About Us:

Welcome to the office of Drs. Hicks and McMurphy. With convenient locations in Mobile, Saraland, Alabama, as well as Lucedale, Mississippi, our philosophy is simple:

Provide the best possible and affordable orthodontic care in a caring and fun environment!

Meet Our Doctors

M. Bancroft McMurphy, D.M.D.

Dr. M. Bancroft McMurphy was born and raised in Mobile. He graduated from UMS-Wright High School, Rhodes College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Dental School. After dental school, he obtained specialty training in orthodontics and periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. McMurphy is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He also serves as the President of the Mobile Area Dental Society.

Despite the fact that he spends most time providing orthodontic care for children and adolescents, his dual training gave him tremendous experience in the orthodontic treatment of adults, including those who have experienced tooth loss and gum disease.

He participates in the Give-Kids-A-Smile program, and serves as chairman for the National Dental Health Month Screening and the Smile Contest.

When he is not working, he enjoys exercising, spending time with his wife Andrea and daughters Madeline and Margaret, and being outdoors. His outdoor activities include jogging, hunting and fishing.

Dr. Stephen Hicks was born in Texas. Due to his father’s position as an engineer with Exxon, Dr. Hicks moved to California during high school and graduated from Slidell High School in 1972. He received his under-graduate degree in biology from the University of New Orleans and his D.D.S. at LSU Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Hicks joined the US Navy and provided his excellent services to our country’s bravest. In 1984, Dr. Hicks moved to Mobile, AL and opened his private practice in General Dentistry. In 1992, he sold that practice, and attended the University of Western Ontario to receive a two-year master’s degree in orthodontics. He returned to Mobile in 1994 and began the very successful orthodontic practice you see today!

Dr. Hicks is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and is constantly continuing his own education through training and research. He is fully dedicated at delivering state of the art treatment and top-of-the-line services to everyone he treats. Therefore, Dr Hicks is always expanding his knowledge bank.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hicks enjoys hunting, fishing, and collecting old records. He is an active member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church. Above all, he loves spending time with his family; wife, Patty, and children: Michael (26), Bradley (21), and Meredith (19). Dr. Hicks is a caring and considerate person and he applies that to every aspect of his life: family, friends, faith, and his patients.

Meet Our Staff

Jamie is our Marketing Coordinator. A North Carolina State Graduate, who's worked as a Marketing Manager for such companies as Turner Sports and vitaminwater, is enjoying being the newest member of the team. Jamie moved to the Eastern Shore in 2008 and lives with her husband and two children, Presley and Brody. She enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor sports and reading.

Cheryle is our treatment coordinator. She has been with Dr. Hicks since 1997 and has worked as an orthodontic assistant for over 30 years. She will introduce you to Dr. Hicks and Dr. McMurphy and assist in making the arrangements to begin orthodontic treatment. Cheryle is a native Mobilian, and is married, the mother of two children, and has a menagerie of animals. She enjoys gardening, camping and going to the beach.

Daneen was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL but grew up in the Mobile area. She has been married to her husband Wendel for 18 years and they have two boys, Caleb and Ethan. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has been in the orthodontic field for 16 years as both an assistant and a financial coordinator. She has been employed with Drs. Hicks and McMurphy for 9 years. First and foremost she spends as much time as possible with her family. She also enjoys yard work and all outdoor activities.

Amelia has been working in the Orthodontic Industry since 1989 and has been with Hicks & McMurphy for over 14 yrs. Amelia wears many hats in the office from being an assistant to conducting initial records on new patients and working in the lab, where she is responsible for all appliances and model work. She also serves as the office photographer.. Ameila is married and has 3 children.

Heather is an orthodontic assistant/dental hygienist. She has a degree from Faulkner State Community College in dental assisting, and a certificate in dental hygiene. She has worked for Drs. Hicks and McMurphy for 9 years. She is married to Rusty, a mobile police officer and they have a wonderful little boy, Grayson Samuel. They have a full house with a Husky, a mini-Dachshund, and a Cockatiel named Elvis who sings the Andy Griffith theme song!

Tara Agnell - Treatment Coordinator

Tara entered the dental field in 2008; she joined our practice in 2010 as an orthodontic assistant. In 2012 she became one of our treatment coordinators, where she enjoys working with patients and their families in assisting them in making arrangements to begin orthodontic treatment. Tara is newly married to Jacob and they have two dogs, a chocolate labradoodle (Sophie) and a yellow lab (Charlie). When not at the office she enjoys spending time with family, and outdoor activities.

One of the newest members of our team, Taylor came to us from a local Doctor's office. She completed dental assisting in 2011 and is currently working in our records area as well as taking patient photos. She is a former patient of Hicks & McMurphy Orthodontics and knows patients who come here will receive the best in patient treatment and care. She lives in Citronelle, AL and loves being active and going to T-town to cheer for her favorite team. Roll Tide!

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