Dr. Samuel Bush
Dr. Samuel Bush is a board certified children’s dental specialist, who is pawsitively passionate about helping children and teenagers maintain healthy and beautiful smiles. He does this by helping instill in them a positive attitude towards dentistry by introducing them to a friendly and fun dental environment. Dr. Bush is a 2017 graduate of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he developed extensive expertise treating the oral health of children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Dr. Bush is certified in the use of oral sedation and, when needed, can take a child to general anesthesia.
Dr. Bush is a native of Andalusia and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama. He then obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Bush is married to his high school sweetheart, Tara, who is a lawyer and now serves as the office manager to Bush Pediatric Dentistry. They have a little boy named Walden and two dog-children, Poppy and Winnie. Poppy proudly serves as the resident therapy dog in the office, and Winnie is currently in training to join the team as BPD's second therapy dog.
Our Four-Legged Employee
Poppy is Bush Pediatric Dentistry's only 4-legged employee and therapy dog. As a hypoallergenic Australian Labradoodle, she's here to make every one of your visits pawsitively relaxing. Poppy's obedience training and certification gives her the ability to reduce patient anxiety and stress.
Poppy loves seeing new and returning patients and even has her own office! Her job is to create a comfortable environment. She'll always have a trained handler by her side for patients who may feel nervous around dogs and will never be roaming free.
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Favorite Food: Any type of Mexican food!
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Fun Fact: I can say all 50 states in alphabetical order.
Best Thing About Working at BPD: Spending time with Poppy
Hometown: Troy, AL
Favorite Food: Anything offered at Sol
Favorite Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Fun Fact: I set off every metal detector that I walk through.
Best Thing About Working at BPD: Spending time with the Poppy. Duh!