Meet the Team

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Kelly Souza
Hygienist

Kelly Souza

Kelly has been a dental hygienist since 2003, she has been part of the South County Smile’s team since 2009. Kelly graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island with her associates in Applied Sciences and continued her education and graduated from Rhode Island College with her Bachelors of Sciences in Sociology. Kelly holds her CPR certification since 1995 and her Local Anesthesia license since 2011. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family going to the zoo, museums, parks, Mystic Aquarium… she enjoys being outside, traveling and is a BIG sports fan of all the New England teams as well as NASCAR. Kelly has been married for since 2005 years and has a son. Kelly stays active in her field of hygiene and is a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association as well as the Rhode Island Dental Association.


Kalia Vang
Hygienist

Kalia Vang

Kalia graduated from Northampton Community College with her associates degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. Kalia is CPR and nitrous oxide certified. Kalia has been part of the South County Smile’s team since 2012. Kalia enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, going to the beach and trying new foods. Kalia has been married since 2012 and is a proud mom of a newborn baby girl and expecting baby number two in 2016! Kalia stays involved in her profession with volunteering for many organizations such as Operation Stand Down which provides free dental services to homeless veterans. Kalia also volunteers at retirement homes and her local church where she educates about dental care.


Victoria Brockwell
Hygienist

Victoria

Victoria is a Dental Hygiene graduate from the Community College of Rhode Island where she earned her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and her Local Anesthesia License in 2014. Victoria has been a part of the South County Smile’s team since 2010. Victoria is a part of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Victoria has been with her boyfriend since 2008 and together they have dog, Zeus. She enjoys going to the beach or pool, traveling and cooking. She also loves animals and listening to music.


Lauren Hayek
Hygienist

Lauren Hayek

Lauren graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island where she earned her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and her Local Anesthesia License in 2015. Lauren has been part of the South County Smile’s team since 2012 originally working for Dr. DiSano as a dental assistant and has done administrative work as well and now she is the newest member to the Dental Hygiene team. Lauren is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has served as a student delegate for the American Dental Hygiene Association. Lauren has been married since 2013 and she enjoys shopping, going to the beach, traveling, running, having a good time and being with friends and family.


Jared Straight
Dental Assistant

Jared Straight

Jared is the newest edition to our South County Smiles team. He has been with us since February 2016 and has been trained on the job to be a dental assistant. Jared completed his Bachelors of Science in Biology at URI and is looking to pursue a career as a Dentist. Jared enjoys working out, surfing, reading, hiking, cooking and being with friends and family.


Lori Aussant
Administrative

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Lori received her associates degree in Business Management from Bryant University and has been working in this field since 1979. Lori has her CPR and OSHA certifications and stays current with dental courses pertaining to insurance, office managing, billing and collections. Lori has been a part of the South County Smile’s team since 2009 working as an office administrator/ billing coordinator. Lori is happily married to her husband since 191986 and together they enjoy traveling, going to the beach and the company of friends and family.


Jennifer Buckley
Administrative

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Jennifer holds her health certification as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Movement of Sports Studies (Phys. Ed). Jennifer has been a part of the South County Smile’s team since 2014. Jennifer is a recent newlywed as of September 2014 and is a proud mom of an little boy. Jennifer enjoys going to the beach, traveling, boating and being with her family.

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