Dr. Simmons is a 1984 graduate of Wayne County High. He completed, with Honors, a degree in chemistry at Georgia Southern in 1990. In 1994 he earned the title Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed a general practice residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 1995. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Georgia Dental Association, The Southeastern Dental Society and The Academy of General Dentists. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Preston Alexander and Arden Grey. They attend St. Paul's Episcopal Church. His hobbies are "his family first, family second and family third with a little golf thrown in for exercise." Dr. Simmons opened his office in August 1995 and he credits his success to his Wonderful office staff. "They make my life a lot easier."