Birmingham Dentist Staff

Meet Our Friendly Birmingham, AL Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Birmingham Eastern Family Dental is the incredibly friendly, relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Our team members, Karla, Yahquisia (Shug), Kelly, and Jeri, are all cross trained in the dental office. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. All team members are Alabama born and breed residents. We look forward to getting to know you soon. You may call us at (205)836-4044 or e-mail us at to learn more about our team below.



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Karla Wright, Dental Hygienist/Office Manager
Karla is a long time member of our team. She brings us over 20 years of dental experience as a dental assistant, dental hygienist and office manager. Karla is an avid reader of all dental hygiene and dental product periodicals. In Karla's spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her sons and cheering on her high school and college alma maters, A. H. Parker High School and UAB Blazers.
Lenease "Shug" Hill, Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist
Shug is very compassionate and gentle while assisting, to ensure that each patient has a pleasant experience. Shug is a graduate of Fortis Institute, where she received several honors including high academics. Shug is also a dental hygienist in our office. When she's not at the office, she is a full time mommy, living life to its fullest.
ShaKendra Wyatt, Dental Assistant
Meet ShaKendra. Kendra is a 2015 graduate of Fortis Institute's Dental Assistant program. She comes to us with a wealth of assisting experience in all dental specialties. When she's not assisting Dr. Wright, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Jeri Maples, Dental Assistant
Jeri is a graduate of Jefferson State Community College Dental Assistant Training Program. Jeri has been in the dental field for 9 years. Jeri loves dentistry so much that she is currently taking classes with the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program to begin practicing dental hygiene August 2020. Other than teeth, Jeri enjoys spending time with her family and her new Great Dane puppy Otto.