Meet the Crew

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John H. Brackett D.M.D.

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Dr. Brackett obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in1973, and his doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1980. He opened his first dental practice in 1981 in his hometown of Huntsville, Al, after completing a one year medical/dental residency at Huntsville Hospital. It's uniqueness eventually caught the eye of a buyer from Atlanta. After a few years of lecturing and consulting Dr. Brackett opened Doc of the Bay Dentistry in Orange Beach, in March of 1993. It has evolved into a technology driven office capable of immediate radiographic and photographic consultations with experts, laboratories, and of course patients from all around the world via email and the internet.

The Staff

Cherie Willis- Office Administrator

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Cherie started with Dr. Brackett in 2008 while finishing her degree in Information Management. She has over 20 years clinical and administrative experience in the dental field. She is the expert to help with any questions regarding dental treatment or billing. Cherie loves to be part of the design and instant transformation of cases that involve esthetic and functional issues, and will proudly display the beautiful smiling faces of patients that have received quality care.

Cherie loves the Alabama Gulf Coast and has lived here for over 19 years. She has three children and enjoys the sun and all beach activities. When given the chance she will be sitting on the beach with a good book or just listening to good music.

Kathy Lawrence- Hygenist

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Kathy joined our team in 2006 as a part-time hygienist and by early 2007 she had become the coordinator for hygiene development and periodontal disease therapy. She graduated from Northeastern University and Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in Boston , MA in 1969. Yes she is a "Yankee", but truly loves our beautiful Gulf Coast.

Kathy feels that all her patients are part of her dental family and her goal is to make each person feel comfortable and well cared for.   Kathy has 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that she and her husband Richard would spoil daily if they just lived closer. She also loves swimming , dancing ,watching a good movie and reading.