At The Kirby-Cochran Center for Dental Health, we consider it an honor to serve you and your dental health needs. Our team of professionals has over 60 years combined service at The Kirby-Cochran Center for Dental Health (formerly known as Sand Mountain Dentistry).

Tara A. Cochran, DMD

Born and raised in Albertville, Alabama, Dr. Cochran is excited to be back home practicing in the community surrounded by people who invested in her throughout her early life.

Upon graduation from Albertville High School in 2006, Dr. Cochran accepted a music scholarship to The University of Alabama. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2010, but she had her sights set on her childhood dream of becoming a dentist. She pursued her dreams and her education, and in 2017, Dr. Cochran graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.

After dental school she had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Allen Kirby and his team at Sand Mountain Dentistry as well as a few more dental clinics. She is happy to be back in Marshall County serving her community and carrying on Dr. Kirby’s legacy at The Kirby-Cochran Center for Dental Health.

Our Team


Registered Dental Hygienist since 1991

Practice since 1994


Registered Dental Hygienist since 1997

Practice since 2000


Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013

Practice since 2019


Registered Dental Hygienist since 2002

Practice since 1999


Dental Assistant

Practice since 2020


Dental Assistant

Practice since 2021


Office Administrator / Appointment Coordinator

Practice since 2014


Insurance Coordinator

Practice since 2021