Kari has twelve years of experience in the dental field in dental assisting, patient and insurance coordinator, and managerial duties. After graduating from Hancock High School she was given the opportunity to work for a local dentist who was willing to train her on the spot. This opportunity elevated her passion for dentistry. While assisting and continuing her education to go to hygiene school, Kari realized she wanted to be more involved at the dental office. She wanted to be involved with patients from the time they walked in the door until the time they walked out of the door. So, she continued her training and gained the experience to be where she is now and could not be happier. Kari is our “go-to team member”. We can always count on her to answer our questions. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 2 children on the water and in the kitchen.
Amy is the first friendly face you will see at Southern Magnolia Smiles. Her caring and outgoing personality makes everyone feel like family. Her passion for dentistry began in 2006 as a receptionist. In 2011 she wanted to know more about dentistry and earned her Dental Assistant Certificate for Delta College in Covington, LA. Amy has 3 daughters, she enjoys quality time with family, music and horseback riding.
Michelle is a life-long resident of the Gulf Coast and attended undergraduate at Mississippi State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Communications. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she was class president. Michelle has worked in the dental field for five years and has been with our practice since 2014. An important part of Michelle’s job is providing her patients with the outstanding dental care they deserve. Michelle and her husband welcomed their first child last year so have enjoyed spending free time with him, their dog, and anything involving MSU sports.
Since February 2016, Yen has proved to be an outstanding addition to our team here at Southern Magnolia Smiles! She received her professional training through Meridian Community College and has been working in the dental field for over four and a half years. Yen is a highly motivated dental hygienist who is passionate about educating her patients in proper oral health care and helping them understand the importance of their oral health. She thoroughly enjoys working with her patients. When not working, Yen enjoys spending time with her husband, who is also a hygienist and exploring life's adventures with their daughter.
Danielle is one of the youngest and newest members of our family here at Southern Magnolia Smiles. She attended and graduated from The Gulfport Dental Assisting Program and found her home here with us. Her hometown, southern girl demeanor and positive energy radiates through the office like a warm ray of sunshine. When Danielle is not with us changing lives one smile at a time, she enjoys camping, staying physically fit, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kaley, a lifelong resident of Long Beach, MS. Graduated from Long Beach High School in 2012. Kaley has been a Certified Dental Assistant for the past five years. She takes great passion in helping patients improve the health of their smile! Kaley enjoys spending time with her daughter Brelynn, family, and friends. When she is not working, she loves to be out on the water fishing!
Kristy has worked as a dental assistant for over 15 years, working with many great doctors along the way. She grew up in a small Texas town, where she married her husband and later moved to the Gulf Coast in 2006. She has been married for 13 years, they have 2 wonderful boys and 2 dogs. She attends First Baptist Church Biloxi and has a passion for family, art, music, faith, and... of course, dentistry. Kristy and her husband volunteer their time with the little league sports in D'Iberville, MS.
Rebecca, a New Orleans native, relocated to South Mississippi in late 2015, met her husband and finally found her new family here at Southern Magnolia Smiles as our Lead Dental Assistant. She ventured into the world of Dentistry in 2003 by attending The Dental Assisting Program at Bryman College in New Orleans, LA and later attended LSU Dental School where she earned her EDDA (expanded duties dental assistant) certificate in 2004. For the past 16 years, Rebecca has dedicated her life to bringing confidence and joy to others.
Rebecca is an active member at Central Bible Church and a proud mother of 5 children, 1 grandbaby and 1 fur baby. When not brightening smiles, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her loving husband of two years, family and evenings on the beach.