M 7:30am - 4:00pm | T-W 8:15am-5:15pm | Th 7:30am-2:00pm

709 Canton Road, NE
Suite 210
Marietta, GA 30060

Call us Today(770) 426-4188

Meet The Team

KDDStaff_Large-030(1)Christy Laughridge, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Christy has lived in Cobb County for most of her life. She joined Kennestone Dental Designs in 2009 after graduating at the top of her class from West Georgia Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Kennesaw State University. Her passion is helping patients understand the importance of their dental health while providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for each patient.

Outside of work, Christy enjoys traveling, running, and scrapbooking. She is married and enjoys spending time with her blended family.

KDDStaff_Large-009Victoria Ham, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Victoria “Tori” Ham joined the hygiene department at Kennestone Dental Designs in 2017. She is a true Texan, but has grown to love Georgia as her second home. She received her Associates Degree in 2013 and was also awarded the prestigious Colgate Star Award. In 2014, she received her Bachelors of Science degree at the Medical College of Georgia and was also on the Dean’s List.

Tori began her dental career in 2007 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She has an in-depth understanding and appreciation for all aspects of dentistry. Tori specializes in caring for those with dental anxiety.

In her free time, Tori enjoys spending time with her family, including her boyfriend, Brandon and her son, Wyatt. She also enjoys exercising and redecorating their new home.


BeckyBecky Beyer, RDH
Dental Hygienist
Becky started working in the health care field at the age of 15. During that time she developed a passion for helping others and a desire to follow in her mother’s foot steps and become a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Prairie State College in 2014 and practiced in Chicago before moving to Atlanta in the Spring of 2019. Becky truly cares about her patients and is committed to providing the best care for them. She is very excited to be a part of our team and to work with other kind, like-minded individuals. In her spare time she enjoys checking out new restaurants, being outdoors, traveling and visiting with her friends and family.


KDDStaff_Large-022Dena Starnes
Dental Assistant
Dena has been in dentistry for over thirteen years. She truly enjoys patient care and getting to know patients and their families. She is a Georgian native of Cobb County. She enjoys dental missions locally and far from home. She has been married for eleven years to Kelly and has a wonderful stepson Gabriel. They have a chocolate lab named Hershey and two cats Edgar and Siggy. In her free time she enjoys painting, home improvement projects, missions and cooking.

KDDStaff_Large-022Ivelina Abbott
Dental Assistant
Iva was born and raised in Bulgaria. She moved to Georgia in 2011. In 2014, she graduated from Fortis College as a Dental Assistant and began her career at Kennestone Dental Designs. Iva loves working with a family orientated practice and a tight knit team.

In her free time, Iva loves to travel and spend time with her family, friends and her twin sister.



KDDStaff_Large-022Nicole Smith
Front Office Coordinator
Nicole “Nikki” Smith has been working in the dental field since 2011. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in English and joined the Kennestone Dental Designs team in 2015. She enjoys working with the patients in understanding their dental needs.

Outside of the office, Nikki enjoys riding her spin bike, reading suspense novels, and spending time with her husband, Charlie and two weenie dogs, Mateo and Frank.


KDDStaff_Large-022Misty Carney
Office Manager
Misty started her dental career in 2013 and has been with Kennestone Dental Designs since 2017. She was born and raised in Cobb County where she met her husband of 14 years. She lived in Virginia for 5 years with her husband while he was in the United States Navy. The couple moved back to Woodstock, GA in 2008 and has been there ever since with their four legged child, Lola.

Misty enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves being outdoors, and loves to attend Georgia football games. Go Dawgs!


KDDStaff_Large-022Kelly Durbin
Front Office Coordinator
Kelly has 30+ years of experience in the dental field working front office. She started working for Kennestone Dental Designs in July of 2020. Her goal is to make everyone that she comes in contact with feel like they are the most important person she has the pleasure of helping. Kelly has been married to Rocky with one daughter named Kristen. They have lived in Kennesaw the majority of their married live. She enjoys working with the children at her church and doing crafty projects for around the house with her daughter.



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