Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Healthy Smiles of Birmingham the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Birmingham.

Dr. Paige R. Lester

Dr. Paige Reynolds Lester is a native of Jasper, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama, where she received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Biology. She is a 2002 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, where she studied in the Esthetics Honors Program. While at NYU, she was awarded the Sigma Epsilon Delta Fraternity Award for Outstanding Ability in Esthetics. Dr. Lester is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Smile Source
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Birmingham District Dental Society

She is also the first female member of the Birmingham Society of Advanced Dentistry, and is one of the founding members of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Lester enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, and her two young children, Caroline and Ryan. Her pastimes include boating, attending Alabama athletic events, traveling, reading, and charitable work. Dr. Lester says that what she loves most about dentistry is the great feeling she gets when she can truly help a patient in need of care.


Dr. Joe Garner

Dr. Joe Garner has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama. He also studied at Pankey Institute and  The Center for Advanced Dental Studies (Dr. Peter Dawson). He went on to own a dental practice in St. Simons Island, Georgia for 16 years. He has also practiced in Atlanta, Georgia for 21 years. Dr. Joe Garner was a captain in The United States Air Force. Dr. Garner is president of Cobb County Dental Society with over 250 dentists, president of Birmingham Society for Advanced Dentistry, Peer Review Chairman for NW District of Georgia for 5 years, Delegate for Georgia Dental Association (GDA),and Emeritus Member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been married to his wife, Margaret for 48 years and they have two sons. In his spare time Dr. Garner enjoys playing golf, working on his family’s tomato farm, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Meet The Team

Tammy –  Meet Tammy, our Office Manager! She has many years of experience in the “people” industry, and was with Regis Corporation for 24 years prior to entering the dental field. She has been married to her husband for 27 years. Tammy enjoys her two children and one grandson as much as possible, and is a huge Auburn fan.  She and her family enjoy outdoor sports and charity work.


Angela– Angela King has been a dental hygienist in our office for 14 years. She has been married for 10 years. She has a 14-year-old cat named Token and a 10-year-old dog named Spacey. She enjoys gardening, bird watching, and anything outdoors.


Brooke –  Brooke has worked for Healthy Smiles of Birmingham for 5 years and is our Patient Coordinator. She is married to her college sweetheart and they have a daughter named Lyla. She likes to travel and spend time with family and friends. She is always happy to help you!


Melissa – Melissa is a dental hygienist with 16 years of dental experience. She married “the guy off the internet” in 2001. They added to their family in 2014- the cutest little boy named after her father. They enjoy summertime, spending time outside boating and vacationing, especially in the Caribbean.


Deb – Deb is always happy to meet new people!  She has been a professional in dentistry for 30 plus years and still loves it (especially now). She, her husband, and her son, live in Sylacauga.  They love to kayak and rescue puppies.


Madison – Madison graduated from Wallace State and is just starting her career as a dental assistant. She loves trips to the beach, watching movies, and her dog named Gatsby.