Meet the Team

Dr. Lora Gaxiola, DMD


Dr. Gaxiola has wanted to be a dentist since she was in middle school! She grew up in Sylacauga, Alabama and graduated from Sylacauga High School. From there, she attended Birmingham-Southern College where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biology/Psychology. Then, she attended University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, and immediately upon graduating, began her practice at Narrows Family Dentistry, where she has been practicing dentistry since 2008. 

One of Dr. G’s favorite things about being a dentist is meeting new people and helping them realize that going to the dentist can be fun! She also enjoys and appreciates the many relationships she’s made with her patients and their families over the years.

Dr. G is married with a 9 year old son and a 7 year old daughter who keep her and her husband Nick very busy! When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping at the local shops, and working out, especially going to Zumba classes!

Dr. Gaxiola is a member of the UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association, Birmingham District Dental Society, Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Susie Gamble, R.D.H. 
Patient Coordinator


Susie has over 30 years of dental experience and has been at Narrows Family dentistry since 2008. She is a graduate of the UAB Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs. She has experienced the changes in dentistry over the years and enjoys adapting to them. She feels that today's dentistry can be life-changing for patients, but what is most rewarding for her are the personal and professional relationships she has formed over the years.

Susie lives in Alabaster with her husband of 37 years, Mark. They have two children, Beth and Tyler. Beth lives in Auburn with her husband Steven and their three kids, McKinsie, Blakely, and Brooks. Tyler is married and lives with his wife in Birmingham.

Susie's hobbies have always included spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching and participating in their many activities.

Lisa Z. Hearn, R.D.H

Lisa has been a hygienist for over 33 years and has been at Narrows Family Dentistry for almost 5 years. She considers her job an opportunity to give her patients the help and information they need in order to maintain their dental health. She feels strongly that by maintaining proper oral hygiene people can not only improve their oral health, but also their overall health and well-being. 

Lisa lives in Alabaster with her husband Carey. They have been married with 32 years and have two children, Lindsie and Reed and a newborn grandbaby, Bentley. She and Carey enjoy trying new restaurants in and around Birmingham and traveling every chance they get.

Shelley Jordan, D.A.
Dental Assistant

Shelley was born and raised in Selma, AL and now lives in Chelsea with her husband and 2 children, Madison (16), and Colton (7). She has been a dental assistant for 4 years and loves meeting new people and getting to know her patients. Shelley takes pride in making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair.  

Outside of the office Shelley enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on boat rides on the lake and going to the beach. She also enjoys shopping and college football!

Jennifer McMurphy
Benefits Coordinator

Jennifer, our resident benefits expert,  is new to Narrows Family Dentistry (although we feel like she's been with us for years!).  Jennifer has enjoyed working in the dental field for over 30 years! She and her husband David together have 4 children, 2 grandchildren, and 2 sweet pups! Jenn enjoys living on the lake and fishing! She also enjoys spoiling her grandchildren, going to concerts, and listening to podcasts. 

Jamie Fincher, R.D.H

Jamie is also new to Narrows Family Dentistry. Jamie was born and raised in Alabaster and graduated from Thompson High School. Jamie has been in the dental field for 12 years. She started out in dentistry when she was only 17 years old and quickly fell in love with it. She later went on to achieve her hygiene license and graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 2010. She takes pride in treating her patients like family.

Jamie is married to her high school sweetheart, Brett. They have one daughter, Cydney and they are expecting their second child, a boy, in the Fall. They are very involved in their church music department.  They enjoy spending time together as a family on the weekends outdoors hiking, swimming, and having picnics.

Chandler Evetts
Dental Assistant

Chandler loves meeting new people and connecting with patients. 

She was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama but moved to the greater Birmingham area with her husband, Zach. They were high school sweethearts and are recently married. 

Chandler spends her time outside of dentistry trying new recipes, playing video games with her husband, and spoiling her poodle, Maple. 

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00-4:30 

Tuesday: 7:30-4:00

Wednesday: 8:00-4:30

Thursday: 7:30-4:00

Friday: Closed


194 Narrows Drive
Suite 105
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-981-2994
Fax: 205-981-2979

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