Our Hygienists


Kim, hygienist, has been working at Family Dental Care for 20 years. She has been married to her husband Timmy for 27 years, and they have two children, Andrew, 16, and Hannah, 23.






Melissa, a 1984 dental hygiene graduate of The University of Mississippi Medical Center, is a registered dental hygienist who has been serving our patients here at Family Dental Care since 1994. Melissa has many years of experience in the dental field and has worked in every area of dentistry, from being a hygienist and a dental assistant to working at the front desk.

When asked why she chose dental hygiene, Melissa said, “I wanted to be in a helping profession that combined my love of science and people. I always enjoyed going to the dentist since I was a small child. When I became a teen, I admired my dental hygienist and prayed about and explored dental hygiene as a career. I love the relationships that dental hygiene has created while serving people and helping them be healthier in a ‘more than teeth’ way.”

Melissa has been married to her husband, Jerry, since 1986, and Jones County has been their home since 1993. She and Jerry have two children and a daughter-in-law. Melissa enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, and she is a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel and a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Laurel.


Johnna is a dental hygienist that has been serving at our practice for over  5 years. Johnna has over 13 years of experience in the dental field, including dental assisting, and office managing experience. Johnna graduated from the dental assisting program at Hunds Nursing Allied Campus in 2007 and the University of Mississippi Medical Center dental hygiene program in 2011. She is originally from Vicksburg, MS. Johnna has been married to her husband Jesse, a Jones county native, for 5 years, and they have two children. Johnna enjoys singing, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family.