Jessica Perkins | DDS
Dr. Jessica H. Perkins is a native of Hollandale, Mississippi and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi. In 2007 she earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Before returning home to Mississippi in 2015 to begin private practice in New Albany, she practiced general dentistry in New Orleans and Mandeville, Louisiana from 2007 to 2015. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Mississippi Academy of General Dentistry, a qualified member of the Crown Council, as well as an active member of the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics). She is committed to lifelong professional education development in all areas of dentistry.
Good dental health is key to maintaining optimal overall whole-body health. Dr. Perkins dedicates her practice to providing a positive patient service atmosphere, educating patients on ways to achieve optimal dental health, and providing a safe, comfortable and enjoyable dental environment. The team of professionals at Perkins Dental always put patients first, and the members of that team are like family to Dr. Perkins. Happy team members make for happy and healthy patients! “A Breath of Fresh Air’
Beyond the dental practice, Dr. Perkins enjoys spending time with her family and her two fur babies, Remy and Roux. She is always up for an adventure, as she loves traveling, trying new foods, cooking, teaching, and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels.
Dr. Carla Cole | DMD
A Mississippi native with an eye for design, Dr. Carla S. Cole, DMD grew up in a small town similar to New Albany. She began working at a young age for her grandparents home interior store and helped customers plan needs for there homes. This early exposure to helping her community, her love of health and education, and the differences made by serving alongside free medical clinics, lead her to becoming the general dentist she is today. Upon completion of her degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Cole has served in several clinics throughout the state as well as an associate professor at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. She enjoys taking care of all family members, no matter the age, and is thankful for Dr. Perkins and the partnership they share in providing the best care for Perkins Dental patients. Dr. Cole and her husband live in Oxford with their two sons, Mac and Fin, and their beloved golden retriever, Holland. During her free time, Dr. Cole enjoys being outdoors, reading and painting.
Office Manager & Financial Coordinator
Hi there, I’m Teresa! In my 30+ years in the dental field, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to meet and help people from all walks of life. I am passionate about helping others and understand that everyone’s financial needs are different. My goal is to help our patients not only understand their customized care plans, but to help them fit their treatment into a budget that works for them. As team leader and office manager, I’m here to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to help my team provide you with the best possible care.
I am married to my wonderful husband Jeff and the mother of three incredible children: 1 son, 1 daughter and 1 bonus daughter. I love traveling and my favorite destination is the beach with my family and friends. My favorite thing about working at Perkins Dental is the relationships we have, not only with our patients, but with each other as a team.
Hello, I’m Linda! I began my dental career right here at Perkins Dental (formerly McClinton Dental) over 30 years ago! In my many years of experience working alongside patients in all areas of the dental office, I’ve learned that most patients have concerns when it comes to dental treatments and the use of their dental benefits. As Insurance Coordinator for Perkins Dental, it is my goal to help each of our patients understand the ins-and-outs of their dental insurance plans. I will work alongside you and your dental insurance company, and I’m here to help answer any questions or concerns you might have, to make sure you get the most out of your dental benefits.
I am married to my amazing husband Kevin and we have three beautiful daughters- Madeline, Kelly & Jordan. My hobbies include trying out new recipes and being “Nonnie” to my grandbabies- Mackenzie & Waylon. I love being at Perkins Dental because it is like my second home, we are all family!
Patient Care Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator
Hey y’all! My name is Bailey. It’s been six years since I started my journey in the dental field as a dental assistant. Prior to joining the team, I was a patient of Dr. Perkins’, and I knew immediately that Perkins Dental was the place for me. Since joining the team in 2018, I’ve taken on additional roles and now serve as Patient Care Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator. You never know where you’ll find me day-to-day, but no matter where I am in the office, I’m always ready to serve our patients. I love every aspect of dentistry and it brings me so much joy to not only make our patients comfortable while they’re in the dental chair, but also to be available to listen to their questions and concerns, and help them with any needs outside of the treatment room. I enjoy keeping our patients and community up to date on all of the awesome things going on at our office through our social media platforms.
I’m married to Tanner and we have one amazing son named Rhett. My happy place is sitting on the beach with a good book. There are many reasons I love Perkins Dental, but my favorite thing is the family-like atmosphere. No matter who you are, you quickly become part of the family. We’re here to support you in any way we can and treat you with the quality care you deserve.
Patient Care Coordinator
Hi, my name is Ally! I’ve been in the dentistry world for 5 years now. I began my career as a dental assisting student right here at Perkins Dental. After serving patients in different roles in the dental field, I joined the Perkins Dental team in 2022 as a Patient Care Coordinator. You can find me at the front desk, assisting our patients with their paperwork, scheduling appointments, insurance, and any other needs they may have. My goal is to welcome each person with a smile, and to help get to know you personally, so that we can make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.
Outside of work I love to read, work out, and spend time with my family. I am married to Brandon and we have a golden-doodle named Milo. What I love about Perkins Dental is that everyone on our team is here to serve our patients in any way we can. It is so rewarding to see our patients gain confidence and leave the office with a great big smile!
Lead Dental Assistant
Hi y’all! I’m Steffany, also known as Steff by my team! I began my career as a dental assistant student at Perkins Dental in 2018 and joined the team shortly after. Working alongside patients quickly became my passion. To be a part of such a dynamic healthcare team and create a personal connection with our patients gives me a huge feeling of fulfillment. As the lead dental assistant for our team, I pride myself in giving our patients top quality care. My goal is to make each patient feel at home and to comfort them while in the dental chair. I understand dental appointments come with lots of questions, concerns and uncertainties- it’s my job to help walk you through your visits and to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband Hartman and our beautiful daughter Olivia Hart. My hobbies include cooking and spending time with our animals. I love being a part of the Perkins Dental team because it is such a welcoming and fun environment.
Mitzi Jo, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hey there! My name is Mitzi Jo and I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist of over 20 years. I enjoy getting to know my patients and building relationships with them. Helping them understand the link between their dental health to their overall health is a top priority for me. My goal is to always help give you the tools & education you need to be happy and healthy. As the leader of our clinical team, I’m always willing to help ensure our patients’ visits are enjoyable and comfortable.
When I’m not in the office, I’m likely to be found at a ballgame cheering on my husband Andy or one of our children- Eden, Ella Hart & Jack! I enjoy spending time on the beach or by the pool. I love Perkins Dental because of the warm & fun atmosphere. We have a great time with our patients and each other.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello! I’m Michelle and I have worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years! Most of those years have been spent serving patients right here in New Albany. I enjoy the personal relationships I have built with my most faithful patients, as well as the relationships I get to create with the new patients I meet daily. I always want to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. My goal as part of your oral care team is to listen to and understand your concerns, while educating and providing you with suggestions that can improve your dental and overall health.
The outdoors is my happy place. I love doing yard work, working with my flowers and hunting. I also enjoy supporting my husband, Jeff, in his ministry. We have 3 wonderful children-2 daughters and 1 son. I love the friendships our team has created with one another and our patients. The way we always take exceptional care of our patients and one another is a blessing. No matter the day, there is always room for lots of laughter and you never know when there will be dancing in the hallway. There is never a dull moment with these girls and I’m so glad we get to share that with others!
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