Meet The Staff

We understand that for many people, a visit to the dentist can be a stressful event. We believe it is our job at Clayton Smiles to ease your anxiety and provide a pleasant experience. Whether you need extensive dental work or just a cleaning, we are here to work for you. We want our patients to be informed about their dental options. It is our philosophy that each patient deserves to have a stress free, positive experience in their pursuit of dental health. We look forward to providing a lifetime of healthy smiles!

Kathy

Office Manager

Kathy joined our practice in October 2008 and has over 37 years of experience in the dental field.  Kathy started out as a dental assistant in our office and shortly after that she became our office manager.  With the wealth of dental experience that she has, she is an invaluable asset to our practice and our patients.   You may see Kathy in the front office as well as in the back lending a helping hand wherever needed.  Kathy is married and has three children and three grandchildren.



Leslie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leslie is the newest member of our team. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in Upstate New York and has over 20 years of Hygiene experience.

She loves meeting new people and takes pride in helping patients overcome their dental fears while helping to improve their oral health with gentle care and dental education.

She lives in Clayton with her husband Shawn and two daughters, Ryan and Teagan.  When not at the office, you might see her at one of her daughters’ volleyball games, or volunteering at the local animal shelter.   




Brenda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brenda joined our practice in November 2007 and has over 20 years of hygiene experience.  She earned her Associate of Applied Science from Clark College in Washington State after several years of working in the dental field as an office manager.  Brenda’s goal is to educate her patients about proper oral hygiene and the link between oral health and overall body health.  Brenda is married and has two children and four grandchildren. She and her husband share their home with their other baby, Macy, a black lab. 




Malia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Malia joined our practice in February 2014 and has over 15 years of hygiene experience.  She graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Wayne Community College.  She strives to stay current on all of the latest dental information by attending continuing education courses throughout the year.  She is passionate about helping each patient strive for optimum oral and overall health.  Malia is married and has a daughter named Ayden and a son name Austin.




Shannon

Dental Assistant II

Shannon joined our practice in January 2015 and has over 16 years of dental experience.  She knew at the young age of 10 that she wanted to be in the dental field.  She became a CNA her senior year in high school and worked as a nursing assistant while she attended Wayne Community College.  Once she graduated from Wayne, she then started her career as a dental assistant.  She loves being a dental assistant and helping people achieve the beautiful smile that they deserve.  Shannon is married and has three children and has lived in Clayton most of her life.  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering them on at their sports events.




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