Our Staff

Lana – Dental Assistant

Lana was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but was raised in Picayune, Mississippi where she graduated from high school. Lana has been a dental assistant at the Diamondhead Dental Clinic since 1991.

Lana is married to her husband, Steve, and has three children with lots of activities and events. She enjoys parades, the beach, water sports and watching football games – Go LSU!

All aspects of general dentistry interests Lana, and she has a wealth of expertise and knowledge. She will help make your dental care more relaxed and enjoyable.

Michelle – Dental Assistant

Michelle was born in New Orleans and moved to Diamondhead in 2004. She has been a dental assistant since 1998 and has been with Diamondhead Dental since spring 2011.

She has two daughters, Laynie and Kaylie, and a husband named Danny. Michelle enjoys live music and spending time with her family, and she loves watching the Saints!

Tami – Hygienist

Tami was born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Her parents had a camp on the river in Bay St. Louis, so she visited frequently as a youngster. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from LSU School of Dentistry and has practice dental hygiene since 1993.

Tami's favorite part of daily practice is treating our patients. She says, "I just love my patients!"

Tami has been married since 1995, and she has two children, a daughter and a son. When not in the dental office, Tami enjoys camping and loves all water sports.

Brandi – Hygienist

Brandi was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and was raised in Kiln, Mississippi where she still resides with her family. She received her dental hygiene education at Pearl River Community College and is a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in the State of Mississippi. Brandi has been practicing dental hygiene since 2004.

The most rewarding aspect of dentistry for Brandi is being able to help people lead healthier lives and be more confident in themselves as a result of their dental care.

Brandi has two boys, Blaine and Jaxson, and she is very involved with all of their sports and activities.

Dana – Office Manager

Dana was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has lived in Waveland since 1990. She attended St. Clare, Our Lady Academy and graduated from Bay High in 2001. She joined Diamondhead Dental Clinic in the summer of 2007 and absolutely loves her job! She can help you with any insurance or billing questions you may have.

Dana was married to Steven in 2007, and she has one son. They enjoy spending time at the beach and live music, and they especially love watching the Saints!

Karyn – Patient Coordinator

Karyn is originally from Natchitoches, Louisiana. She moved with her family in 1987. Karyn graduated from Bay High School in 1991 and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of South Alabama in 1996. She has been with the clinic since spring 2011.

Karyn was married to Duncan Matheson, IV in 1999, and she has two daughters, Hayden and Avery. Along with enjoying being a mom, she loves to spend time on the river with friends and family.