Caring Experts

We'll make sure you're treated you like you're our own family while giving you quality care in a comfortable, fun setting.

Get to know a little bit about our team!

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Tristan Johnston

Clinical Assistant

Tristan joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Tristan's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is being a part of the process of the joy transitioning smiles can bring.

She also loves the positive, upbeat vibe of our office. Tristan enjoys spending time with her husband, Zach, her baby boy, Tatum, and her three fur babies, Cocoa, Sadie, and Max. They love visiting the lake and the beach, as well as watching Alabama football.

FUN FACTS

1. Tristan drinks a glass of 2% milk with every dinner.
2. Tristan is very crafty, she makes lots of home decor & clothing.
3. Tristan used to compete across the state in cornhole competitions.
4. Tristan was a majorette in high school.
5. Tristan’s favorite artist is Miranda Lambert.

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Cilla Nelson

Scheduling Coordinator

Cilla joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Cilla's favorite part of her role as a scheduling coordinator is getting to know the individuals that come into the office.

She says it is a joy to see the excitement on their faces when they begin their Designer Smiles journey. Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, Chris, her two children, Chasity and Cayden, and her boxer baby, Ty.

They love to ride their bikes, go on a run through the woods, or spend a relaxing day at the beach.

FUN FACTS

1. Cilla has ran 6 half marathons in 6 different states and hopes to run in every state.
2. Cilla Is not afraid of an outdoor adventure.
3. Cilla enjoys riding mountain bikes with her son & husband.
4. Cilla once won a Burlesque dancing contest in Las Vegas.
5. Cilla loves to read a good book while lounging with her puppy, Tyrese.

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Celia Smith

Scheduling Coordinator

Celia joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Celia's favorite part of her role as a scheduling coordinator is getting to know patients and their families on a personal level.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Dell, her son, Javen, and her family and friends. Celia loves to shop, listen to music, watch Alabama football, and travel.

FUN FACTS

1. Celia has a hidden talent—she can write backward.
2. Celia once had to visit the emergency room to have a moth removed from her ear.
3. Celia loves music and loves to sing.
4. Celia doodles on chalkboards for money.
5. Celia is good at impressions, memorizing song lyrics, commercial jingles, and lines from movies.

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Holly Hinchman

Clinical Assistant

Holly joined the Designer Smiles team in 2015. Holly's favorite part of her role as Clinical Assistant is the process of developing incredible smiles for our patients.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Chad, her sons, Collin and Jude, and the rest of her family. Holly also likes going to concerts and listening to music, particularly the Beatles!

FUN FACTS

1. Holly is obsessed with The Beatles.
2. Holly has a minor in French.
3. Holly has been to over 100 concerts.
4. Holly has two sons.
5. Holly & her husband are Penn State fans.

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Dedria Carroll

Lab Coordinator

Dedria joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Dedria's favorite part of her role as lab coordinator is providing patients with excellent care.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Tony and her son, Landon.

Dedria enjoys kayaking, boxing, shopping, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and watching Auburn football.

FUN FACTS

1. Dedria enjoys boxing.
2. Dedria once lived in California.
3. Dedria is traveling to Greece with her family next summer.
4. Dedria’s favorite food is Mediterranean food.
5. Dedria’s favorite movie is a tie between Shawshank Redemption and Taken.

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Shana Sims

Clinical Director

Shana joined the Designer Smiles team in 2018. Shana's favorite part of her role as clinical director is ensuring the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently. She also enjoys seeing the transformation of our patient's smiles from start to finish.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Shana enjoys spending time with her husband, Austin, her son, Troy, and their 2 dogs, Louie and Roxy. Shana also enjoys Auburn football, going to the beach, and visiting the mountains.

FUN FACTS

1. Shana has had her last name changed 4 times since birth (only 1 marriage) 2. Shana was a cheerleader K-12
3. Shana has caught and kissed a wild stingray
4. Shana got engaged to her husband at an Auburn football game
5. Shana has an extra vertebrae but is only 5’2”

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Morgan Busby

Clinical Assistant

Morgan joined the Designer Smiles team in 2015. Morgan's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is interacting with all of our patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Morgan loves to travel with her husband, Troy, serving in her church, and spending time with friends and family.

FUN FACTS

1. Morgan loves to bake.
2. Morgan has lots of plants that she enjoys taking care of (she takes care of the office plants, too).
3. Morgan played volleyball from 6th - 12th grade, including travel volleyball.
4. Morgan loves to scare her co-workers but she, herself, is completely un-scare-able.
5. Morgan is extremely observant and has a very good memory.

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Haley Hyde

Clinical Assistant

Haley joined the Designer Smiles team in 2016. Haley's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is getting to know the patient personally while assisting in their orthodontic journey.

She also loves serving an upbeat, family-oriented business. Outside of Designer Smiles, Haley enjoys time with her husband, J.J., her children, Bryson and Milas, and their dog, Willie.

Her family enjoys traveling, fishing on Lake Guntersville, and watching baseball.

FUN FACTS

1. Haley has played 4 different instruments.
2. Haley and her husband were born 6 hours apart of the same year, in the same hospital, by the
same doctor, and stayed in the nursery together.
3. Haley has hiked through the lava tubes in Hawaii.
4. Haley is a foodie, she & her husband have an Instagram account about their travels and different
foods they’ve shared/enjoyed.
5. Haley is obsessed with documentaries on the drug cartel and murder mysteries.

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Casey Cofield

Clinical Assistant

Casey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Casey's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is interacting with the patients and making them smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Casey enjoys hunting, the outdoors, watching Alabama football and spending time with her family and fur babies, Autumn, Bristol, Meathead, and Whiskey.

FUN FACTS

1. Casey likes to hunt.
2. Casey played football when she was younger.
3. Casey LOVES eggnog.
4. Casey enjoys to freehand draw, paint, & make crafts.
5. Casey has naturally curly hair that is 40 inches long! (and growing!)

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Angie Myers

Treatment Coordinator

Angie joined the Designer Smiles team in 2006. Angie's favorite part of her role as treatment coordinator is welcoming and becoming acquainted with new patients and their families.

She loves watching young patients grow into adults with beautiful smiles.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, Dustin, her children, Lexi and Mason, and their dogs, Daisy and Maggie. She enjoys vacationing with her family, reading, cooking and the outdoors.

FUN FACTS

1. Angie’s favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama.
2. Angie loves going to the beach with her family.
3. Angie loves to cook.
4. Angie loves any kind of dessert.
5. Angie enjoys reading.

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Alyssa Angel

Treatment Coordinator

Alyssa joined the Designer Smiles team in 2016. Alyssa's favorite part of her role as treatment coordinator is the fast-paced work environment and meeting new patients and their families.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys serving in her church, running, shopping, and spending time with her fiancé, Preston, her niece, Harper, and her Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Louie.

Alyssa is an alumna of Jacksonville State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Alyssa is obsessed with all things Disney.
2. Alyssa is currently engaged & planning her wedding!
3. Alyssa was once slimed on a television show called Slime Time Live.
4. Alyssa’s favorite food is spray butter.
5. Alyssa loves the Backstreet Boys.

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Sunnie Cotton

Marketing Coordinator

Sunnie joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Sunnie's favorite part of her role as marketing coordinator is finding creative ways to spread the unique message of Designer Smiles.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Sunnie loves spending time with her husband, Chase, and their Goldendoodle, Finn. She enjoys coffee dates with friends, adventuring whenever and wherever possible, writing, and serving alongside her church family.

Sunnie is an alumna of Troy University where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Sunnie grew up on an ostrich farm.
2. Sunnie has ziplined on the longest zipline in rural Europe.
3. Sunnie once kissed a giraffe in Kenya.
4. Sunnie started dating her (now husband) when 15 and never dated anyone else.
5. Sunnie went on a solo trip to San Diego and hiked in the Anza-Borrego Desert for her 26th birthday.

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Casey Walker

Administrative Director

Casey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2017. Casey's favorite part of her role as administrative director is ensuring the office is operating at its fullest potential. She also enjoys meeting new families and seeing the excitement of a new smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Casey loves spending time with her husband, Wesley, and their children, Carson and Emory. She always has a house full of family and friends!

The beach is her happy place, but she enjoys any travel destination, outdoor adventures such as kayaking, and of course, Alabama football.

FUN FACTS

1. Casey was her high school’s mascot.
2. Casey has lived in 4 different states.
3. Casey was a certified Zumba & line dancing instructor while living in Colorado.
4. Casey worked as a wrangler at a place called Sky Ranch right after high school, where she
taught 800+ children a week about horses, leading trail rides & cattle drives.
5. Casey ran an afterschool program with the Boys & Girls Club throughout college.

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Lisa Bearden,

Insurance Coordinator

Lisa joined the Designer Smiles by Benton team in 2017. Lisa's favorite part of her role as an insurance coordinator is aiding patients in the process of maximizing their benefits to ultimately achieving their best smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Lisa and her husband, James, enjoy traveling across the U.S. to secretary and judge rodeos. She also loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

FUN FACTS

1. Lisa travels the country to secretary rodeos.
2. Lisa has a 16-year-old Yorkie.
3. Lisa is obsessed with Chicago P .D.
4. Lisa is from Georgia and is a Georgia Bulldog Fan.
5. Lisa once won a radio contest and got to eat lunch with John Berry, a country music artist.

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Abbey Garcia

Clinical Assistant / Lab Technician

Abbey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2017. Abbey's favorite part of her role as a lab technician and clinical assistant is working to create a friendly atmosphere for patients and families.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Abbey enjoys coaching soccer and spending time with her son, Max, and the rest of her family.

FUN FACTS

1. Abbey is bilingual.
2. Abbey loves to coach and play soccer. Her favorite pro team is Atlanta United FC and is a season pass member. She attended their first championship game last year.
3. Abbey’s favorite movies are the Star Wars series and the Marvel movies. She also likes anime.
4. Abbey loves coffee all day every day.
5. Abbey is an adventurous eater & loves to try new foods.

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Kelsey Mabry

Clinical Assistant

Kelsey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Kelsey's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is helping to create a lasting memorable experience.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Kelsey spends many weekends traveling and competing in rodeos along with her husband, Zack.

She enjoys riding horses, being outdoors, and spending time with family. Kelsey is an alumna of Athens State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Kelsey competes in rodeos all across the country.
2. Kelsey loves warm chocolate chip cookies.
3. Kelsey’s favorite cartoon is Scooby-Doo.
4. Kelsey loves to play sports.
5. Kelsey is really good at braiding her own hair from being around horses all her life.

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Robin Crowe Murphy

Financials

Robin joined the Designer Smiles team in 1994. Robin's favorite part of her role is the relationships she has built with patients over the years.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg, her two children, Kristian and Kaleb, and her Maltese, Dixie.

She loves the outdoors, traveling to new places, listening to her children sing, watching old episodes of Andy Griffith, and Auburn Football.

FUN FACTS

1. Robin lives on the water.
2. Robin loves traveling to new places.
3. Robin loves to listen and sing to “old country music”
4. Robin went to see the movie Grease 13 times in 1978.
5. Robin has worked at Designer Smiles for 26 years.