Dental Assistants
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Janet W. Lorin, RDH / Dental Hygienist

Janet is a Registered Dental Hygienist at the practice. She was raised in New Jersey, but moved to South Carolina in the 1970’s. She worked as a Registered Cardiology Technologist, a Dental Assistant, and then a Dental office assistant before graduating from Trident Technical College Dental Hygiene program in 1993. She has been with this office as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 17 years.

Janet has been married for over 30 years and is a mother of two grown children who are both in the United States Air Force.

She enjoys sewing, crafting, and serving on the board of directors of Smile For a Lifetime Foundation here in Beaufort.o



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Cathy A. Smith, RDH
/ Dental Hygienist
Cathy is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She started her dental career in 1979 when she worked as a Red Cross Volunteer Dental Assistant. In 1992, she returned to college for a dental hygiene degree. After becoming a dental hygienist, she went to work for the government for two years as a contract dental hygienist. She has worked in this office since 1997.

Cathy enjoys boating, camping and riding motorcycles. She is a mother of two adult daughters.








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robbi-lively-lowcountry-dentalRobbi / Assistant Manager
Robbi joined Beaufort Family Dentistry in 2016 after working for another Lowcountry dentist for five years. Lively’s family was one of Hilton Head Island’s early permanent residents, having moved to Hilton Head in 1968. “I’ve always loved getting to know all the different personalities you find in the Lowcountry,” Lively said. “I’m excited in my new position to be able to work with our patients to provide the best care possible.”

When not working, Lively enjoys spending time kayaking, paddle boarding, crabbing, as well as spending time with her two sons.




kelli-bright-burkeKelli / Front Desk
A livelong resident of Beaufort, Kelli joined the Beaufort Family Dentistry team in 2016. She is the smiling face you see as soon as you come into our office! Kelli loves working with people and enjoys all the interactions she gets to have with patients, as well as the dental team. Kelli enjoys spending time with her family and friends after work.

Kelli will always greet you with a warm smile on her face. Smiles are contagious.






kristine-fernandezKristine / Front Desk 
Kristine moved from San Diego, Ca., to Beaufort in 2016, along with her two teenage children. When in San Diego, Kristine worked for a dental practice for over 14 years. Kristine likes the Beaufort area for the friendliness of the people and slower pace of life. She’s excited to be a part of the Beaufort Family Dentistry team and getting to meet more patients of the practice.