The dentists of Luma Dentistry have had the privilege of knowing one another for all of their professional and most of their pre-professional lives. Our deep sense of family, friendship and personal commitment pervades our office with a warmth and caring that is completely unique. We’d like to make you feel as if you are a part of our family.
We’ve built a brand-new dental facility from the ground up and stocked it with the best dental technology available. But the building and the tools are just the beginning: the heart of our practice is our dedicated, caring and professional team.
Our dentists, hygienists, assistants and administrative staff are all here with a single purpose: making sure that you get high-quality, comfortable dental care. We want to be sure that you leave our office with a beautiful, bright smile.
When you come to us for dental services, you can be sure that we will listen to your concerns, answer all of your questions and provide you with high-quality treatment that meets your exact needs.
Birmingham brothers Drs. Ted and John Poczatek, both graduates of UAB School of Dentistry, opened their first dental practice in 2005. Their vision was to create a practice that would benefit the community and the patients.
The brothers were joined in 2007 by Dr. Holt Gray, a good friend and a specialist in dental restoration procedures (prosthodontist), and a Resident Professor at UAB School of Dentistry. The practice grew again in 2009 with the addition of Dr. John’s wife, Dr. Wendy, who is also a UAB School of Dentistry graduate.
In 2018, the team combined their three locations, McCalla Dental, Cahaba Dental and Southlake Dental to form Luma Dentistry. Today, the practice continues to grow and now includes over a dozen doctors at several convenient locations across central Alabama.
From providing volunteer dental services for the Give Kids a Smile and The Foundry Rescue Mission programs to helping to raise funds for hurricane and tornado relief, our dentists and staff are all very interested in giving back to our community.
We are most excited about our newest community project, “Project Restore,” which is an annual event to support a local community endeavor, to brighten the smiles of the supporters and to change the life of a dentally disabled individual with a $10,000 makeover. Read more here about our latest Project Restore where we raised $8,000 for Alabama tornado victims and awarded two lucky individuals with dental makeovers.
Some patients would prefer to endure the agony of a toothache, rather than seek treatment. When and if they finally appear in a general practice, it becomes a very stressful experience for both the patient and the entire dental team. To make matters worse, these patients may require much more time and many more visits…Read More
I feel confident when I come to this office that I will be listened to, and that I will get the best possible dental care. I am a victim of bad dentistry. I let someone put in veneers, and they came off and there was nothing under the veneers as every tooth was rotten. My…Read More
When I think of Dental Care for myself, I think of Dr. Holt Gray. I have crowns from the Gray Father-Son Team in my mouth. Dr. Holt Gray was our Dental Student, our Prosthodontic Resident, and our Colleague on the Dental School Faculty at UAB. In each situation Holt displayed his usual calm dedicated hardworking…Read More
As a dental professional, having a great smile is not only an important attribute that we strive to provide to our patients, but also to display ourselves. When the time came to have my front two upper teeth restored with crowns, I trusted Dr. Gray to provide not only a highly esthetic result, but also…Read More
In my practice of orthodontics, it seems like more and more patients want the option of IV sedation for their collaborative dental needs, such as difficult extractions or exposures and even complex restorative plans. Setting that up for our patients at Luma Dentistry is always easy, requiring just a phone call or an email. Patients…Read More
The first thing that comes to mind when somebody asks me about Dr. Holt Gray is that he is someone who has based his career on honesty, professionalism and most importantly, commitment to his patients and work. I have known Dr. Gray for more than 14 years, and I feel blessed to be able to…Read More
I have gone from being petrified about going to the dentist to looking forward to my visits. As a child, I experienced a traumatic visit to the dentist’s office. As a teenager and an adult, I’ve feared the dental chair. Luma Dentistry is completely different. The facilities are very modern, cordial and inviting. The entire…Read More
I was getting ready to compete in the Miss Teen Alabama Pageant and Luma Dentistry helped me perfect my smile. Luma Dentistry was amazing. They made sure I knew what was going on at all times. The treatment I had went a lot faster than I thought it would. All the staff are very helpful…Read More
It started when I fell off my bike onto my tooth and the trauma must have caused a slow infection. Eventually I had to get a root canal but that actually made it worse. Finally, a friend referred me to Luma Dentistry. What had happened was that at my previous dentist they had only taken…Read More