7015 Halcyon Park Dr. Montgomery, AL 36117

Telephone:(334) 284-1100


Richard K. Vann

Dr. Vann graduated dental school in 1973. He continued his education in Pedodontics and began his private practice in 1975. In 2001, his practice relocated and later joined partnership to become Dentists 4 Children, LLC., where he specializes in pediatric and adolescent dentistry.

He and his beautiful wife, Sherri, reside in Auburn, AL. He is very proud of both of their children, Richard and Sally but his pride and joy are his two granddaughters! Dr. Vann enjoys a friendly game of golf, vacationing, and Auburn football!


Heather Thornton

Dr. Heather Thornton graduated in 1996 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She then completed a one year Fellowship in General Dentistry followed by a three year residency in Pediatric Dentistry also at University of Alabama at Birmingham. A native of the River Region, Dr. Thornton returned home in July of 2000 and joined the Dentists 4 Children practice. She has been married to her husband, Steve, for seventeen years, and they have two wonderful children. Dr. Thornton and her family are members of Vaughn Forest Baptist Church.

In her spare time, Dr. Thornton enjoys reading, Cross Fit, and shopping! Her favorite restaurants are P.F. Chang’s and Bonefish Grill. She is an animal lover. Her family has many pets including a three legged cat and a pig named Charlotte! Dr. Thornton’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ is very important to her. She enjoys reading God’s Word, and has many favorite scripture verses.

Isaiah 55:9 “As heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” and Ezekiel 34:6, “I will send down showers in season: there will be showers of blessings” are very meaningful to her. Dr. Thornton believes the fruitful life seeks rain as well as sunshine.


James M. Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins began his dental career in 1967. He worked in general dentistry for 3 years before opening his private practice in Auburn, AL in 1976. He specialized in pediatric dentistry for 28 years before joining the Dentists 4 Children team in 2003.

He is the proud father of two and has two wonderful grandchildren! He has been married to his lovely wife, Virginia, for 46 years and they enjoy their two pets, Louie and Allie. Dr. Jenkins has been so blessed to have accompanied several mission trips to Bolivia. In his off time, he enjoys golf, fishing, painting, and drawing.