Meet the Staff

Lisa Mills – Front Office Manager

Hello, my name is Lisa Mills.  I have worked in the dental profession for over 20 years.  During those years, I have spent many hours in continuing education courses to enhance my knowledge in the advancements of dentistry.  I have assisted both doctor and hygienist with chairside duties.  At the present time, you can find me at the front desk to help with your appointment, insurance and financial needs. I love the daily interaction with our patients and helping them come up with a plan to give them the most beautiful, deserving smile! Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and growing grandchildren. They keep me very busy!

Lisa Mills – Front Office Manager Batesville Dentistry

Amber Faulkner-Raynor – Front Office Coordinator

Hi, my name is Amber Raynor! I have worked for Dr. Hodge for over 12 years now. Over the years, I have assisted both Dr. Hodge and our hygienists with chair side duties and I continue to do so whenever and wherever I am needed! Majority of the time, you can find me at the front desk making appointments, working with insurance, and catering to our patients’ needs. My favorite thing about my job is definitely my patients! I love seeing full mouth transformations and the happiness they bring! I obtained my Bachelors in Biology & History at the University of Mississippi. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, CJ, and our 2 kids; Meela & Archie!

Amber Faulkner-Raynor – Front Office Coordinator

Brooke West – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Brooke West. I graduated from South Panola High School.  I attended Mississippi Delta Community College. There I received an Associate Degree in Allied Science. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have worked for Dr. Thomas Hodge since 2008. I have thoroughly enjoyed working a long side my co-workers, Dr. Hodge and our patients. As a hygienist, I strive to educate the community on their oral health. I want to help reduce dental caries and aid in the prevention of gum disease. I want everyone to have a beautiful smile that they love. I have a wonderful husband of 20 years, Timothy. We are proud parents of two amazing boys, Caleb and Bowen. My children attend Northwest Mississippi Community College and Delta Academy, where they are active in sports. We attend Belen Baptist Church. I enjoy spending time with my family, attending sports events, and playing piano.

Brooke West – Registered Dental Hygienist

Shannon Killen – Dental Assistant

Hello, My name Shannon Killen.  I have been a dental assistant for over 18 years.  As an assistant, I have received my radiology permit and CPR certificate.  I keep up with all the new dental technology through continuing education courses.  I love making patients feel welcome and at home.  That’s the best part of my job, taking care of my patients and treating them like family.  I like getting to know my patients and making them smile.  Our team takes tremendous pride in the cosmetic work that Dr. Hodge provides to our patients. With his extensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, the advanced technology and materials that we utilize, the results are amazing and stunning. It is very rewarding to be a part of helping our patients get the smile of their dreams. I truly enjoy working with this great team and highly recommend Dr. Hodge to everyone that I know and meet.  Outside of the office, I look forward to spending time with my family doing anything outdoors.

Alexus Bolton – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Alexus Bolton, and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Mississippi Delta Community College in 2019. I have been working with Dr. Hodge and his staff for 9 years now. My goal as a hygienist is to provide education and prevention to the community about oral health. I enjoy taking continuing education courses so I can stay up to date on the latest technology in my profession. I love teaching my patients about the importance of their oral health and helping them achieve a beautiful smile! I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful team! Outside of the office, I enjoy spending my time with my husband, Dylan and our daughter, Hazel.  

Alexus Powell Registered Dental Hygienist

Ariel Crigler – Dental Assistant

My name is Ariel.  I have been one of  Dr. Hodge’s assistants for 15 years now.  My favorite part of my job is the one-on-one time I get with my patients while assisting Dr. Hodge.  I enjoy designing same day crowns, assisting with the simple cases, as well as the more difficult full mouth transformations; all of which give our patients an even bigger, beautiful smile along with more self confidence!  I love participating in all of our esthetics options we have incorporated into our practice lately!    There is no doubt in my mind that the dental office is where I was called to be.   The evolving technology of today’s dentistry keeps this profession very exciting, and I enjoy keeping up with it. Outside of the office you can find me with my husband, Braden and our 2 sons, Carder and Wyatt, or with some of my family and friends-  enjoying the outdoors or sports of any kind. 

Ariel Crigler – Dental Assistant @ Batesville Dentistry

Laura Beth Scheider – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Laura Beth Scheider. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2018 earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene and the Preventative Dentistry Award. Educating patients on their oral health is a passion of mine. I love seeing patients transform their similes and gain confidence. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with family.