Meet The Team
Audrey Clements – Office Manager
Originally from Ocala, Florida, Audrey started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant. She moved to this area due to her husband’s military transfer. She has worked at Yulee Family Dentistry since 1999 is our office manager. She is involved with the American Association of Dental Office Managers and has received her FAADOM and MAADOM thru them. She is currently working towards her DAADOM. She is the Co-President of the NE FL AADOM Chapter.
Family time is her favorite. She enjoys spending time with husband, son and friends. She enjoys boating and camping and just being together.
Phyllis Oakes – Patient Care Coordinator
Phyllis received her Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Certification in 2003 and has been in the dental field ever since. Phyllis is a long-time resident of Nassau County, currently residing in Hilliard on “the farm”, where she enjoys raising chickens and goats with her husband, daughter and dogs, Gadget and Moose.
When they are not busy at home you can catch them at the Motocross track. Phyllis is also very active with her daughters 4H club, serving as co-leader. She also loves watching spooky movies, listening to true crime, history and paranormal podcasts, reading, crocheting, spa days with friends and spending time with her family.
Telisha Jacobs – Patient Care Coordinator
Telisha is from Camden County, Georgia and still lives in there. She graduated from Everest University in 2014 with her Expanded Duties Certification. She started her career in the dental field in 2014. Telisha loves interacting with people. She was once told that she has been blessed with the gift of gab!
When she is not making sure every patient is happy with the services they have received, she enjoys spending time with my three children and her fiancé. Her favorite things to do outside of the office is taking trips and shopping. She also loves to cook, reading and watch movies with her children. She is a basketball mom, and loves every moment of cheering her kids on at their games.
Jean Cooper, RDH – Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist, it is no surprise that Jean is passionate about oral health and educating our patients on how to stay healthy so they can truly enjoy life!
Originally from Fernandina Beach, Florida, Jean earned her hygiene degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2006. She also earned certification to administer local anesthesia in 2014 at the University of Florida.
Jean has been with us for fourteen years and has a great relationship with both patients and the members of our team.
Spending time with family is important. Her two daughters, Darien and Baylee, keep Jean and her husband, Tim, busy. In the summertime, they enjoy camping and outings in their boat.
Danielle Thompson, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Danielle began working at Yulee Family Dentistry in 2019. She attended Florida State College at Jacksonville where she earned her degree in dental hygiene and license to administer local anesthesia in 2016.
Danielle enjoys educating patients on all areas of their oral health and promoting full body wellness through proper oral care. She loves getting to know our patients and strives to ensure they always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. To her, there’s nothing more gratifying than helping patients overcome their dental fears and keeping them smiling and healthy for a lifetime.
Outside the office, Danielle likes to spend quality time with her friends and family. She also enjoys gardening and cooking. Danielle and her husband are active members of Exchange Church here in Yulee and have a passion for serving in the community.
Faith Douglas, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Faith has been in the dental field for 18 years. After high school she did not know what she wanted to do so she joined the Army. She worked as a dental assistant and loved dentistry. After several years as a dental assistant, she went back to school for Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part of her job is saving the world one smile at a time!
When she is not in the office, she enjoys time with her family riding motocross, Jujitsu and playing poker.
Faye Lucas – Dental Assistant
Faye joined Yulee Family Dentistry 18 years ago and she has been helping patients achieve better oral health ever since. Faye graduated from Concorde Career Institute, where she earned her certificate in dental assisting. As a Yulee, Florida, native, Faye finds herself valuing long-term relationships in our community, both with our patients and our team.
Faye enjoys spending time with her husband of 39 years, her four grandchildren, and her dog, Coco. She is very involved with her church.
Stacey Gills – Dental Assistant
Stacey, originally from Fernandina Beach, Florida, came to us over 17 years ago as a graduate of Florida State College School of Dental Assisting. She loves working with patients and our team. Her true passion is helping people have comfortable, beautiful smiles.
When Stacey is away from the dental office, you can usually find her spending time with her family and her two granddaughters, Naomi and Sophia. She also loves animals and has two dogs of her own that are very spoiled.
Christine Walkup – Dental Assistant
Originally from Fayetteville, NC, Christine has lived in Yulee since 2008. Christine graduated as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant from Concorde Career Institute in 2019 and has been in dentistry for three years.
As a newer member of the team, Christine has been with Yulee Family Dentistry for a little under a year. Christine is passionate about dentistry because she loves to help patients gain a more confident, beautiful smile.
When Christine away from the office, you can find her spending time with her fiancé and son. She also enjoys baking cakes and traveling in her free time.
Ann Higginbotham – Dental Assistant
Ann grew up in North Dakota. She attended Bemidji Technical College and received her Dental Assisting Certificate. She spent 12 years in Montana when her husband was stationed there while in the Air Force. In 2012 he retired, and they moved back to his hometown of Hilliard, FL.
Getting to know our patients, building relationships, and helping them overcome their dental fears and anxieties is very important to Ann. She loves seeing someone happy with their smile.
Outside of the office Ann enjoys cooking, the beach and reading but family time is her favorite. Ann’s 3 children and 2 grandchildren as well as her family live in North Dakota, she enjoys traveling back home to see them. Since her family is so far away, she has 2 pups Stella and Sophie that she spoils.