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AAO Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Cheyenne has been on staff for three years. Her hobbies include fishing and playing with her dogs Daisy the goldendoodle and Jasper the rescue pup. Her favorite thing about living in Alabama is a cold glass of really good sweet tea. She is engaged to Mason and is getting married in May 2020.

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AAO Specialized Orthodontic Assistant/ Registered Dental Hygienist

Courtney has been apart of the office for ten years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves traveling and hopes to see all of Europe one day. In her down time she love to watch her favorite tv show “Friends”and play with her puppy Missy. She is also a big Alabama fan. Roll Tide!

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AAO Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Khelsea has been working for Dr. Abenoja for 3 amazing years. In the office she is best known for her ability to calm nervous patients and has been nicknamed “lashes” by many. She is a native of “The All American City” (Tupelo, MS). She is a proud alumni of Itawamba Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Business. She also attended Mississippi State University where she majored in Fashion, Business, and Marketing. Khelsea discovered her passion for braces and transforming smiles as a young teen with braces. She then transferred to The University of Alabama at Birmingham and later graduated from The School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Program. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, event planning, and traveling around the U.S. as a Dental Assistant.

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Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Courtney is the newest member of Dr. Abenoja’s office. She attended Wallace State Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science –Dental Assisting. Within the dental field, she has been a sterilization technician, an oral surgeon assistant, and now a clinical assistant in orthodontics. She believes patient care is more than providing treatment - it’s making someone feel comfortable, confident, and like a part of our family. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband of four years, Manny, their one year old son, Landon, and their corgi, Libby.

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Lab/Records Technician

Austin has been working with Dr. Abenoja for two years. His mother is a dental hygienist, which inspired him to work in orthodontics. He enjoys watching YouTube, playing video games, spending time with family, and his three dogs; Hadley, Cooper, Baron, and his rescue cat; Kenya.

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Emma is one of the newest members of the Abenoja team. She graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in marketing. She loves spending time with friends, family, and her three-legged Pomeranian; Hank. She also enjoys watching anything on Netflix and Hulu.

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Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Kim has worked for Dr. Abenoja for five years. She is mamed with two teenage daughters and an always changing number of fosters and rescue dogs. She is a grad of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. In her spare time, well there is none with teenagers and dogs!



“We are an Abenoja family; all three of our children are patients there! All of the staff are lovely and take the anxiety out the experience. We highly recommend their practice.”

— J.L.

Super friendly staff! I enjoy my appointments.

— R.Q.

Dr Abenoja and all of her staff are the best! In just over one year my stepdaughter finished her ortho treatment and has the most beautiful smile!

— B.H.