Dr. Kelly Guthrie with Southern Smiles Dental

Dr. Kelly Guthrie, DMD

Dr. Guthrie graduated from the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a B.S. in biology and
obtained her D.M.D. degree in 1996 from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in
Birmingham. In addition, she completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at NOVA
Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While
practicing most of her career in Florida, she is thrilled to be back in Alabama.


With over 24 years in the dental field, Dr. Guthrie provides a full range of restorative and
cosmetic dental services, from routine preventative dental hygiene, smile assessments, fillings
and whitening to extractions, dentures and partials, veneers, crowns and bridges, implant
restorations and full mouth rehabilitation. In addition to these services, Dr. Guthrie has the
designation of “Qualified Dentist” through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine,
which allows her to provide oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing,

including snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea that is diagnosed by a board-
certified sleep medicine physician.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, Birmingham
District Dental Society and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Why Did You Choose

to Become a Dentist?

"I am a second generation dentist from Russellville, AL where my father practiced dentistry for
48 years. Growing up with my father as a dentist gave me access to a lot of knowledge and
experience from an early age. My mother played a supportive role for his practice as well for
many years. This set a very high standard for me, not only as I watched my dad provide the
highest quality dental care with honesty and integrity to our small community, but also as I
watched my mom treat each patient with compassion and kindness — like family. I feel very
blessed to have witnessed this way of doing business first-hand. It was from that point on that
I knew I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps."


“Dentistry is my passion, and it has given me a purpose in my life. Improving someone’s smile
and seeing a transformation in the patient’s confidence and well being is so rewarding to me. I
firmly believe that by educating patients about their dental needs and treatment options, they
are better able to make their own informed decision. This shared decision making process
creates a dentist-patient relationship based on mutual trust. It is my privilege to provide
compassionate support and the highest quality dental care to the residents of Hoover and the
surrounding areas for many years to come.“

Dr. Kelly Guthrie with Southern Smiles Dental