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! 

Amber Faulkner-Raynor – Front Office Coordinator   

Hi, my name is Amber Faulkner-Raynor! I have worked for Dr. Hodge for 10 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 and 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 daughter, Meela!

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 17 years, Timothy. We are proud parents of two amazing boys, Caleb and Bowen. My children attend Delta Academy, where they are active in sports. We attend Sardis Lake Baptist Church. I enjoy spending time with my family, attending sports events, and teaching Sunday school. 

Alexus Powell – Registered Dental Hygienist 

Hello, my name is Alexus Powell, 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 7 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 at the lake and with my two dogs, Mack and Milo.

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.  After hours, I look forward to spending time with my Husband Tommy and 4 children, Austin(24), Katie Grace(18), Paxton(6), and Jon Lake (3) and my Grandson Myles (2).

Ariel Crigler – Dental Assistant

My name is Ariel.  I have been one of  Dr. Hodge’s assistants for 13 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.
Team at Batesville Dentistry

Batesville Dentistry

Dr. Thomas W. Hodge is widely known for his gentle, fun approach to dentistry and deep devotion to patients. He is a member of various trusted organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • Tri-Lakes Study Club 
  • International Academy of Mini Dental Implants

To schedule a consultation at Batesville Dentistry, call us at (662) 563-9550 or request an appointment online.

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