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Meet the Doctors

John T. Carlson, Jr., DMD

Dr. John Carlson was raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. As a student, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain recognized Dr. Carlson with the Award for Achievement and Excellence in the field of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He currently serves as the President of the Sixth District Dental Society.
Dr. Carlson is committed to treating you with respect and compassion, using the best technology available to provide you with the highest quality of care in a relaxing environment. His goal is to help you look and feel your very best through excellent dental care.

Dr. Carlson has been married to his wife DeLaune since 2006 and they welcomed their first child in 2016. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors, reading about American history, and attending Alabama sporting events.

Willis J. Meriwether, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Willis J. Meriwether has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years. During his tenure he has held memberships in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International College of Implantology, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America, and the Study Club for Dental Excellence. He is a 35 year member of the Academy of General Dentistry and received his Fellowship in 1984. He has served as a Trustee of the Alabama Dental Association and held all offices in the Sixth District Dental Society.

He has many memberships, accolades, and continuing education hours, but what is most important to Dr. Meriwether is his relationship with his patients. He feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve people from all walks of life. He enjoys addressing concerns that range from pain and disfigurement, restored ability to chew, smile, and speak properly, improved appearance, and healthy teeth that can be kept for a lifetime.

Dr. Meriwether focuses on treating people with respect, appreciation, a gentle touch, a caring attitude and to provide "Golden Rule" dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Meriwether may be found on the family farm, fishing, or spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction.

Implant Dentistry
Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures.

Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges

Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Smile Whitening
Smile Whitening

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve.

Family Care

From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime.

Composite Fillings
Composite Fillings

The common silver filling contains mercury. Our doctors use the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles.​

Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training to effectively remove all of the bacteria.

Smile Whitening
Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving. Transform your smile without drilling on your natural teeth!

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631 Helen Keller Blvd., Suite 200
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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