Meet the Doctors
Dr. Brittany Westerman
Dr. Brittany Westerman specializes in advanced cosmetic dentistry
, headache/migraine and TMJ pain treatment
, implant dentistry
, and therapeutic and aesthetic applications of BOTOX® (Botulinum Neurotoxin). She is a member of the American Dental Association
, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
, the Academy of General Dentistry
, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry
. She regularly attends continuing education courses whenever she has a chance, so she can deliver the most up-to-date techniques and the latest technology
to her patients. She is trained and competent in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, endodontics, pedodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry
, and prosthodontics.
Dr. Westerman's goal as a dentist is to make all of her patients feel like family from the moment they walk in the door, until they leave the office. She has a true passion for renovating smiles and loves to help her patients improve and fall in love with their smiles. Dr. Westerman actually decided she wanted to become a dentist at age 15 after her childhood dentist fixed her own smile. She immediately noticed her improved smile dramatically changed her life by improving her overall confidence in herself. She hopes that she too can impact her patients in the same way.
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Dr. Westerman was born in Opelika, Alabama, lived in Jasper, Alabama, for the majority of her childhood, then at the age of 15, her family moved to Dawsonville, Georgia. She is one of four daughters to Thad and Barbara Burgess. She and all three of her sisters attended the University of Georgia
. She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences with a pre-dental focus. After graduating from UGA, she completed a year of service through AmeriCorps, where she was mentor to eighth grade
students at risk of dropping out in an inner-city school in Los Angeles, California. She then completed dental school at the Dental College of Georgia
. She chose to complete additional training after dental school and gained an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency degree at the Birmingham VA Hospital and University of Alabama in Birmingham
Dr. Westerman married her husband, Jannie, in January 2016 and they welcomed their daughter, Holt, into the world in 2020. They are excited to make the Shoals area their forever home. When Dr. Westerman is not at work, she enjoys watching Georgia Bulldogs football, volunteering at the Shoals Community Center extracting teeth, participating as a board member in Junior League of the Shoals, and of course spoiling her daughter and fur babies.
Dr. James L. Maples
Dr. James L. Maples united with Singing River Dentistry in 2014, joining his lifelong friend Dr. Jimmy Gardiner, to provide quality dental care for people in the Shoals, AL, area with extended hours and quality dental care.
Dr. Maples graduated from Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, AL, and continued his education at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1991 from UAB School of Dentistry. From there, he came back to the Shoals, AL, and began practicing with Dr. Rivers Lindsey in Florence, AL. Dr. Maples has been practicing in the area for 30 years.
He continued his practice after Dr. Lindsey retired and remained until he became part of the Singing River Dentistry Team. He has always enjoyed being a family dentist working with patients of all ages. When he is with a patient, he strives to help them achieve overall health in a pleasant environment.
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Dr. Maples strives to stay up-to-date on the latest dental technologies and techniques by participating in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year. He was recognized as the Times Daily Shoals Favorite Dentist.
Dr. Maples has always been active in his community. He grew up attending Tuscumbia First United Methodist Church, where he served as youth minister for five years. He now enjoys teaching the "Character Builders" men's Sunday school class.
Dr. Maples also stays active at his alma mater, Deshler High School where he played on the Deshler Football team and now serves as the team chaplain. He also enjoys working with Dr. Gardiner on the radio broadcast of Deshler Tiger Football.
Dr. Maples has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mashea Holden Maples, for over 30 years. Together, they have three children, Jessica, Lauren and Tanner. Jessica and her husband Nick have a daughter, Harper. Their daughter Lauren and her husband Casey have two sons, Carter and Sadler.
In his spare time, Dr. Maples enjoys fishing and doing yard work. On occasion at church or local events, the audience is always blessed when Dr. Maples and his wife sing duets.
Dr. Margaret Parker
Dr. Parker grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi and graduated high school from Saltillo High School. She then attended Mississippi State University where she majored in Chemistry. Dr. Parker received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2019.
In her spare time Dr. Parker likes to read, walk her dogs, spend time with family and travel.