About Your Dentist

Alan Coleman, DMD

Alan W. Coleman DMD is a native of Limestone County. After graduating from Birmingham Southern with a BS in Chemistry he was accepted into dental school at University of Alabama in 1979 and finished in June of 1983. He did a residency in Prosthodontics (removable dentures and partials) at the VA Center until 1984. July 1984 he opened his own private practice right here in Athens, Alabama and has not stopped learning and expanding his practice. Dr. Coleman completed a two year Orthodontic Program with the American Orthodontic Society in 1986 and is currently a Recognized Provider of 6 MONTH SMILES and Invisalign, a cosmetic braces program for adults.

Dr Coleman is also a member on the American Academy of Laser Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He truly enjoys his art of creating the smile of your dreams while restoring function that may have been lost.

Dr Colemans' latest Continuing Educations has been with LVI Global were he trained in Neuromuscular Occlusion that lead him to treating patients who suffer from head and neck pain. This training compelled him to become a member of the Academy of Facial Esthetics and training with BOTOX for the treatment of TMJ , headaches and migraines.

When Dr Coleman is not in the office you can find him on a golf course with his son, WES, on a video call with his daughter MaryEllen who is a Missionary living abroad. He may be traveling to Nashville to visit his daughter Allison who teaches special needs preschoolers, or at a concert with his son Michael who is studying Music at University of North Alabama.

Samuel Deatherage, DMD

Dr Samuel Deatherage brings additional services to our group, Coleman Dental, that includes oral surgery and implants. His gift of putting an anxious patient at ease is something remarkable to see and experience.

A graduate of University of Alabama Dental School , Dr Deatherage practiced in Missouri for over 15 years before he decided to sell his practice and join Dr Coleman in Athens.

Dr Deatherage has two passions in life. Helping those who are experiencing dental pain and hunting grizzly bears, goats, deer, turkey, and fishing.