About Our Team

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Lauren

Lauren.jpgLauren has been with the Pediatric Dental Clinic since May 2007. She is our Patient/ Hospital Coordinator and handles our outpatient surgery scheduling as well as insurance authorization for these outpatient procedures. She greets and manages the checking in of patients making them fully aware of what their visit with us is going to consist of for the day. You will also find her answering the phone and scheduling appointments. Lauren is certified in CPR. She is married to Chris Davidson and has three beautiful daughters, Ali, Emily, Ashley, two wonderful step children, Ethan, and Evan.

 

Susan

Susan.jpgSusan first started with our team in August 1992. After encouragement from Dr. Curtis and his wife, Pat, she ventured into using her initial degree in Elementary Education and taught for 22 years. In June of 2014 after retiring from teaching, she returned to our team. Susan wears several hats in the office.  She is responsible for helping to be a liaison between our in-house IT help and all of our software companies, maintaining our website,  confirming appointments, answering phones, scheduling referrals, and assisting with patients for cleanings and treatment when needed. Susan is certified in CPR. Away from work, Susan spends most of her time with her husband, Forrest, and children, Heath and Haley Marie. She loves to kayak, hike, play board games, and watch college football.

 

Emily

Emily.jpgEmily joined our team in 2009.  Emily is well versed when it comes to the ins and outs of the clinical side  as well as the front office procedures and policies of the Pediatric Dental Clinic.  Emily helps to assist Dr. Curtis with treatments and cleanings as well as helps maintain the flow of patients throughout the clinic.  Emily has exceptional expertise when is comes to appliances for use with children.  Emily is certified in dental radiography and CPR. She loves living in Mississippi where her husband, Matt, serves as an officer in the National Guard. Emily and Matt have two fun, loving sons, Rush and Hayes.  In her spare time, which is not much, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and loves tailgating at Mississippi State University during football season.  Hail State!

 

Krystal

Krystal.jpgKrystal brought a wealth of experience from various areas when she joined our team in February 2015. Krystal has an Associate of Arts from East Mississippi Community College and an Associates of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Itawamba Community College. She worked for five years at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Krystal is certified in dental radiography and CPR. She can be found assisting Dr. Curtis on a daily basis as well as ordering and keeping the clinic stocked with all necessary supplies from paper for the front office to toothpaste and floss in the clinical area. Krystal meets with sales reps on a regular basis determining what is best for our office and our patient's needs. As if that is not enough, Krystal is our in house artist who decorates our front doors with a paint brush and paints to correlate with the season/month. Krystal has a precious daughter, Kinsley, who is her world. Raising a child and being a Mother gives Krystal very little free time. Krystal is engaged to Shane and looks forward to the life ahead.

 

Kandace

Kandace.jpgKandace joined our team in March 2015 as a full time employee while also being a full time student. With a passion for both children and helping others, Kandace pursued a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is a recent graduate from The Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics in Mobile, AL. Kandace now works part time for us in our Corinth satellite office and part time for another area clinic using her sonography degree. Kandace is certified in dental radiography and CPR. She is passionate about her dog, Jade, Cat, Jake, church, and helping others! Free time does not occur often while working two jobs, but when it does, she likes to be with friends and family, shopping, traveling, and loves the outdoors. Another football lover, but this one says Roll Tide!

 

Betty

Betty.jpgBetty joined our team in October 2000. She is responsible for instrument sterilization, equipment maintenance, and overall environmental sanitation. She is also certified in dental radiography as well as CPR. Betty is excellent with children, especially when obtaining radiographs. Her precision to detail and cleanliness helps to make her a valuable team member who is greatly missed when she takes a month vacation each year to visit her sister, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews in Alaska. While not at work, she spoils her Chihuahua, Scooter, and spends time with family.

 

Katie

Katie.jpgKatie has been with us since November 2016 helping children learn how to improve their oral hygiene while also assisting Dr. Curtis with treatment. Katie also helps manage the office's Facebook page. She is certified in both CPR and radiology. She has a Bachelors of Arts and Science from Mississippi State University - GO BULLDOGS! She has a passion for helping others and working with children. Katie is very involved with her church and leads a small group Bible study. When not at work or church, Katie loves to spend time at the river! Katie is recently engaged and will be marry in December. Coleman is a lucky guy!

 

Morgan

 

MorganOur office has been blessed with this hard-working team member from across the state line. Morgan is a graduate of Wallace State in Alabama with a degree in dental assisting. She comes to us certified in radiology and in CPR. Before deciding on a life long career in dental assisting, Morgan worked for many years in the banking industry giving her valuable people skills she now uses in our office. She is a die-hard Alabama fan, as well as, an Atlanta Braves fan. She loves taco, sushi, and the beach. She also loves her church family at Friendship Baptist Church and has recently become passionate about pursing a healthy lifestyle in regards to eating and working out.

 

Destiny

DestinyAfter graduating in 2013 and eventually marrying her high school sweetheart, Austin, Destiny found herself drawn to professions that serve children. For years working in childcare seemed to be her calling. After her sweet baby girl, Emberly, was born, she found herself wanting to be part of our team. She is in the process of obtaining her radiology license as well as her CPR certification. She loves spending time at the river in the Spring/Summer and loves a good car race or football game during the Fall/Winter. Roll Tide from Destiny!

 

Amber

Amber Originally from Tennessee, Amber has a vast experience working with people of all ages. After spending time at East Mississippi Community College, Amber decided being a stay at home Mom was best for her. After spending a year at home with her precious son, Carter, Amber decided something was missing and has found it working with us here at Pediatric Dentistry of Columbus. She loves being a team player and works incredibly well in many facets of the office which makes her very valuable. As well as enjoying her one year old, she and her husband, Austin, enjoy spending time with friends and love a Friday or Saturday night at the racetracks.