2016 TEAM

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2016 TEAM


DR. LAUTEN JOHNSON

DR. LAUTEN JOHNSON


Dr. Johnson is the founder of the Smile Foundation he will be leading the 2017 trip.

BRANDON PENNINGTON

BRANDON PENNINGTON


Brandon is in his first year of Pediatric Dental Residency at UAB! This is his 5th trip to Isla with The Smile Foundation.

PAIGE PRESTON

PAIGE PRESTON


Paige is a dental hygienist at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry in Birmingham. This is her 6th trip to Isla Mujeres with the Smile Foundation!

CLAIRE MITCHELL

CLAIRE MITCHELL


Claire is head of marketing at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. She is looking forward to her 7th trip to Isla!

TIZZY HOWARD

TIZZY HOWARD


Tizzy is a dental hygienist and works with Dr. Lauten Johnson at Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry in Hoover, AL. This will be Tizzy’s fourth trip to Isla Mujeres.

RICHARD LANG

RICHARD LANG


Richard is an RN in Nashville. This will be his fourth year going to Isla with the team!

VALERIE MADISON

VALERIE MADISON


Valerie is a Dental Hygienist at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. SHe is married and has two children and two step-children ages 11-20. This will be her second trip with the Smile Foundation!

CINTHIA BUENO

CINTHIA BUENO


CInthia is a Dental Hygienist at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. This will be her second trip to Isla Mujeres with the Smile Foundation.

HUNTER HALE

HUNTER HALE


Hunter is currently practicing dentistry in Mobile, AL . This is his second trip with The Smile Foundation.

BAILY MARTIN

BAILY MARTIN


Baily is finishing her Freshman year at The University of Alabama. This will be her second trip to Isla with the Smile Foundation!

CAROLYN RUSH

CAROLYN RUSH


Carolyn is a consultant and photographer in New York City. She is presently co-owner of Worn Creative. This is her fourth year with the team.

PERRY MARTIN

PERRY MARTIN


Perry will be gradution this Spring and plans to attend college in the Fall. This will be his second trip with the team!

DR. FRANK CAIN

DR. FRANK CAIN


Dr. Cain is a practicing general dentist in Millbrook, AL. He resides in Montgomery, AL. He loves Mexican food.This is his third trip to Isla with the Smile Foundation.

COURTNEY WILLIAMS

COURTNEY WILLIAMS


Courtney lives in Dallas, TX where she is the manager at The Impeccable Pig. Courtney is very excited about her first trip with the team!

LESLIE JOHNSON

LESLIE JOHNSON


Leslie Johnson is a mother of three and resides in Mobile, AL with her awesome husband, John. This is her first trip with the Smile Foundation.

APRIL FRANKLIN

APRIL FRANKLIN


April is a Dental Hygienest at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. This will be her first time traveling to Isla!

JAY DURHAM

JAY DURHAM


Jay is an Orthodontist in Huntsville, AL. He is excited about his first time traveling with the team!

CULLEN JOHNSON

CULLEN JOHNSON


Cullen is a Teacher in Memphis, TN! Cullen always brings the fun. This will be Cullens 5th trip with the team!

Cullen's Story

“Over the years, Isla Mujeres has become a part of who I am. I have been traveling to the island since I was in high school. Each year brings different stories full of joy, laughter, hardship, and learning. Our trips have evolved from serving locals in anyway possible to a daily dental clinic that serves hundreds...” Cullen, 27, Memphis

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Carolyn's Story

“With the help of so many, our trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico has been one that has provided so many divinely orchestrated "moments" for the people of this town. Making "doing good" fun is not always easy- but with the leadership of people like Dr. Lauten Johnson, people are attracted to our mission and can see why we keep coming back...” Carolyn, 25, Washington D.C.

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