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Meet the Staff

Professional staff that cares for you

It is our focus to give you the highest quality treatment possible. Meet our skilled team below.

Dr. Neal Martin
Dentist

Dr. Neal Martin was raised in Indianola where he graduated from high school with honors. He attended Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, and pursued a dual major in biology and chemistry. Although it is unusual, Dr. Martin was accepted into dental school with only three years of undergraduate education — as compared to the usual four to five year requirement.

He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 1985 with a DMD in General Dentistry. Upon graduation, he established his dental practice in Saltillo, MS, where he provides dental services to all members of the family. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association. He served as president and trustee of the Mississippi Dental Association District 1.

He is married to the former Sue Shorter from Braxton, Mississippi. They have two children: Jessica and Elizabeth. Both attended Saltillo High School, ICC and MSU. Dr. Martin is avidly involved in outdoor recreation.

Rosa Connally
Dental Hygienist

Rose graduated from Northeast Community College in 1988 in the Dental Hygiene Program. While in the program, she became skilled in the various procedures in dental health. Among those were educating patients concerning their oral health, observation and treatment of periodontal therapy, providing prophys, fluoride applications, and routine x-rays.

After obtaining both her Mississippi State and her National Dental Hygiene Licensure, Rose began her career at our office in 1988. As a member of our team, she continues her goal of doing the best she can to ensure the overall dental health of her patients by educating them on the need for complete oral care. She is a very important part of our team working and making many friends over the past 33 years with us.

Rose says that she has never regretted her decision to start a career in Dental Hygiene, or her choice to work with the team at Neal Martin Dentistry. She loves the family oriented office that loves and takes care of its employees as well as the patients. Rose hopes to have many more years working in this environment and taking great care of her patients.

Lisa Cryder
Dental Assistant

Lisa joined our staff 14 years ago in October 2007 as a chair-side assistant. She has over 19 years experience in the dental field. She assists Dr. Martin in all dental procedures and ensures the patient has a great experience.

She is a graduate of Mooreville High School and attended Itawamba Community College in Fulton. Lisa received her radiology permit from Hinds Community College in Pearl. Lisa has also had several training courses on crown design with E4D technology, and takes various continuing education courses throughout the year to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry.

Lisa says that she loves the laid back atmosphere at Dr. Martin’s office. He is very patient and always willing to teach new things about dentistry.

Renée Smith
Office Manager

Renee has been with our team for 26 years beginning in 1995 as a chair-side assistant helping Dr. Martin with all patient procedures. Nine years later, in 2004, she transitioned into the Office Manager position.

She manages all administrative functions of the practice including scheduling, insurance, billing, payroll, financing, marketing, delinquent accounts, tax filings, and a host of other duties associated with managing a thriving dental practice.

She is a graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Itawamba Community College. Renee has completed various continuing education courses throughout her years at the practice, and received her radiology permit through the University of Tennessee. She has current certification with Care Credit for financial contracting as well.

Renee says that Dr. Martin has a great team that really enjoys being around each other. They all work well together, and that always makes for happier and more productive employees .Doc is really easy to work for and pretty laid back. He truly values his employees and patients, and wants the best for them.

Sharon Rodriguez
Patient Services

Sharon joined our practice in January 2010 as our patient services coordinator. She schedules appointments, verifies patient dental insurance coverage, filing, payments, financing, and other customer service duties.

Sharon graduated from South Panola High School in Batesville in 1983. She attended Blue Mountain College and Northwest Community College. Sharon and her husband Tony have three children. She enjoys water sports, yard work, and spending time with family and friends.

Working for Dr. Martin has been a rewarding experience. She has learned so much about dentistry and loves the friendly atmosphere.

Kelly Bryson
Dental Assistant

Kelly joined our practice 13 years ago, in July, 2009. She has over 25 years in the dental field as a chair-side assistant. Kelly assists Dr. Martin in all dental procedures making sure that the patient is as comfortable as possible. She takes x-rays and ensures Dr. Martin has everything he needs for the procedure at hand.

Kelly is a graduate of South Pontotoc Attendance Center and attended Northwest Community College, where she was a member of the Rodeo Team. She received her Radiology permit through Northeast Community College in 1997. Kelly takes continuing Education courses throughout the year to keep up with the latest dental advances. She is also trained on the CERAC crown machine helping to make same day Crowns for patients

Kelly says that working here has been a refreshing change. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere and the fact that Dr. Martin is so easy to work for. She enjoys being part of a great dental team!

Vicki Browning

Vicki joined our practice ten years ago in 2011 as one of our Dental Hygienists. Vicki graduated from East Union High School in 1985. She received her Hygiene degree from Northeast Community College in 1988, so she has 33 years experience in the dental field.

Vicki prides herself in caring for her patients’ oral health. She takes at least twenty hours every two years continuing education courses to help keep herself informed and up to date on all the latest advances in dental technology.

Vicki says the thing she enjoys most about Martin Dental is that everyone is like her family rather than coworkers. Dr. Martin is very easy to work for and truly cares about his patients.

Regular exams and cleanings help keep your teeth healthy and allow early detection of any problems.
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