About our team

Get to Know Dr. Willis

Originally from Birmingham, Dr. Joseph Willis grew up in Mobile, attending local schools including Corpus Christi and McGill-Toolen. During summers home from college, he worked in the operating room at Providence Hospital but gravitated more toward cases with the oral surgeons. This was the first time he had considered dentistry as a profession. After graduating from Auburn University with a BS in Biomedical Science, he returned to Mobile and got a job as a Dental Assistant to explore the industry further. It was this experience that showed Dr. Willis his path was dentistry.

After completing his DMD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Willis moved back to Mobile and started an associateship with his mentor, Dr. Vincent Arata. In 2013, Dr. Willis decided to take the leap into practice ownership and bought into the practice of his former dentist, Dr. Barry Langley. He worked hard to build the practice, incorporating new techniques and modern technologies.

Dr. Willis has been CEREC certified since 2013, receiving extensive training and even working as a CEREC trainer. It is his focus on bringing dental technology to Mobile, the old-school philosophy of always putting the patient first, and his genuine interest in people that keeps Dr. Willis motivated.

In 2018, he met Dr. Jimbo Martin and quickly became close friends. Dr. Martin asked Dr. Willis to buy his long established dental practice and provide care for his dental family. Dr. Willis obliged and strives to keep Dr. Martin’s spirit alive for all his former patients and colleagues. Now the team at Willis Family Dentistry is ready to work together to serve Mobile with the most advanced technology in a trusted environment.

When he is not serving his patients, you can find Dr. Willis spending time with his wife and 3 sons while enjoying the great outdoors. He coaches his kids in soccer and is very involved in his church as well as the local school.

The Team at Willis Family Dentistry

With decades of dental field experience from each one of our team members, you can trust our highly skilled team to provide some of the best care in Mobile. This is the team that Dr. Martin trusted with his patients, and it’s the team Dr. Willis is pleased to move forward with. So enjoy a warm welcome and make yourself at home. No matter who you see at Willis Family Dentistry, you can count on receiving respect, compassion and outstanding care.

Front Office Coordinator

Christie Agee

Christie loves chatting with patients and making them feel at home in our office. She graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Business Administration and has worked in dentistry for 19 years. In her spare time, she loves watching football, crafting, and hanging out with her two Yorkie fur babies.

Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle Cale

Michelle has worked in the dental field for 20 years, and she loves that she is able to help maintain and transform patients’ smiles. She has three children and one grandchild. When she’s not at the office, she loves reading books and spending time with her family.

Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharon Garner

Sharon loves helping people feel more confident in their smiles, and she has been working in dentistry for 30 years. In her free time, she loves working on projects around the house and spending time with her husband, three children, and three granddaughters.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Niki Hoskins

Niki is personable and kind, and will always make you feel like a friend. She has been working in dentistry for 24 years. Outside of the office, Niki enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching football, and playing with her two dogs.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leslie Colli

Leslie has been in the dental field for 19 years, and knows just how to make patients feel at ease and comfortable during their hygiene appointments. When she isn’t at the office, you can find Leslie enjoying the great outdoors and sending time with her family and friends.

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