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Family Care Dental | Meet the Doctors in Fultondale, AL


Fultondale Phone: (205)383-1387
Text: (205)286-6197
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Hoover Phone: (205)379-0550
Text: (205)390-7099
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Fultondale   Hoover    


Meet the Doctors

Doctor Shaheen R. Upton graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with honors in Biology and Chemistry and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She is committed to being actively involved in her community and church. She enjoys working with young children and adults of all ages. Her gentle demeanor has helped many patients conquer their dental phobia. Her patient focused attitude, friendly chair side manner, and heartfelt compassion is remarkable.

Dr. Upton regularly attends continuing education courses to expand her knowledge base in Endodontics (root canals), Orthodontics (clear braces- invisalign), Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, as well as General Restorative Dentistry. Her commitment to education is also transparent through her involvement with such professional organizations as:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • American Association of Women Dentists

Dr. Upton enjoys giving back to the community as a volunteer and supporter of various charitable organizations including Cahaba Valley Health Care, and Habitat of Humanity. She is a native of Birmingham and currently resides in her hometown of Hoover. During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, cooking ethnic foods, and going to the lake with her husband Gary and dog April.


drtran.png Doctor Linh C. Tran graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Psychology in 2011 and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham dental school in 2015.  She is very honest and wants to give you all the options available for your dental needs. She takes extra time to explain procedures with her patients and make sure the right treatment is chosen for your needs. In her spare time Dr. Tran likes to spend time with her parents, travel with friends, and eat adventurous foods. She has a cat named Corbit who is a diva. She also likes to be active and see the outdoors when she is not working.









Doctor Cristina P. Burkes is a native of Calera, AL. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. While an undergraduate at UAB, she completed a Biology Honor's Research Project at the Institute of Oral Health located at the UAB School of Dentistry. Her project was chosen for an oral presentation at the International Association of Dental Research 89th general session in San Diego, CA. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the UAB School of Dentistry.

Dr. Burkes is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She attends continuing education courses in order to further her dental knowledge so that she can provide the best dental care possible She enjoys teaching her patients about the latest techniques and tools to help maintain optimal oral health.

Dr. Burkes currently resides in Gardendale, AL with her husband. Her husband is a Senior Computer Programmer at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Together, they have three small dogs and one cat. They enjoy spending time with their families, travelling, and scuba diving.

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