The Treehouse Difference
With wonder, whimsy, and decades of experience, our compassionate team of dentists are delighted to tend to your child’s smile! Introducing your little one to a lifetime of strong oral health habits is our passion, and we always aim to do it with personalized attention and genuine care.
Did we mention we also like to have fun, too? Setting your kiddo up for oral success means it’s our job to ensure they make great memories at our practice. From tots to teens, our team loves to make appointments fun, engaging, and interesting, so your child has something to smile about!
Get To Know Our Doctors
Meet Dr. Mitzi
Dr. Mitzi Wade grew up in the North Alabama area and received her undergraduate degree from Athens State University in 1997. She then completed her master’s degree from the University of North Alabama in Secondary Education. Contemplating a career change, she wanted to combine her love of children with her passion for healthcare. Her friend's sister, a dentist, encouraged her to explore the benefits dentistry offered patients. Dentistry appealed to her since she knew the joy of making children smile. With her own dental experiences from childhood in mind, Dr. Wade wanted to build an environment where children felt safe and comfortable.
Following four years of teaching, Dr. Wade attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and earned her degree in 2007. Since then, she's focused on treating children and patients with special needs, and she specializes in helping families who rely on Alabama Medicaid.
“I desire to make each child’s experience a positive and encouraging one," Dr. Wade says. "I want to help them build good dental habits that will stay with them as adults.”Dr. Wade is married to her husband, Tony. They have three sons Kendall, AJ, and Ian Seth. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching her children play sports.
Meet Dr. Patel
Dr. Krina Patel grew up near Valdosta, GA. She graduated high school early at the age of 16! She then attended Valdosta State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. After finishing her undergraduate education, she attended Midwestern University in Chicago where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree.
Dr. Patel is educated in comprehensive dentistry, and during her clinical rotations, she was able to broaden her children's dentistry knowledge. She currently works primarily at Treehouse in Tuscumbia. She is fluent in 3 languages, including English, Hindi, and Gujurati. She also has a fondness for coffee and loves a little friendly competition! Dr. Patel loves her work, and always volunteers for the on-call shifts, but during her free time, she likes working out, reading, and traveling!
Meet Dr. Madasu
Dr. Madasu is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, where she majored in math and she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She has been practicing dentistry in the Shoals for over 20 years and her wisdom and calm manner make her the perfect addition to our team.
Dr. Madasu is surrounded by doctors (her dad and brothers are medical doctors) but she is the first in her family to choose dentistry. She is a proud aunt to seven nephews and two nieces and spends time with them as often as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, playing the piano, and getting together with friends.
Meet Dr. Kit
Dr. Marikit Magkalas, known by her patients as “Dr. Kit”, was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Centro Escolar University in 2008 and practiced children's dentistry in the Philippines for 7 years before moving to the United States. In order to practice dentistry in the U.S., she received her second Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2020.
In her spare time, Dr. Kit likes to cook but also loves to try new restaurants on the weekends. She loves to travel whenever possible, especially on holidays. Dr. Kit also has a beloved cat named Mrs. Meowgi, who she says is basically like a daughter to her!
Meet Dr. Bradee
Dr. Bradee graduated from Auburn University with her degree in Biomedical Sciences. She then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where she met her husband, Payton. She and Payton love spending time with their family and friends, traveling, experiencing new things, and meeting new people. They have a mini dachshund, Hank, that they adore.
Cozy Office Comforts
TVs with Kid-Friendly Shows
Keeping your child comfortable and entertained is key to a smooth appointment, which is why we have flat-screen TVs or tablets in each of our operatories and quiet play areas in the reception area. Your your kiddo can sit back, relax, and stream during treatment.
Calming Distraction Gadgets
Our thoughtful team knows that dental visits can be a little spooky for some kiddos. If your child likes to have something to fidget with during their procedure, they can reach for any of our distraction gadgets to feel calm and engaged.
Parents Are Always Welcome
Moms and dads — you are more than welcome to join us on every step of your child’s appointment journey! Tagging along keeps your child reassured and allows you to learn more about their oral health. We love when families get in on the adventure!
Giving Back In Our Backyard
At Treehouse Children’s Dentistry, “doing good” is a value that runs deep in our roots. We are proud sponsors of the annual “Saddle Up for St. Jude Alabama” fundraiser, which takes place on our founder’s land and has raised over $3 million dollars for children in desperate need of care.
Treehouse Children’s Dentistry also serves our communities by holding special events at each of our locations each year and visiting local schools to educate children about the importance of proper dental care.