About Your Dentist

Elizabeth Clay, DDS

This has been the best experience Ive 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 whove 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 seft-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. Clay 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 hasthree 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 at Freedentistryday.org for a list of locations.

Maryana Hilal, DMD

"Be true to your teeth and they wont be false to you."

My Mission

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


University of Louisville School of Dentistry Louisville, KY

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Hilal has completed 30 hours of continuing education.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hilal enjoys outdoor activities, sports (soccer and basketball) and photography.