after which he moved to Memphis in 1982.

After 11 years as an Associate Dentist in Memphis he established his own practice on Park Avenue. In 2019 Dr. Dave merged his Park Avenue practice, Dr. Dave's General Dentistry, with American Family Dentistry at Kirby and Quence Road.

Dr. Dave is a member of American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Memphis Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Past Vice-President of Shelby County dental Society.

As an aspiring Dentist he has attended several hands on continuing education courses and still continues to do so.

He volunteers at different health fairs in Memphis.