Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Decatur Family Dentistry, Your Dentist in Decatur, AL

Decatur Family Dentistry welcomes you to our website! At Decatur Family Dentistry our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Decatur Family Dentistry offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Decatur.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, a talented Decatur dentist and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Decatur Family Dentistry. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

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Hours of Operation

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7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-1:00 pm







Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Alicia J. Nails

    Dr. Alicia Nails is a 1999 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Upon graduating dental school, she began practicing family dentistry in Decatur, Alabama, first as an associate and then successfully establishing her own practice in 2002.

    Dr. Nails is a member of the American Dental Association and the Wilson-Chenault Study Club. She enjoys playing tennis and reading. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Morgan County (past president) and the current president of the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Dr. Nails also sits on the executive board of the Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation.

    A native of Moulton, Alabama, she is married to Jeremy Nails, the President of the Morgan County Economic Development Association. They have one child, Addie Lu. The Nails family loves to travel together and especially enjoy seeking out new places to visit.

  • Cindy DeGraffenried
    Office Manager

    Working more than 40 years in the dental profession, Cindy has had the opportunity to operate in the capacity of manager, consultant, and as a dental software trainer. She originally joined Decatur Family Dentistry when Dr. Nails established her own practice in 2002 and after being a valued team member for 5 years moved on to manage a multi dental office practice in Jefferson County. Now, after years of working outside of Decatur, she is 'back home'.  As the business manager here in our practice she oversees the day to day functions of the office as well as works closely with the staff and patients to provide the ultimate dental care.

    Cindy and her husband Murray have four children and four grandchildren. When she isn't devoting her time to the better of our office, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially playing with her granddaughter Hanley, watching her grandson Wade play baseball,  grandson Toby doing taekwondo and spoiling the latest grandson Owen.

  • Nona Wallace Peebles
    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 more than 30 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. 

     Together Dorothy and her husband, Bruce, have four children: Thomas. Jessica, Trent, and Rachel, five grandchildren: Gracie, Brennon, Bradley, Jaycie, and Lila, as well as three granddogs: Jag, Una, and Athena. Along with spending time with her family, Dorothy enjoys camping, hiking, bike riding, and visiting the beach.

  • Linda Putnam Wells
    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.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Nails and her staff provide skilled, professional dental care in every respect. Patients can expect to receive prompt, and efficient service whenever visiting Dr Nails' office. Over the last 6 years as a patient, I have witnessed this group performing in the ways which describe, without deviation. How refreshing!"
    Jim G.
  • "Our family has been going to Dr. Nails for over 10 years. Both Dr. Nails and her staff are wonderful. They make us feel so comfortable. It's a beautiful office with super friendly people. We love it!"
    Stacy T.
  • "Took my 4 year old son here for his first visit. He was not looking forward to it, but the staff was fantastic and he loved it. He's excited about going back in 6 months for his check-up. I would highly recommend this dentist for people with small children."
    Jennifer C.