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's headshotKristi Grimes has worked at Harris Dental Clinic as a treatment plan coordinator for 10 years. Kristi’s favorite thing about Harris Dental Clinic is getting to know our patients and being able to help them accomplish their goals of achieving a happy and healthy smile. Kristi has 2 beautiful children. Kade (16 yrs. old) is a 11th grader at Cares School and Rylee (14 yrs. old) is an 9th grader at West Jones High School. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach and playing with her 2 dogs (Wesley and Marley).

Heather Jenkins – Receptionist

Heather's headshotHeather Jenkins has worked at Harris Dental Clinic as the Hygiene/Scheduling coordinator for 5 years. Heather’s favorite thing about Harris Dental Clinic is the relationships that she has built with our patients. She has 2 children. Lindsey (24 yrs. old) is currently in the physical therapy program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Michael (19 yrs. old) is currently in the lineman program. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her kids. One of Heather's favorite things that we offer at Harris Dental Clinic is treating TMJ symptoms with botox.

Kayla Nichols – Office Manager 

Kayla's headshotKayla Nichols has worked at Harris Dental Clinic as the insurance clerk/Office Manager for 2 1/2 years. Kayla is married to Josh and they have 3 boys. Preston (20 yrs. old) is attending Pearl River Community College where he is playing basketball, Caleb (19 yrs. old) is currently an active member of the United States Marine Corps and he is stationed in San Diego, CA and Kaden (17 yrs. old) is an 11th grader at West Jones High School. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Debbie Coffin – Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie's headshotDebbie Coffin has worked in the dental field as a dental hygienist for 27 years. She has been employed at Harris Dental Clinic for 19 years. Her favorite thing about working at Harris Dental Clinic is the care that we give to our patients. Debbie has 2 beautiful girls, Claire (23 yrs. old) and Emily (19 yrs. old). Claire is a currently attending Mississippi State University where she is majoring in interior design with a minor in marketing and Emily is a 2021 graduate of Scared Heart High School and she is furthering her education at the University of Southern Mississippi. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the beach. She attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Her favorite products that we use at Harris Dental Clinic are Oxyfresh products.

Debbie likes working at a practice that truly puts patients first and offers the best care possible.

Laurie Thornton – Registered Dental Hygienist

Laurie's headshotLaurie Thornton has worked in the dental field as a dental hygienist for 20 years. She has been employed at Harris Dental Clinic for 19 years. Her favorite thing about working at Harris Dental Clinic is the family-oriented atmosphere. She loves that the staff spends time together outside of the clinic. Laurie is married to Shaun and they have 2 beautiful children. Halle Kate (16 yrs. old) and Jack (13 yrs. old) are both students at West Jones High School . Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

Robin Holmes – Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Robin HolmesRobin 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.

Tori Taylor – Dental Assistant

Tori's headshotTori Taylor has worked in the dental field as a dental assistant for 17 years. She has been employed at Harris Dental Clinic for 9 years. Tori’s favorite thing about Harris Dental Clinic is the relationships that she has built with our patients over the last 9 years. Tori has been married to Murray for 2 years. She has 2 children of her own and 1 stepdaughter . JJ (23 yrs. old) currently lives in Dallas, TX and is employed at Southern Tire Mart, Tatum (13 yrs. old) is a student at Northeast High School and Ashlynn (16 yrs. old). They attend Mt. Vernon Congregational Methodist Church. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and enjoys outdoor activities.

Emily Walters - Dental Assistant

Emily's headshotEmily Walters has worked at Harris Dental Clinic for 2 months. Her favorite thing about Harris Dental Clinic is not only how much the doctors care about their patients but how much they care about their employees. Outside of work she enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Kelli Taylor - Dental Assistant

Kelli's headshotKelli Taylor graduated from Coastal Medical Institution in December of 2021 as a certified dental assistant. She has been employed at Harris Dental Clinic for 3 months. Some of her favorite things about working at Harris Dental Clinic include how patient her coworkers have been, the way all her coworkers are like one big family and how friendly our patients are. She also enjoys all of the community outreach that we do as a clinic and all that we do for our patients. Outside of work Kelli enjoys boating, fishing, taking trips and playing with her dog Aspen.

Tracy Watts - Dental Hygienist

Tracy's HeadshotTracy Watts has worked in the dental field as a registered dental hygienist for 12 years. She has been employed at Harris Dental Clinic for 9 years. Tracy's favorite thing about Harris Dental Clinic is how our patients become like family. We work really hard to give personal time with each of our patients to ensure that all of their needs are met. Tracy is married to Dan and they have 2 beautiful children, Vaeda and Evie. Outside of work she enjoys playing with her two sweet girls that bring endless joy and lots of giggles and a wife to Dan.

harris dental clinic team

Harris Dental Clinic

Drs. Chadwick James Harris and Robert Brent Culpepper proudly serve the Laurel, MS, community with high-tech, comprehensive dental care. Our affiliations include:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • Laurel Area Dental Society

You can request an appointment with us today by filling out our online form or by calling: (601) 649-3344.

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701 N 16th Ave
Laurel, MS 39440

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