Meet The Doctors

Dr. Carol Ann Nicrosi

Dr. Carol Ann D. Nicrosi

After graduating from Birmingham – Southern College in 1990, Dr. Carol Ann D. Nicrosi attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1995. She went on to complete her pediatric specialty at the University of Alabama with a three year Master’s program and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Carol Ann has enjoyed practicing in Gardendale since 1998. 

Dr. Carol Ann is a small town girl at heart growing up in Demopolis, AL. She and her husband, William have two children, Nancy Kate and Charles. She enjoys spending time with her active family, reading, and all outdoor activities.

  • American Academy of pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Birmingham District Dental Society

Dr. Padma Gulur

Dr. Padma Gulur is originally from India and grew up in several small towns in India. After college, she received her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from the internationally acclaimed Manipal University in India. She then decided to continue her education at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas where she pursued her master’s in public health. Once this endeavor was completed, Dr. Padma went on to achieve her doctorate in dental medicine from Boston University, located in Boston, Massachusetts. As fate would have it, she made a big move to Alabama and worked for a Public Health Pediatric Clinic in Anniston for nine years, and then in private practice for seven years. During this time, she gained expertise in working with children. She came to love working with kids, helping them overcome their fears, relieving their pain, and consequently earning their trust. Her love and enthusiasm for pediatric dentistry is clearly evident throughout the office. 

Dr. Padma is a proud mother of two children: Aditya (13 years old) and Anushka (9 years old). Her husband Ravi is an industrial engineer. When not at work, the soccer mom of a 13-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter is busy catering to their needs. She also enjoys her free time by watching movies.

Dr. Padma enjoys working with children to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles! She is as much a family woman as she is a successful dentist who leaves no stones unturned in order to keep the family and patients in high spirits.

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Tashina Smiley

Dr. Tashina Smiley was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She was educated in the Jefferson County School System and was among 20 students ranking number one in her graduating high school class. She continued her strive for excellence at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Smiley graduated summa cum laude and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Smiley became interested in dentistry as a young child. One of her favorite past times was “playing dentist” with her older brother as they developed ways to remove their primary teeth. After graduating from dental school, she worked for 3 years as a General Dentist at Vital Smiles, PC, an office that primarily serves the pediatric and adolescent population of Birmingham, AL. Dr. Smiley completed her 2-year pediatric dental residency with NYU Langone Health via Nashville, TN. 

Dr. Smiley enjoys working with children and helping them succeed. She hopes to become a source of knowledge for her surrounding community, making certain that each patient and parent she encounters understands the importance of dental health. She remains active in her community with service efforts coordinated within her sorority targeting financial literacy, women’s health, and the arts to name a few. As a former cheerleader, Dr. Smiley also enjoys spending time with local high and middle school students to assist in developing their skill sets to become competitive cheerleaders.

 Lastly, Dr. Smiley enjoys traveling, training at the gym, and exploring dining options throughout the city with her husband. Recently, she welcomed a beautiful baby boy named Knox. She cannot wait to meet you and your family!

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry