Meet the Doctors

Dr. Travis L. Epperson

  After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Lubbock Christian University with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Travis Epperson attended the Baylor College of Dentistry where he obtained a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Epperson is a deeply embedded professional in the dental community, both locally and nationally. He is a member of the South Plains District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is currently enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia's renowned MAXI Course in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Travis Epperson enjoys practicing all aspects of Dentistry and is currently accepting new patients. He has a special interest in Implant Dentistry and Reconstructive Dentistry.

  As natives of West Texas, Dr. Epperson and his wife, Hollie, have established their home and family in Lubbock. The Eppersons were blessed with a son, Cy, in 2009 and later their daughter, Lila, in 2010. With both personal and professional interest in health and wellness, Dr. Epperson enjoys an active lifestyle. His favorite pastimes include exercising, backpacking, scuba diving, fishing, and hunting. He and his family are active members of South Plains Church of Christ.

 

Dr. Jordan D Payne

  Jordan D Payne was born and raised in Idalou, TX.  After graduating from Idalou High School, he attained a Biology degree from Abilene Christian University.  Jordan got his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.  After working a year in the metroplex, Jordan returned back to the great city of Lubbock and a few months later met his wife, Taylor! Jordan and Taylor are active members at Monterey Church of Christ.  Dr. Payne’s parents live in Lubbock and farmed in Crosby County. Jordan’s hobbies include spending time on the golf course, flying his drone to catch West Texas sunsets, walking his rescue dog-Peanut, and traveling with his wife.

  Dr. Payne enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry and is passionate about the newest techniques in digital dentistry. He is committed to a life-long learning journey, through continuing education, striving to always provide the best for his patients.  He has completed a multi-year post-graduate program through Progressive Orthodontics and is proud to offer both traditional braces as well as Invisalign for children and adults.  Dr. Payne is currently enrolled in the Kois curriculum in Seatle, WA and attends those courses when his schedule permits. Dr. Payne loves working every day with the team at Epperson Dental Group!

 

 Dr. John W. Epperson

  Dr. John Epperson started our dental practice in 1978 and retired from the practice in 2020. He grew up on a family farm located in Pampa, TX. After attending Lubbock Christian University, Dr. Epperson graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at the Houston Medical Center. Following dental school, he served as an officer and dentist in the Air Force for three years before settling down in the Lubbock community.

  As a caring and committed professional, Dr. John Epperson is dedicated to his patient's dental health and overall well-being. Dr. Epperson is an active member of the South Plains District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Epperson is also a devoted student of modern dentistry and attends numerous continuing education opportunities to stay current with modern technology and dental materials. After completing over 500 hours of continuing education and passing an examination covering various subjects in the field of dentistry, Dr. Epperson became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. 

  In his free time Dr. John Epperson enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, swimming, bicycling, and running. He participates in triathlons, many of which are in Texas! Dr. John Epperson has two children, Dr. Travis and Cassie, both of whom are active in the dental field. Together with their spouses they have blessed the family with four amazing grandchildren.