Dr. Backus takes the time to create an individualized smile design to give her patients a more youthful appearance. She has been featured in B Metro magazine, Birmingham Business Journal, About Town, Homewood Star, Birmingham Parent magazine, and was featured on Talk of Alabama on ABC 33/40. Dr. Backus also supports Homewood schools and nonprofit organizations. As a member of the Service Guild of Birmingham, she spent 5 years volunteering and working closely with the children at The Bell Center. As a member of the Civiettes Club, she worked in conjunction with UCP of Birmingham to help raise more than $120,000 for disabled children and adults.

Dr. Backus takes pride in living in the Vestavia area and thus supports the Vestavia community in many ways. She is a Partner in Education sponsor, Carnival sponsor, and Winter Silent Auction contributor at VHEW. At Pizitz she is a Treasures Dance Team sponsor and cheerleading sponsor. Finally, at VHEC, she was a Central Day Event Sponsor and an Office Volunteer. As a mom and a full-time private practice orthodontist, Dr. Backus has a strong commitment to the children in the community.