Meet the Team at
Harris Dental Clinic
Our dental office team does a fantastic job with keeping everything running and our dentists, Dr. Harris and Dr. Culpepper, on their toes. They work great together, ensuring our patients get the best dental care in Laurel, MS. If you need restorative, cosmetic, or preventive dentistry, give us a call at 601-649-3344 for an appointment.
Kristi Grimes – Appointment Coordinator
Kristi joined Harris Dental Clinic July 2012; she attended Jones County Jones College and University of Southern Mississippi. Kristi is married to James Hunter Grimes, and they have a son, Kade, and a daughter, Rylee. She enjoys reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Kristi enjoys getting to know our patients, and our staff is more like family to her. She contributes to our practice by working with patients to make their treatment plans affordable for them, and does her best to work around their busy schedule.
Heather Jenkins – Receptionist
Heather joined us in 2017, and attended Jones County Junior College. She has a son and daughter and enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. She enjoys assisting patients with scheduling and treatment plans.
Andrea Davis – Insurance/Financial Coordinator
Andrea has been with our practice since 2014. A former CPA, she has Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy degrees from Ole Miss. She is always staying on top of the latest in insurance coverage so she can help keep our patients informed. She loves the family atmosphere and closeness of the staff here.
Andrea has been married to her husband, Joe, for over 28 years. Their grown children, Reese and Bobbie Jo, are both Ole Miss graduates. They also have two French bulldogs, Jake and Elwood. They frequently spend weekends in Oxford, MS, and attend Ole Miss sporting events.
Debbie Coffin – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has been a loyal employee since 2001 and attended Pearl River Community College, where she received her Registered Dental Hygienist Associate’s Degree. She has been married to Todd since 1992, and they have two daughters, Claire and Emily. She cherishes the friendships she has made with the dental team at Harris Dental Clinic, as well as with our patients.
Debbie likes working at a practice that truly puts patients first and offers the best care possible.
Laurie Thornton – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laurie joined Harris Dental Clinic in 2003, and is a 2002 graduate of UMMC, (University of Mississippi Medical Center) where she received her degree in dental hygiene. She is married to Shaun and they have a daughter named Halle Kate and a son, Jack. Laurie enjoys helping our patients and taking time to educate them.
Delinda Smith – Dental Assistant
Delinda has been with Harris Dental Clinic since 2000, and is a 1993 graduate of West Jones High School, 1995 graduate of Jones County Junior College with her Associates of Arts Degree, and a 1999 graduate of Mississippi Gulf Coast with her Associates of Applied Science.
She is married to Scott Smith, and has a stepdaughter, Madison Suggs. (Ryan Suggs) She also has a sweet Maltipoo, Sophie. Delinda loves deep sea fishing, shopping, vacationing to Disney and the Smoky Mountains. She also loves spending time with family and friends. She likes getting to know our patients and being in the dental field, and feels she contributes to the success of our practice by taking her job very seriously and trying to always give 100%.
Robin Holmes – Dental Assistant
Robin has been at Harris Dental Clinic since 2017, but she has worked as a dental assistant for over 17 years. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and happy with their smiles, and being part of a team that works together to deliver quality dentistry to everyone they see.
Robin is married to her husband, Fred Holmes. They have three boys, Lyle, Clay and Luke. She attends Journey Baptist Church and enjoys camping with her family.
Tessa Blaine – Dental Assistant
Tessa joined Harris Dental Clinic in 2017, and attended Jones County Junior College and Antonelli College. She loves the dental field and making our patients happy.
Tori Kepley – Dental Assistant
Tori joined Harris Dental Clinic in 2013. She is dedicated to the success of the practice and the dental health of our patients. She goes out of her way to make patients happy and comfortable during their procedures. She has two children: JJ, 19, and Tatum, 9.
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“Thanks to Dr. Culpepper and Tori for making it a comfortable atmosphere. My dentist and assistant are the best. Always feel like I'm with people who care and not there to just accept my money.” Michael Hill