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Meet Our Team

Our friendly team members always greet you with a smile.


"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!" - Dr. Seuss

Administrative Staff

Kristy

Kristy

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I schedule patients for dental surgery at the operating room. I assist with checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls. I coordinate any financial or billing needs between your insurance company and yourself. I can answer any questions that parents may have regarding recommended dental treatment and the sedation process.

What is one unique fact about yourself? My favorite place to visit is Charleston. I love going to the market, historical sites, and of course going to the beach!

What makes you smile at your job? I love seeing children come in excited about seeing the dentist!


Heather

Heather

IV Sedation Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I greet patients as they check in, schedule follow up appointments that are convenient for the family, place reminder calls, and verify certain insurance plans.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I love horses but I am also terrified of them.

What makes you smile at your job? Seeing how brave children are when they come to the dentist and always leaving with a smile!


Teresa

Teresa

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a patient care coordinator that checks insurances, enters updated data into patient’s charts, calls and confirms appointments, and manages the schedule for both practices.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I am a proud MiMi!

What makes you smile at your job? I enjoy seeing children have smiles on their faces before and after appointments.


Morgan

Morgan

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am the first one your little one sees when they come into the office. I greet their sweet faces and direct them to the fun arcade games, slide, and children’s books. I also answer the phone, confirm appointments, check insurance, and schedule patients for treatment.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I was stung by a jellyfish when I was little.

What makes you smile at your job? Hearing kids say they love the dentist and can't wait to come back!


Jessie

Jessie

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I work alongside a great group of people in the administrative area of the office. I answer phones, schedule appointments, confirm appointments, assist in explaining the financial aspects of an appointment and helping parents understand their insurance benefits.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I have three dogs, six cats, a donkey, and a horse.

What makes you smile at your job? I love seeing children get excited when their name is put on the “No Cavity Club” bulletin board and get a prize at the end of their appointment!


Samantha C

Samantha C

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? You will most likely see me at check out! This is where I hand out tokens for your prize at the end of your visit. I schedule appointments, verify insurance, complete IV and OR paperwork, and discuss any questions and concerns with the parents to make sure they are comfortable with any course of treatment needed.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I put Ketchup on EVERYTHING!

What makes you smile at your job? I just love seeing the kids coming in so excited and happy to be here! They enjoy the games, movies, books, and of course, the prize machine. Also, I enjoy being a part of a wonderful team, where we all can love what we do and have a great time together.


Samantha D

Samantha D

Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am one of the first faces you see when you arrive to the office. I answer the phones, schedule appointments, and discuss scheduling treatment.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I can make an elephant sound.

What makes you smile at your job? Seeing the patients faces light up and the smiles they having coming into an office where they feel comfortable at.


Hygienists

Rose

Rose

Registered Dental Hygienist

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I clean teeth and provide patient education to children and parents to help them keep their smiles healthy at home.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I am ambidextrous. I also have a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from USC.

What makes you smile at your job? Seeing children leaving the dentist happy and excited to come back!


Maria

Maria

Registered Dental Hygienist

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? As a Registered Dental Hygienist I provide preventive hygiene services to all patients that I see. This includes everything from oral hygiene education to the actual cleaning of the teeth and taking X-rays to aid in determining patient's treatment needs.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I love anything DIY! Crafting is my passion.

What makes you smile at your job? Nothing makes me smile more than seeing patients excited about learning how to make/keep their mouth healthy and cavity free!


Dental Assistants

Kylie

Kylie

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist the doctors with dental procedures, sedation appointments, and operating room procedures. I work closely with patients to ensure they are comfortable throughout the appointment.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I have lived in four different states from the East to the West Coast.

What makes you smile at your job? Making each appointment fun and watching them smile when they receive their prize at the end of their appointment!


MelissaS

Melissa

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist the doctors in procedures, take x-rays, and clean teeth. I also assist during our OR days at the hospital.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I am left handed.

What makes you smile at your job? I love seeing patients be brave and allowing me to help them through their fear of dental treatment. When they come in nervous and leave smiling is the best feeling.


Karleigh

Karleigh

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist doctors in procedures and sedation appointments, clean teeth, take radiographs, and place sealants.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I have 3 pets; 2 dogs and 1 rabbit!

What makes you smile at your job? Helping a child overcome their dental fear!


Maddie Knight

Maddie Knight

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? At our office, I assist the dentist during procedures, clean teeth, and take xrays for our pediatric patients.

What is one unique fact about yourself?  I am left handed and I can make balloon animals!

What makes you smile at your job?  I love being able to help our patients overcome their fear off the dentist and watching them leave with a smile!


Kyra

Kyra

Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I work with children during their cleaning appointments. I take xrays, review oral hygiene instructions, clean teeth, and reward our patients with prizes throughout their visit!

What makes you smile at your job?   I love helping the smallest patients overcome their fear of coming to the dentist!


Lillane

Liliane

Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I clean our pediatric patient’s teeth and take x-rays. I assist our dentists with procedures and sealants. I also translate Spanish for our non-English speaking parents and patients.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I have 3 kids who I love dearly!!!! :)

What makes you smile at your job? What mostly makes me happy about my job is when am able to translate for our Spanish speaking parents to make them feel comfortable during their appointment.


Marie

Marie

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist the doctors with operative procedures, sedation appointments, dental hygiene visits, and I place sealants.

What is one unique fact about yourself? My birthday is on New Year’s Eve.

What makes you smile at your job? Making others smile!


Michelle

Michelle

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I clean children’s teeth, take x-rays, assist the Dentist with procedures and sedation appointments.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I have 4 dogs!

What makes you smile at your job? I love when I am able to make a child realize that coming to the dentist can be fun!


Kassidy

Kassidy

Certified Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I clean teeth, take x-rays, and assist the doctors in procedures.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I am the youngest employee at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry!

What makes you smile at your job? Helping children conquer their fear of the dentist!


Melissa

Melissa W.

Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a dental assistant and I assist with our oral sedations, IV sedations, and nitrous oxide appointments. I help nervous kids get through their appointments as easy as possible!

What is one unique fact about yourself? I love to travel! I’ve been to Haiti, Mexico, and Jamaica. I actually got engaged in Mexico and had my honeymoon in Jamaica!

What makes you smile at your job? When a child comes into the office, either for a cleaning or for a restorative appointment, that is nervous and I talk them through the appointment and they’re not nervous by the end of the appointment! Her picture will be attached.


Kennedie

Kennedie

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I help all the girls and doctors with set up & take down. I make sure the back is always in order & everyone has what they need to get the day started.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I love pulling weeds out of my yard.

What makes you smile at your job? I enjoy being around all the girls and doctors I work with. They make me feel so welcomed. The children are the best part of my day. I enjoy seeing them smile when they receive their prize after their teeth have been cleaned.



Jim

Jim

Executive Business Manager

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I handle the business management aspects of the practice with the doctors.

What is one unique fact about yourself? I worked in South America with an American tobacco industry after college.

What makes you smile at your job? I enjoy seeing my grandchildren come to this great dental practice!