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Family Care Dental | Meet the Doctors in Fultondale, AL


Serving two locations

Hoover 205-379-0550
Fultondale 205-383-1387




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.




Dr. Shruti Sonavane is native of India and has her dental degree since 2003. When she came to US she joined UAB School of Dentistry to receive her DMD degree. Dr. Shruti enjoys the opportunity to provide personable care for her patients and build long-lasting relationships. SHe is experienced in providing root canal therapy. Dr. Sonavane values continuing her education to provide optimal care. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Sushil and 2 kids.



Dr. John Christopher Clarke is originally from Decatur, Georgia, but has called Birmingham home since 2008. He graduated from Birmingham Southern-College in 2012 with a bachelor of science in biology. In 2014, he received his Masters in Oral Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Clarke has published three first author articles in high impact factor journals as well as been a co-author on several others. He has also presented research in various meetings including twice at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting.

Dr. Clarke graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham dental school in 2018. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and the National Dental Honors Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is committed to ensuring that his patients receive the highest quality dental care that bests suits each patient's individual needs with expanded studies in Invisalign and oral surgery techniques. He will work with you to create the right treatment plan for you.

In his spare time, Dr. Clarke enjoys coaching high school lacrosse and other various youth lacrosse teams. He is an avid Atlanta sports fan and enjoys watching and attending games with his wife, Adelaide. They also enjoy cooking, hiking, and spending time with their two rescue dogs and cat, Millie, Charlie and Kitty.

Dentist in Hoover and Fultondale, AL | Meet the Doctors. Family Care Dental is located in Hoover, AL and Fultondale, AL