Alicia, typically the first smile you see when you walk through the door of our office, joined our team in 2017. Raised in Swansea, South Carolina, she graduated from Swansea High School and proceeded on to obtain her knowledge of dentistry at Midlands Technical College and Liberty University. Alicia has been a Dental Hygienist for 10 years and has been licensed to practice in Virginia, Florida and South Carolina. She is pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Biology and Psychology which will be completed this fall. Alicia is passionate about providing excellent care for our patients and wants to serve in that spirit every day. She has thoroughly enjoyed her new position assisting with our office’s administrative duties and believes the saying, “if we stop growing and learning, then we stop living!”
Though originally from South Carolina, she has lived in various states from Minnesota to Florida. Alicia, her husband Allen, and daughter Cailin are enjoying being back in South Carolina and loving the Florence community. Being an animal lover, she has three “fur kids,” Winston (170lb Mastiff), Jake (Chocolate Lab) and Rosie (3lb Queen Bee). Her other hobbies include antiquing, trying new foods and cooking with her husband, and traveling with her family (especially to the mountains). She enjoys cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the fall and spending time on the lake in the summer.
Callie Dental Assistant
Callie is from Kingstree, born and raised. She attended Florence-Darlington Technical College. Her two dogs are her most prized possessions. She loves people, her job, and Mexican food. Loves when patients are as obsessed with dogs as she is!
Callie loves working at Bela Family Dentistry because she has a passion for helping people get their smiles back. She is the assistant to Dr. Shelly and absolutely adores her.
Lakyaah Dental Hygienist
Lakyaah has been a professional in the field of Dentistry for 15 years. She graduated in 2005 from Florence-Darlington Technical College with a Certification in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting. She then achieved another one of her goals and graduated with her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2020.
Lakyaah is a passionate hygienist who loves people and is thrilled to be a part of Bela Family Dentistry. She loves working with a team of people whose values are her values. Lakyaah's genuine warmth and love for what she does set her apart.
In her free time, she is involved in her local church with her husband and two daughters and has a strong desire for serving her community. She enjoys singing, and in fact you can easily catch Lakyaah singing throughout the office. She loves spending time with her family, watching movies and just enjoying quality time together.
Natalie Patient Advocate
I’ve been in dentistry for 3 years, but in customer service for over 20 years. It warms my soul to be part of a team that is so passionate about helping people. Treating people like family is top priority.
I have a two-year-old son named Archer and he is my absolute world! We love going to the pool and being outside all the time. The golf cart is his FAVORITE thing to do! God and family are the most important things in our lives.