Meet Dr. Grant Skalnik, D.M.D.
Dr. Grant Skalnik is a different kind of dentist. He is compassionate, gentle and caring. He believes in conservative, preventative dentistry and his goal is to increase the longevity of his patient’s teeth.
Dr. Grant Skalnik earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1997. He then attended dental school, graduating from University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2001 where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Skalnik completed a year-long intensive implant residency at The Foundry Dental Center in 2013. Dr. Skalnik brings his knowledge of the latest in dental technology to his practice including veneers, oral surgery, implant placement and restoration.
He grew up in Dora, Alabama and graduated from Dora High School. Dr. Skalnik played basketball, baseball and football. Dentistry was a natural fit because he is very detailed oriented and always wanted to work in a field that not only helped people but one that would allow him to truly get to know the individuals that he is serving.
Dr. Skalnik lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, Angel, and their sons, Eli and Ethan. They are members of Valley View Baptist Church. When away from the office, Dr. Skalnik spends his free time doing just about anything that his two boys want him to do from baseball, bikes, the zoo or beach getaways (this may be more for Angel). Even though his family takes priority of most of his spare time, he manages to fit in some hunting and golf. Dr. Skalnik is an avid Alabama football fan and keeps up to date with all things Tide. If he were not a dentist, he’d be an announcer for Bama football! Watch out Eli Gold!!
As an upstanding member of the community, the American and Alabama Dental Associations, UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association and our local 6th district, you can expect only the best quality care from him. Dr. Skalnik is committed to continuing education not only for himself but for his entire team. They attend seminars and hands on trainings annually.
Dr. Skalnik’s passion for dentistry and eagerness to provide his patients with superior dental care shines through his work every day. He has been blessed enough to help thousands of patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and he hopes to continue doing so for years to come.
Meet The Team
Angel Skalnik Marketing Coordinator
Angel has been a part of Dental Care South in one way or another since Dr. Skalnik began practicing dentistry over 15 years ago. She is Dr. Skalnik’s wife and they have two adorable boys, Eli and Ethan. They have her whole heart. She recently came back to working in the office part time for marketing. Angel values each patient and strives to be sure that new patients know the level of care and compassion that they will be shown at our office. She and her family are members at Valley View Baptist Church and do their best to live by Micah 6:8 Act Justly, Love Mercy and walk humbly with our God. Angel was raised to love God and yell ROLL TIDE!
Beverly Hale Office Manager
Beverly handles many of the day to day administrative functions of the practice. She enjoys working directly with the patients, helping them decide which payment option is right for them and coordinating insurance benefits. She is great with interacting with our patients and getting to know everyone. Beverly is married and has two amazing children. Her family enjoys being active members of Valley View Baptist Church. In her free time she loves ALL things football. She is a huge Bama fan and also cheers for West Virginia which is where she grew up.
Lauren Davis Practice Coordinator
Lauren has over 15 years experience in the dental field. She works hard to ensure every patient has a great experience from the moment you walk in the door to helping coordinate your next appointment. Lauren prides herself on always being available to answer any questions or concerns our patients may have about dental treatment. When it comes to Lauren, you will always be welcomed with an enthusiastic smile! In her spare time, Lauren loves going on long weekend trips to the beach, shopping and she enjoys creating healthy meals.
Miranda Traweek Dental Hygienist
We are thrilled Miranda has joined our team! She brings 15 years experience in dentistry and a love for her patients. Miranda has been a dental hygienist for the past 7 years. The best part of her day is building relationships with her patients and she is looking forward to seeing generations of family members within our practice. Miranda has been married for 14 years and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys watching her girls cheer and play softball. If she’s not attending one of her daughters many activities, you’ll likely find her fishing! She and her family love the outdoors.
Peggy Ballard Dental Hygeinist
Peggy has been with us for 9 years and has been a dental hygienist for 28 years. We could not be prouder to have Peggy be a part of this team as she’s constantly reminding us by example what it is to have a positive attitude and a grateful heart. She has a passion for caring for all of our patients and educating them on how to maintain optimal dental health. She is a member of Valley View Baptist church. In her spare time she enjoys reading. She lives on Jesus and sweet tea!
Renee McCluskey Dental Hygeinist
Renee began her dental hygiene career in 1998. She enjoys providing her patients with the best service possible for their overall dental health. She values the longstanding relationships she is able to build with her patients. Renee enjoys anything outdoors from camping, gardening or walking her boxer (Mack). She is a wife, mother and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. She may also be addicted to coffee!
Heather Ward Dental Assistant
Heather has been working in the dental field for 6 years. She loves working with and learning about our patients. She always has a smile on her face and has the biggest heart. You will see her positive attitude shining through daily. Heather is married with two precious children. She enjoys date nights, online shopping and spending time with her family.
Ashlee St. John Dental Assistant
Ashlee has been Dr. Skalnik’s dental assistant for 15 years. She is an invaluable part of the team and makes our patients feel welcome and eases any anxiety you may have about getting dental treatment. She loves what she does and the relationships she has formed with our patients over the years. In her spare time she loves to read, sing in the choir and on the praise team at her church. She has a heart for working with children and young adults and is involved in programs to mentor and encourage children in the foster care system. Ashlee also loves all things Disney!