25771 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

John Brackett, DMD

Dr. Brackett obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in 1973, and his doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1980. He opened his first dental practice in 1981 in his hometown of Huntsville, Al, after completing a one year medical/dental residency at Huntsville Hospital. It’s uniqueness eventually caught the eye of a buyer from Atlanta. After a few years of lecturing and consulting Dr. Brackett opened Doc of the Bay Dentistry in Orange Beach, in March of 1993. It has evolved into a technology driven office capable of immediate radiographic and photographic consultations with experts, laboratories, and of course patients from all around the world via email and the internet.


Meet Our Team

Our caring team of dental professionals work hard to provide you with quality dental care so that you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. When you visit our office, we keep our focus on you, working to ensure individualized treatment and to promote a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in which you can feel at ease. We are excited to meet you!

Kim Templeton– Office Administrator
Kim has been working with Dr. Brackett since spring of 2018, but has been in dentistry for almost 30 years. She is the expert to help with any questions regarding dental treatment or billing. Kim loves everything about dentistry, especially the smile on patients faces when they walk out the door. Kim and her husband moved to Orange Beach in 1999, and have been living on their sailboat for the past 14 years. She has one daughter, and when she’s not at work you can find her spending time with her family, or in the mountains hiking.

Kathy Lawrence – Hygienist
Kathy joined our team in 2006 as a part-time hygienist and by early 2007 she had become the coordinator for hygiene development and periodontal disease therapy. She graduated from Northeastern University and Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in Boston , MA in 1969. Yes she is a “Yankee”, but truly loves our beautiful Gulf Coast.
Kathy feels that all her patients are part of her dental family and her goal is to make each person feel comfortable and well cared for. Kathy has 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that she and her husband Richard would spoil daily if they just lived closer. She also loves swimming, dancing, watching a good movie, and reading.

Keshia Northington – Hygienist
Keshia joined our team in March of 2018, but has been practicing hygiene for 4 years, and graduated from hygiene school in Northeast, MS. Keshia’s favorite part about dentistry is educating and helping patients progress in taking better care of their teeth.
Keshia moved to the Gulf Coast in 2017 and has been loving it ever since. She has two fur babies, Champ and Chloe, that she adores. In her spare time, Keshia really enjoys background acting in films and playing around with hair/makeup.