About Your Dentist

Elizabeth Owens, DDS

"This has been the best experience I've ever had at a dental office!" Hearing my patients say those words brings me the most joy in my career. I know that there are people who've had a bad experience in the past, but at Village Crest, we want to make you smile. Improving the health and lives of my patients allows me to love what I do. One of the best feelings in the world is to help a patient overcome years of dental fear, oral pain, or low self-confidence about their smile. This is what motivates me every day.

My Mission

My primary goal is to provide proficient, considerate dental care to my patients in the most relaxing, stress-free environment possible. My team and I are dedicated to giving our patients the highest quality of dental care possible, while at the same time giving our patients the care and personalized attention they need and deserve.


University of Alabama IV Conscious Sedation Residency (Sleep Dentistry)

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Meharry Medical School of Dentistry Nashville, TN

BS, Biology, Oakwood University Huntsville, AL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

In addition to her formal education, Dr. Owens has received continuing education in a GPR program at Meharry School of Dentistry.

  • Member of the American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Heartland Dental Care Mentor Doctor
  • Certified by Invisalign for clear, wireless braces
  • Associate Fellowship within the World Clinical Laser Institute for the Diode laser
  • HDC Hybrid Endo training with Dr. Bruder, Wave One Endo Training
  • The Art of Endodontics Hands-on Course by Dr. Stephen Buchanon
  • HDC Doctor Leadership Series
  • AACD Photography Accreditation Course by Brett B. Magnuson, DMD
  • Heartland Aesthetic Continuum
  • Bell Leadership Training
  • Indirect Porcelain Veneers - Cutting-Edge Concepts, Techniques, and Materials by Dr. Dennis Wells, DDS

Personal Attention Professional Care

For Dr. Elizabeth Clay, her career at Village Crest Family Dental is much more than a job; it is a passion. She uses her education, skills, and training to create relationships with her patients and make a difference in their lives.

"My team and I practice dentistry with honesty and concern. Instead of simply telling you what you need, we listen and address your dental problems accordingly. We firmly believe in providing customized dental care that best suits the individual needs of our patients and striving for first-rate quality in everything we do."

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Clay has three children, R.J., Hunter, and Jasmine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to live music, photography, playing in the sun and travel. When time allows, she likes to involve herself with events that give back to the community. Find out more about these free community events by visiting Freedentistryday.org for a list of locations.

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Maryana Hilal, DMD

"Everyone smiles in the same language."

My Mission

"I seek to build long-lasting relationships with my patients. In providing them the best care possible, it's my mission to be thorough, gentle, knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy, as well as offer the most up-to-date technology with non-invasive techniques."


Dr. Hilal attended the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, as a biology major. She received her dental degree from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry.

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Hilal and her team are always seeking new advanced training opportunities in order to provide the best dental care possible. She has successfully completed the following continuing education courses:

  • Invisalign Certification for clear, wireless braces
  • Aesthetic Continuum
  • Doctor Leadership Series
  • Bell Leadership Training
  • Endodontic Fundamentals by Dr. George Bruder

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hilal enjoys spending quality time with her family, listening to music, cooking, and playing soccer and basketball.