On behalf of Sampson Family Dentistry, thank you for visiting our website. Whether you are a current patient of ours or just browsing across our site, we hope you find the information helpful. At the very least, it will be a good starting point for learning the answer to many of your dental questions.
Dr. Sampson graduated from Samford University with a degree in Biochemistry and then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at UAB in 2008.
Upon graduation he received the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Award for clinical excellence. He has since earned a fellowship in the area of Laser Dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute following extensive education and testing.
He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, World Clinical Laser Institute, and Opt-In Dental Advantage. Dr. Sampson’s love for relationships, health, and artistry led him to dentistry where he is able to passionately pursue all three.
When he’s not lecturing to people about the importance of daily flossing, Dr. Sampson loves spending quality time with his wife, Lauren, daughter, Selah, and son, William. He is also an avid fly-fisherman, hockey fan, and disc sports enthusiast.
“I appreciate the welcoming and comfortable environment that I feel when I step in to your offices. I'm always treated carefully and professionally...and quickly. The hygenist and dentist are helpful and provide important information for my dental health. Thanks!"
Linda E, Birmingham
“When we moved to Chelsea, we didn't change dentists because of the excellent care and personal treatment we have received for several years. Friendly, courteous and professional -- it just doesn't get much better!"
“In the more than 20 years I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes. The staff is always professional and helpful."
Maribeth S, Birmingham
“Everything was great as usual. Everyone is always friendly and I know I get the best dental service possible. Our family has been coming for over 25 years so you must be doing something right. Thanks."
Carol P, Hoover
“Although I cant say I enjoy dental appointments, I like the friendly yet professional way I an treated. All the staff is friendly. My billing and insurance issues are handled quickly and easily. I appreciate Dr Sampson offering options for care when out of pocket cost is a major consideration and options are available."
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