John Wesley Halliburton, a.k.a. JDUB, was born and raised in the small community of Defeated, Tennessee. He is a lanky, laid-back, basketball-loving, country, coffee connoisseur. His family owns a farm where they raise cattle and maintain an annual vegetable garden. His family and their way of life has instilled in him strong values that taught him the foundation that he applies in all endeavors of his life.
Growing up, dentistry was a large influence in his life, as his grandmother was a dental receptionist for over 20 years at the local dental office, and he frequently accompanied her to work. It wasn’t until he started his undergraduate career, though, that he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. In 2009, after graduating High School in Smith County, TN, “JW” began his undergraduate career at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. After receiving his degree in 2013, he was accepted to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s DMD program in Lexington, KY, where he graduated in 2017. John Wesley currently co-owns three dental offices in Middle Tennessee. He is married to his beautiful wife, Samantha, and they have been blessed with three wonderful children: Sebastian, Abigail, and Jeremiah James.
In his spare time, in addition to spending time with his family, playing basketball, hunting, fishing, and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers, he loves watching his favorite show, "Ancient Aliens", and dreaming of his idol, Rich Fronning, the fittest man on earth. Even though he is an avid outdoorsman, he still dreams of being as good of a hunter as his buddy Scotty one day. Without JDUB, there would be no Life and Dentistry because he was the original brains and the founding member, or you could say, the "Podfather" of the Life and Dentistry Podcast. He sure is one cool dude!