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.

Camille Dole, Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Cami was born in Utah, but she was raised here in Destin. She married her high school sweetheart, Nathan, right out of high school and they have 4 children, two boys and two girls. Cami began her career in dentistry as an intern in high school, and has been in love with it ever since. Cami graduated from Pensacola State College as a certified registered dental hygienist and has been working as a hygienist for 5 years. She strives to make sure every patient feels calm and comfortable during their appointment. She wants her patients to feel confident when they smile. Cami enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, arts, and above all spending time with her family and friends. 

Christina Peterson, Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina was born and raised in Michigan. Her husband's career in the Air Force has moved their family from Michigan to South Carolina to Oregon and now to beautiful Florida! Christina graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College as a Dental Hygienist in 2015. She feels so grateful to be in such a fulfilling career. She enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest research in preventative oral healthcare and strives to give everyone a pleasant dental experience. At home, Christina loves to spend time with her husband and two boys camping, exploring, and enjoying life. 

Taylor Joyner, Certified Dental Assistant

Taylor was born in Clearwater Florida but raised in Destin. Taylor began her career in dentistry a little over 4 years now and has loved it ever since. Taylor loves working with the patients of all ages. Taylor is always excited to continue learning about new and upcoming changes in dentistry. She strives to make patients feel welcome from the moment they walk in the door to the moment they leave. Taylor enjoys being outdoors any chance she gets and spending time with family and friends.  

Teresa Lawrence, Insurance Coordinator 

Teresa has worked in the administrative side of Dentistry for twenty years and enjoys the "treasure hunt" that is insurance administration. She joined our team in November and feels she has found a home! Teresa hails from Arkansas, but Ft. Walton Beach has been home for almost 20 years. Her passions in life are her family and friends.........and her OSU Buckeyes!!! When not cheering on her Buckeyes, you can find Teresa on the beach with a book (a real one) and her son. Go Bucks!

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