We are a state-of-the-art, open, inviting dental practice that specializes in children from birth to young adulthood and individuals with special needs of all ages. Come on in and see what we’re all about!

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With an open and inviting feel, our office is environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art, with low-radiation digital X-ray machines. We also use the most up-to-date dental materials, which are mercury-free, BPA-free
and latex-free.

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Dr. Jeff Flannery, DDS

Dr. Jeff Flannery graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and then went on to complete his specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduation from USC, Dr. Flannery was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society for graduating in the top of his class. Dr. Flannery also received a humanitarian award from AYUDA International for his leadership in treating underserved populations in Los Angeles and other parts of the USA and Central America. Dr. Flannery discovered his love for dentistry while he and his wife served in Mexico as missionaries. He worked for Mission to the World in an orphanage and street child ministry and helped bring medical and dental aid to these children.

In addition to Dr. Flannery’s love for kids, he is also a dedicated researcher who has presented his research in special care dentistry at the Special Care Dentistry Association to enhance access to dental care for special patients. At UAB, Dr. Flannery was selected to be the Sparks Trainee where he received advanced training in treating patients with special needs. Dr. Flannery is married to Ellen Flannery and has four precious kids: Caroline, Harris, Hannah and Kate. He enjoys spending time with his family, mission trips, snow skiing and anything outdoors.


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Your Child’s First Visit

"Children love us, parents trust us."

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist before they
turn 1, or within 6 months of the appearance
of the first baby tooth.


Bringing your child to the pediatric dentist at a very early age allows him or her to meet the dentist, and become comfortable in the dental office setting. Sometimes new places can make kids nervous and uncooperative, and that’s alright! We understand. We will be patient and take our time to develop a solid relationship. If your child ever needs a filling or extraction, we always avoid the words “hurt”, “shot”, “pull”, “needle”, and suggest you do too.


First visits usually include a gentle exam of teeth, jaw, bite, gums and oral tissues, a gentle cleaning, demonstration of proper home cleaning, fluoride treatment, and answering any questions you may have about your child’s oral health.


Dental Cleanings & Fluoride Treatments

Baby Exams

Digital X-rays

Dental Sealants

Restorative Care including Crowns, Fillings,

Root Canals, and Extractions

Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns



Minimal Sedation with Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)

Oral Sedation and General Anesthesia When Necessary

Space Maintainers (Spacers)

Sports Dentistry including Exams

& Athletic Mouthguards

Emergency and Dental Trauma Care

Limited Orthodontic Treatment

Your child’s first visit to the dentist can set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health. And as your baby grows, regular dental visits will be just as important as regular visits to the pediatrician. That's why it's crucial to find a Birmingham, AL practice that offers comprehensive baby, child, adolescent, and special-needs dentistry in a soothing, kid-friendly environment. You want your child to feel comfortable and secure when visiting the dentist, and Oak Mountain Pediatric Dentistry can provide the perfect environment. We offer an array of services that will grow with your children through the years, and put them on the right path for a lifetime of good oral health.


No two children are alike, and we understand that certain patients require a specific approach. Dr. Jeff is experienced with special needs dentistry, and treats these patients with the care and compassion they deserve.



Healthy Little Teeth

Click the boxes below to learn about your child's dental health at each stage of childhood.

Expecting Moms

Ages 0-3

Ages 4-5

Ages 6-10

Ages 11 & Up

Special Needs Patients

Oral Hygiene

Diet & Nutrition

Sports Dentistry

If your child has suffered a blow to the head or any other life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room. If your child faces a dental emergency, call us immediately. We are always here to assist when your child’s dental health is at risk. Here are some tips on dealing with urgent dental situations:

Oak Mountain Pediatric Dentistry is conveniently located off of Highway 280, at the Cahaba Valley Road intersection.

6930 Cahaba Valley Road, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35242

phone: 205.980.1338

fax: 205.208.9993

Dental Emergencies

Cut Lip, Tongue or Cheek

If your child falls or has trauma to the lips gums or cheek, apply a cold compress to the sites that are bleeding.
Inspect the mouth to see if any teeth are loose. Give Motrin (preferred) or Tylenol to reduce inflammation and pain. Call our office to see if an appointment is needed.



If your child has a toothache, ask him or her what makes it hurt. If it hurts spontaneously or continuously, please make an appointment immediately. We don’t want your child to be in pain. If the pain was an isolated event, be sure there is no food debris caught between the teeth or in the gums. Give Motrin and make an appointment if any pain continues.


Broken Tooth

If your child breaks or chips a permanent tooth, try to find the pieces of the tooth, apply a cold compress to the area and call our office to make an appointment.



Facial Swelling

If you notice facial swelling or a swollen cheek, please call our office immediately. However, if facial swelling approaches the eye or is causing your child to have trouble breathing, this is a medical emergency and you need to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Knocked Out Tooth

If your child knocks out a PERMANENT tooth, this is
a dental emergency. Put the tooth in milk; not water. Call our office immediately. Try not to touch the root of the tooth. If this happens at school or a sporting event, look for an athletic trainer or a school nurse to see if they have Sav-A-Tooth Solution. This solution keeps the cells of the tooth living longer.


If your child knocks out a BABY tooth, we can’t put it back in the mouth. The priority is to not damage the developing permanent tooth underneath. Rinse your child's mouth and bite on a cold washcloth. Call our office to see if an appointment is needed. Find the tooth and get them excited about the tooth fairy! We hear the tooth fairy is extra generous with an unexpected tooth loss!

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