Dr. Donald Ellsworth Brown, IIIDonald Ellsworth Brown, III, DMD

Dr. Donald Ellsworth Brown III graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1998 after completing his undergraduate studies at Spring Hill College in 1993. He grew up here in Mobile, and has been practicing here his entire career.

Dr. Brown’s primary goal is to provide the highest level of dental care in an environment where every patient feels as though they are part of our family. To that end, he is constantly furthering his dental education and skills, including advanced training master injector levels from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. In addition to his membership in that organization, he is also a member of the American Dental Association and the First District Dental Society.

When not in the office, Dr. Brown enjoys outdoor activities including golf, hunting, and offshore fishing. He and his wife, Carol, have a daughter named Brittaney.

Dr. Donald Ellsworth Brown, Jr.Donald Ellsworth Brown, Jr., DMD

The founder of Knollwood Dental Group, Dr. Brown has built a reputation for providing outstanding dentistry in Mobile for over 40 years. He achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry at Birmingham. Dr. Brown is an Army veteran, and he is a lifetime member of the Alabama Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

While he continues to practice part-time dentistry at Knollwood Dental Group, Dr. Brown has plenty of freedom to spend quality time with his wife, Leah, and their grandchildren. He also enjoys many other hobbies, including wood carving, traveling, reading, and rifle and bow hunting.

Dr. Cindy NguyenCindy Nguyen, DDS

Dr. Cindy Nguyen grew up in Stockton, California, and moved to Moss Point, Mississippi, where she finished high school in 1997. The first half of her college education earned her a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2003. She spent several years working as a dental hygienist while taking additional college courses in order to gain acceptance into the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, upon which she graduated in 2011. From there, she practiced for the next three years in Houston, Texas. In 2014, realizing “big city” life was not for them, Dr. Nguyen and her now husband decided to move back to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, where she has been practicing since.

Dr. Nguyen and her husband, Michael Suon, have been together for 24 years and married for six. They have two little boys: Killian, 5, and Decklan, 4. When she is not busy carrying out her duties as a dentist or a mother, Dr. Nguyen attempts to relax by overindulging in her favorite foods or watching mindless tv shows.


Meet Our Team

Knollwood Dental is pleased to have a team full of passionate, friendly, and experienced dental professionals who can give you and your family the care they deserve. Every member of our team works hard to stay up-to-date with the latest dental technology and techniques, ensuring that your treatments are as comfortable and convenient as possible. We love getting to know our patients, and we want to make sure that you always have a positive experience in our office. We invite you to get to know our team, and contact us with any questions!

Katie Brown StaceyKatie S. — Office Manager & Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie has been a part of the Knollwood Dental Group team since 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Alabama and became a registered dental hygienist through the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007.

Katie appreciates the fact that Knollwood Dental Group is family-owned and operated, and that every patient is treated like an individual. She enjoys finding ways to help people feel confident in their smiles. She wants to make every visit to the office a positive one and to help each patient in any way she can. She wants every patient to feel like a member of the family, and to feel at home during their visit. Her time with us has allowed her to build relationships with our patients, and she looks forward to seeing them year after year.

Katie is married with two boys. When she is not at work, she likes to spend time with her family, vacationing, and enjoying the outdoors.

Erin B. — Treatment Coordinator & Front Desk
Erin graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School in 2010 and joined our team 12 years later, after collecting nine years of experience in the dental field. She loves coming in the office to help her patients and coworkers!

Erin has a 5-year-old daughter who is her world. When she is not at the office, you can find her on the beach, at the gym or spending time with her daughter.

Stephanie JordanStephanie J. — Registered Dental Hygienist & Front Desk
Stephanie loves being in the dental field, and has been in it for over 12 years. She graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School in 2004 and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s dental hygiene school in 2013. She consistently gives our patients the best care and knowledge she can, and particularly enjoys educating them about their unique oral care needs.

When not at work, Stephanie’s favorite thing to do is spent time with her family. She and her husband, Aaron, have two boys, Jayden and Noah, and three dogs. Together they like to ride on their boat and go on family vacations.

BekaBeka B. — Registered Dental Hygienist

Beka has been with our team since March 2017. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. She works closely with Dr. Brown to help keep our patients happy and loves the teamwork at our office.

Beka’s family consists of her boyfriend, Ethan, and her two dogs, Drake and Clyde. In her free time, Beka enjoys reading, hunting and fishing.

Christy S. — Registered Dental Hygienist

Christy graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and joined our team in May 2019. She loves the family-oriented atmosphere of our office, and she does her best to care for each of our patients. When she has the chance, she enjoys gardening, exercising, organizing and spending time with her family.

Crystal M. LittreCrystal L. — Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal has been a member of the Knollwood Dental Group since 2017 and has a total of 10 years of experience providing safe and professional patient hygiene care. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2007-2008. She graduated as one of the top ten students in her class.

Crystal loves the environment at our office. She appreciates the staff, which is hardworking, energetic, helpful and friendly. That atmosphere makes coming to work a pleasure for Crystal, and she sees Knollwood Dental Group as one big happy family. She also appreciates how the patients she sees on a daily basis make the office environment so amazing. They are so personable and friendly that Crystal always looks forward to coming to work.

Crystal comes to our office each and every day with the goal of helping the most people she can. She treats our patients the way she would like to be treated. She wants each patient to feel comfortable and to think of her as family.

Crystal gives all of our patients the individualized and professional service they deserve. That is why she always has a smile on her face! She thinks of herself as a small piece of the puzzle that makes Knollwood Dental Group the best dental practice that she has ever been a part of.

Crystal has been happily married for 18 years to her husband, Jason, who is an educator. She is the mother of two incredible children. She has a bright and beautiful daughter, named Adalyn Jade, and a handsome and energetic son, Brayson Edward. When she is not at work, Crystal likes watching her kids at their sporting events and competitions, cooking, shopping, and spending time at our beautiful gulf coast beaches with her family.

Laurel PhelpsLaurel P. — Registered Dental Hygienist
Laurel has been a part of Knollwood Dental Group for 18 years. She graduated from dental hygienist school in 2008. As a loyal and long-term member of our team, Laurel appreciates her work family, and the familiar faces of our patients.

After over 20 years in dentistry, Laurel has a great deal of compassion for our patients and their needs. She also loves the bonds she has formed with our patients, her co-workers, and Dr. Donald Brown III.

Laurels is married with an 11-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and spending time at the beach.

Alexis S. — Dental Assistant

Alexis has been with the Knollwood Dental Group team since 2020, after graduating from the University of South Alabama and the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy. She loves how everyone here is so hard-working and helpful. Coming to work feels more like going to hang out with family! In the office, Alexis is always making sure each and every patient is comfortable throughout their procedures.

When she is not at work, Alexis enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, visiting family out of town, and trying new restaurants and food.

Chelsea CriglerChelsea C. — Dental Assistant

Chelsea graduated from Fortis College in 2012 and has been with our practice for over six years. She loves that our practice is like a family that works together to make patients feel part of our dental family. She is always looking to improve, learn and give more to our practice and patients. She likes to work as if it is her practice and takes great pride in all that she does. To her, dental assisting is more than just a job, and she appreciates all of the friends and support she has gained throughout her time here.

Chelsea has a loving husband named Stewart, and they are foster parents to three beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys attending church, playing softball and watching football.

CindyCindy N. — Dental Assistant

Cindy graduated from the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy in 2017 and has been a part a part of the Knollwood Dental Group team since June 2022. She enjoys working with our amazing team and always brings a positive attitude to the office.

At home, Cindy has three fur babies: Delilah, Stewart and Macy. She enjoys beach volleyball, photography and doing anything outdoors.

PeytonPeyton M. — Dental Assistant

Peyton joined our team in March of 2020. She is currently studying dental hygiene at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Dental Hygiene program. At Knollwood Dental Group, everyone feels like family!

Peyton has a fiancé, Anthony, and is a proud dog mom to her pup, Remington Howard. In her free time, she enjoys dance battles and karaoke.

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