Meet Our Staff

Front OfficeOur staff takes pride in providing the best possible care to our patients. They have several decades of experience in the dental field.

They also like to have a lot of fun!

Front Desk

Billie-Ann-Swindoll--Front-OfficeBillieAnn Swindoll

BillieAnn comes to us from Petal with 28 years of dental experience. She has three sons & six grandchildren. She enjoys watching TV & spending time with her family.

Valerie-Sartin-Front-OfficeValerie Sartin

Valerie has been with us since 2016 & has 23 years of customer service experience. She is married to Kris & they have 3 children. She enjoys exercising, gardening & spending time with her family.

Aubrie-Cronin--Front-OfficeAubrie Cronin

Aubrie is a recent graduate of Oak Grove High School. She has attended BYU Idaho & is currently studying to get certified in medical billing & coding at PRCC. She is part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society & is pursuing a career in music. Aubrie has a shorkie named Leia & loves to volunteer at local animal shelters.

Mary-Beth-Cronin--Front-OfficeMary Beth

Mary Beth comes to us with 37 years of medical billing & accounts payable experience & has enjoyed using her knowledge in the dental field in the past year. She also enjoys working with her sons, Dr. Cronin & Dr. Joe, along with all of the other doctors & staff. She has 5 children & 16 grandchildren & enjoys spending time with family.

Dental Assistants

Angela-Waguespack-AssistantAngela Waguespack

Angela comes to Cronin Dentistry from her hometown of New Orleans & has 37 years of experience as a dental assistant. She attends St. Thomas Church & currently resides in Petal, MS with her family. She is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan & loves to support her team every chance she gets!

Aracely-Sosa-AssistantAracely “Shelly” Sosa

Aracely “Shelly” has been working at Cronin Dentistry since 2008 as a dental assistant. She speaks fluent Spanish & enjoys being able to communicate with & translate for the staff’s non-English speaking patients. She loves God & her family. She & her husband, Mario, have two children, Kevin & Kimberly.

Dental Hygienists

Heather-Glenn-HygienistHeather Glenn, RDH

Heather is a graduate of Petal High School & currently lives in Oak Grove. She received a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001 & an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Pearl River Community College in 2008. Heather has been a hygienist with Cronin Dentistry since 2013. She enjoys attending Venture Church with her husband, Jonathan, & their two sons, Jon Michael & Conor.

Alison-Ward-HygienistAlison Ward, RDH

Alison attended Mississippi State University for three years before transferring to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She lives in Hattiesburg with her husband, Patrick, & daughter, Ellie, & is a member of Heritage United Methodist Church. In her free time, she loves to travel.

Deidre-Young-HygienistDeidre Young, RDH

Deidre received an associate’s of applied science degree in dental hygiene from Meridian Community College in 2021. She is a member of the Mississippi Dental Hygienists’ Association & is the secretary for the Mississippi Oral Health Community Alliance. Deidre has also taken a course in CPR. She lives in Hattiesburg with her husband & their rescue dogs.

Baleigh-Slade-HygienistBaleigh Slade, RDH

Baleigh received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Pearl River Community College & is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association & the Mississippi Dental Hygienists’ Association. She has completed courses in CPR & Basic Life Support, OSHA & infection control, mitigating liability, ethics, the risks of vaping, implant placement, periodontitis & systemic disease, endodontic therapy & oropharyngeal cancer screening. She enjoys working out, reading & spending time with her husband, Cody, & two dogs, Franklin & Murphy. Baleigh is an involved partner & volunteer at Venture Church.