If Dr. Gene Brabston could do it all over again, he would still be a dentist. He’s passionate about providing painless, stress-free dental care for the whole family, and is most proud of the lifelong relationships that he has established with his patients throughout his 40-year tenure.
When he was younger, a trampoline accident landed Dr. Brabston in a dental office where he received emergency care. After the emergency, he returned to the dentist for multiple follow-up visits, and the treatment he received was always friendly and painless. The compassionate care he received during and after his dental emergency was enough to spark Dr. Brabston’s passion for dentistry.
Dr. Brabston received his DMD at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and completed his General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He has also obtained his Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry. A general dentist who has earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) has completed a structured and demanding set of requirements involving all the dental disciplines. A Master has studied 16 disciplines in dentistry, such as periodontics, orthodontics and implants. When a dentist has achieved the Mastership Award, patients can be assured that their dentist is dedicated to providing the finest care in general dentistry.
The Living Oaks team
Our credentialed and experienced team always makes sure that you and your family are comfortable during your visits. We are proud to serve the community of Fairhope and to serve our patients compassionately. Our friendly staff greets everyone who walks through our doors with warmth, because at Living Oaks Dental, you’re family.
What Makes Us Different?
At Living Oaks Dental, you will receive nothing less than the most thorough care no matter what your reasoning is for coming in. From minor oral health checkups to complex procedures, we pride ourselves on holding our team and office to the highest standards and delivering results that put smiles on our patient’s faces.
Your comfort and satisfaction with our work are our number one priorities. We cater to patients who have dental anxiety, special needs, a strong gag reflex, and low pain tolerance by providing dental sedation options for all of our patients. Sedation can even be administered during routine visits such as dental cleanings and checkups; there is no treatment considered too small for anxiety relief.
Our team at Living Oaks Dental receives special training in bedside manner to ensure that our patients feel comforted, respected, and informed by a friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable staff. Our small team enables us to strictly uphold this promise of compassionate care.
High-Quality Compassionate Care For the Whole Family
We strongly believe in the concept of a dental home where you and your family can consider us as part of your dental family for your lifelong dental needs. Establishing a trusting and secure relationship with young children from an early age helps to reduce dental-related anxiety and stress, and makes them more likely to be excited and proactive about oral health.
You can be assured that our team will always end each appointment by giving you time to ask any questions you’d like answered related to your oral health or our practice. We want our patients to leave feeling more confident about their dental treatment and oral health so if you’re unsure about something or looking for advice, ask away!
Patients should feel empowered to demand answers to things they don’t understand and question why certain treatments are necessary or if any alternatives exist. It’s your oral health and it’s important to take control of it.
Why Choose a Family Dentist
Unlike pediatric dentists, we can treat your entire family with no arbitrary age limits that act as barriers to much-needed dental health accessibility. We understand that life as a parent can be hectic, busy, and stressful, which is why we do everything we can to make bookings and dental treatments more convenient.
Experience the convenience of appointments for the entire family for simultaneous care. Regular cleanings and checkups reduce your child’s likelihood of needing more complex and expensive dental work in the future. While Dr. Brabson isn’t a pediatric dentist, you can expect the same high quality of dental care for each patient no matter what age they are.
We can tailor dental appointments to the needs of children such as taking precautions to avoid the formation of cavities and screening for hereditary dental problems that would not be possible at a pediatric dentist who only treats children.
Lauren is the newest member of the Living Oaks Dental team. Her favorite part of the job is getting the chance to meet new people and make them feel at home in our office. Lauren and her husband, Matt, have been married for 8 years and they moved to the Fairhope area to be closer to family. When she’s not in the office, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and her dog named Daisy. She has a passion for cooking and in the summertime, you can find her at the beach reading a new book every week.
Registered Dental Hygienist
April joined our team in early 2019 and has been a hygienist for over 20 years.She enjoys getting to spend time getting to know patients and helping them achieve a bright and healthy smile. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her husband, Patrick, and furbaby, Whitley. She and Patrick have lived all over the US and overseas while Patrick was in the armed forces.
Certified Dental Assistant
Jennifer has been a member of the team since 1983, and also works as a part-time instructor for a dental assisting program at a local college. She has always found gratification in helping patients feel at ease and comfortable during their procedures – because at Living Oaks Dental, patients are part of the family. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and family, along with spoiling her dog and cat. When she has time, she curls up with a good book or movie, and likes shopping best of all.
Registered Dental Hygienist
After 30 years Susie still finds Dental Hygiene to be a rewarding career. She has been with the team since 2008. She loves working with the patients on their dental concerns and homecare issues, giving them a healthy smile throughout their lives. In her spare time, Susie enjoys yoga and bike riding. She also enjoys going to the beach with her husband David and sons Jack and Sam.
Toni became a registered dental hygienist in 1983 after completing her degree at UAB. Since then, she has worked in specialized areas of dentistry such as Periodontics, Implantology, and TMJ with anathological reconstructions. She has an 18 year old son, Daniel, and she loves to spend time with family, travel, and cook great meals
Our credentialed and experienced team always makes sure that you and your family are comfortable during your visits. We strive to treat our patients compassionately, and are proud to serve the community of Fairhope.
By offering quality care in the same building we have been practicing out of for the last 40 years, we have built an inviting atmosphere for our patients. You can count on our friendly staff to always greeting you with warmth. Because at Living Oaks Dental, you are our family.
Whether you’re looking to make a routine appointment or come in for a restorative procedure, you’ll be in good hands with Living Oaks Dental. Our skilled staff will take care of you from the moment you walk through our doors and long after. You’re a top priority for us, and we’ll provide every comfort along the way. Our office is warm and inviting, you’re welcome to come through any time we’re open. We look forward to meeting you!