Tyler Periodontics is a practice limited to periodontics, the treatment of various problems related to the gum and bone that support teeth. Our periodontists are board-certified specialists with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of all periodontal conditions affecting patients of all ages.
Kayleigh Eaves Temple, DDS, MA, MS
Dr. Kayleigh E. Temple was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Although living in the “big city,” she has roots in deep East Texas, where her dad’s family still resides. After attending college at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Dr. Temple decided to spread her wings and move to the Big Apple - New York City. There, she attended Columbia University, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the College of Dental Medicine as well as a Master of Arts in Dental Education at Teachers College. Through her many extracurricular engagements, Dr. Temple traveled to Guatemala and Cambodia to provide free dental care to underserved children as well as worked in the St. Mary’s Free Clinic in Harlem. After dental school, she returned home to the great state of Texas to complete a 3-year residency training program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she earned her Master of Science degree and was a finalist for the prestigious Kramer Scholar award. Dr. Temple relocated to Tyler, Texas in 2015 to start working at Tyler Periodontics, where she plans to continue to grow her practice.
Dr. Temple is married to Zach Temple, a Smith County Texas Game Warden, who is originally from Lufkin, Texas. Together, they enjoy running and outdoor activities with their labradoodle, Molly. Dr. Temple is a busy member of our local community through volunteering with the Junior League of Tyler, various dental study groups, and the East Texas Dental Society. She also plans to continue her global dental outreach missions throughout her career, as well.
John E. Adcock, DDS, MS
Dr. John Adcock was born in Corpus Christi, Texas where enjoyed the outdoor activities the area provides as a youth. His college education was at Texas A&M University which included leadership positions in the Corps Of Cadets that developed an understanding of military life and discipline. He was accepted into Baylor College of Dentistry at the end of the junior year of college, but did graduate from A&M with honors after the successful completion of the first year of dental school.
June of 1975 was a very busy month for Dr. Adcock as he married his wife Madeline, graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, and moved to San Diego, California. His dental career began as a general dental officer in the Navy at North Island Naval Air Station. He was on active duty in the Navy was for 2 years with a total of 9 years in the reserves before resigning the officer commission. Upon leaving active duty, his next educational commitment was a residency and Master of Science Program in Periodontics at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry which was completed in December of 1979. After completing the periodontal residency, Dr. Adcock and his wife relocated to Tyler to began a practice in Periodontics.
Professionally, Dr. Adcock has served in leadership roles at the local, regional, and state level in various dental organizations and in the community as a member and chairman of the North East Texas Public Health District Board. He has been been honored with membership in both the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry.
Dr. Adcock and his wife Madeline were blessed with 3 sons and now enjoy 5 grandchildren as well. Both enjoy outdoor activities and sports with snow skiing, golf, running, and tennis at the top of the list. Their life includes three water dogs (2 chocolate labs and 1 golden retriever) that enjoy activities with them at Lake Palestine.