About the Doctor

Henry G. Griggs, Jr., D.M.D., M.S.

commonDr. Henry G. Griggs, Jr. was raised in Florence, AL. After graduating from Coffee High School in 1993, he attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. In 1997, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. His interest in health professions led him to attend the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He graduated from Alabama's Dental School in 2001 with the highest of honors and was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national honor dental society, which is awarded to the top 10% of each graduating class.

Dr. Griggs then joined the United States Air Force and served his country as an officer and a general dentist. He was fortunate to begin his service with a  three-year tour at Ramstein AFB, Germany. He completed his duty with a one-year assignment to Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida.

 He returned to his home state to further his studies in Orthodontics at UAB,  where in April of 2008 he received his degree in Orthodontics and  Dentofacial Orthopedics after three-years of intensive study. He received his  Master's degree in clinical dentistry during this time as well.

 He is a second generation orthodontist and frequently consults with his  father, Dr. H Gilman Griggs of Florence, to better serve his patients through  the wisdom gained from 35 years of active orthodontic practice.

 Dr. Henry Griggs, and wife Martha, live in Athens and have a daughter, Gigi, and a son, Gilman. His free time is spent mostly on family activities including travel, running, biking, hiking, yard work and playing on the water. He is an active member of Athens First United Methodist Church and the Athens Rotary Club.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Alabama Association of Orthodontists
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Alabama's 8th District Dental Society
  • Alabama Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Wilson-Chenault Dental Study Club (Past President)