A Brighter Dental Experience


Dothan Dentists

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative

Dothan Dentists, Dr. Joseph Dougherty and Dr. Trenton Dunford core goal is simply: To make you smile. We offer the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and are dedicated to providing an exceptional practice for our patients and our team. Please explore our site and call us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. The mission of Dr. Joseph Dougherty and Dr. Trenton Dunford is to make each patient smile. By using the latest technology in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dothan Dentists, Dr. Joseph Dougherty and Dr. Trenton Dunford, have proven their dedication to the profession by offering exceptional experience based on mutual trust and respect.

Nuestro dentista de Dothan, el Dr. Josheph Dougherty y Dr. Trenton Dunford, hablan español!


cosmetic dentistry

Welcome to Our Practice

We believe a visit to the dentist is more than an errand or something to check off your to-do list – rather, it’s a act of self-care.Together, let’s upgrade your oral health and make your next visit something you look forward to. Experience the new standard of dentistry today at Professional Lane Dental with Dr. Joseph Dougherty and Dr. Trenton Dunford.

Latest Techniques

We proudly use state-of-the-art equipment to provide gentler, more accurate care, utilizing tools for advanced interventions as well as basic dental care.

Innovative Technology

 At Professional Lane Dental, we make it our mission to provide our clients with the most advanced techniques and technology available in dentistry to help you achieve your dental wellness goals. 

Caring Team

 As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in the team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.”


Our Services

General Checkups

 Dental Implants


Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Orthodontic Care

Your Dentist Knows Best

Don’t rush when you brush!

Most people spend an average of 45 seconds brushing their teeth. Remember to take a full two minutes to brush twice a day.

Visit your dentist once in 6 months

As many will say: it’s better to be proactive than reactive. In other words, those who go to the dentist regularly are more likely to catch onto potential problems sooner and use preventative measures than those who only go to the dentist when they’re in pain or notice a problem.

Don’t Forget to Floss!

By flossing just once a day, you can decrease your risk of gum disease and increase your chances of maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime.

Dr. Joseph Dougherty

Dothan Dentist

Dr. Trenton Dunford

Dothan Dentists

Dental Care for The Whole Family

When it comes to great oral health your entire family should be on this adventure. When we say family dentistry we mean all kids, ages 0 to 99 and it includes routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and more.


Adult Care


Child Care


Family Dentistry

We are A Full Service Dentistry Practice

A comprehensive center for complete dental care.

From simple cleanings to crowns and even oral surgery, we’re here for all your dental needs. On top of that, we make visiting the Dothan Dentist an adventure for your kids … oh, who are we kidding, it’s an adventure for you too! Come in and experience a more exciting and fun path to optimum oral health


Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes, making the time for a phone call or visiting a Dothan Dentists office in-person to ask important questions just isn’t possible. For added convenience, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked dentistry questions we receive and their answers below!

How Many Times Should I Go to the Dentist Every Year?

To successfully prevent common dental problems and enjoy long-term oral health, we encourage our patients of all ages to schedule checkups and cleanings every six months on average, or twice each calendar year.

I’m Nervous In the Dentist’s Office. Can You Help?

At Professional Lane Dental of Dothan, comfort is always a top priority. That’s why we offer nitrous oxide, which is a mild form of sedation that can help adults and children alike feel much calmer in the treatment chair. Our operatories are also outfitted with televisions for a fun distraction throughout the appointment process.

I’m Having a Dental Emergency! What Should I Do?

Always start by contacting our Dothan dental office! We do everything in our power to accommodate emergency patients for same-day appointments, providing pain-relieving treatment that helps you return to your regular routine in record time. 

Do You Take Dental Insurance?

Our Dothan Denists dental office is in-network with many PPO dental insurances. If you’re in need of further financial assistance, low-interest financing through Care Credit can be arranged as well.


Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.

Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums.  The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay.  Also, if plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  If plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone, causing periodontal (gum) disease.

Plaque formation and growth is continuous and can only be controlled by regular brushing, flossing, and the use of other dental aids.

donna niewold
donna niewold
March 21, 2024
I had not been to the dentist in years but I realized it was in my own best interest to make an appointment. Gail was my hygienist. She made me so comfortable so I new I was in good hands. I had such a positive experience with Gail that I now go to the dentist regularly. The entire staff makes you feel confident that you are getting exceptional and professional care.
Helen True
Helen True
January 5, 2024
Every one was great. Did not have to wait to get taken back to see the technician. Every one professional, courteous and caring!!!
Jennifer Russler
Jennifer Russler
December 14, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Dougherty and the staff here. I had a dental emergency and I was able to get in and be treated fairly quickly. It has been a long process to fix the damage to my teeth, some of which has been pretty uncomfortable. Because of past terrible experiences at a certain low cost clinic in town, I was absolutely shaking scared to get the procedures done. I was treated with kindness and gentleness and I was treated with respect. The work they’ve done on my teeth has been perfect and I’m well on my way to getting my smile back. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have found this place.
Elaine Machado
Elaine Machado
December 14, 2023
Very professional, friendly staff.
Kay Grace
Kay Grace
December 11, 2023
I highly recommend, I love Dr. Dunford! He’s so knowledgeable and a professional. Dr. Dunford is very passionate in his work and very particular. I also have to add the staff is very friendly and welcoming, especially my favorite, Madison, his assistant. :)
Sharon Garfield
Sharon Garfield
November 29, 2023
Everyone at this dental office is super friendly and kind, from the ladies at the front desk (Karen & Winney), to each hygienist, and of course the main dentist Dr. Dougherty. I've been attending this office since I first came to Dothan in 2009 and it's been nothing but professionalism and proficiency from day one. There's no long wait and my hygienist Gale, is a gem. She never keeps me waiting and she's gentle when cleaning my teeth. I've had cleanings, fillings, and crowns done here and I've always left satisfied with the procedures I received. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone who needs dental work, I promise you won't be disappointed!
D reed
D reed
November 15, 2023
Excellent doctors and staff! Friendly and knowledgeable front receptionists! Highly recommended!
Kayla Haley
Kayla Haley
November 2, 2023
Dr. Dunford & Madison are so kind. Dr. Dunford takes his time & addresses your concerns. I’m appreciative of the fact that your care doesn’t feel rushed & they genuinely want to do a great job.