About Connell Dental

Connell Dental has been offering comprehensive family and cosmetic dental care in the Shoals area since 1998. For the past 22 years, we have enjoyed getting to know the Shoals, what it has to offer, and the wonderful people who live here. We are dedicated to giving you and your family the most exceptional dental care to create a beautiful and lasting smile for years to come. Committed to more than cavities and brushing; we take pride in caring for your family and strive to provide a friendly, comfortable environment and experience. 

Payment information

We pride ourselves on offering  some of the best prices in the Shoals area. Our focus is our patients, and we strive to give you and your family the absolute best care at a minimal cost. Dr. Connell is a PPO provider for BlueCross and BlueShield of Alabama as well as Southland insurance providers. In addition, we file out of network for many other insurance companies; call our office for details. We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Our payment options include cash, Visa, Mastercard, and checks.


We offer financing through CareCredit (CLICK HERE to apply for financing).

Meet our Dental Team

Dr. Keith Connell, DMD


Dr. Connell is a native of Birmingham, AL. After graduating from Thompson High School and Samford University, Dr. Connell received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He has worked in the Shoals area since 1987, and he is committed to completing quality continuing education to offer the highest calibor of care for his patients. He is licensed and board certified to practice dentistry in the state of Alabama. Dr. Connell is a Silver Certificate Member of the Alabama Dental Association, and he is also a participating member of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Connell has two children, Claire and Nolin. Claire is a graduate from Mississippi College with a degree in Chemistry. She and her husband now live in New York City. Nolin has joined our practice and has began working with is father. Dr. Connell enjoys being outdoors at his farm and on the water whenever he is not in the office. He is also an avid musician. You can usually find Dr. Connell spending his time fishing or picking the mandolin/guitar when he is not in the office.

Dr. Nolin Connell, DMD

Dr. Nolin is a native of Muscle Shoals, AL. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University with a minor in Spanish. He then went on to pursue dentistry at UAB where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and American Academy of General dentistry. Dr. Nolin also works with pediatric patients (ages 1+) and enjoys treating our youngest patients with enthusiasm and fun! He is also fluent in Spanish and is an asset in our office in extending our outreach to the Latino population in our area. Outside of the office, Dr. Nolin enjoys being on the river and is an avid traveler.

Se habla Español

Our hygienists

Carly Thigpen, RDH

Carly's bubbly and outgoing attitude keeps our patients coming back! She is both dedicated to our mission to dental hygiene and making sure you have a comfortable experience every time you come to visit us!


Mary Beth Suddith, RDH
Mary Beth  has joined us in offering the best oral hygiene and care for your family. Mary Beth is a native of the Shoals Area. A constant, friendly reminder that dentistry does not to be scary, Mary Beth is a strong asset to our team and always keeps our patients laughing. When not in the office, Mary Beth likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and two dogs.