Our Staff - Clinical and Business Teams


At Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that delivering excellence in dental care starts with having the best team around. Each of our friendly team members is dedicated to delivering top-quality care to our patients every day, regardless of their needs. We complete several continuing courses each year so that we may always bring our patients the latest in advanced dental technology and patient care options. We look forward to helping your family enjoy healthy smiles for life!

PersonnelSusan Wilson: Office Manager and Facilitator

As a member of the team for 35 years, I am blessed to work with great dentists, wonderful patients, and the best group of people imaginable! I have a wonderful husband, three children, a lot of grandchildren, and even some great-grands! When not at work, there is a good chance you will find me at home working in my yard or reading a book.

PersonnelHarmony Sheffield: Office Staff

For the last 17 years, I have enjoyed working at Tupelo Smiles in different capacities within this amazing practice. My husband, Matt, and I have two boys and a dog. Apart from helping patients achieve healthy smiles, I enjoy family time and tailgating at Ole Miss football games.

PersonnelDebbie Shields: Office Staff

I joined the Tupelo Smiles team 22 years ago and love being a part of this dental family. I am happily married and have two children and four grandchildren, and treasure spending time with my loved ones. Along with a passion for helping patients, I enjoy watching Mississippi State football, traveling, and cooking.

PersonnelMolly Strawn: Office Staff

I am an office team member at Tupelo Smiles and have been a friendly face at the front desk for almost 15 years! When I am not taking care of our wonderful patients, you will find me spending quality with my family on our farm in Southeast Lee County … hopefully with a good book in hand!

Janice Benton: Dental AssistantPersonnel

I have been part of the Tupelo Smiles dental team for 24 years and a certified dental assistant for 35 years. My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 45 years and are blessed to have two children and five grandchildren. We love to travel and currently are on a journey to see all major league baseball stadiums! When I am not treating patients, I love to spend time working in my yard.

PersonnelSamantha Baldwin: Dental Assistant

My name is Sam, and I have been a clinical assistant here at Tupelo Smiles for nearly seven years. My life motto is to be the sunshine in someone’s cloud! I am a proud wife and mother of two beautiful girls and more than 50 animals. I cannot catch a ball to save my life, and sports are a foreign language to me. I am all about the art life and live my life in all the colors!

PersonnelAmber Malone: Dental Hygienist and Treatment Coordinator

I have been part of the Tupelo Smiles team for five years. I am a dental hygienist and treatment coordinator, and I love every facet of my work here! My husband, Bill, and I have been married since 2006 and we have two amazing children, Cooper and Laurel. My passions are Ole Miss sports, swimming, traveling, and spending time with my family.

PersonnelZara Duke: Dental Hygienist and Treatment Coordinator

As a dental hygienist and treatment coordinator, I enjoy my job at Tupelo Smiles and get to work with my best friends! While my passion is spending time playing basketball with my son and softball with my daughter, decorating and cooking are my stress relievers. I prefer a cold, rainy day over summer heat any day!

PersonnelSara Mills: Dental Hygienist

I am a dental hygienist at Tupelo Smiles and love working with patients to help them enjoy better dental health. When I am not treating patients, I am always up for a good adventure and love to travel. In fact, on a recent trip to the Virgin Islands, I learned to scuba dive! I have one beautiful daughter, Mallie Grace, who loves cheerleading and playing volleyball.

PersonnelCassie March: Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I love that I can provide the personalized care patients need to enjoy a happy and healthy smile. I have been happily married 10 years and have two young daughters, Cambri and Cagney. My passions are Pedal Life, Halloween, and scary movies! Along with being a Clemson fan, I am also a big supporter of BOTOX here at Tupelo Smiles!

PersonnelChancis Marascalco: Dental Hygienist and Treatment Coordinator

For the last nine years, I have proudly treated patients here at Tupelo Smiles as a dental hygienist and treatment coordinator. I live with my husband (Louis), my daughter (Belyn), our cat (Oscar), and our dog (Jake). Our family loves to travel, spend time outside, ride horses, play sports, fish, and hang out with extended family and friends.

PersonnelGabby Bradley: Office Staff and Insurance Coordinator

As a “behind the scenes” team member, I help set up and verify insurance for patients, manage incoming and outgoing mail, and perform a number of other important tasks. I am blessed to have been a part of the Tupelo Smiles team for the past two years. They are my extended family! I enjoy outings with family and friends. My passions are Jesus and basketball season!

PersonnelTrista Brown

I am originally from Nettleton and have two beautiful children – a daughter and a son. In my spare time I love going on vacation, painting and just spending time with my children. We currently live in Smithville.

PersonnelTaylor Baker

I joined the Tupelo Smiles team in 2021 after moving to the area from Oregon. I love to go fishing and explore the great outdoors with my family! I attended Central Oregon Community College, where I studied dental assisting. I live with my husband, our two boys, and our German Shepherd. I love my new home in Mississippi!

PersonnelPriscilla Hatchcock

I’m from Smithville and received my Associate of Applied Sciences degree from Bevill State Community College. My husband and I live on a farm with two goats, Lucille and Charlie, and 80 heads of cows! Most importantly, we're expecting our first child soon and are so excited and happy to start this new journey! My hobbies are tending to the cows, spending time outdoors with my husband, and hanging out by the pool with my Mom. I also have found a new hobby – shopping for my new baby! Something interesting about me is that I have 208 pairs of shoes!

PersonnelKara Gardner

I live in Amory and am a graduate of ICC, where I studied Health Science. I’m married to my high school sweetheart Brian, and we share two children who are our absolute pride and joy. My husband is an engineer with BNSF Railway, and he owns a construction company in Amory. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym and squeezing in every minute of family time I can. One fun fact about me? My entire little family of four is redheaded!

PersonnelKaren Miles

I live in Bruce and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College, where I studied Surgical Technology. I have two children, Jacob who is attending Northeast Mississippi Community College, and Hannah, who is in high school. I also have three dogs, Graham, Heidi, and Cooper. I absolutely love the beach, and enjoy watching Mississippi State football and baseball.

PersonnelAmber McConnell

I live in Walnut with my husband, Jonathan, and kids Shannon and James. I’m also a Mimi to Novah. I attended NEMCC for dental hygiene, and in my spare time I love gardening, hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, and being outdoors. I absolutely love animals, and my family and I raise bunnies and chickens.

PersonnelAmelia Roa

I’m from Saltillo and a graduate of ICC with an Associate of Arts degree, and I attended Northeast for Dental Hygiene. I live with my son, who practices karate, and we have dogs that are Corgis. I spend my off time working on home improvement projects and crafts, and I really enjoy working with my hands on small, meticulous projects. Something unique about me is that I was an award-winning published poet in school. I have three poems published in compediums!

PersonnelTara Byers

I attended the Concord Career Center in Southern California for dental assisting. I’m a mother of two kids, Caitlin and Christopher, and one furbaby, Winston. I’m also Mimi to Roselyn. In my spare time I enjoy running, playing the guitar, volunteering by delivering food to seniors, and taking part in any outdoor activity. I also love art, fishing, and spending time with my granddaughter. I believe that life is an adventure and you should always stay positive and be kind. I also love traveling and classic cars.

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