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


BillieAnn Swindoll

Billie-Ann-Swindoll--Front-OfficeBillieAnn 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

Valerie-Sartin-Front-OfficeValerie 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.

Madeline Cronin

Madeline-Cronin--Front-OfficeMadeline is from Sumrall, MS. She spent a year & a half living in Honduras as a missionary. Madeline loves to communicate & translate in Spanish while at work. She attends the University of Southern Mississippi as a Child & Family Sciences & Spanish major. She enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Chris, & spending time with her family & friends.

Aubrie Cronin

Aubrie-Cronin--Front-OfficeAubrie 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

Mary-Beth-Cronin--Front-OfficeMary 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.

Claire Trussell

Photo Coming SoonA graduate of Oak Grove High School, Claire attended Brigham Young University & is pursuing an ultrasound technician degree. She loves cats, the beach & traveling. She has over 100 service hours & is an active church member.

Dental Assistants


Angela Waguespack

Angela-Waguespack-AssistantAngela 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 “Shelly” Sosa

Aracely-Sosa-AssistantAracely “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.

Laney Currie

Laney-Currie-AssistantLaney is from Clarksdale, MS, & is a graduate of the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy. She enjoys traveling & lives in Hattiesburg with her husband, Jake, & their child.

Mekayla Anderson

Mekayla-Anderson--AssistantMekayla is from Purvis, MS. She enjoys the outdoors, spending quality time with her loved ones & playing with her two dogs, Duke & Gypsy Rose.

Dental Hygienists


Heather Glenn, RDH

Heather-Glenn-HygienistHeather 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, RDH

Alison-Ward-HygienistAlison 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, RDH

Deidre-Young-HygienistDeidre 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.

Haley Good, RDH

Haley-Good--HygienistHaley received an associate of arts degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College & an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Pearl River Community College. She is an OSHA team leader at the office & a member of the Mississippi Dental Hygienists’ Association & the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Haley has completed courses in OSHA & infection control, oropharyngeal cancer screening, mitigating liability, ethics, the risks of vaping, diabetic amputees, periodontal disease, endodontic therapy & implant placement. In her free time, she enjoys road trips, CrossFit, leading worship at Venture Church & spending time with her Goldendoodle, Webber.

Baleigh Slade, RDH

Baleigh-Slade-HygienistBaleigh 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.