Dr. Upton is currently in his 20th year of orthodontic practice. In January of 2005, he moved his office to the Black Warrior River at 815 Rice Mine Road North. He is married to the former Donna Rogers and is a member of First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. He and Donna have two daughters, Addison and Amelia. Dr. Upton and Donna are originally from Collins, Mississippi – a small town north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dr. Upton's undergraduate education began at Jones County Junior College and continued at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a B.S. degree. From there, he attended The University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he received his D.M.D. degree. During his orthodontic residency, Dr. Upton received his Master of Science Degree in the area of video imaging, which is used to predict outcomes of orthodontic and surgical orthodontic treatments. His research was later published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Upton continuously pursues the latest treatment philosophies and technology in order to provide his patients with excellent orthodontic care. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Alabama Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Tuscaloosa Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team.