Dr L. Don Wilson, DMDE-Mail
A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Dr. L. Don Wilson has been in private practice for almost 40 years in Florence, Alabama. During that time, he has also become a respected and much sought-after dental speaker and lecturer. Health professionals around the globe trust Dr.Wilson to teach them skills and techniques necessary to achieve exceptional results in laser and cosmetic dentistry. A trained instructor and routine user of both the Er,Cr:YSGG and Diode Lasers, he holds the Standard Proficiency Certification, Advanced Proficiency Certification, and Educator Status through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Wilson also served as the Director of Laser Education and Featured Lecturer at the prestigious Nash Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte, NC and was one of the featured speakers for laser training at the renowned Las Vegas Institute (LVI).
Dr. Wilson is also an instrument-rated pilot and has flown his plane on Angel Flight missions since 2005. He joined this volunteer organization and flew five missions into southern Mississippi and Louisiana transporting food and medical supplies into and out of areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Wilson received the 2006 Outstanding Pilot Award from Angel Flight of Georgia.
Dr. Kristen R. Bentley, DDSE-Mail
A native of Greenbrier, TN, Dr. Kristen R. Bentley attended Birmingham Southern college on a presidential scholarship, where she graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of science in chemistry. She went on to dental school at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), followed by a 12-month advanced education in general dentistry residency where she learned advanced dental techniques with a focus on advanced oral surgical procedures.
Dr. Bentley is also currently working at Lutheran Medical’s AEGD dental residency program in Birmingham where she trains and advises residents on basic dentistry, oral surgery, and implant dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Bentley loves to paint, swim, scuba dive, and travel.