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Meet the staff

Southern Smiles Fun
Jennifer Ingels Hughes, D.M.D.
Dr. Hughes grew up in Hattiesburg, graduating from Hattiesburg High School in 1991.  She graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Biology.  She attended the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  After graduating from Dental School in 1999, she moved to Hattiesburg.  She practiced in a Community Health Center for several years before opening her own office, Southern Smiles, PLLC, in 2003.  She is currently a member of the South Mississippi Dental Society,  the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Dental Association.  Dr. Hughes has 2 children and enjoys scrapbooking, cycling, scuba diving and traveling.
Our Office Manager, Billie, has been working with us since 2014.  She is key to our office running smoothly, professionally and with good business practices.  She brings 25 years of Dental Experience to our team and is an integral part of the recent Southern Smiles growth!  Billie is originally from Valley Park, MS and is moved to Hattiesburg in 2013.  She loves her dogs and enjoys flea markets and local outdoor festivals.  Billie has a daughter and 2 grandchildren to keep her busy when she's not at the office. 
Our Hygienist, Angela, prides herself on exceptional care for her patients.  She gathers needed diagnostic information, such as x-rays dental charting and periodontal charting.  She also provides our patients with gentle and thorough professional dental cleanings and periodontal therapy.  Angela was a Dental Assistant for Dr Hughes for 8 years prior to going back to school for Dental Hygiene.    Angela Graduated from Pearl River Community College in Dental Assisting in 2006 and the Dental Hygiene Program in 2016.   She received  the coveted Preventive Dentistry Award,  an award for the hygienist that is the most thorough in educating patients about their dental health.  Angela is very efficient, and organized, and treats every patient with thoughtfulness and consideration.  She is fabulous at taking care of our patients needs and enjoys helping patients feel more comfortable.  
Kristy, our Receptionist, joined our team in 2016 and has brought many smiles to our patients and our team!  Her outgoing and welcoming personality and her straightforward approach has boosted our office performance.  She worked in Dentistry for several years before staying home to raise her youngest daughter.  She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.  Kristy stays busy with her daughter, family and community events.  Kristy has completed our team growth for 2016 and strengthened our teams proficiency in working together to serve our patients well.