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Dental Assistants

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Ida Ragon

Dental Assistant

Ida has been a registered dental assistant since 2018. Ida says the most enjoyable part of her career is getting to connect with patients. Her outgoing personality and her experience in dental assisting is the perfect fit for our team. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team. Ida was recently married and enjoys the beach and traveling with her husband. 

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Mallory Gossett

Dr. Swaney Assistant

Mallory has been a registered dental assistant since 2002. She is an orthodontia expert and can’t wait to watch each patient see their new smile after completing treatment. She says the most enjoyable part of her career is the relationships she builds with her patients. She enjoys the opportunity to get to know each patient and see them reach their oral health goals. Mallory is a family girl and spends her weekends in Greenwood, MS where her parents live. Her four children love weekly dinners with their extended family. She also enjoys sharing her love of music and theatre with her kids

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Michelle Sharp

Dental Assistant & Lab Tech

Michelle does it all! She has picked up a lot of knowledge since she stated as a Dental Assistant in 2000. She applies this knowledge wherever needed whether it be in our in-house lab, assisting a doctor chairside, running our sterilization center or keeping up with inventory and ensuring we are well stocked with supplies. We are truly blessed to have her on our team. She looks forward to spending time with her grandchildren whenever possible

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Sam Avant

Dental Assistant

Nice to meet you! My name is Sam and I am Dr. Swaneys Dental Assistant. I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years and could not think of anything else I would rather be doing. Helping provide dream smiles and seeing their reaction is something that every morning I wake up I am thoroughly excited about. I have been married for 25 years and we have 2 boys, Joe and Tucker."

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Kailee Hall

Dental Assistant

Hey! My name is Kailee and I have been a dental assistant for 3 years now at Oxford Dental. My mom is a dental assistant, also and hearing about transforming smiles or those emergency patients that she was able to help alleviate was a common discussion in our home. I am so excited to be able to follow her footsteps in the same manner. I love Oxford Dental and I cant wait to meet you! When I am not at work I love camping, shopping and going on the boat. 

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Angie Garrison

Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 18 years and I love the patients, the team, and the entire atmosphere at Oxford Dental. I get to help people improve their oral health and I enjoy working with my hands. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked as a dental assistant for 18 years. It has been a rewarding career and I have learned a lot. I am looking forward to continuing to work in the dental field and helping people improve their oral health.

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Lauren Ruby

Dental Assistant

Lauren has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2017. She has lots of experience in Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Implants and General Dentistry. She is very passionate about her patients and strives to make them feel confident, comfortable, and always going the extra mile to make them happy. She is a Mississippi native and loves the history of our great state. Lauren and her husband are about to welcome their second child! Outside of work she loves to spend time outdoors, with her family and traveling. One of her hobbies includes collecting McCarty and Peters pottery. " I have enjoyed working at Oxford Dental. We are a team and that is hard to find in any business. We work together, we celebrate each other and we strive to go the extra mile."

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Laura Childress

Dental Assistant

Meet Laura, our esteemed Dental Assistant and the lead for our Orthodontic, Invisalign, and Oxford Clear Align programs. With seven years of dedicated service in the dental field, Laura combines her deep industry knowledge with a passion for state-of-the-art dental technologies, bringing to life the smiles our patients dream of.

Laura's expertise is not just in her precise technical skills, but in her ability to make every patient's journey feel personal and reassuring. As the mastermind behind our custom-made aligner trays, crafted in-house with our advanced 3D Sprint Ray printer. Laura makes sure that every step of your orthodontic experience is tailored to your unique smile, promising results that are not just effective, but truly transformative.

 

 what truly sets Laura apart is her love for family—a value that permeates her work and interactions with patients. She believes that every patient is an extension of the Oxford Dental family, deserving of the same care, attention, and warmth she gives her own.

Dental Hygienists

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Laurie Duchaine, R.D.H.

Laurie began her career as a Dental Hygienist over 38 years ago and brings a great deal of experience and expertise to Oxford Dental. She has a particular interest in oral cancer prevention and is a huge advocate of our Oral ID screening tool. Laurie is a flea market fanatic and can’t get enough of arts festivals, decorating and being with family

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Anna Clar Cobb, R.D.H.

Anna Clar is committed to providing the most comprehensive and customized oral hygiene care possible to each patient she meets. She enjoys restoring patients to optimal oral health with periodontal treatment and education on how to prevent oral diseases withproper home care. Anna Clar and her husband have a baby girl, Amzie

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Madison Cregar, R.D.H.

For the past 16 years Madison has been in practice as a Dental Hygienist and feels privileged to be a part of the Oxford Dental Team that works with one goal in mind, to provide the best care possible for each patient in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Madison has a particular interest in treating patients with special need and/or dental anxiety and making their visits a positive experience. She is a lover of music and good food. When she is not at Oxford Dental she is cooking and being an excellent mom to her three beautiful children!

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Ashley Kate Maclins, R.D.H.

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Lyndi Oswalt, RDH

Lyndi has been a registered dental hygienist for 10 years. "I became a dental hygienist because of the dental hygienist I had growing up. She was always so bubbly and friendly, and I remember thinking, I want to be able to provide uplifting smiles all of the time. I have 2 children and we are expecting our third any day now! Having a full house, a loving husband, and a career that I love is truly a dream come true."

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Hannah Bost, R.D.H.

Hannah joined our team in 2022.

"I feel privileged to be working at Oxford Dental with the best team members and work environment. I am passionate about patient education and and always seeking to help improve oral health of all ages. I recently got engaged and when I am not at Oxford Dental I am planning our wedding day and our future. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with family and close friends. I look forward to meeting you!"

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Allison Collums, R.D.H.

Allison decided Dental Hygiene was for her after completing her shadowing hours and observing many successful before and after treatment results. She is excited to start her career in dentistry at Oxford Dental because of the above average amount of continued education courses offered, wide variety of services, and opportunity to serve the community. Allison finds every opportunity she can to cook, garden and participate an any activity involving water

Ashley Kate first started coming to Oxford Dental 20 years ago for her preventative care exams. AK attributes her pursuing her RDH degree because of Dr. Swaney and his staff. We are thrilled to have AK here in our office pursuing her dreams. 

Business Department

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Teresa Cox

Office Manager

Teresa, has over 19 years of experience in the dental field. She has extensive continued education and experience on securing financial arrangements for every budget and maximizing insurance benefits. She says, “I love to help each patient overcome financial barriers and maximize their insurance to obtain their perfect smile and oral health.” Teresa loves absolutely everything Ole Miss and attends sporting events as often as possible

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Shana Gregory, A.B.A.

Dr. Swaney/Dr. Lensing Coordinator

Shana has been a valuable team member at Oxford Dental for over 16 years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration and is exceptional in understanding insurance benefits, accounting, financial arrangements and building and maintaining patient relationships. She enjoys traveling with her husband, spending as much time as possible at the beach and being outdoors with her family and fur babies

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Joni Barrett

Senior Billing Specialist

Joni has been in the dental industry for 16 years. She enjoys maximizing patients insurance to ensure our patients are getting the most out of their policies. Joni states that she has always wanted to have a career helping people. Joni received her elementary education teaching degree for k-8 at Delta State.  Her hobbies are reading, traveling with my family (especially to the beach), and seeing live music. 

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Shelby Howell

Insurance Coordinator

"My dental career started in 2018. I started with Insurance verification and billing and I absolutely love it. Being able to filter through insurance plans not only helps the patient maximize their benefits but also helps our team know what will be covered estimate and at what general percentage. Outside of dentistry, my husband, Garrison,

and I are parents to our beautiful baby girl, Penelope, and our dog, Roux.  In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family. 

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Kristen Farrell, B.A.

Marketing Director

Kristen is originally from Merritt Island, FL and moved to Oxford to attend Ole Miss. Kristen's role is all things marketing! From digital marketing, graphic design, website, search engine marketing, social media, and search engine optimization. She loves contacting local businesses to support our community. She graduated from Ole Miss in 2013 and loves cheering on the Rebs. After-hours, Kristen is an active Member of the Junior Auxiliary of Oxford. " My favorite part of what I do at oxford dental has to be connecting with local businesses/local non profits and anything oxford needs for us to give back. It is so special to me how much Oxford Dental does, and it warms my heart. I also love our before and after photos of our patients! It is life changing and incredible to witness. I love golf, boating, going to my hometown, and playing outdoors with my wild, adventurous two boys."

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Sumer Parham

Patient/Hygiene Coordinator

Sumer is excited to be part of the Oxford Dental team. She has 5 years experience in dentistry and a vast knowledge of patient communication and organization. She is always lending a helping hand with a bright smile on her face. Sumer enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful children. 

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Brianna Magee

Hi! My name is Brianna I began my dental career over 13 years ago as a registered dental assistant. I have also worked as financial treatment coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator currently a Doctor scheduling Coordinator. My husband Jacob and I have two beautiful children 11 year old  Brannley and a 3 year old Mia Rose. I love spending time with my husband and children on the weekends at the lake on the boat or at the pool. In my free time I love to read a number of different books and my favorite vacationing spot is at the beach!!

Scheduling Coordinator

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Brittany Jones

Call Center

Hi! My name is Brittany. I am the first voice you will hear when you call Oxford Dental. I've been in the dental field for over 5 yrs. I enjoy working at Oxford Dental because everyone treats you like family! I am happyly married with 3 children Layton, Rileigh and Warren. When I am not at Oxford Dental I love spending time with my family and my children at the ballpark. I cant wait to talk to you soon!

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Jasmine Carr

Ortho Manager/ Scheduling Coordinator

Meet Jasmine, Orthodontic Manager and Scheduling Coordinator! Jasmine is our organizational powerhouse, a friendly voice on the phone, and reassuring smile at the front desk!  With over 8 years of dedicated experience in the dental field, her deep understanding of the dental procedures and patient care, combined with her enthusiasm for helping others, makes her an indispensable part of our team! Jasmine's passion for dental health is matched only by her love for her beautiful daughter Chanah and niece Addisyn. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and watching the REBS play!

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