Dr. Carla Cole
Dr. Hodge and staff are proud to welcome Dr. Carla Cole into our practice. Dr. Carla Cole is a native of Canton, MS. She earned a BS in Biology from Mississippi College in 2002 and graduated from UMC school of Dentistry in 2006. She also completed a year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Throughout her 12 years of practicing dentistry she has worked in private practices, public health, and has been an associate professor at UMC School of Dentistry. She loves treating the whole family and is looking forward to working with Dr. Hodge and his staff to provide great care for his patients. She has recently moved back to Oxford, MS with her husband Dr. Sam Cole and her two sons, Mac and Fin. We are excited to be working with Dr. Cole and we know our patients will love her too!
LISA MILLS - DENTAL ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER
Hello, my name is Lisa Mills. I have worked in the dental profession for over 20 years. During those years, I have spent many hours in continuing education courses to enhance my knowledge in the advancements of dentistry. I have assisted both doctor and hygienist with chairside duties. At the present time, you can find me at the front desk to help with your appointment, insurance and financial needs. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children. They keep me very busy!
SHANNON HAYNIE - DENTAL ASSISTANT
Hello, My name is Shannon Haynie. I have been a dental assistant for over 12 years. As an assistant, I have received my radiology permit and CPR certificate. I keep up with all the new dental technology through continuing education courses. I love making patients feel welcome and at home. That's the best part of my job, taking care of my patients and treating them like family. I like getting to know my patients and making them smile. Our team takes tremendous pride in the cosmetic work that Dr. Hodge provides to our patients. With his extensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, the advanced technology and materials that we utilize, the results are amazing and stunning. It is very rewarding to be a part of helping our patients get the smile of their dreams. I truly enjoy working with this great team and highly recommend Dr. Hodge to everyone that I know and meet. After hours, I look forward to spending time with my 3 children, Austin(19), Katie Grace(13), and Paxton(1), hunting and fishing with the fella and hanging out with family and friends.
ARIEL CRIGLER - DENTAL ASSISTANT
My name is Ariel. I have been a dental assistant for Dr. Hodge nearly 8 years. I love the hands-on part of my job and most of all the one-on-one time with my patients. There is no doubt in my mind that the dental office is where I was called to be. The evolving technology of today's dentistry keeps this profession very exciting, and I enjoy keeping up with it. Outside of the office you can find me with my husband, Braden and our 2 sons, Carder and Wyatt, as well as at least one of my many sisters enjoying the country life and outdoors or sports of any kind.
KAREN CRUMPLER - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
My name is Karen Crumpler and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I received a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2003. I have been with this practice for over 11 years and it has truly become my home. I am married to Brandon Crumpler and we have 2 wonderful children, Harlee Kate and Cash. In our spare time we enjoy traveling as much as possible.
BROOKE WEST - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Hello, my name is Brooke West and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Mississippi Delta Community College in 2007. Upon graduating, I was a consultant for the MS Department of Oral Health, focusing on oral education and awareness and participation in the fluoride rinse and varnish programs. I have been employed with Dr. Hodge for 7 years now. Taking continuing education courses has allowed me to stay informed with state-of-the-art dental treatments. My goal as a hygienist is to provide education and prevention to the community about oral health. Outside of the office, family, sports, and church play a big role in my everyday life. I have a loving husband Timothy, and two handsome boys, Caleb and Bowen.
AMBER FAULKNER - ASPIRING DENTAL STUDENT
Hello, my name is Amber Faulkner and I am currently a Biology/Chemistry student at the University of Mississippi. I have worked for Dr. Hodge nearly 5 years now. I obtained my job at Dr. Hodge’s office as a part-time worker during the summer of 2010 through the Co-op program at South Panola High school. I began working in the front office with Mrs. Lisa aiding in making appointments, working with patients and their dental insurance, and extending my overall knowledge of dental terminology. I worked alongside Mrs. Lisa for over three years until I received the opportunity to move to the back to assist Dr. Hodge and our other two working assistants, Shannon and Ariel. In doing so, I was introduced to actual dental procedures that hopefully one day, I too would be performing! Outside of work and school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends!
ALEXUS POWELL - COLLEGE STUDENT
Hello, my name is Alexus Powell, and I am currently a freshman at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Although I am pursuing a Pharmacy career, I believe your dental health is very important, and I enjoy watching our staff help those in need. I have been working with Dr. Hodge and his staff for 2 years now. South Panola CPE helped me obtain this job in my junior year of high school as a part-time worker. I work at the front desk with Mrs. Lisa helping make appointments, verifying insurance, and many other front desk duties. I am so grateful to be able to work with this group of people. When I am not working or attending school, I like to spend time with my family and friends.