James Tatum, DMD

Dr. Jim Tatum was born in Savannah, Georgia and moved to Opelika when he was two. He graduated high school from Lee Academy in Auburn, Alabama. He then went on to receive a BS in Chemistry from Auburn University in 1983. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and spent his first year of private practice with his father, O. Hilt Tatum, Jr., in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been in private practice ever since in Opelika. Dr. Tatum is happily married to his wife, Dottie. They are proud parents of four children, three daughters and one son, and they regularly attend First Baptist Church of Opelika. In Dr. Tatum’s spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and farming. Dr. Tatum is a third-generation dentist; both his father and grandfather, Oscar H. Tatum, Sr., served Opelika for nearly six decades. Like his father and grandfather before him, Dr. Tatum is committed to staying on the cutting edge of dental technology and he looks forward to meeting your dental needs!

Dr. Tatum has many distinguished honors and affiliations. These include memberships with:

James Ashcraft, DMD

Dr. Ashcraft attended the University of Alabama before going to dental school at the University of Louisville where he was part of the Delphi Society (the top 10 in class) and graduated in 2021. He received his AEGD residency at the VA in Birmingham. When it comes to continuing education, he goes far above the minimum requirements to ensure that his patients are receiving the latest advancements in dentistry.

Dr. Ashcraft has been practicing dentistry for over a year now in Opelika, Alabama, and promotes exceptional patient care and quality products. He has a wife and two kids and enjoys chess, water sports and home improvement.

Dr. Ashcraft is a proud member of the: