About Us

Fairhope Dental Associates is a locally owned family and cosmetic dentistry practice located in Fairhope, Alabama. Fairhope Dental is not your ordinary dental practice. We take pride in being attentive to our patient's needs. We appreciate technology in a way that encompasses our every decision regarding the way we diagnose, treat, and prevent dental disease. With Fairhope Dental, you can be assured that you will be provided the best care modern dentistry has to offer. Not only do we provide compassionate care, we do it at an affordable price. No dental insurance? That's ok. We will work with you to get you the quality care you deserve. We urge you to contact us today to get started with your dental needs.

OUR SERVICES

We provide affordable services for the WHOLE FAMILY such as cosmetic, restorative, root canals, periodontics, pediatric care, extractions, and routine cleanings. Click the tabs below for more details!

Preventative care is the foundation of dentistry. Dental cleanings and thorough exams give us a chance to check your oral health on a regular basis. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly, the number of annual check-ups you need depends on your dental condition. For most patients we recommend every 6 months, for full cleanings, examinations, necessary xrays, and consultations for potential treatment. Considering age, past dental procedures, dental diseases and conditions, and other situations that affect your current dental health we may suggest more frequent cleanings.

Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, the dentist is capable of identifying potential problems that the patient is not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe. Your dental hygienist will provide you with oral hygiene instruction to help you maintain the most optimum dental health.

Dental examinations help us identify and diagnose a variety of dental conditions, such as cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease. Dr. Green and Dr. Esham give a full and complete exam on every patient, at every dental cleaning, every time.

We are a fully digital practice offering the highest quality x-rays possible.  Digital X-rays allow us to diagnose problems faster, and with much less radiation.

Here is a sample x-ray taken from our digital panorex machine:

  • Scaling and root planing is a deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure, done under a local anesthetic, whereby plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, also called tartar) from above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing). Smoothing the rough spots removes bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
  • The accumulation of plaque bacteria is the most common cause of periodontal disease in susceptible individuals. As the accumulation adheres to the teeth and moves below the gumline, the toxins released by the bacteria become the source of constant irritation to the body, triggering a chronic inflammatory response. Probing is done to measure the depth of the periodontal pocket.  Only with the help of specialized instrumentation (scaling and root planing) can the irritants be completely removed. Sometimes referred to as deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is the procedure that can physically remove plaque and calculus from all surfaces of the teeth and the pockets below the gumline.
  • Scaling and root planing is done if your dental hygienist and/or dentist determines that you have heavy plaque and calculus under the gums that needs to be removed from the periodontal pockets. The calculus buildup below the gumline is what allows the disease process to progress if not removed and cause bone loss (Periodontal Disease)
  • Scaling and root planing is sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics, and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis. Most dentists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.

We are able to provide high quality crowns, veneers, and bridges.  Whether it’s cosmetic veneers, putting a crown on a back tooth, or replacing missing teeth, we can provide a strong, beautiful restoration.

Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns, also known as “caps”, are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth on either side of the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are permanent, they may not be taken in and out of the mouth.  Patients who choose a  crown or a bridge to restore their smile achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.

Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Patients with veneers typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.

Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. (This first step of the process is performed by an oral surgeon).  A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.

Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases that take on the appearance of the gums. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials and complete sets of teeth. Many dental patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are otherwise looking for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget-friendly.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics (from the Greek roots endo- “inside” and odont- “tooth”) is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp.

One common dental procedure under endodontics is root canals.

What is a root canal?

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.

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*Note this information was pulled directly from the American Association of endodontists.

What Is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation in dentistry helps the patient enter a state of relaxation while being awake during a dental procedure.  Although, you should not feel any pain, you will be able to respond to your dentist’s commands and questions.  Remember, dentist’s are not mind readers, so please if you feel any discomfort at all, alert your healthcare professional right away.

We at Fairhope Dental provide both oral and inhalation sedation. WE NO NOT provide IV sedation.

What Is Six Month Smiles Short Term Orthodontic Treatment?

Average treatment times of only six months
  • Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
  • Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
  • Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
  • Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
  • Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers

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Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr Esham to discuss if you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles.

At Fairhope Dental, we have invested heavily in technologies to provide great clinical whitening products to our patients. We offer several solutions that will meet almost any budget:

Our premier chairside light activated whitening system is a proven product called Iveri Whitening System.

Iveri uses patented light technology to deliver remarkable results in 20 minutes! That’s right, in 20 minutes, your teeth could be 2 to 8 shades brighter.

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We can make you long lasting custom made whitening trays to bleach at home utilizing the Opalescence teeth whitening system.

For those on a budget we have also experienced excellent results with the disposable Opalescence Go trays and Sheer White whitening strips!

 

MEET OUR DENTISTS

John C. Green, Jr DMD

Dr. John Green, Jr.  has been at Fairhope Dental Associates since 2006.  He is a native of Demopolis, Alabama, where his father still practices dentistry.  He is married to Dr. Kelly Green, a pediatrician whom also practices in Fairhope. They have four young children, and are active parishoners at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Dr. Green enjoys sports, camping, history, and spending time with his family.

Education

Dr. Green received his B.S in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Business from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Green received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

Dr. Green is associated with the following organizations:

American Dental Association
Alabama Dental Association
Mobile Area Dental Society

R. Henry Esham II, DMD

Dr. Henry Esham was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from St. Paul’s Episcopal School, he attended the University of South Alabama where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. After graduating, he reported to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida where he was commissioned as an Ensign into the United States Navy. After completing flight school, Dr. Esham was stationed in Whidbey Island, Washington. While in Whidbey he flew the P-3C Orion aircraft and was designated as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor pilot. After completing deployments to the Middle East and Asia, Dr. Esham was assigned to NAS Pensacola as an Instructor pilot. During this time, he applied to dental school and was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  While attending dental school, he was elected class president all four years running and was awarded the prestigious alumni leadership award. Dr. Esham currently resides in Daphne, Alabama with his wife Leslie, their son Tripp, and daughter Mila. Dr. Esham enjoys running, cycling, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Education

Dr. Esham received a B.S in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Esham received his D.M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

Dr. Esham is associated with the following organizations:

American Dental Association
Alabama Dental Association
Mobile Area Dental Society

MEET OUR STAFF

Carol’s hometown is Excel, AL and she graduated from Excel High School in 1979. Carol worked as an executive secretary and bookkeeper before pursuing a career in the dental field.  She worked chair-side as an assistant to the dentist for three years and attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham Dental Hygiene program. Carol received her Dental Hygiene license in 2000.

Carol has a strong faith in God. She enjoys her family. She has three granddaughters with her first grandson due in August 2017.

Carol and her husband, Chuck, enjoy boating and riding their motorcycle in their spare time.

Charlotte was born in Fairbanks, AK. She graduated from high school in Zweibrucken, Germany.  After graduation, Charlotte attended Faulkner State College and earned her Business Degree.

Charlotte began her dental career in 1987, starting out working the front desk and then becoming a dental assistant. In 1999. Charlotte completed Dental Hygiene school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and received her Hygiene License.

Charlotte has two adult children and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, an English Bulldog and a Boxer.

Jennifer is a native of Destin, Florida and graduated from Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, FL with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1992. After working as a hygienist in the State of Florida for over 10 years, Jennifer and her family relocated to Alabama and she became licensed in Alabama in 2007.

Jennifer’s eldest daughter Stephanie resides in St Petersburg, FL, with her husband Robert.
Jennifer also has two teenage daughters, Jaden and Delaney, who are both students at Fairhope High School. Jennifer enjoys watching Jaden play softball and Delaney as a cheerleader for FHS. Jennifer is a member of 3 Circle Church in Fairhope and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Jessica was born in New Orleans, LA and moved to Daphne, AL in 1990. She graduated from Daphne High School in 2000. After graduation, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of South Alabama.

Jessica began working at Fairhope Dental Associates as Dr Green’s dental assistant in 2010. In 2013, she graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene program and received her dental hygiene license.

Jessica and her husband, Michael have a beautiful daughter named Kameryn. They also have two furbabies, a boxer and a lab. Jessica is an avid LSU fan and loves watching football on the weekends. GEAUX TIGERS!! WHO DAT!!

COMING SOON!

Raised on the Eastern Shore, Mary-Michael graduated from Fairhope High School in 2009. After graduation, she attended Auburn University then went on to obtain her Associates Degree in Dental Assisting at Faulkner State Community College in 2012. She is happy to bring 4 years in the dental field to serve you as she is cross trained as a dental assistant and front office coordinator.

Mary-Michael lives in Fairhope with her husband Jake and twin boys Kason and Kaylor. She loves spending Saturdays with her husband and father watching football and cooking.

Tiffany was born and raised in Fairhope and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1996 with an advanced diploma. She attended Faulkner Community College and then the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2013, she graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program and received her dental hygiene license.

Tiffany began her career at Fairhope Dental Associates in 2006 and under the guidance of Dr Skip Wilson, she trained simultaneously as a chair-side dental assistant and at the front desk.

Tiffany is the proud mother of two daughters, Reagan and Kyndall and enjoys spending time with her family and supporting both of her girls in their extracurricular activities.

Taylor was born in Mobile, AL and graduated from Baker High School in 2009. After graduation, she attended Faulkner State Community College where she studied Dental Assisting.

A few of Taylor’s favorite things are being outdoors, reading mystery novels, watching football- Who Dat!-, traveling to new places, and attending church at City Hope. She is happiest when spending time with her friends and family.

Taylor now lives in Daphne with her wonderful husband, Justin, their precious son, Jace, and their sweet dog, Berkley.

Emily was raised on the Eastern Shore. She graduated from Daphne High School in 2009, attended the University of South Alabama from 2011-2013, and graduated from Faulkner State in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Science and Dental Assisting.

Emily is engaged to Stephen Dailey of Fairhope and will be getting married in October 2017. They have a yellow lab named Basil and a black lab named Sage.

Emily is an avid horse trainer and competitor in the sport of eventing with her two horses Walker and Benny. She also teaches riding lessons in Baldwin and Mobile County in her spare time.

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108 Professional Park Drive, Fairhope Alabama 36532

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