Dental Assistant: Alex
I graduated from Wallace State Dental Assisting Program in May 2015. I did my clinical with Dr.
Echols and was lucky enough to join his team in August 2015.
I'm married to Justin. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and church family. I also enjoy spending time outdoors and watching/playing sports.
War Eagle! :)
Dental Assistant: Amanda
I have worked in dentistry for over 20 years.
I joined Dr. Echols team in August 2012. I am married and have two boys.
I enjoy reading, football, and spending time with my family.
Dental Assistant: Grace
I was fortunate enough to join Dr. Echols team in 2019.
I have learned so much over this past year and I really enjoy helping our patients!
In my spare time I enjoy shopping, playing video games, watching scary movies, and hanging with my friends and family.
Dental Assistant: Jeff
I have been with Cullman Cosmetic and Family Dentistry since 2013, and enjoy working in such a high tech office to meet the dental care needs of our patients.
I am involved with the music ministry at Christ First Ministries.
I have been married to my Wife Melissa for over 35 Years! We have a son, Ryan, who recently
completed his Graduate work in Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama.
Dental Assistant: Lisa
I have been a dental assistant for 24 years. My passion is to make patients comfortable!
I have been married to my husband for 15 years and together we have 5 children, 3 grandchildren, and twin grandchildren arriving in November 2020!
In our spare time we enjoy doing Bar B Que competitions and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
Dental Assistant: Nancy
I have witnessed many changes and advancements in my 40+ years as a Dental Assistant.
I married my Jr. High school sweetheart in 1998. We enjoy Genealogy and spending time with our families. Our combined family consist of 7 children, 20 grandchildren, and 5 great
I sing in my church choir and love serving others.
I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Wallace State Community College in 2014.
I have been married to my husband Zac for 10 years, and together we have 3 beautiful children, 2 girls and a boy in the middle.
My favorite past time is spending time with my children, shopping, and pedicures- like any woman. I am an avid football fan, and Fall is my favorite season. On the weekends you can catch me yelling ROLL TIDE!
I have been in dentistry for over 20 years. I joined Dr. Echols team in 2007.
I am a Georgia Bulldog by birth and an Auburn tiger by choice.
I have been married to my farmer/firefighter for over 20 years. We have three children who give me both blessings and trouble.
I enjoy the great outdoors and all kinds of crafts.
I have worked in the dental profession since 1985. I received my dental hygiene license in 1991.
I love working in our new “state of the art” office.
My husband Max and I have two grown married children; Jessica and Jonathon. I love spending time with my three grandchildren.
I am blessed with a wonderful church family and enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors
admiring God’s great creation.
I am truly blessed.
I recently rejoined Dr. Echols’s team here at Cullman Cosmetic and Family Dentistry!
I worked for Dr. Echols when he first came to Cullman and took a break when my kids were little.
My husband, Matt, and I have two daughters.
In my free time I enjoy cooking and gardening. I’m so glad to be back!
My name is Makenzie. I graduated from Cullman High School in 2015.
I have been married to my loving husband since 2016. I graduated from Wallace State Community College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2019.
My husband and I had our first son in the summer of 2020. We have a miniature dachshund that is about 12 years old.
Dental Hygiene is a passion of mine and I am extremely blessed to be at such a great practice and work with so many amazing people!
I’ve worked in Dentistry for over 40 years. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for over
40 years as well. Dwayne and I have a son and daughter that is grown.
We have a granddaughter 3 years old, a grandson 25 years old and a great granddaughter that is now over a year old!
We love to travel and explore new places. I love to garden and work with my flowers.
I began my dental career as an assistant in 1997, and from there I received my dental hygiene license in 2000.
I had the privilege of working with Dr. Paul Freeman from 2002 until his unexpected passing in May 2019. Dr. Echols, his staff, and family welcomed me graciously to their team. I look forward to working with my new dental family for years to come while meeting our patients needs with the most up to date technology in our beautiful office.
My husband, Gary, and I have been together for almost 23 years. We are the proud parents of our son Devin who is currently a freshman at the University of North Alabama where he plays a baritone in the marching band.
In our free time we enjoy fostering puppies for a local rescue group!
I have been in dentistry for 34 years, 22 of those with Dr. Paul Freeman.
I am very blessed to be welcomed by Dr. Echols and his awesome team and family!
I enjoy all the changing technology that has happened over the years and being able to share it with our patients.
I love Jesus, my husband Rodney, my family, and traveling!
I have been in Dentistry since 2004.
I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and have lived in Cullman since 1990.
I love living in the South and will forever call this “home”.
In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, traveling out West, and, most of all, spending time with my family!
You can usually find me at the front desk working on estimates and answering insurance questions.
I have been in dentistry working in Decatur since 2005. In 2020 I was offered the opportunity to work for Cullman Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.
I jumped at the chance to work with an awesome group of people and an amazing patient base.
My husband Zeb and I have been married since 2002 and have a beautiful daughter named Livvie.
Hi! I have been with Dr. Echols since November 2011.
I have been married to Kevin for over 25 years and we have a wonderful outgoing son named Brody. We love doing things together as a family and watching Brody grow into his
We are so excited to be building a new home on the farm that we are raising Brody in.
Office Manager: Ashley
I am a 2014 Graduate of the Wallace State Dental Hygiene Program.
I have worked for Dr. Echols since November 2015 as a dental hygienist and transitioned into the role of Office Manger in July 2020.
My wonderful husband Jordan and I have been married since July of 2015. We enjoy traveling and seeing new things! In my spare time I love to read and spend time with my family.
Dr. Jonathan Echols
Dr. Echols graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2001. He has been practicing dentistry in Cullman since 2004. Growing up in Birmingham, he always thought about living in a small town one day.
He married his wife, Leslie, in 1998. They have three children, Ethan, Addie, and Nolan. He has served on the Foundation Board of Trustees for Cullman Regional Medical Center as well as the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. He is a deacon at Cullman church of Christ working with missions and the youth of the church. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching his kids play sports, traveling, hunting, and golf.
Dr. James W Porter II
My name is James W Porter II, DMD. I was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to the South in 1969. I received my education at Shades Valley High, and then Montevallo University where I received my B.S in Biology/Premed. From there I went on to UAB Dental School where I graduated in 1983. I am married to Sharon Haygood of Decatur and we have 2 sons, Trey and Tyler. I have been in private practice for 37 years. I just love Dentistry too much to quit!
Dr. James Harb
After graduating from the University of Alabama, and a brief career as a musician, Dr. Harb received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from UAB School of Dentistry. He is passionate about improving oral health as well as restoring beauty in function to the populations he serves.
Dr. Alex Plagenhoef
Alex was born and raised in Dothan, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2016. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas.
Alex met his wife, Alexandra, at Auburn University and they have been happily married for 2 years. Alex enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, and serving his church and community. He looks forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your dental goals!
Dr. Jonathan Echols
Dr. James W Porter II
Dr. James Harb
Dr. Alex Plagenhoef
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