Carrie Creighton, R.D.H
Dental Receptionist

As Dental Receptionist at Decatur Family Dentistry since 2008, Carrie brings 20 years of professional knowledge and care to the practice. She genuinely enjoys getting to know each patient and upholds a high level of respect, understanding and kindness towards each individual and their experience.

Carrie assists Dr. Nails in providing a comfortable, family-friendly and professional practice by coordinating and maintaining an efficiently run office. Responsible for managing daily office operations she especially enjoys greeting patients as well as providing dental assistance to Dr. Nails as needed.

A Decatur native, Carrie enjoys spending time with her two sons Tristan and Slade. Actively involved in supporting their sports activities she also enjoys spending time sewing and running.

Nona Wallace Peebles, R.D.H

Dental Hygienist

Nona has been a dedicated professional in the dental profession for 37 years. In 2002 she joined Decatur Family Dentistry when Dr. Nails established her own practice. As a committed and important asset to her profession, along with her caring and cheerful nature, she has developed enduring relationships with many of her patients.

Nona and her husband Donnie have two children. Daughter Brittney is a graduate of UAB Dental School, and son Grant is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Computer Science Engineering. She is a member of Fairhaven Church of Christ. Nona enjoys spending time with family, being at the beach, shopping and Alabama football.

Dorothy Potter

Dental Assistant

Having been in the dental profession for 22 years, Dorothy joined Decatur Family Dentistry in January 2008 and is a full time dental assistant for Dr. Nails. She is tirelessly dedicated in providing patients a relaxed and comfortable environment to assure they have the most positive dental experience possible.

Dorothy and her husband, Bruce, have four children: Thomas, Rachel, Jessica and Trent as well as four grandchildren. Along with spending time with family, Dorothy enjoys the beach, reading and attending Thomas’ baseball games at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. Her spirit of giving and kindness motivates Dorothy’s frequent travel to Belize to provide dental relief to those in need.


Linda Putnam Wells, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

With over 40 years of experience in the dental profession, Linda has a unique and valuable understanding of her patients needs and concerns. Her caring and gentle personality gives her the special ability to assist individuals in feeling relaxed and informed. She has an undeniable dedication to her profession. Joining Decatur Family Dentistry in 2002 when Dr. Nails established her own practice, Linda is loyal, professional and keeps her patients interests as her top priority.

Linda has two sons, Chris and Jason, and five grandchildren. She spends much of her time with her family and also enjoys shopping and relaxing at the beach.