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Backus Smiles Team Member, Dr. Dominique Backus

Dr. Dominique Backus

Dr. Dominique Backus is a caring professional who extends warmth and concern to all that she meets. She prides herself on treating people the way she would like to be treated: with respect, courtesy, and a personal relationship! When she is not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Backus likes spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Connelly, Holland, and Miller. Dr. Backus is an avid reader and enjoys tennis, volunteering with local charities, knitting, cooking cajun food with a Paleo twist, and hot yoga. She was also a Sunday School teacher at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, New Roads, LA:

  • Salutatorian, Class of 1989

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA:

  • Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, 1993
  • College of Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Excellence Award, 1993

LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1997
  • Award for Excellence in Dental Practice Administration, 1997
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate, 1998
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, 2000
  • James P. Bordelon, DDS Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Orthodontics, 2000
Dr. Backus and two of her patients who won a contest
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Birmingham District Dental Society
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • LSUSD Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • UAB Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Alabama Association of Orthodontists
Dr. Backus with a fellow doctor
  • Volunteer in Philanthropy, Award, 2010, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • The Service Guild
  • Camp Smile-A-Mile
  • Pathways Womens Shelter
  • The Bell Center: Classroom Volunteer & Mercedes Marathon Bell Runner
  • Jimmie Hale Mission
  • Homewood Public Schools
  • Homewood Public Library
  • Partners in Education, Vestavia Public Schools
  • The Amelia Center: Baby Steps 5k
  • Civiettes Club of Birmingham
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills- Class of 2019
  • United Ability
    • Race Without Limits 8k Title Sponsor
    • Runway to the Race Fashion Show Sponsor
    • Dr. Backus’ support has helped raise more than $120,000 in 3 years for disabled children and adults
  • Drew’s Tunes – funds research for SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child)