Drayton Smith, DMD
When Dr. Drayton Smith talks about his goal as a dentist, he maintains that it is “to give the patient what they deserve… the best I can give.”

As a graduate and undergraduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as Auburn University, Dr. Smith continually strives to further his knowledge by completing over 50 hours of continuing education yearly. He has been practicing in the area since 1999 and greatly values the sense of community at Southern Dental. He has also received advanced training for sleep apnea treatment using oral appliances.

He and his wife, Mallory, have been married for more than 25 years and together have one son, Tucker, and two daughters, Ellie and Tanner. He enjoys playing golf, fishing with his son and traveling. Dr. Smith also served 13 years as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard and was the base dentist for the 117th Air Refueling Wing here in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Murphy Maddox, DMD
Dr. Murphy Maddox believes dental visits should never be painful and treats every patient like family. He strives to provide quality care through innovative dentistry in a way that makes patients feel good about themselves. After graduating from UAB School of Dentistry, Dr. Maddox completed a 12-month advanced residency through New York University–with intensive surgical training for implants and bone grafting.

Dr. Maddox has always been an artist and combines his passion for creating beautiful smiles with efficient and hospitality-driven patient care. He has been practicing in the area for 7 years and loves furthering his dental knowledge through continuing education.

Dr. Maddox is active in the Birmingham community- he is part of the Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama and has served as chairman of the Board for the Samford School of the Arts for several years. Having initially graduated from Samford University with a vocal performance degree, Dr. Maddox also served as worship pastor at Riverchase Baptist Church for 13 years. Check out his art on Instagram!

What Dr. Maddox enjoys most is spending time outdoors with his beautiful wife, two children and goldendoodle.