Dr. Laura McAuley is the foundation of this practice. Being a daughter of a dentist, she has been a lifelong champion of preventative dentistry. Her love of children and her passion for dentistry is the driving force that powers her desire to create a lifetime of healthy habits for the children she meets. Although some call her 'Dr. McAuley', many of her little friends call her 'Dr. Laura'.
Dr. McAuley went to college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Go Tarheels!), where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Science Education. During her two years of teaching high school biology, physics, and anatomy in Winston-Salem, NC, she not only spent her extra time as a cheerleading coach but also, met the love of her life, Earle.
Although Dr. McAuley had a love for teaching, she once again became a student to pursue dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. During her time in dental school, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (a dental honor fraternity), as well as, served in the community by helping manage the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) clinic to provide free dental services to local, underserved individuals and was the 'prosecutor' for the student run dental honor board. After dental school, Dr. McAuley completed her pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. This is also where her oldest daughter was born.
In 2000, Dr. McAuley and her family moved to beautiful Pensacola, where she could enjoy the beach life and the company of her extended family. Since moving back to Florida, she has had three more children and dedicated her life to supporting not only her children but children everywhere. Dr. McAuley is an active member of First United Methodist Church and is involved in many community events such as Give Kids A Smile and Missions of Mercy. She has been on several dental mission trips to serve in Peru & Costa Rica and will be in charge of leading the dental mission team on future mission trips.
Dr. McAuley is an avid runner and has competed in the last three double bridge runs (15k). She can easily be found at the soccer fields--three of her children play, and she has been a part of the Northeast YMCA Soccer Program the last three years by sponsoring their uniforms.
Incorporating her love of teaching, her love of children, and a deep commitment to serving the Pensacola community, Dr. McAuley and her team strive to raise children's dental health awareness. Her primary focus is to educate both patient and parents on the importance of early dental care while providing the best patient care possible to every child she encounters.
Mrs. Brandy has been with our team since October 2010 and is the fun, friendly voice that helps all of our parents with their insurance and financial needs. She shares her contagious laugh with everyone she meets, and you won't want to miss her amazing smile as you are leaving our office. Not only does Mrs. Brandy love spending time with her husband and daughter, but she also takes pleasure in the simple things, such as enjoying the beach life and expressing her creativity with crafting.
Mrs. Kate is our warm and welcoming smile you see at our front desk. She was a previous team member, and we couldn't resist not having her at our office.You will find Mrs. Kate helping in the office in many ways - if she's not running the front desk area, you can also find her helping our friends in one of our colorful rooms. She is the lucky person who gets to welcome our friends when they first arrive and see them go when they check-out. In her free time, she spends memorable moments with her family enjoying the Florida sun at the pool or the beach...We are excited that she is here with us!
Ms. Debbie is our comforting ray of sunshine! She takes care of your children 's smiles in the PurpleRoom and sees little babies from a few months old up to 5 years old! She has been a Dental Assistant with our team since April 2007, and she feels that the best thing about her job is being able to teach children the importance of good oral health in a fun, encouraging environment! You will never see Ms. Debbie without a big smile on her face - thats why our team calls her 'Little Miss Sunshine!' When Ms. Debbie is not playing with her little friends at the office, she is enjoying quality time with her precious grandchildren.
Miss Lily is our fun, loving treatment coordinator, who assists Dr. McAuley for all the children's dental needs. You can usually hear her reading one of her favorite books,The Lorax, in the Blue Room. She is originally from Seattle but couldn't stay away from Pensacola's beautiful beaches, so that's where she spends her weekends. Miss Lily is fond of art and enjoys being creative. She also takes pleasure in body surfing, hiking, and traveling. Her goal is to one day travel outside of the U.S. and explore the world.
Although Mrs. Donna has been working at our office for a few years, she has over 20 years of dental experience. Her experience mostly has been with children and special needs, which she loves. She takes care of our older kids in one of our Orange Rooms and gets them ready for when they 'graduate' to see an adult dentist. Aside from hygiene, Mrs. Donna is the go-to person for school visits, as well as, the coordinator for our O.R. cases. When not in the office, Mrs. Donna spends quality time with her family lounging by the pool, going to football games (Geaux Saints & Gators!), enjoying her kids ' sports & music activities, and simply relaxing with family & friends!
Mrs. Tami is a wife and mother of three. She loves to spend time with her family in the Florida sunshine. She enjoys learning about health and fitness and has a love for eating healthy & feeling great! She takes care of our children ages 5-9. Mrs. Tami loves working with children and finds joy in educating & encouraging her patients to achieve a healthy smile.
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