About Your Dentist

Melissa Calderon, DDS

Dr. Melissa Calderon is a native born Memphian and graduated from Memphis State University. Her initial aspirations were to pursue a career in education. She taught high school for two years before deciding that dentistry was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, School of Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Calderon has been practicing with American Family Dentistry since 1994. She has been married for 26 years and is the mother of two wonderful daughters. While she maintains a busy schedule, she still finds time to participate in several Memphis charitable organizations and enjoys all aspects of the performing arts.

William Compton, DDS

William D. Compton Jr., DDS grew up in Germantown, Tennessee. Dr. Compton attended the University of Tennessee and received a Masters of Music Degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. This is where he realized he wanted to be a dentist and continued his education with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Memphis. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. At first dental school was difficult for him, as he was starting with peers that were 10 years younger than him. However, his perseverance was due to his passion about being honest with people who need help and know very little about medicine or dentistry.

Dr. Compton keeps up on the latest techniques and has experience treating older patients in the past and attempts to be more sensitive to treatment options for them. He is a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity and has volunteered at Mission on Mercy. Dr. Compton is inspired by the actions of compassionate, strong individuals and tries to be one himself. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking, singing and listening to opera.