Everyone deserves a healthy and attractive smile regardless of age or personal circumstance. We will take the time to get to know you and develop a comprehensive treatment plan which also fits your family’s budget. We will strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations by providing the highest quality of dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment.
We use our superior academic knowledge to treat a wide range of health issues!
Meet The Team
Dr. Ben Contratto
Born and raised in Florida, Dr. Ben Contratto moved to Alabama in 2000 and graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. in Chemistry before moving on to earn his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham. Contratto has been practicing in Talladega since 2012 when he transitioned into the long-established practice of Dr. Tony McKinney. Dr. Contratto completes numerous continuing education courses each year to keep up to date on the latest dental treatments and technologies. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, Birmingham District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and Alabama Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Contratto and his wife, Erin, have two children, David and Juliet. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Contratto enjoys woodworking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, fishing, and spending time with his family outdoors.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Haley is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists on staff. Haley has been a team member since 2012 after she graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry assisting program. In 2016, she went on to further her career by completing the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. Haley looks to improve her knowledge of patient care by completing multiple continuing education courses throughout the year. Haley is married, has one son, and currently resides in Talladega, AL.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim is another one of our Registered Dental Hygienists on staff. She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 1988 and has been a dental hygienist for over 23 years after graduating from UAB in 1993. Kim is a hearing child of deaf parents which gives her the ability and knowledge to communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired patients we treat. She keeps up with the latest in dental hygiene treatment through the continuing education courses she attends every year. Kim is married and lives in Talladega, AL.
Mandy is our Appointment Coordinator and likely to be the first person you meet at our practice. She has been in the dental field since 2014 after completing the dental assisting program at Lawson State Community College in Bessemer. She is the single mother of a teenage daughter and currently resides in Talladega, AL.
Treatment & Insurance/Financial Coordinator
Sam is our Treatment & Insurance/Financial Coordinator. She began her dental career in 1981 as a Dental Assistant. In 1986 she graduated from UAB as a Registered Dental Hygienist and practiced hygiene for over 20 years. In 2006, she transitioned to her current position in the front office, yet keeps an active hygiene license while staying abreast of changing insurance regulations and dental software applications through continuing education courses throughout the year. She is married, has one son, and resides in nearby Munford, AL.
Dental Assistant and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Jessica is our Dental Assistant and HIPAA Compliance Officer. Jessica was a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nearby hospital before working in the dental field. She is a graduate from Central Alabama Community College with an Associates in Science degree. She keeps up with the latest in dental materials and methods through continuing education courses. Jessica is married, has one son, and lives in Lincoln, AL.
Cheaha Family Dentistry
Schedule An Appointment
To schedule your next appointment, either give us a call (256) 362-8511 or fill out our appointment form. Let us know what day and time you would like your appointment to be scheduled for and we will let you know if we have an opening.
We are always accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you!
Yes. We’re an in-network provider for most major dental insurance plans, and where we’re not in-network, we will file as an out-of-network provider on your behalf.
Are you an In-Network or Out-of-Network Provider?
That depends on who your dental insurance provider is. Call us and provide us with your insurance information and we’ll let you know whether we’re in-network or out-of-network and the different costs to you.
Do you offer Payment Plans?
We try to make our care as affordable as possible and that means offering payment plans that suit your budget. We’ll present all of your options at the end of your initial consultation.
Can I request a specific appointment time?
Yes. In fact, if you call to make an appointment we’ll let you know how much time to expect so you’ll know how to plan around it.