Welcome to Lakeside Dental in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Located just ten minutes North of the University of Alabama and walking distance to beautiful Lake Tuscaloosa.
At Lakeside Dental we're confident that you'll find the atmosphere relaxed, the staff extra friendly, our accommodations comfortable and our technical service exceptional. And there is nothing like getting your teeth cleaned in our Crimson Tide room!!
Our office uses the most up to date equipment and procedures to ensure you're getting the best dental care possible. We offer a variety of cosmetic, restorative and preventive dental services, each designed to extend the life of your teeth and total dental health - contributing to your physical appearance, comfort and confidence.
Meet Jim P. Sandras, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Ever since he was in the 6th grade, Dr. Jim P. Sandras wanted to be a dentist. He was born and raised on the West Bank of New Orleans, graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School then attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he earned a bachelor degree in Biology and Chemistry. That same year he was accepted into the L.S.U. School of Dentistry where he earned a doctors degree in dental surgery. After building a very successful dental practice in New Orleans, he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream – to live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He sold his house and practice in New Orleans and moved 60 miles east to the beautiful coastal town of Pass Christian, Miss.
For the following 15 years Dr. Sandras operated one of the most successful dental practices on the Gulf Coast. Then on August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed the entire region from New Orleans to Mobile. Even after seeing the total destruction of 80% of all the buildings in his town, Dr. Sandras stayed positive, but after six months of living in a disaster zone with no sign of improvements in the near future, he accepted the hard reality that life on the Mississippi Coast would never be the same. He knew it wouldn’t be easy, but decided it was in his children's best interest to move. He literally could’ve moved anywhere in the country. After weeks of research, prayer and visiting dozens of cities, he chose Tuscaloosa. Being a huge sports fan, he loved the idea of living and raising his kids in a college town. But it wasn't just the University of Alabama, or the beautiful rolling hills or the picturesque lakes and rivers that made him want to call "T-town" his home. It was the friendliness of its people.
Dr.Sandras loves dentistry and keeping up with all the latest technologies. His hobbies include aviation - he is an instrument rated pilot with over a thousand hours flying time and holds several other aircraft type ratings, including a license to fly seaplanes. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis and watching SEC football.
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5520 Rice Mine Rd NE
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Full Porcelatin Crowns
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Cosmetic Gum Reshaping
Bridge - Fixed
Partials & Dentures
6 Month Smiles