Patient Testimonials

Here you will find testimonials from just a few of our countless satisfied patients. There’s no better way to find out what we can do for you than by hearing it right from the smiling mouths of our clients!

Our caring nature, comfortable environment, and amazing state­-of­-the­-art technology all combine into an amazing place to preserve your dental health.

If our former patients have good things to say, imagine what you’ll be saying after you get the same great care! If you’d like to learn more about all the treatment options we have available, take a look at our services page.

If you’re ready for dental care that’s worth smiling about, call our office today at 251-241-0890 or schedule an appointment using our online form. We look forward to giving you a red carpet dental care experience!

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What Our Patients Say

Ali Reynolds

I was really nervous about coming to the dentist, I kept putting it off. So, I made my first appointment, found out the process, and it all made me more comfortable knowing that I can come and be relaxed at the dentist.

Before, I didn’t like my smile. Now, I’m the one jumping in front of the camera, I’m way more confident and I just love smiling!

David Wiggins

You know, going to the dentist is probably not anyone’s favorite thing to do, but I actually enjoy coming here. Dr Whatley and the girls make it fun and they really have a way to make you feel comfortable…even though your at the dentist.

It’s a great place, a great environment, Dr. Whatley is a great dentist, he’s cutting edge, he stay’s up with the latest technology, it’s a lot of fun and the main thing is, they make your teeth look great!

They get me in, they get me out, they do a good job, make my teeth look great…I’m happy.

Kathy Morehouse

I used to cover my mouth with my hand, I didn’t smile a lot…because of my teeth. After I went to see Dr. Whatley and since I had my procedure done, I smile all the time; and a lot of the time people can’t tell that I’ve had work done because it looks so natural.

Getting my new smile, makes me smile more. I am happier, I laugh more, and it make me feel better about myself.

It’s comfortable, a good atmosphere, they really care about your needs, and you really feel like family around here. They treat you good and I recommend anyone to check in with them.


Although I am fortunate and have dental insurance and do not have a need for free dental care I wanted to respond to your email. I was overwhelmed with your generosity to a community in need and wanted to thank you for providing a much needed service to those who will undoubtably be extremely grateful. Bravo…very well done!!! Thank you!!!!”

Cherish Lombard

During a recent interview, another dentist complimented my veneers—funny thing is, I don’t have veneers. Thank you Dr. Whatley for keeping my teeth healthy and bright through the years!

Patsy Herron

Thank you for your caring and special support of my dental needs for many years. I enjoy the services I receive from you and your professional staff and know that if I need you, you are always just a phone call away. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Charlotte Powell

Dr. W and staff sent me flowers after a surgery (breast cancer). Such an unexpected and thoughtful surprise. Dr. W. saw me during Christmas vacation and came to my rescue.

Susan Sullivant

There so GREAT!

Dottie Gaur

Beside keeping my teeth in wonderful working order… I love you for being “Prince Charming” for one of my lifelong favorite ladies, Dorinda. Thank you for sweeping her off her feet, caring and loving her and giving her the life she so richly deserved.


Alabama Family Dental is by far the best dentist in Mobile! They go out of the way to make sure that each patient is comfortable and has a great experience! I recommend them to everyone!


Love the atmosphere. I was in and out in no time. I didn’t have to wait. I love the layed back music to take my mine off what was going on. I enjoy all the workers. They are so nice!


Friendliest staff I have ever met. Dr. Whatley knows how to give the best numbing shot. I have always dreaded going to the dentist because of the shot, but not now.


Every time I have an appointment at Alabama Family Dental it is a wonderful experience. They definitely care about the patients needs! I recommend everyone I know to use Alabama Family Dental!


I haven’t had the best experience with a dentists until in started visiting Alabama Family Dental. Doctor Whatley is a remarkable dentist. DeAnna, very helpful and always willing to assist me when I call.

Lauren C.

I came in for an emergency appointment and was treated so well! The hygienist looked at my x-rays, examined my teeth, and asked lots of questions to make sure she got the full story recommending treatment. Everyone in the office is so nice!

Jonathan Young

Dr. Whatley is the only dentist that I haven’t dreaded going to see. He is always considerate of the patient and goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and at ease with a mix of humor, good music, and treatment. And he always manages to hire the prettiest hygienists.

Caroline Chism

They were able to schedule my appointment quickly and appreciate the timeliness! Excellent Service!

Nicole Sullivan

Rachel is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She is very thorough. I love all of the staff at Alabama Family Dental. They really make you feel like family.

Rhonda Hennis

I love being a patient at Alabama Family Dental. They really go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.

Teresa Colvin

Today I had a 6 month checkup. I love Dr. Whatley but because I have sensitive teeth I don’t look forward to a cleaning. I had the sweetest hygienist, Rachel- she was awesome! She made my visit so pleasant. Rachel, you rock!!!

Denise Gonzales

Very patient and helpful staff. Thanks!

Sheila Smith

Dr. Whatley is my favorite doctor. I love everyone at Alabama Family Dental. Great work!

John Forbes

I have totally enjoyed my experience with Dr. Whatley and his staff. I love my gospel music they play for me! All of his staff have so much compassion. Dr. Whatley is the BEST!

Jamie Boyd

The people here are very friendly, professional, and Dr. Whatley is good at his job. I personally trust him very much- I have referred other people to him. Dr. Whatley is fast and professional and his employees are super.

Zemeriah Fraise

Before coming to Alabama Family Dentistry, I wasn’t necessarily afraid of going to the dentist, but neither did I look forward to it. The staff at at Alabama Family Dental has changed that! I actually look forward to dental visits now. And what’s more, my kids love them too! I recommend them to everyone I know!

Lindsey Clampet

Alabama Family Dental is the best dental office. Friendly people, nice work, and great service. My teeth feel great! Thank you for all that you have done.

Lauren Carr

I called to ask about tooth sensitivity and the person who answered the phone couldn’t have been nicer. Not only did she listen to my entire story, but she got me a same-day appointment!

Jennifer Akridge

The staff and Dr. Murphy are so nice. They treated me like a person and not just some “client”. I appreciate their kindness, especially as nervous as I was when I walked in. These guys rock!

Jazman Smith

My main reason for all of my teeth problems is my dental phobia, so I avoided it. This place makes me feel so comfortable and that made me feel better about everything!! Great staff.

Robert James Gray

The staff here at Alabama Family Dental are amazing. I cannot thank all of them enough for 1) seeing us on such incredibly short notice after my wife’s accident, 2) being open on a Saturday, and 3) for staying late afterward to give her the care she needed. They are all incredibly professional and understanding. Thank you all so much! You went above and beyond.

Sherry Diaz

This is an awesome office. You are treated like a queen. Saturday service- WOW! My new dentist!

Doug Grimes

The doctor is very professional & friendly. His primary concern is the patient’s health. He is very precise and does a good job. The office staff is friendly and professional.

Eddie R.

Thanks for accepting me as a new patient while I had discomfort. Very pleasant, hope to have lots of future care here.

Kathy L.

My experience has been informative, comfortable, and a friendly atmosphere. Other than the hour wait, I would have to say #1 great.

Thelma H.

I am a living testament to the awesome services and professionalism of the staff at Alabama Family Dental. They have given me back my smile. Praise GOD! They also support our troops.

Joel E.

Friendly staff and considerate. Quality work and attention to detail. Overall outstanding experience.

Sarah A.

I came in after an accident where one of the bottom teeth was broken. They replaced it perfectly. I’m very happy with how everything worked out, and they were there for me.

Savannah S.

Alabama Family Dental always does a phenomenal job of making me feel relaxed and welcome during my appointments. Amber and Dr. Whatley constantly made sure I was comfortable during my procedure and promptly answered any questions I had. I would definitely recommend this practice if you have had negative dental experiences in the past and are looking for something more positive.

Sheila S.

I really enjoy being in the great hands of Dr. Whatley, assistant Jayne, and all of the other staff at Alabama Family Dental. The experience has been wonderful, and my teeth are beautiful. Thanks and love to all at Alabama Family Dental. Love Y’all!

Irena J.

I enjoyed my visit to the Alabama Family Dental office. Everyone was nice and friendly and made me feel at home.

Melissa S.

Everyone was very helpful. I had a good experience.

Angela G.

This was my first visit at Alabama Family Dental. They gave me a tour and made me feel welcome because I was a little scared, but overall they told me what’s going on in my mouth and explained everything clearly. I would refer them. They are great.

Darian S.

They were awesome! It was quick and easy!

Leah J.

Very nice! I was scared, but they guided me through the procedure which helped me a lot.

Bader A.

I liked the office and would refer it to my friends. Friendly and nice.

Shamika R.

Dr. Whatley and his staff have gone above and beyond to make sure that I was pleased with my dental work while making me comfortable at the same time! They are dedicated to making their clients happy!

Kelly M.

Everyone here has been great. I am such a coward, and they made me feel at ease.

Lanae V.

Thank you for taking such good care of me for o many years!! You always make me feel like I’m coming to see my family instead of just going to the dentist. 🙂

Pamela P.

I needed a dentist “bad.” I came here and I am so glad I did! Wonderful place to be. No pain 🙂

Jennifer E.

Experienced staff and very friendly atmosphere. I was overall pleases with the assistant and the anticipated process to a healthy mouth.

Antoinette S.

I like the friendly environment, the respect and the humble feeling in the atmosphere. I felt like I was in my living room! Love it!

Mary H.

I thank Jamie & Dr. J. Murphy are an amazing team. I have never been treated as professional in a dentist office EVER. I want these two to take care of my always. Love them! Very professional.

Aston M.

Dr. Murphy made sure I was comfortable and ok. I would highly recommend him. Very satisfied! 🙂

Amanda D.

I was very comfortable and calm with the assistant. She gave me gas to ease my nerves and explained everything as it happened. Best experience I could’ve had.

Sherri M.

Dr. Murphy & Janie couldn’t have made my visit more comfortable & caring! I absolutely love Alabama Family Dental. The entire staff from the office to the doctors work to make your experience stress-free and an individualized care program! Thanks so much!

Ryland R.

Friendly, gentle, wonderful. I will be back.

Jessica C.

I love Alabama Family Dental & would recommend them to anyone, especially if dental procedures make you nervous!

Grace P.

As always, my visit was great. The staff is always nice and considerate. Dr. Whatley is always glad to see you and I have never have had any problems with any work done on my teeth.

Ericka J.

This dentist office is great. Jayne was awesome. Dr. Murphy made my dental experience good because the last dentist, I went to I felt the pain.

Linda W.

I have always had a fear of dentists, but the staff at Alabama Family Dental have been wonderful. Everyone is so caring and understanding, they have a way of putting you at ease and calming your anxiety. Absolutely the best!

Jessica S.

I really loved the people there & the atmosphere! Very helpful & kind. Absolutely the BEST dentist I have ever been to & will always come back here and refer family & friends.

Timothy F.

The staff was very nice. I enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The building was very clean… I enjoyed the doc & the assistant. She was great. I will be back. Thank you for your care and confidence.

Merry W.

I came here with a terrible toothache. Dr. Murphy checked my tooth and sent me home with medicine that really helped a lot. This staff is very nice and professional. I came back to have my tooth pulled and felt really comfortable with everybody. I will be back for all my dental needs.

Melody H.

I like everyone. You all did a great job. Thank you so much. I will come back again.

Tamara M.

Alabama Family Dental staff was kind, courteous, and helped me quickly as I entered the building. The office was warm & inviting. They actually gave me a tour & explained a little about themselves before any services. Nice touch! I found my new dentist.

Mary J.

It has always been hard for me to see a dentist. When I first came to Alabama Family Dental, the staff made me feel so comfortable. I like coming to them. Their work is great. I feel so much more confident after having them do my dental work.

Patrick P.

Dr. Whatley is a very good dentist (outstanding), guiding you in the right direction on making your visits & dental work less, painless as possible, and very professional, from my standpoint. And may I add an excellent staff that follows.

Garry T.

This is the best dental office I’ve ever been to. I would tell others and have about the care of this office.

Sam G.

Friendly, fast, efficient. System for appointment reminders / cancellations is very easy and forgiving. The scheduling team does a great job getting the patient in when is best suitable for the patient.

Mary H.

Mrs. Janie was absolutely wonderful! She knew how nervous I was and was right with me holding my hand and took excellent care of me. I would definitely recommend her to everyone! She took the time to make sure everything was perfect while also being gentle! Thank you so much!!

Cameron A.

Alabama Family Dental is the best dental office I have ever been to in my 62.5 years. They do just what you want, don’t try to send you everywhere, and they do the work in office.

Genevieve D.

Dr. Whatley and his staff are all marvelous. They take good care of me.

Barbara W.

Great staff. Dr. Whatley is great!