About Our Doctors

Lance C. Hankinson, D.M.D. - Bel Air Mall Location

Dr.-Hankinson-Picture_new.jpgDr. Hankinson obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine at UAB in 2002, Master's in Computer Science at the University of Alabama in 1988, and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of South Florida in 1985. He attended the Pankey Institute, a world-renowned dental education facility for advanced dentistry. There he completed levels 1 – 4 of their curriculum.

Dr. Hankinson’s first love in life was teaching and he enjoyed working as a computer science instructor at the University of Alabama for 10 years. Due to his inner need to self-educate and curiosity for the sciences, he decided to further his education in medical sciences. He chose to study dentistry due to the fact that he loves working with his hands and the large growing expectation in dentistry.

Dr. Hankinson built his practice with the vision of ensuring that the patients were treated “fairly and with proper respect.”

Dr. Hankinson is a member of the Alabama Dental Association.

 

Joshua Dabbs, D.M.D - Semmes Location

Dr-Dabbs-Bio-Pic.pngDr. Dabbs has a strong desire for providing the best treatment possible to his patients.  He takes great joy in getting to know his patients personally and values comfort and trust, above all else, on their behalf.  He understands the challenges and anxiety that dental treatment can create for patients and is willing to take the time necessary to thoroughly explain everything, so that his patients can make the best, most informed decision for themselves.  

Though originally from Mississippi, Dr. Dabbs graduated as a Presidential Scholar from the University of Kentucky in 2012 before obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in May of 2016.  While attending UKCD, Dr. Dabbs received awards for his interest in Implantology, served as Class Representative for the Curriculum and Student Affairs Committees, and was a member of the Dean’s Honors Colloquium.

When Dr. Dabbs is not treating patients, he enjoys building relationships with people in other areas, including church and community events.  He has volunteered his time on multiple mission trips to Brazil and Haiti, where he has served the needs of people through dental care and various other forms.  He has also served as a High School and College Youth Leader, in order to provide students with positive encouragement as they begin to experience independence and affirm their own identities.

Dr. Dabbs enjoys many outdoor activities and sports, especially skiing and soccer, and is always eager to try new things and meet new people.  He looks forward to getting to know you personally and providing you with quality, state of the art dental care.


Greg Gast, D.M.D. - Semmes Location

GregGast.JPGDr. Greg Gast is originally from Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, graduating with high honors and receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May 2015. Prior to enrolling in the College of Dentistry, he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology in 2010. Dr. Gast underwent a comprehensive training program for the safe administration of both oral and IV conscious sedation at the Lutheran Medical Center’s Foundry Dental Clinic. Dr. Gast currently administers oral and IV sedation for wisdom teeth extractions, regular extractions, implants, grafting, and all other procedures (fillings, cleanings, etc) for patients that are apprehensive or anxious.

Dr. Gast’s interests include the safe use of sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, as well as continuing dental education. Dr. Gast enjoys getting to know his patients and working with them to come up with the best option for their dental care. Dr. Gast strives to provide a comfortable and relaxing dental experience for his patients.

Dr. Gast is currently married to Dr. Mandy Kaiser, a veterinarian, who is currently pursuing a specialty residency in her field. Even though he is a new fan of Auburn football, he is happy to treat Bama fans as well! Dr. Gast is an animal lover and has an extended family of different pets including dogs, cats, a salamander, a bunny, and even a hedgehog! When not working, Dr. Gast enjoys the outdoors and cycling.

Dr. Gast is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the OKU Dental Honor Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys volunteering and teaching others. Dr. Gast has received multiple honors for his volunteering of dental services including the International College of Dentists Humanitaria.

Dr. Sierra Perry, O.D. - Semmes Location

Dr-Bennett_new.jpgDr. Sierra Perry is a compassionate and enthusiastic optometrist who loves to educate and empower her patients about the health of their eyes. She is focused on helping you and your family to gain and maintain your best possible vision.

Dr. Perry is interested in many areas of optometry and enjoys treating patients of all ages and needs. From seeing preschoolers for their first eye exam to treating a senior with a chronic ocular disease, Dr. Bennett provides excellent care for your family no matter what life stage.

Dr. Perry received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, one of the top optometry schools in the nation. She has done internships at private practices and at Vision America of Mobile, an ophthalmic referral and surgery center. Dr. Perry obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree in 2004 at the University of Mobile and has worked as a nurse in the ICU at Providence Hospital and a Nurse Case Manager at Springhill Medical Center.

Dr. Perry's background as a nurse has taught her to view her patient as a "whole person", not just a pair of eyes to fix. She will make sure you receive the care you need, even if she needs to refer you to a different doctor. She communicates very well with local primary care physicians and enjoys a close rapport with several specialty ophthalmologists in the Mobile area.

As a lifelong native of Mobile, AL, Dr. Perry is very interested in helping to improve our community. She enjoys volunteer work, supporting the local arts and music scene, and travel. Come see Dr. Perry today for any need your eyes may have.

"My eyes are my favorite part of me...not for how they look, but for how they see."

Dr. Christen Quattlebaum, D.M.D. - Semmes Location

DrQuattlebaum.jpgDr. Quattlebaum obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine at UAB in 2011 and Bachelors in Biomedical Science from Auburn University in 2005.
 
Dr. Quattlebaum has always loved the healthcare profession since the 2nd grade. She chose dentistry due to it was family oriented and allowed her to incorporate her love for science, creativity, and helping others.
 
Dr. Quattlebaum has studied with studied with Garety Orthodontics and is a member of American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She has expanded her education to include implant placement and restoration, orthodontics, Botox for treatment of head and neck pain. She is very fond and experienced with working with children.
 
Dr. Quattlebaum is recently married and has a handsome 12-year-old son named Brody whom she adores. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her beautiful family and being outdoors.
 
Dr. Quattlebaum is known for helping patients calm their fear associated with dental work with her gentle touch and calming demeanor. Her ultimate goal is to provide quality dental work in a relaxing atmosphere. She loves her to give patients the desire and self-confidence to SMILE!