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.
Kourtney Homack, Certified Dental Assistant, Receptionist
Kourtney was born in Fort Walton Beach but raised in the Army and spent her life traveling around the United States and Europe. In 2012, she and her family returned to Fort Walton Beach. She has been working with Dr. Kellum for a little over a year now, both as his chairside assistant and front desk receptionist. Kourtney began her career in dentistry on a whim, but has loved it since day one. Kourtney enjoys reading, practicing martial arts, and she has an undying love for animals of all shapes and sizes. Kourtney loves working with the patients she sees, both at the front desk and chairside. She strives to make patients feel welcome and at ease the moment they walk through the door.
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!
Kristina Keller, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristina is originally from St. Louis, but has lived in the Destin area for about 6 years. She graduated from St. Louis Forest Park College in 1988 She has been in dentistry ever since and absolutely loves it. Kristina has two teenage boys, who keep her on her toes. In her off time, Kristina enjoys the beach and hanging out at the bayou near her home. Kristina loves her patients and strives to make them feel as welcomed and educated as possible.