Mia is originally from Allendale, SC and attended high school in Barnwell. She attended college in Orangeburg, SC where she obtained her bachelor's in criminal justice and minored in education.
Mia fell in love with Dentistry in 2015. She says, "I enjoy seeing my patients smile! Connecting with them and building relationships is very important to me and makes my job so enjoyable!"
Mia has two beautiful daughters and when she is not at work she loves reading, cooking, and doing make-up! (She is a licensed cosmetologist!)
She is also currently working on obtaining her master's at Strayer University.
Averie Hygiene Coordinator
Averie has been part of the Bela Family since June of 2018. She is currently our Patient Advocate and helps assist the doctors when needed. She was born and raised in Edgefield, SC and is a Strom Thurmond Alumni. She has enjoyed getting to expand her knowledge of the dental field. She looks forward to continuing to expand her knowledge and learn from our team. Averie is passionate about helping and educating others and has enjoyed meeting and building relationships with our patients. Averie enjoys spending time with her husband, Drew, their son, DJ, family, friends and four- legged babies, Radar and Buddie. She also enjoys hunting and traveling.
Michelle Practice Manager
Michelle is our team’s Practice Manager. Michelle is a Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Preventative Functions Dental Assistant; she brings over 19 years of dental experience to our practice. She has worked clinically as well as in dental sales. Michelle is passionate about providing excellent care, she enjoys interacting and building relationships with our patients and making sure every patient has an exceptional experience. Michelle resides in Leesville with her longtime boyfriend, Jeremy and their 3 fur babies, Rowdy (8-year-old white lab), Toodles (16-year-old cat), Wynni (18-year-old cat). In her spare time, she enjoys camping and traveling and spending time with their families.
Tesha Martin is from North Augusta, South Carolina. She attended Aiken Technical College for Expanded Duty Dental Assitant and Midlands Technical College for Dental Hygiene. Tesha has been a Registered Dental Hygienist going on ten years. She has one son named Justine who is twelve years old. Tesha loves spending time with her family and friends. She is the youngest out of five and has numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoys the scenic view on her commute to and from work. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, skating, enjoying mother nature and attending True North Church. Her main goal as a Registered Dental Hygienist is to educate each and every one of her patients on the condition of their oral cavity while establishing a trustworthy relationship.
Tonya Dental Assistant, Clinical Trainer
I have been a dental assistant for 20+ years. I have been with Bela Family Dentistry for 10 years.
My passion for dentistry is due to how we can impact lives. I have been able to see smiles transformed and patients confidence given back to them through their smiles. I have been able to see patients health changed through our services. By building trust and providing comfort for our patients I have been able to witness fears being conquered about having dental procedures completed.
I love being a part of Bela because they are patient centered care and that is what makes us different. You become a part of our family when you become a BELA patient.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Doug for 27 years. We have been blessed with three beautiful children Jordan, Eli, and Leah. We have loved bringing our family up in Edgefield where we were also brought up. Edgefield county is very special to us.
Let us put you on the path to outstanding dental health!