Dr. Sims grew up in the small Kentucky town of Flemingsburg. He moved to Lexington in 1978 to begin his higher education at the University of Kentucky, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology, master’s in microbiology, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, orthodontics certificate, and Master of Science in dentistry (MSD).
While in dental school, Dr. Sims received various research and clinical awards, including the American Association for Dental Research Award, the American Association of Orthodontists Award, the Quintessence Award for Research Achievement, and the Henry M. Thornton Fellowship Award from the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association. Dr. Sims has also published articles and abstracts in national and international dental journals.
Dr. Sims has been certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. He is active in national and local orthodontic and dental organizations, including:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Nashville Dental Society
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Sims enjoys golf, snow skiing, and scuba diving. He has participated in the Cathedral of the Incarnation choir since 1994. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Laura Hanson and Audrey.