The Belk Ditcharo Dental Team
Brenda, Front Office Staff
When you call Belk Ditcharo Dental, Brenda is one of the people you talk with first. Having been employed at Belk Ditcharo Dental since 2000 and in the dental field since 1990, making people feel comfortable and helping patients understand their insurance and financial needs are her best qualities. Brenda is married to Bennie Smith. They have three children – Adam, Steven, and Shellie, and they have two grandchildren. She loves running, riding bikes, reading, and ice cream.
Kristy, Front Office Staff
When you come to Belk Ditcharo Dental, Kristy will be the first person to greet you. She has worked for Belk Ditcharo Dental since the summer of 2012. Kristy was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Tupelo. She met John, her husband since 1996, on a mission trip to Alaska. John and Kristy enjoy traveling, mission trips, plays, music, Mississippi State athletics and spending time with their sweet catahoula puppy named Nellie.
Mary, Front Office Staff
Mrs. Mary has been part of the front office staff of Belk Ditcharo Dental since the beginning in 1988. Having always lived in Brookhaven, most patients either know her or her family – the Ratliff’s. Her husband of fifty-nine years was the late Buddy Norman Ratliff. Mrs. Mary has four grown children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Even though she is past typical retirement among her peers, she enjoys being around people. She says it keeps her young.
Kristi has been assistant at Belk Ditcharo Dental since 2000. Her favorite part of dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. Kristi loves the challenges and rewards of making her patients feel better about themselves by improving their smile. She is married to Paul Hux, and they have two children, Hayden and Abigail, and one beautiful granddaughter, Ella. Kristi enjoys sewing, crafting, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Carissa is an assistant at Belk Ditcharo Dental. She has worked with Dr. Belk since 2007 and has been employed at Belk Ditcharo Dental since November 2009. Carissa earned her certification in dental assisting from Hinds Nursing Allied Health Center in August 2005. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry – particularly working with children and showing compassion to her patients. Carissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Andrew, their sons, Dylan and Jase, and other family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys doing things outdoors like working in the yard, fishing, and hunting as well as painting.
Katie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie is a registered dental hygienist. She attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe before completing hygiene school at Mississippi Delta Community College. Katie’s love for dentistry started when she was a little girl. Making people smile is important to her, and it came naturally to want to keep those smiles healthy. Along with keeping patients educated about oral hygiene, she loves getting to know them on a personal level. Katie and her husband, Jarod, moved to Brookhaven in 2007. They were blessed in 2009 with a baby boy, Maddux, and again in 2011 with another baby boy, Tucker. She enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. Her greatest joy was becoming a mom.
Kindra, Dental Hygienist
Kindra received a dental hygiene degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2010. Since that time, she has enjoyed educating her patients, as well as visiting school children to instill the importance of good oral hygiene. She and her husband, Aaron, reside in McComb where they enjoy gardening, golf, and renovating their home. They are new parents of a beauiful baby girl, Anna-Patrick.