Twickenham Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Cook

Meet the Team at Twickenham Family Dentistry

At Twickenham Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on patient satisfaction. And we always work hard to provide positive dental experiences in our Huntsville, AL dental office.

Our friendly, gentle dental team has a combined experience of over 100 years in dentistry, creating amazing smiles and happy patients! From our front office to our dental hygienists and dental assistants, our team is here to make your visit as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Our team has extensive experience taking care of nervous patients, and we pride ourselves on looking after generations of the same family. Our broad range of treatments means that you do not have to travel anywhere else for pediatrics, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetics and you can get complete oral health guidance and advice when you visit.

We routinely participate in ongoing professional development and training to ensure that we can continue providing leading-edge dentistry and make the most modern dental technologies and treatments available to our Huntsville patients.

Dr. Cook and our dental care team invite you to experience the Twickenham Family Dentistry difference. In our practice, you’ll discover a team that loves what they do and a dentist who works hard to provide you and your loved ones with the best dentistry available.

Read on to learn more about the friendly and skilled team at Twickenham Family Dentistry.

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Dr. Brian K. Cook


Dr. Brian K. Cook was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2005, he received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of South Alabama with magna cum laude honors, before going on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. After dental school, he completed the Six Month Smiles certification program, which allows Dr. Cook to provide short-term braces to his adult patients. His dedication to continuing education has taken him through extensive training in areas of dental health such as aesthetics, smile design, removable prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

With a passion for serving the underprivileged, Dr. Cook spent a year working in the public health field of rural North Carolina. At this time, he was provided an opportunity to work in private practice in Thomasville. However, his draw to come back home to Alabama eventually brought him to Huntsville. He also volunteers regularly with 8th Street House in Huntsville to provide essential dental care to the residents at no cost.

As a dentist, Dr. Cook enjoys the opportunity that he has to build lifelong relationships with his patients. His conservative approach to dentistry ensures that maximum time is spent with each patient during the treatment planning process and the implementation of minimally invasive procedures when possible.

His professional affiliations include:

  • American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Madison County Dental Society
  • University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry Alumni Association

Dr. Cook and his family are members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, where he currently teaches the Junior High Bible Class. He and his wife Esther and their four children enjoy camping and cycling throughout Northern Alabama.

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Terry Fotovich

Office Manager

  • Position: Office Manager
  • Years in Dentistry: 40
  • Education: Old Dominion University Dental Assisting Program; Hygiene Program
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Meeting wonderful patients each day
  • Hobbies: Ceramics, walking, taking my granddaughters to dance competitions
  • Other: I’ve been married for over 50 years and have five granddaughters.
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Stephanie Engle

Front Office Coordinator

  • Position: Front Office Coordinator
  • Years in Dentistry: 15+
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Our awesome patients and my co-workers
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, attending church, and singing
  • Other: I have been married to my husband Jeff for 21 years and have two daughters, Sky and Bailey.
Lyndsey, dental assistant at Twickenham Family Dentistry

Lyndsey Smith

Dental Assistant

  • Position: Dental Assistant
  • Years in Dentistry: 7
  • Education: Calhoun Community College (AAS in Dental Assisting)
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Helping patients obtain the best smile possible – and our team
  • Hobbies: Going to church, reading, spending time with my family, going to auctions, going to baseball games with my boys
  • Other: My husband Daniel and I have 2 boys, Lane and Braxton.
Cindy, a Dental hygienist in Huntsville AL

Cindy Smith

Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Position: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Years in Dentistry: 26
  • Education: Calhoun Community College (CDA)
  • UAB Alabama Dental Hygiene Program (ADHP-RDH)
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Everyone I work with (my boss and co-workers), and our team spirit, care, and understanding
  • Hobbies: Reading, hiking, fishing, spending time with my family and friends
  • Other: I have one daughter, one son, and two grandchildren.
Catherine, a dental hygienist at Twickenham Family Dentistry

Catherine Wistafke

Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Position: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Years in Dentistry: 11
  • Education: UAB
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Meeting new people, the people I work with, and seeing patients smile.
  • Hobbies: Reading, traveling to the beach, and spending time w/family.
  • Other: Married 13 years, 3 children, 3 step-children, 3 grandchildren
Mindy, a hygienist at our Huntsville dentist

Mindy Penney

Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Position: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)/Assistant
  • Years in Dentistry: 18
  • Education: UAB Alabama Dental Hygiene Program (ADHP)
  • Favorite Part About Your Job: Helping our patients achieve their perfect smile
  • Hobbies: Photography, and watching my 8-year-old son play hockey
  • Other: My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have 2 boys, ages 8 and 2.
You Deserve a Healthy Smile
Dr. Cook is very understanding and non-judgmental

I have a severe dental anxiety and not only are the ladies of the office exceptional but Dr. Cook is very understanding and non-judgmental. They do excellent work and are very forward with what is most important vs. what is not a priority at the time (if you need dental work). Also, they have a great referral program!

- Jessica Royster

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