Our dental assistants do so much and are responsible for such a wide array of duties in the office that they must be both technically proficient and kind and compassionate. Our team of dental assistants excel in all specialties ranging from oral surgery to dental and ortho excellence. We are so proud of our Dental Assistant team and how knowledgeable and proficient they all are in all of their various responsibilities.


LORI GETCHELL

Lori has been a part of our team since 2015 and has over 13 years of experience in the dental field both clinically and administratively. Lori is the mother of four children and also has two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys reading, vacationing, going to the beach and canoeing. Lori is our team lead and excels in all aspects of dentistry.


KATHERINE WEBER

Katie joined the South County Smiles team in 2017. She attended the Cranston Alternative Education Program for Dental assisting and Radiography. Katie has over 5 years of chair-side experience, and is passionate about lab work and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Katie is recently married and has a wonderful puppy that she spends every moment she can with. She is also very crafty; she enjoys painting signs, themed holiday crafts, designing floral arrangements and making wood crafts. She also enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family.


TAYLOR SAMEK

Taylor has been working as a dental assistant for nearly 10 years and has worked in several different offices and parts of the country because she happens to be a military wife. She holds all the required certifications including OSHA, Radiography and CPR and is always a fun spot of joy to have in the office.

Taylor has an adorable puppy, Maisy that she spends quite a lot of time with. Maisy even joins her at work on occasion. Taylor also considers herself an ‘Easy Bake Oven Chef’!


JACLYN CLAY

Jaclyn joined the South County Smiles Team in 2019 with 3 years of previous experience as a surgery assistant. Her unique expertise in the specialty of oral surgery has been nothing but beneficial as we get more specialists to be a part of our team. Jaclyn had also worked prior to that for several years as a CNA, so compassion is something that comes naturally to her.

Jaclyn has many hobbies including softball, hiking, fishing, painting, and taking motorcycle rides. Jaclyn has also spent time in North Carolina where she used to drag race!



JAIMEE COZZOLINO

Jaimee joined the South County Smiles team in 2019 with over 5 years of previous experience as a dental assistant. She has her x-ray certification and is a well rounded dental assistant who performs wonderfully every day at the office.

Jamie loves spending time with her husband and two young children. She also loves shopping and has the closet to prove it! One thing you may not know about Jaimee is that she won a state-wide competition in high school for nail art; she free-handed the Seven Dwarves on nails – amazing!