Dental Assistants
Front Office



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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.





Crystal McCarter, RDH / Dental Hygienist

Crystal has been a dental hygienist with Beaufort Family Dentistry since 2013. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them improve their dental health.

Crystal and her husband are the parents of three young children that they enjoy taking to the beach and enjoy being outside in the Lowcountry.










Dental Assistants

taylor-cruzanTaylor / Dental Assistant
Taylor joined Beaufort Family Dentistry in 2016. While she is relatively new to dentistry, she has enthusiastically jumped in, eager to learn as much as possible. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of the office, as well as helping people and seeing them smile.

In addition to being a dental assistant, Taylor is also a busy mother and active member of the National Guard.






nadiaNadia / Dental Assistant
Nadia joined the Beaufort Family Dentistry family in 2016 as a dental assistant. She has over 6 years experience working in the dental industry in the Lowcountry area. She enjoys making a difference in peoples lives by helping them improve their smile.

When not in the office, Nadia enjoys working out, taking dance classes and spending time with her friends.




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Beth / Office Manager
Beth is the Office Manager at Beaufort Family Dentistry. She was born and raised in Beaufort. Beth lived in Illinois for a couple of years and returned to Beaufort and began working for this office in 2013. She has over 11 years experience in dentistry. She truly enjoys interacting with patients and working with great people.

Beth is the mother of five boys and loves spending her spare time with them.






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.






Kesha / Lead Dental Assistant Kesha has been Beaufort Family Dentistry’s Lead Dental Assistant since 2014. Kesha grew up in Warrenton, NC, where she met her future husband. Her childhood dentist encouraged her to go into the dental profession and work for him as his assistant. Before she could begin working for him, Kesha’s husband, a Marine, was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., and the family had to move.  Kesha enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She likes living in Beaufort because of the quietness of the town, friendliness of the people and the seafood! Britany / Front Desk & Dental Treatment Coordinator
Originally from  North Carolina, Britany has been working for Beaufort Family Dentistry since 2015. She moved to Beaufort in 2009 and worked in the dental industry for 4 years prior to joining our team. Britany is excited and proud to be a part of the Beaufort Family Dentistry team. She feels extremely lucky to be working with a group of such amazing individuals.

Britany also loves exploring the outdoors and enjoys nature and all the experiences of the Lowcountry.





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.