Meet the Team

Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Elizabeth

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Dental Hygienist

Raised in Fairhope, AL, Elizabeth received an advanced diploma in 1990 from Fairhope High School. She has played an instrumental role in the life of this practice, having been here from day one! With more than 23 years of experience in dental healthcare, Elizabeth possesses a wide range of knowledge in hygiene, front office management, and chairside assisting. Elizabeth received her dental hygiene license from the State of Alabama in 1999. Her goal is to ensure our patients receive consistent, personalized care that is of the highest standard.

In addition to being an oral health expert, Elizabeth is also a personal fitness expert.  She enjoys jogging, coaching Fit Body Bootcamp, and participating in intense obstacle course races across the globe!

 

Cindy

cindy

Dental Assistant/Office Administration

Cindy grew up in Wisconsin and received her BS in Public Relations from Northern Michigan University in 2003. She earned her Certificate of Dental Assisting from Northshore Dental Assisting Academy in Seattle, WA, in 2011 and brought her awesome dental assistant skills to our office in 2015. For Cindy, providing compassionate care and patient education are the two most important aspects of her job. She enjoys meeting people from a variety of different backgrounds and building lasting relationships with them and their families.

Cindy and her husband Mohamed have a daughter named Marley. She enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and watching Marley play soccer. She’s also a self-proclaimed “foodie” and will try most any food at least once!

 

Danielle

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Registered Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant

Danielle began her dental career in 2001 at the front desk and went to dental hygiene school in 2007. Since joining our team in 2016, she has become known for performing incredibly gentle and effective dental cleanings. Her goal is to create and build healthy and trusting relationships with each patient. Danielle enjoys learning and growing, not only for her career, but also for her own personal development. She appreciates Dr. Deese’s commitment to the highest level of dentistry, which includes challenging her to perform the very best hygiene services. 

Danielle is happily married to the love of her life and has four kids. She is passionate about reading the word of God and getting good solid teaching in the word. While she may not have time for hobbies, keeping busy as a mom is fine with her!

 

Audrey

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Dental Hygienist

Raised in Selma, AL, Audrey is a 1998 graduate of Dallas County High School. After working with children as a dental assistant for seven years, Audrey received her dental hygiene license from the State of Alabama in 2005. She joined our team in October 2006 and quickly made a big impact on the practice and with our patients. Audrey’s top priority as a hygienist is to provide the care, education, and the support our patients need to reach optimal oral health. She realizes that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for many people. It is her personal goal to provide an atmosphere of comfort, care, and trust so that everyone can get the help they need and leave feeling good.

Audrey relocated to the Eastern Shore in 2006 where she currently lives with her husband Lonny, their son Hayden, and their beagle named Tag. Audrey loves to be outside and on the water, party planning, and spending as much time with Hayden as possible.

 

Julie

julie

Scheduling Coordinator

Julie graduated from the dental assisting program at Florida Community College at Jacksonville in 2002. Here at Deese Dentistry, she works with patients to schedule their appointments and assist with insurance. Greeting patients from the front desk, making them feel comfortable, and creating a family-focused atmosphere are all highlights of Julie’s job.

Julie and her husband Brian have been married for 16 years. They have two children, a daughter and a son, as well as a dog named Spanky and a cat named Kacy. Julie enjoys spending her free time with her family, outdoors, reading, and participating in church and school activities.

 

Leah

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Dental Assistant

Leah is a graduate of North Pole High School in North Pole, AK. She became a Certified Dental Assistant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Community College in 2014. Leah helps Dr. Deese and our team with whatever they need to help patients have a positive dental experience. She enjoys getting to meet so many friendly people and working with the BEST team in Fairhope. They can always put a smile on her face!

Other than a five year stint in Roberstdale, AL, Leah spent her formative years in North Pole, AK. Her fond memories of Baldwin County beckoned and so she recently moved back to the area and plans to make Fairhope her forever home. Her hobbies include baking, quilting, and photography.

 

Merritt

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Insurance Coordinator, Front Desk

Merritt is our newest team member, having come on board in the spring of 2018.  Her responsibilities include filing insurance, answering the phone, checking patients out and collecting payments. Having worked as an insurance coordinator and front desk point person at a previous practice, Merritt knew what to do from day one.  She loves being a part of the Deese Dentistry team, using her skills in to serve patients and the practice in positive and helpful ways.  She appreciates the upbeat, team oriented environment where smiles and laughter abound. 

When she’s not at work, she is kept busy in her new role of mom to her sweet baby boy, Emmanuel.  To relax and unwind, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and eating good food!

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