About Dr. Vlachos

Dr. Christos Vlachos

Dr. Christos Vlachos holds dental degrees from the University of Athens, Greece and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In addition he received a Master’s degree in Occlusion and the treatment of TemporoMandibular Disorders (TMJ) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1984) and completed his specialty training in Orthodontics at UAB (1986).


Dr. Vlachos served as full time faculty at UAB, Department of Orthodontics from 1992 to 1997, teaching undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses in orthodontics and occlusion. Since 1997, he has maintained private orthodontic practices in Homewood, Pell City, and Calera, while teaching part-time at UAB. In addition to orthodontic care for children and adults, Dr. Vlachos offers treatment to patients with TMJ problems as well as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


Dr. Vlachos is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, UAB Orthodontic Alumni Association, American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and Birmingham District Dental Society.


Dr. Vlachos is married to Margaret Nichols Vlachos and they have one son, William. He is an avid University of Alabama football fan and also enjoys reading, traveling, and being outdoors.


Dr. Debbie Sema

Dr. Debbie Sema is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1994. She remained there to complete a year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry before entering the master's program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, which she completed in 1998.

Dr. Sema has been awarded a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics - another example of her continued pursuit of excellence in her practice of orthodontics. She completes more than the required continuing education each year in order to keep fully up-to-date in her profession. She is certified as a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen and is also trained in systems including Damon Braces and Insignia Advanced Smile Design.

Dr. Sema is a Past President of the Alabama Association of Orthodontics and the Alabama Orthodontic Alumni Foundation. She is currently serving in the Executive Council for the Birmingham District Dental Society and Dean's Leadership Council for the School of Dentistry. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Homewood and Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition, which is an organization dedicated to helping children and all members of the community remain drug and alcohol free.