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. Matthew Brewer

Opelika, AL Dentist Dr. Matthew Brewer

Dr. Matthew Brewer is a kind, empathetic, and fun-loving dentist who is passionate about providing comprehensive care. He truly enjoys getting to know and interacting with his patients. Dr. Brewer has two B.S. degrees, one in Exercise Science and the other in Dental Hygiene. After completing his B.S. in Dental Hygiene, he decided to pursue his DDS degree at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) because he wanted to be able to help his patients in as many ways as possible. Toward the end of his time at VCU, he was inducted into the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. This distinction is given to dental students whose efforts and achievements are considered among the top of their class.

During his time at VCU, Dr. Brewer volunteered and provided much-needed dental care to people in underserved areas through the Missions of Mercy project, Caritas, Head Start, VCU’s Jamaica Project, and various other organizations. Dr. Brewer cares about his community and is looking forward to continuing with outreach programs throughout East Central Alabama.

Dr. Brewer first visited Auburn when he spent the holidays with his wife’s family, and he has since then fallen in love with the area. He, his wife Andrea, and their young daughter Madison have moved to Auburn from Virginia recently so that they can spend more time with her family. Dr. Brewer is also excited to be part of the Auburn athletics culture, as sports have always been a huge part of his life. He enjoys playing soccer, floor hockey, and other social sports in his spare time.

Dr. Brewer is excited about what the future holds, and to be part of the team at Auburn Opelika Dental. He can’t wait to meet and start forming long-lasting relationships with all his new patients.


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.


Vanessa Caldwell – Registered Dental Hygienist

Vanessa is a hygienist in our Opelika office. Vanessa is a newly registered hygienist but has been in the dental field for 3 years now. Vanessa loves taking care of our patients and feels it is rewarding to help them improve their smile and overall oral health. Vanessa enjoys building relationships with her patients and strives to provide a comfortable and pleasant experience. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and going on fun adventures with her two daughters.


Kaylor Burks – Dental Assistant

Kaylor is our lead dental assistant at our Lafayette office. She has been in the dental field for 3 years now. Kaylor plans to continue her career in the dental field in the spring to become a dental hygienist. Kaylor enjoys interacting with all the patients and especially loves children. In her spare time, she enjoys being at the lake and spending time with family and friends.


D’Ann Franklin – Practice Manager

Opelika, AL Dentist D'Ann Franklin

D’Ann is our Practice Manager at both the Opelika and Lafayette offices. D’Ann is new to the dentistry field but has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. D’Ann is friendly and compassionate and loves the relationships she builds with team members and our patients. D’Ann strives to keep the office atmosphere light and fun and works closely with the staff and patients to ensure the day runs smoothly and needs are met. In D’Ann’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, and her fur babies Higgins and Addie. D’Ann is an avid sports fan and especially loves Auburn Football.


Tegan Houghton – Dental Assistant

Opelika, AL Dentist Tegan Houghton

Tegan is a Certified Dental Assistant in our Opelika office. She is new to the Dental field yet has the goal to further her education and become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Tegan enjoys interacting with patients and providing them with a comfortable experience. In her free time Tegan enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her fur babies Remi and Sadie. She loves basketball and The Auburn Tigers.


Aimee Thrower – Patient Care Coordinator – Opelika

Opelika, AL Dentist Aimee Thrower

Aimee is the Patient Care Coordinator at our Opelika Office. Aimee has over 7 Years of Experience Providing Patient Care Services and Hospitality too all Patients. Aimee enjoys working with patients to make sure they have exceptional care and understanding of future care needed. In Aimee’s Spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Along with her two fur babies Nala ,Sabin and her goats.


Lillian Worley – Dental Assistant

Opelika, AL Dentist Lillian Worley

Lillian is a certified dental assistant at our Opelika office. She has been an assistant for almost 2 years now. Lillian loves building a bond and getting to know each patient to make them feel safe and comfortable while being treated. Lillian enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves watching the show Friends and Ohio State Football.


Crystal Williams – Dental Assistant

Opelika, AL Dentist Crystal Williams

Crystal is a certified dental assistant at our Lafayette office. After 2 years of assisting Crystal plans to further her education and become a dental hygienist. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends at the dirt track.


Abby Thompson – Insurance Coordinator

Opelika, AL Dentist Abigail Thompson

Abby is our Insurance Coordinator at both the Opelika and Lafayette offices. Abby has 1 year of experience in the medical field and enjoys the patient interaction that comes with the role. She likes the challenge of problem solving any insurance question that fellow co-workers or patients might have. In her spare time, Abby enjoys reading a good book or spending time with her family and friends.


Hallie Howard – Patient Care Coordinator – Lafayette

Opelika, AL Dentist Hallie Howard

Hallie is the Patient Care Coordinator at our Lafayette Office. Hallie has been in the dental field for over 2 years. In the future, Hallie plans to further her dental career to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. In Hallie’s spare time she enjoys being a dog mom to her 2 year old pup, Belle, tending to her cows, and spending time with her family and friends.