Why Choose Us?

  • Small and Personalized Practice
    • One of the reasons Dr. Contratto loves being a dentist is building lifelong relationships with his patients.  Because he wants to get to know his patients and be a part of their long-term dental health, Cheaha Family Dentistry is designed to provide you with individualized attention, rather than treating you like just another number.
  • Commitment to Excellence
    • Dr. Contratto learns and incorporates the latest research to improve the smiles and oral health of his patients. He regularly attends both state and regional dental conferences and is a member of:
      • American Dental Association
      • Alabama Dental Association
      • Birmingham District Dental Society
      • Academy of General Dentistry
      • Alabama Academy of General Dentistry
  • Complimentary Amenities
    • Beverage Bar – Our beverage bar is stocked with complimentary coffee and water for you to enjoy before or after your appointment.
    • Free Wi-Fi access – Free internet access is available so you can continue to work or play games while at our office without using your valuable data.
    • Blankets – Warm blankets are available during your appointment to keep you warm and cozy.
    • All of our dental chairs are ergonomically designed to keep you comfortable, but if you need extra support, we will provide you with a soft pillow.

Our Mission

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.

Meet Our Team

  • Haley
    Registered Dental Hygienists

    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.


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  • Kim
    Registered Dental Hygienists

    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.

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  • Mandy
    Appointment Coordinator

    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.

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  • Sam
    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.


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  • Jessica
    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.


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