Meet Dr. Laurentis Barnett
Dr. Barnett was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama in Florence and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Barnett also obtained a Masters of Divinity from Ambridge University in Montgomery, AL. Dr. Barnett earned several awards and honors while earning his various degrees.
Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Barnett was certified by the standards of the Alabama State Board and he moved to Brewton and later Gilbertown, AL to fulfill obligations to the National Health Service Corporation by providing dental care to low-income patients. In October 2012 Dr. Barnett purchased his second dental practice in Madison, Al Horizons Dental Concepts and transformed it into Divine Expressions Family Dentistry in May 2014. In fulfilling Meharry’s mission of “Service of God through service of mankind”, Dr. Barnett has found dentistry to be his true passion in changing the world one smile at a time!
Dr. Barnett, a dentist in Madison AL, feels that continuing education is paramount to providing his patients with the best care possible. Because of this Divine Expressions are a Fortune Management Practice which drives excellence in life, dentistry and patient care. Dr. Barnett is also a member of the Crown Council which is an alliance of dedicated, leading-edge dentist and dental teams who have a commitment to building practices that provide continually rising standards of care. Dr. Barnett is also a member of the International Council of Oral Implantologist and prides himself as being ‘Alabama’s source for implant and sedation dentistry’. There are many other organizations that Dr. Barnett holds membership with and is active in them all. Dr. Barnett has received numerous awards and honors, a few of them include; the National Trio Achievers Award because of his scholastic achievement and contributions to the community, Dr. Barnett was selected as one of the top 40 dentists under 40 in 2015, and the 2015 Young Professional of the year by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Divine Expressions is a 2016 contender for Best Medical Practice of the year by the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Understanding the need to give back, Dr. Barnett travels on yearly trips to Haiti providing dental and nutritional care to help eliminate hunger and pain related to poor and unaffordable dental and health care to those who might otherwise not receive it.
The literacy rate for Haitians is 53% compared to 86% for the US and 90% for Latin America. The highest education for many Haitians is only the 6th grade. Because of this, Dr. Barnett funds a school on top of the mountains of La Fond in which 331 students are educated currently to the eight grade and fed daily. For many of these students, the only meals they receive are the ones provided by Dr. Barnett’s school. Dr. Barnett and the team are committed to giving back not just in Haiti but to those in need. After all, we are God’s hands, feet, and spoken words here on earth”!
Dr. Barnett keeps himself very busy in his church where he serves as Senior Pastor of Bethel church. He is the current Vice-President of the Kappa Nu Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He serves on the Alumni Board for the University of North Alabama and is President of the Huntsville/Madison chapter. He is an avid football fan, “Roll Tide”, and loves traveling, reading, being outside in nature and spending quality time with family and friends.
Meet Dr. Miles Johnson
Dr. Miles Johnson is a highly dedicated and skilled dental surgeon with a mission to provide exceptional dental care and deliver quality patient experiences with every visit. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he has ventured far and wide in pursuit of his educational and professional aspirations, ultimately becoming a prominent figure in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Johnson’s academic journey commenced at Kentucky State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2016. His passion for biomedical engineering led him to the University of Kentucky, where he furthered his education by obtaining a Master’s of Science degree in biomedical engineering, demonstrating his commitment to incorporating technological advancements into dentistry.
Driven by his desire to directly impact patients’ lives and promote oral health, Dr. Johnson pursued his ultimate goal by attending Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. After four years of rigorous study and clinical training, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S) in 2023.
Dr. Johnson’s unwavering dedication to his patients is at the core of his professional philosophy. He believes in providing optimal care, leveraging his diverse educational background to stay at the forefront of innovative dental practices. His genuine concern for his patient’s well-being, combined with his excellent communication skills, fosters an environment of trust and comfort during dental procedures.
As a skilled dental surgeon, Dr. Miles Johnson is proficient in a comprehensive range of dental treatments and procedures, including:
- Dental implants
- Oral surgeries
- Root canal therapy
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- Preventive care
Dr. Johnson currently resides in Madison, Alabama, where he balances his professional pursuits with a vibrant personal life. During his free time, he enjoys spending quality moments with friends and family, nurturing his cherished relationships. Basketball holds a special place in his heart, and he often takes to the court to unwind and maintain an active lifestyle.
Beyond his dental practice, Dr. Johnson is an active participant in community outreach programs, striving to raise oral health awareness and educate individuals about the importance of dental care. He firmly believes in giving back to the community that has welcomed him with open arms.
With a unique blend of educational achievements, clinical expertise, and a genuine passion for patient care, Dr. Miles Johnson has emerged as a respected and trusted dental professional. His patients can rest assured that they are in capable hands as he continues to uphold his commitment to delivering optimal care and creating positive dental experiences with each and every visit.
Meet Dr. Linda Crawford
Dr. Crawford is a native of Alabama. She moved to Huntsville with her family at an early age. She attended Talladega College in 1977 and graduated with honors in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She entered the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in the fall of 1981. The degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine was conferred upon her in May 1985.
Dr. Crawford was admitted to the Alabama Board in 1985 and she began her private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. During that same year Talladega College invited her to serve on their faculty as Assistant Professor of Biology and as coordinator for their Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). In 1987 Dr. Crawford joined the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry to serve as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Restorative, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. In 1990, she moved her practice home to Huntsville.
In 1995, Dr. Crawford was certified by the Southern Regional Board allowing licensure in eight states. She has now been in private practice for over 35 years.