Southern Smiles Staff


Office Leader

Miranda comes to us  with 10 years of general, oral surgery, and  pediatric experience.  She started her career in dentistry as a patient care coordinator and advanced into a management position with the same company, where she met and worked with Dr. Ray.  She has worked  most recently as a treatment coordinator for a high paced practice helping guests have an outstanding experience.  In her downtime she likes to spend quality time with her family and taking her kids to sports.  She looks forward to spending more time with her husband upon his return from his deployment.


Guest Relations Associate

Alexis is a native of Fayetteville and has worked at several dental practices in the Raleigh and Fayetteville area.  Her calm and cool demeanor help our young guests and families feel welcome, whether they are visiting in person or calling us .  Whether you are new to Southern Smiles, or a returning guest, Alexis is here to make sure that your visit is pleasant and relaxed.


Insurance Coordinator

Amanda comes to us from Ohio where she has had several years of experience working in general dentistry and pediatric dentistry.  She has worked in the dental field for 7 years and her favorite thing is communicating with patients and creating lasting relationships with each and every patient.  As our insurance coordinator, Amanda will make sure your insurance questions are answered, and that we are helping you to use your insurance benefits to the max.  Her mastery of all things related to insurance will help to make sure your experience is pleasant, streamlined, and easy to understand.

Jenn, CDA

Clinical Coordinator

Jennifer is a native of Fayetteville, and has lived in NC her whole life. After completing the dental assisting program at Fayetteville Tech in 2007, she successfully passed her state certification to become a certified dental assistant. Jenn has a natural way with children, and also has two children of her own. Jenn loves being a pediatric dental assistant, and believes “If you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life”. Jenn loves photography, jewelry, going to the beach, eating ethnic foods and traveling!

Ashleigh, CDA

Frenectomy Coordinator

Although Ashleigh is from Florida originally, she now considers herself a native of Fayetteville. After all, she’s lived in Fayetteville for the last 18 years! She graduated from Terry Sanford High School and Fayetteville Technical Community College. She has been working in the dental field for eight years, primarily with children in pediatric dentistry. Ashleigh is our Frenectomy Coordinator, and handles all aspects of the patient experience when it comes to lip ties and tongue ties.  As a mother of a child who had both lip and tongue revisions done, she has firsthand knowledge of what mothers are going through. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family by going to the beach or to any Carolina Panthers game. She’s also an avid Tar Heels fan.

Courtney, CDA

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Courtney graduated from Wayne Community College in 2011 with a diploma in dental assisting and, following graduation, successfully passed the Dental Assisting National Board exam. Since graduating, she has worked exclusively in pediatric dentistry, loving every minute of it. Courtney is from Autryville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two little girls. She spends her free time with family, enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities. She and her family especially love spending time at the lake.

Diana, CDA

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Diana was born and raised in Mexico City, and moved to Clinton, NC in 2002. Diana has over 10 years of experience working in adult and pediatric dental practices. She loves what she does, and enjoys making visits fun and relaxing for kids when they come to visit for their dental cleanings. Her calm demeanor and great smile put children at ease instantly! Diana has two children, and spends her free time with her family going to the movies, and spending time outdoors.

Angela, DAII

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Angela is native to North Carolina and comes to us after having worked at several dental practices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Holly Springs. With over 7 years of Dental experience and a love of working with kids, we are excited to have her as an addition to our team! During her spare time, she loves spending time with her adorable son, Emmitt.

Sadie, DAII

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Sadie comes to us from a Florida but the military has brought her to Raeford. Sadie worked for several years in Florida at both general dentistry and orthodontic practices, and has a natural way of making kids feel at ease. As a mother herself, Sadie knows how important it is to help children feel relaxed and safe at the dentist, and her outgoing and relaxed nature helps kids to settle in immediately.  Sadie enjoys spending time with her husband and her young son.