About Us

Opelika, AL Dentist

Dr. Abigail Northcutt Adams

Dr. Abigail Northcutt Adams is a caring, competent, and compassionate dentist that puts her patients, staff, and colleagues first. After completing her BS at Auburn University, she obtained her DMD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Adams continues to pursue excellence in all facets of her life. She is a published researcher, a board member of three different Dental Associations, and a passionate philanthropist engaging in endeavors such as long-term mission trips to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. She has also received rewards of excellence such as the Alabama Board of Dental Scholars Scholarship.

She chose dentistry in order to help people in a tangible way and sees her work as a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around her. Her philosophy in patient care is to gather as much information as she can about her patients’ wants, needs, and dental care history in order to offer them an optimal treatment plan. She takes the time to listen to her patients’ questions and concerns so that their treatment can be customized to their specific and individual needs.

In her free time, Dr. Adams likes to spend as much time as she can with her loving husband, Tyler, and their daughters, Audrey and Bea. When she is not with family, she enjoys learning about other cultures, bonding with friends about sports (especially Auburn football), and serving in her local church.

Dr. Adams is an active member of the Junior League of Lee County and President of the Rotary Club of LaFayette.

Dr. Adams was also recently recognized in the local paper’s “Women in Business” section. Read the article here!


Dr. Neuhart

Dr. Neuhart was born in The Woodlands, Texas and lived in Georgia from 2004 until he recently moved to Auburn to practice dentistry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology and then attended The Dental College of Augusta University.

Dr. Neuhart has enjoyed volunteering with various ministries in Atlanta and Augusta to impact the local community and plans to continue volunteering in East Alabama. He has also taken part in a mission trip to India and a dental mission trip to Romania.

Dr. Neuhart enjoys running, tennis, reading, and traveling with friends and family. He is excited to be joining Auburn Opelika Dental and will strive to exceed expectations in patient care.

Dr. Neuhart is seeing patients in both locations, Opelika and LaFayette.


Gwendolyn Finley – Registered Dental Hygienist

Gwendolyn is a hygienist at our LaFayette office. She has been a dental hygienist since 2005. Her mission is to help each patient understand the importance of proper oral hygiene. Gwendolyn has a calm demeanor that quickly earns the trust of those she meets.

Gwendolyn and her spouse are foster parents to children in need.


Benita Brown – Registered Dental Hygienist

Benita is a hygienist at our LaFayette office. She has been in dentistry since 1993 and has been a Dental Hygienist since 1998. Benita enjoys talking to her patients about ways to improve their dental care and oral hygiene. Benita does her absolute best to help patients improve their dental education and experience.

Benita enjoys gardening, animals, and spending time with her family and friends.


Angel Stokes – Registered Dental Hygienist

Angel is a hygienist at our Opelika office. She has 20 years of experience in dentistry. Her favorite part about her career is the interaction she has with each patient. Angel enjoys helping improve the lives of others through oral health care education. Angel was named Star Employee for 2019 for the Opelika office for her hard work and dedication to the patients and our team.

Angel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children outdoors, gardening, and participating in youth sports with her children.


Kaylee Tadlock – Dental Assistant

Kaylee is a dental assistant at our Opelika office. Kaylee has 4 years of dental assisting experience with the goal to further her career in dentistry. Kaylee enjoys the opportunity to work with patients and strives to provide a comfortable and pleasant experience. Kaylee’s favorite part of dentistry is renewing confidence through creating healthy smiles.

Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Vanessa Caldwell – Dental Assistant

Vanessa is a certified dental assistant at our location office. She has been a dental assistant for over two years. Vanessa’s goal is to become a dental hygienist. Vanessa enjoys taking care of our patients and making them as comfortable as possible.

Vanessa enjoys spending time with her babies, family, and friends.


Lauren Heard – Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

Lauren is the patient care coordinator at our Lafayette office. Lauren has 5 years of experience in the medical field. Lauren enjoys working in the medical field because of the interaction with each patient and being able to help in any way she can. In Lauren’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her furry friend Addie.


Galina VanderMeer – Insurance Coordinator

Galina is our insurance coordinator for both the Opelika and Lafayette offices. She is new to the dental world, but loves being able to help behind the scenes with insurance needs. Galina enjoys sailing, hanging out with her cats, and spending time with her family and friends.


Brandy Tillery – Practice Manager

Brandy is our Practice Manager for both the Opelika and Lafayette offices. She is new in the field of dentistry. She has spent the last 18 years in nursing.  Brandy has 11 years of management and leadership experience. Her passion has always been to help others . Her favorite thing about being in the healthcare field is the interaction with patients. In her spare time Brandy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is an avid sports fan and especially loves Alabama football.