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Dr. Clark Thomas, DMD
Dr. Thomas is a children's dental specialist, who is passionate about helping children and teenagers maintain healthy and beautiful smiles by helping instill in them a positive attitude towards dentistry. He is a 2007 graduate of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Alabama/Birmingham, where he developed expertise in treating patients with special needs. Dr. Thomas is certified in the use of oral sedation and when needed can take a child to general anesthesia. Dr. Thomas has completed Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Thomas grew up in Montgomery and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at UAB and obtained his Alabama State Dental License in 2001. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chief Dental Officer for the Indian Health Service providing dentistry for Ignacio, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico area Indian tribes. It was during this time that Dr. Thomas realized his gift for working with children and decided to return to his home state and enter the UAB Pediatric Residency Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He resides in Vestavia with his wife, Pate, who holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama, and their daughters, Ashby and Myers.
Dr. Lauten Johnson, DMD
Dr. Johnson shares Dr. Thomas's goal of instilling in children a positive attitude towards dentistry. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at UAB and obtained his Alabama State Dental License in 2006. He completed his residency in pediatrics in 2008. Dr. Johnson is certified in the use of oral sedation and has privileges at Children's Hospital and when needed can take a child to general anesthesia. In 2006, he won two clinical awards in excellence at UAB. First, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award which is given to the student with the greatest proficiency and interest in Pediatric Dentistry. Secondly, the Birmingham District Dental Society Award for outstanding clinical ability.
Dr. Johnson also leads a team of dentists and staff to Mexico where they provide dental services to the underprivileged. The team does annually to the Yucatan Peninsula and recently he founded the Smile Foundation to help promote awareness and to raise money for supplies.
Currently Dr. Johnson practices in both locations Hoover and off of Montclair Road. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Johnson is married to Betts Johnson and is the father of three children Callie, Sanders, and Mary Carmen.
Dr. Lauren Denson, DMD
Dr. Denson, or commonly referred to as "Dr. Lauren", was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. As a valuable new associate dentist at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, she offers a warm smile while providing excellent dentistry to children and teenagers. She practices in both the Hoover and Montclair Road locations.
Dr. Denson was a member of the Belmont Bruins golf team and graduated Suma Cum Laude from Belmont University. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at UAB and obtained her Alabama State Dental License in 2013.
She is married to Dr. Doug Denson, who is currently a resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UAB. They currently reside in Liberty Park with their English and French bulldogs, "Buck" and "Briggs".
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Director of General Anesthesia
Dr. Clark Thomas and Dr. Lauten Johnson
1015 Brocks Gap Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244
Dr. Clark Thomas and Dr. Lauten Johnson
721 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
Montclair Rd. Office
We are preferred providers for the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
- Delta Dental
- United Concordia
We will gladly file all other insurances, with the understanding that patients will not receive the benefits of a PPO provider.
Our staff is available serve you, answer questions, or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00
Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00
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