Holt Gray, DMD, Prosthodontist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Gray was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He completed an additional three years of study as a Prosthodontic Resident at UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Gray taught as part-time faculty at the UAB School of Dentistry in the Comprehensive Care Department from 2007-2013. He enjoys giving time and effort back to an institution that has been so personally…

Ted Poczatek, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla and Hoover - Southlake

Dr. Ted grew up with his brother, John, in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Birmingham-Southern College and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2003. After working for several years as an associate dentist at Oneonta Dental Center, he founded Luma Dentistry with his brother, John. They wanted to start a dental practice that would provide all aspects of a patient’s dental needs in a relaxed…

John Poczatek, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. John grew up with his brother, Ted, in the Birmingham area. He graduated summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in computer science before receiving a DMD with honors from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he met and married fellow graduate, Dr. Wendy. He received a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2005. In 2005, Dr. John…

Jake Nolen, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Nolen attended Auburn University and graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Dental School in 2013. After graduation, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, Alabama. During that time, he gained extensive experience in dental implant placement, bone grafting, and other surgical…

Wendy Poczatek, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Wendy is from a military family; she was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, and from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2004, where she also met and married Dr. John. Dr. Wendy received a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of…

Matthew Litz, DMD, Periodontist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Litz grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Auburn University and received a nursing degree in 1997. After practicing for several years as a critical care RN, he then obtained his DDS degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2004 and completed a three-year specialty residency program in Periodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2007. Additionally, he trained at the VA Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. Litz is…

Deborah Sema, DMD, Orthodontist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Deborah Sema is a native of the Mobile area and has been helping create beautiful smiles with braces and Invisalign since 1998. She is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile and received her dental degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. She remained at UAB an additional four years to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry and her orthodontic residency. She received her Masters degree in Orthodontics in…

Preston Adams, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: Centreville - Cahaba

Dr. Adams grew up in Dothan, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University. He was awarded his DMD degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Adams felt drawn to the creative and fun atmosphere at Luma Dentistry. Their team is very special and makes him feel like family. Through Luma Dentistry, he has learned that dentistry can be specific to an individual. What…

Soon Yoon, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Soon Yoon graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in Chemistry. He went on to graduate from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2007 through a Naval Dental scholarship. He served as a dental officer in the Navy for five years before going into private practice. Dr. Yoon has been a longtime friend of Dr. Gray and Dr. Poczatek, and he is thrilled to now be working side-by-side with them in…

Nitin Chhabra, MD, Anesthesiologist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Chhabra is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Chhabra grew up in Birmingham and is proud to be able to give back to the community with a dedicated, caring team of dentists.

R. Daniel Chang, MD, Anesthesiologist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Chang is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and received advanced training by leaders in the field during his pain medicine fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chang enjoys helping fearful patients feel at ease during their dental visit, enabling them to get the care they need that will improve their quality of…

Larry G. Deep, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: Hoover - Southlake

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Larry Deep attended the University of Alabama for his undergraduate degree. He then received a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the UAB – School of Dentistry in Birmingham. Dr. Deep is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Additionally, Dr. Deep participates in a variety of other dental societies and study…

Marta Poczatek, DMD, PhD

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla and Hoover - Southlake

Dr. Marta moved to Birmingham in 1994 where she attended Graduate School at UAB and earned a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology. During this time, she developed a passion for direct patient interaction, which prompted her to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Marta graduated from the UAB School of Dentistry in 2005 and has been active in local private practice for over 10 years. After graduation, Dr. Marta treated patients for several years in…

Ginga Gonzalez, DMD

Most Frequented Locations: Hoover - Southlake

A native of Centreville, Alabama, Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Alabama for her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to dental school, Dr. Gonzalez joined the hygiene faculty at UAB for two years. She then received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the UAB School of Dentistry in 1987. Dr. Gonzalez joined the Southlake Dental Care practice in 1991, which is now Luma Dentistry today. She enjoys all aspects of restorative and cosmetic…

Harrison Filler, DMD, General Dentist

Most Frequented Locations: McCalla

Dr. Filler was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama. As a college student, he spent one year living in Argentina and studied Spanish in an immersion program before returning to Southern Adventist University in Tennessee to complete Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Spanish in 2014. He graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2018. While studying at UAB, Dr. Filler took advantage of opportunities to participate in various exchange programs with dentists and dental…