Our team is the heart of our practice and is largely responsible for Reach Orthodontics’ success.

Dr Hatcher Reach Orthodontics Madison AL

Dr. Jim Hatcher earned his dental degree at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He went on to earn specialty certification in orthodontics and a Master’s degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has been providing outstanding orthodontic care for the Madison area since 1990.

In 2016, Dr. Hatcher was lead to reorganized his growing orthodontic practice into Reach Orthodontics.  It has become obvious to Dr. Hatcher that orthodontics is his calling – one of the things for which he was created.  Now, in his unique practice, he is able to continue practicing his calling, all the while being a blessing to the under-served locally and around the world.

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Dr. Hatcher believes there is an optimum time to begin treatment for each patients.  He strives to provide the best treatment at the best time to get the best results for each patient. Dr. Hatcher and his staff work carefully to monitor treatment, but more importantly, work carefully with patients to get from them their best efforts of cooperation. Braces are a team effort; parents, patients, the orthodontist and the orthodontic team work together to get the result – the Confident Smile!

Dr. Hatcher remains active in the youth ministry at Asbury Methodist Church, leading a small group of youth.  Outside the office, Dr. Hatcher enjoys traveling with his wife Susan to visit his adult kids, spending time on the family farm with his dad, spending time at the lake, tinkering, and taking on home improvement projects.

TAMMYDental Hygienist/Orthodontic Assistant
Tammy joined Dr. Hatcher’s team in 1992. She received her hygiene license from UAB. Tammy’s warm smile and caring attitude helps make all patients feel comfortable when trying to achieve that “Beautiful Smile.” Tammy is a true Alabama native, living here all her life. Tammy and her husband have three sons and one daughter. They thoroughly enjoy watching their children participate in sporting activities and are very involved in their church.

Tammy works with Dr. Hatcher during the placement and removal of braces and also manages her patients in treatment.

CAITLYNOrthodontic Assistant
A former patient of Dr. Hatcher, Caitlyn joined the team in 2017. She completed her training under Dr. Hatcher and the team is thrilled she chose to work with us! Caitlyn loves dental assisting because she enjoys helping others and creating relationships through treatment. Her favorite part of the job is getting to see the before and after photos, and the beautiful smiles on patients faces.

Caitlyn enjoys shopping and hiking in the area, and spending time with family and friends when she’s not working.

JENNIFERTreatment/Financial Coordinator
Jennifer joined Dr. Hatcher’s team in 1998. She brought with her 10 years of banking experience to our office. Jennifer moved around the world as an Army brat but now considers Alabama her home. Her motto is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Her interest in our practice is to make your experience getting started in braces effortless. Jennifer and her husband have a daughter and a son. They enjoy watching their children in their many sporting activities and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jennifer is responsible for coordinating new patients, financial arrangements, marketing and administrative duties for Dr. Hatcher.

CHRISTIEOrthodontic Assistant
Christie joined Dr. Hatcher’s team in 1998. She brought with her six years of dental/orthodontic experience to our office. Christie is excellent with patients of all ages, however she is especially caring with shy, sensitive patients. Her motto is, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” She loves being a part of giving them new self-confidence with their new smile. Christie and her husband have two beautiful daughters. They are very involved in their church family and being on the family farm.

Christie is primarily responsible for scheduling, answering the phone, correspondence, and the recall system. You will likely talk to her first when you call the office

JENOrthodontic Assistant
Jen joined Dr. Hatcher’s team in 2006. She brought with her eight years of dental and orthodontic experience to our office. Her caring attitude and cheerfulness help to make each patient feel comfortable when creating a beautiful smile. Jen has lived in Alabama all her life which makes her a true Alabama fan. ROLL TIDE! Jen and her husband have three sons. They enjoy riding their Harley Davidson, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Jen is responsible for managing her patients in treatment and ordering dental supplies.