Meet Our Staff
Meet our Staff...
Kathy Kellum, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy graduated with honors from Northeast Mississippi Junior College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked as a registered dental hygienist for 24 years, and she feels her experience has been a true joy. Kathy is originally from Selmer Tennessee, but she moved to the Destin area with Dr. Kellum in 1989 to open the practice. She has since been enjoying a little piece of paradise, living here on the Emerald Coast. She enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, bike riding, and walking on the beach, but spending time with her family takes top priority. Kathy treasures time with her grandchildren, Taylor and Parker, and her two sons, Steven and Tim, all of whom she adores. As a hygienist, Kathy's goal is to work by the Golden Rule--she always treats patients as she would like to be treated. She really enjoys getting to know her patients personally and strives to make them feel welcome and appreciated when they visit the office.
Linda Day, Certified Dental Assistant
Linda was raised an Alabama girl but has lived in the Destin area since 1997. She has 12 years of dental experience under her belt and has served as Dr. Kellum's chairside assistant for the past six years. Following high school, Linda began studying to pursue a degree in early childhood education at LBW Community College, continuing at Auburn University. However, she decided to switch gears from education to a career in dentistry and attended college at the University of Maryland to prepare for a certificate in dental assisting. Linda enjoys interior decorating, reading and staying fit by practicing yoga, pilates, and aerobics. She also treasures time with her husband, Rick, and her two daughters, Amber and Heather. Professionally, Linda enjoys working with the wonderful patients who come to the office, and she finds it gratifying to see patients with serious conditions heal and progress.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible. We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we are also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization techniques using the highest standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident in knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!