Meet Our Staff


Stephanie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is originally from Virginia but has traveled the world. She graduated from The Medical College of Virginia in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a licensed Dental Hygienist in Florida and Virginia. Stephanie enjoys working in an environment where we treat our patients like family, educate them on health issues, answer their questions, and ease any concerns about their treatment and care. When not in the dental office, Stephanie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, playing with her two pups, or being outside enjoying everything Florida has to offer. 

Elena, Registered Dental Hygienist

Elena was born in Chile but raised in North Carolina. She fell in love with the dental field in 2015 when she began her career as a Dental Assistant, with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. She graduated with honors from Central Carolina Community College in 2020, with an Associated Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a licensed Dental Hygienist in Florida and North Carolina. Elena's expertise is demonstrated every day by her love for educating patients on their oral health. She really enjoys meeting new people and developing that personal connection with each and every one. In her free time, Elena enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new food. 

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!

Linda, Certified Dental Assistant 

Linda earned her Dental Assisting Certificate while working and living in Maryland. Dentistry has always an interest of hers. Linda has been assisting Dr. Kellum in our office for 13 years. She finds it very rewarding working with Dr. Kellum and making the oral health of our patients our FIRST priority.  Linda is an Alabama girl, born and raised. Married to a wonderful man, Rick, together they have two daughters, Heather and Amber. She enjoys working out, photography, interior decorating and reading. 

Marissa, Receptionist

Marissa has worked as a receptionist in the medical field for about five years, but recently fell in love in the dental field and decided to join our team here at Dr. Kellum's! She loves the family-like atmosphere we have in the office. When Marissa is not working, you can most likely find her somewhere on the water. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family and MOST importantly her two pups. Welcome Marissa to the team!

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