Our leadership team has a variety of responsibilities including hiring and training personnel, managing the accounting and financials of the office, handling all the marketing and planning, as well as strategizing and ensuring that the mission of South County Smiles is always being actualized. The leadership team works consistently and diligently to ensure the best patient experience for every patient that walks through our doors.
LAUREN HAYEK – OFFICE MANAGER
Lauren graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island in 2015, with her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and her Local Anesthesia License. She has been part of the South County Smile’s team since 2012; beginning as a dental assistant, then as a hygienist, and now as our office manager. Lauren is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and president of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).
Lauren enjoys spin class, shopping, going to the beach, traveling, running, and being with friends and family. Outside of the office, she spends her free time with her three children: Olivia, Matthew and Holden.
DINA MANDEVILLE – BUSINESS MANAGER
Dina graduated from Bentley University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She also holds a Business Manager Certificate with the State of Rhode Island. Dina has over 20 years of managerial experience in accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and operations. She also has experience with human resources, benefits analysis, and serves as the Compliance and Privacy Officer. Her prior experience with small businesses, as well as start up and high growth organizations, fits well with the demands of a fast paced environment.
She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Paul and two children Charlie and Grant.
KELLY SOUZA – CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Kelly joined the team in 2003 as a dental hygienist. Since then, she has grown into our Hygiene Team Lead, and Clinical Director. As Clinical Director, Kelly spearheads our employee training protocols and onboarding process and company wide calibration.
Family is what truly makes her smile the most; she loves spending time with her husband Mike, son Zachary and dog, Chloe. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time working out at the gym. Zach is very active in sports so their family spends nearly all of their free time in a hockey rink, baseball or soccer field. Somehow Kelly has also found the free time to become a Certified Disney Travel Agent and she plans trips to both Disney and Universal Studios.