Young Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Our Team

We are so grateful for the incredible staff at Young Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. Each member of our team is focused on one goal: Caring for the children we serve. This group of dedicated professionals LOVES working with children!

Maggi grew up just down the road in Alexandria. When she’s not cuddling her chocolate lab Gus, she loves going with her husband to grab tacos at Montoya’s in Fort Mitchell and then heading to the AMC Newport on the Levee to catch a Disney movie. Maggi says that if she had one superpower it would be to fly, but we believe that she already has an out-of-this-world ability to make children smile.

Favorite Quote: “Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney

Denise’s life is all about kids. Not only does she love working with our patients, but she also gets plenty of practice spending time with her five grandchildren–and an active labradoodle name Bowie. Denise is from Florence and enjoys spending her time reading and shopping. She says her dream superpower would be to eat anything she wants and never gain a pound, but we think Denise is doing just fine!

Favorite Quote: “Work hard so you can shop harder.”

Jena is loved by our kids! She grew up in Independence. She enjoys reading, camping at AJ Jolly, visiting the Newport Aquarium, and cuddling with her dog Hank. One of Jena’s favorite cartoons is the PowerPuff girls. She says her choice of a superpower would be invisibility, but we’re very happy we get to see Jena every day!

Favorite Quote: “She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future!”

Tammy D. loves everything about working at Young Smiles – the patients, her co-workers, and Dr. Alex. She grew up in Hebron. Tammy has two children, three dogs and enjoys staying active. When she isn’t spending her weekends kayaking or boating, she takes her nieces to the Florence Pool every opportunity she gets. Growing up, Tammy loved watching Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck cartoons, which may be part of the reason she’s so fun today!

Favorite Quote: “Is it Taco Tuesday yet?” 

Dylan grew up in Covington, Kentucky, and is currently engaged to the love of his life, Rebecca. In his free time, Dylan enjoys playing basketball, video games, or spending time with his dog Bear. His all-time favorite movie is Toy Story, and if he could have any superpower, Dylan would choose the ability to read minds. He loves working at our dental practice because he finds joy in working with kids.

Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Salene grew up in Piner, KY and is currently married to Tyler. Together, they have one son named Isaac. In her free time, Salene enjoys doing puzzles and building legos with her son. She also has a pitbull named Dakota (or Fatty) and loves spending time at Green Acres Park with her family. Salene’s favorite movie is Toy Story 1. If she could have any superpower, she would choose super speed so she could get to the beach twice as fast. Salene loves working at our dental practice because of the positive atmosphere and attitude of her coworkers.

Favorite Quote:  “Soul full of sunshine.”

Kelcie was raised in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend, Michael. She loves spending her free time with her loved ones, relaxing, and traveling. Kelcie is also a huge fan of shopping, and loves visiting the aquarium, going bowling, and hitting the gym at Planet Fitness. She has three pets – Roya, a Border Collie; Maivey, a Black Lab; and Vable, a German Shepherd. If she could have any superpower, Kelcie would choose the ability to read minds – both human and animal. She loves working at our dental practice because she feels like she’s part of a family.

Favorite Quote: “Dreams are of no value if they’re not accompanied by wings,” by Dolly Parton.

Allison grew up in Covington, KY and is married to Devin since October 2023. They have one daughter named Camryn. In her free time, Allison enjoys going to Cincinnati Bengals games, visiting the zoo, and exploring local parks. Her favorite movie is Fried Green Tomatoes. If she could have any superpower, she would choose time travel. Allison loves working at our dental practice because of her amazing work family and the joy of meeting and interacting with the kids.

Favorite Quote: “You learn something new every day.”

Adrianne grew up in Elsmere, KY and is married to Ben. Together, they have one son named Ethan and two step-daughters, Payton and Kierstin. Adrianne loves reading, watching Netflix, and attending her son’s high school baseball games. She also roots for the Cincinnati Bengals. Her favorite movie is 50 First Dates. If she could have any superpower, she would choose the ability to read minds. Adrianne loves working at our dental practice because of the wonderful people she works with and the joy of helping the kids.

Favorite Quote:  “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard, The Office

Taylor grew up in Taylor Mill, KY. She graduated from University of Louisville, so she’s a big Cardinal fan! Football games/ tailgate with friends is the best way to spend a weekend. Her favorite movie is Inside Out. Working with her mom, and interacting with the children is the highlight of her week!

Favorite Quote: “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”

Megan grew up in Florence Kentucky and is currently studying at Northern Kentucky University. In her free time, Megan enjoys going to Cincinnati Bengal games, playing pickleball, and hiking. Her favorite movie is Tangled. Megan loves working at our dental practice because of the kids.

Favorite Quote:  “Dreams are just goals with a deadline.”


Becky grew up in Erlanger, Ky. She has a daughter named Maddie and a grandson named Camdynn and her fur baby Lil Bit. Becky loves spending time with her family, movies, fishing, camping and can’t forget shopping!! She started her dental career 25 years ago in pediatric where she enjoys bonding with patients and their parents.

Favorite Quote:  “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” – Maya Angelo

Payton grew up in independence. She is currently engaged to her fiance Cole. Together, they love spending time with their 4 dogs, Moose, Almond, Max, and Jamison. She also loves going to the Cincinnati Zoo with her family.

Favorite Quote:  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Tammy grew up in Dry Ridge and is married to Chris and has a daughter named Taylor. She has been in the dental field for over 37 years and loves to see previous patients returning with their children. She loves shopping and visiting her niece’s and nephew’s.

Favorite Quote:  “Friends are family we choose” – Jennifer Aniston

Teresa is from Southgate Ky. I live in Taylor Mill with my husband and 2 dogs. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. I love spending my time with them and my husband.

Favorite Quote:  “Always tell your loved ones that you love them, because things can change in the blink of an eye. Tomorrow is never promised! And regret can last for a lifetime  – Unknown author