Dr. Hein started working in dentistry in Georgia in 1979 as a dental assistant. She and her family moved to Dothan in 1981. She worked several years for an orthodontist then started working for Dr. Tony Dollar as a dental assistant in 1987. Dr. Dollar was the original sole practitioner of this practice which started in 1972. Then Dr. Hein started climbing the career ladder by continuing her education. She became a licensed dental Hygienist in 1991 and then went on to become office manager in this practice. She decided in 1997 to go to dental school at the age of 40, and then came back into practice with her mentor Dr. Tony Dollar in 2001. She became partner in 2003.
Dr. Nancy M. Hein's Bio
Dr. Hein attended Troy University Dothan for her undergrad studies before moving to Birmingham for dental school. She graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a DMD degree. She received the Award for Leadership by the Birmingham Dental Society, and the Dean’s Medal for most outstanding dental student.
She is currently a member of the Alabama Dental Association, Third District Dental Society, where she served as president in 2008. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and earned her Fellowship in 2011. She also became a Fellow in ICD in 2013.
Dr. Hein is married to Vernon Hein and together they have 2 daughters. Their daughter, Carly lives in Dothan with her husband Don, and their two children, Don & Grace Williams. Their youngest daughter, Valerie, lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Billy and their two daughters Julia & Kaydence Hunter. Valerie and Billy are expecting another daughter in June 2016.
Dr. Hein enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, running, skiing, and going to the beach. Her favorite pastime though is digging in her yard and doing all sorts of gardening projects.