Meet the Staff
Christine Baker, CDADental Assistant
Christine was born and raised in Fremont, California. After graduating from high school she furthered her education by attending a dental assisting program in the State of California. Upon completion of her training and passing the written and practical licensing exams she was granted her Dental Assisting License from the Dental Board of California and began her carer as a Registered Dental Assistant working for private practices in the San Francisco Bay area.
In November of 2005, Christine and her family left California and moved to Huntsville, Alabama. After taking some time to get acquainted and settled to their new surroundings she began working for Dr. Brown in 2006 and immediately became an integral member of the dental team. Her experience and expertise are evident in the treatment she provides to every one of her patients.
Christine and her husband, Don, are the parents of 2 grown children. In her free time she enjoys reading novels and playing with her 2 dogs. She is confident that her family made a great move and is grateful for the opportunities that Huntsville has provided for them.
Angela Davis, RDHDental Hygienist
Angela grew up in the Lacy's Spring area and graduated from Brewer High School. After graduation she attended Wallace State and earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science- Dental Hygiene. Upon successful completion of both the State and National Dental Hygiene Boards, Angela was granted a Dental Hygiene license by the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners in 1997, and began her career as a private practice Dental Hygienist in the Huntsville area. She assumed her current position in 2003, and thus was all ready employed in the practice, when Dr. Brown bought it in 2005. She has volunteered at the Heals Dental Clinic, and was a member of the Decatur Assistants and Hygienist Society. Due to her longevity within the practice, Angela has formed a close and personal relationship with her patients and considers many of them to be friends, rather than patients, and enjoys catching up with them when they come in for their hygiene appointments.
Angela, and her husband Russ, have 2 beautiful daughters, and stay busy attending after school activities, and enjoying the various events the city hosts throughout the year. On the weekends, they are busy with their church community, and enjoy dinners with their extended families.
Sharon Mitchell, RDHDental Assistant
After a particularly cold and snowy winter, Sharon and her family relocated to Huntsville from the Chicago area in 2004. Once they were settled in their new home, and her 3 children comfortable in school, she was ready for another challenge. She enrolled in a dental assisting program, and upon completion of the program, was hired by Dr. Brown in 2006. She immediately became a favorite among the patients and staff for her beautiful smile, and quick wit. After 5 years of working as an assistant and substitute office manager, she again found herself in need of a new challenge. This time she set her sites on becoming a hygienist, and enrolled in the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program through UAB. After a year of traveling to Birmingham 3 days a month and almost constant studying, she completed the program with academic honors in May of 2012. She passed the Alabama Dental Hygiene Board in June, and was issued her Alabama Dental Hygiene License.
Sharon enjoys all of her duties at the office, but visiting with the patients and making them comfortable is her favorite.
Kathryn OdendahlDental Hygienist
Kathryn began her dental career as a chair side assistant/ receptionist in Indianapolis in 1980. After high school, she graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry, with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 1985. Upon successful completion of both the National and Indiana Dental Hygiene Boards, Kathy spent the next two years working in practices in the Indianapolis area. After relocating to Louisville, Kentucky in 1987, she successfully completed the Kentucky Dental Hygiene Board, and continued to work in the Louisville area until 2000, when circumstances again dictated another interstate move. This time the family, which now included 3 sons, ended up in Huntsville. After passing the Alabama Dental Hygiene Board in 2002, she was granted an Alabama Dental Hygiene license and began working for a local pediatric practice. She enjoyed her time working with children, but began to miss the connection and camaraderie that she had had with adult patients at her previous offices, and decide to go back to a family practice where she could treat multiple generations of one family. She has been in her current position with this practice since 2005. In her free time, she enjoys, reading biographies, and "pinning" ideas to her Pinterest boards, which she promises she will get around to trying "someday".
Donnamarie RoderickOffice Manager
Donnamarie adds an international flair to our staff by being the only one who has lived outside of the United States. She spent her teenage years living in Germany and graduated from Kaiserslauten American High School. Upon her return to the states, she lived in Florida, and Pennsylvania, finally settling in the Huntsville area. She attended UAH, where she pursued a degree in business which led her to a career in the hospitality and hotel industry for 25 years. The customer service skills, and management style she learned in her previous positions allow her to provide our patients with outstanding customer service on a daily basis. She believes in acknowledging every patient by name as they enter the office, usually preceded by her customary greeting of, "Hello hello". She strives to make every visit a pleasant and positive experience for our patients. On any given weekend, you can find Donnamarie "working in the yard", and tending to her beautiful flowers. The flower bed around our sign post, is a testament to her to her green thumb. She, and her husband Charlie, are the parents of 4 sons, all of whom have birthdays in December.