MEET THE TEAM THAT WILL TRAVEL TO ISLA MUJERES THIS YEAR. WE'VE GOT EVERYONE FROM DOCTORS, TO TEACHERS, TO HYGIENISTS, TO STUDENTS! SMILE ON, ISLA 2021!
2021 TEAM Members
Dr. Lauten Johnson is the founder of The Smile Foundation. He has been a dentist with Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry since its beginning in 2010.
Laura Barksdale is a mom of two boys and has been practicing as a nurse anesthetist for about 10 years. This is her first trip to Isla.
Maria Bueno is a dental hygienist at Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry. This will be her fourth trip to Isla Mujeres with The Smile Foundation.
CLAIRE MITCHELL DALZIEL
Monica Bueno graduated from Hoover High School and now works for Regions Bank. She is excited for her first trip with The Smile Foundation.
Blair Cruce lived in Honduras for eight years and took an intensive Spanish course for one year while living there. She is fluent in the Spanish language. Blair has been translating at Dr. Lauten Johnson's office for the past few months and will join the team for her first summer.
Claire Mitchell Dalziel is the Office Manager at ARC Realty Co. She is looking forward to her twelfth trip to Isla.
DR. DOUG DENSON
DR. JAY DURHAM
Dr. Douglas Denson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Birmingham, AL. He received his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Denson is excited for his second trip with The Smile Foundation.
Dr. Jay Durham is an orthodontist in Huntsville, AL. He attended Auburn University. After completion of dental school, Dr. Durham soon entered into a residency program at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr. Durham and his wife have four children.
Baily Martin is a second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. Although she has no formative healthcare experience, this is Baily's fifth year with the Smile Foundation because of her desire to serve.
Perry Martin is a senior at the University of Alabama, majoring in International Studies with a Concentration in Latin America. This will be his sixth year with the Smile Foundation. Perry is proficient in Spanish and plans to enroll in an Accelerated Nursing Program after graduating.
Faith McSpadden is a Wallace State Community College dental hygiene graduate and has been practicing as a dental hygienist for two years. She has always had a passion for serving others and is looking forward to her first time out of the country with The Smile Foundation to provide healthcare to others.
Grayson Nichols is first-year nurse and graduate of the University of Alabama. This will be her second year on the trip. Grayson currently works for Children's Hospital on the Behavioral Health Unit.
Alex Oczypok is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in mechanical engineering. He currently works for Vulcan Materials Company in sales. This will be Alex's first year in Isla Mujeres with The Smile Foundation.
Dakoda Smith is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham dental hygiene program and has been practicing as a dental hygienist for six years with a special interest in pediatrics. She currently works alongside Dr. Lauten Johnson at Brocks Gap Dental Group as his Clinical Director. This will be Dakoda's second year in Isla Mujeres with The Smile Foundation with many more to come.