Alabama Family Dental Cares About You

Dr. James Whatley, D.M.D


Dr. James Whatley provides cutting-edge dental care in Mobile, AL. Patients rely on our doctors for patient-centered dentistry and personalized attention. Dr. Whatley enjoys giving our patients the red carpet treatment and making them smile. He enjoys getting to know each patient better, learning their personal histories and welcoming them to Alabama Family Dental.


Dr. Whatley was recently awarded Diplomate status of the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA) this past year.  After already achieving Fellow and Master status, Dr. Whatley has now attained the highest membership level of the IDIA, an achievement accomplished by less than one percent of dentist in the world. 


Dr. Whatley earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. Following graduation, he completed additional training at Hornbrook Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry and implant training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute. He has been in private practice since 2000. 


Other certifications:


Cosmetic Dentures (certified by Dr. Joseph Massad)
Advanced Implant Training from Dr. Michael McCracken and Dr. Guy Rosenstiel in Birmingham, AL

(DOCS) Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Atlanta, GA

Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry by Dr. Nash, The Nash Institute, Huntersville, NC

Six Month Smiles by StraightSmile Solutions

At Your Service

Our number one goal is to make every visit a positive and pleasant experience. Dr. Whatley will listen carefully to your goals, preferences, and concerns so he can come up with the best solution to the problem. He will present his best recommendations after a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth, and make sure that you know the pros and cons of each option so you can make informed decisions about your oral health.

Warm, Friendly Service

Dr. James Whatley and our team of professionals want you to love going to the dentist. Our practice is designed to be warm, friendly and relaxing: not at all like a regular dental clinic. From the moment you step into the office, you’ll notice the difference.

Every member of our talented team gets to know you better and treats you like an old friend. Anxiety and fear disappear as you settle into super comfortable chairs and listen to your favorite tunes. For very fearful patients or those who want a higher level of comfort, Alabama Family Dental provides sedation dentistry services, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

We consider it the highest compliment when our patients refer their friends and family. There’s nothing better than providing superior, cutting-edge dental care while building lasting relationships with our patients.