Dr. Westcott Samford, DDS

Dr. Westcott Samford, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Born in Opelika, I have always lived in Alabama. I've been privileged to take care of my patients' dental health in Birmingham for over 40 years. During that time, I have shared my knowledge and experience as a lecturer, and consulted with other dentists on ways to provide the best in dental care. I also have enjoyed teaching at UAB Dental School.My father was a physician, and I always knew I wanted to be in the health field. The exciting changes and challenges in dentistry helped me decide on dentistry as my profession. After receiving a Bachelor's degree from Auburn University, I earned my dental degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.I was honored to be selected as one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer's Research Council of America. I am a member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the American Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist, and the American Dental Association. When I am not in the office, I enjoy exercising, water skiing, and traveling. I am happily married to the former, Joy Burttram. I have two sons James and Christopher. My oldest, James, is a dentist and his wife, Abnous, is an optometrist. Together they have two beautiful children, Cameron and Winn. My youngest son, Christopher, is a mechanical engineer with Stewart Machinery and is married to Shawna whose field is in Human Resources. I am very proud of all them and pleased that they all live here in Birmingham.

Mountain Brook Smiles

120 Office Park Dr Ste 240

Mountain Brk, AL 35223
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MetLife

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Samford "We feel there is no reason you should not have the healthy, attractive smile you want. With our menu of spa amenities, we can ease away any fears you may have of the dental experience. Using the best skills and technology available in dentistry today, we can help create the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. Finally, with financial arrangements, this goal can be attainable for most everyone."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tender Gums
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Member
  • American Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist, Member

Dr. Samford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samford to family and friends
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Dr. Samford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Birmingham, AL |
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Dr. Samford accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
    Federal Employee Program (FEP) DentalBlue - Basic Option PPO
    Federal Employee Program (FEP) DentalBlue - Standard Option PPO
    Preferred Dentists
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Dental PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP

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