All professionals at Smile Institute of Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our Dental Professionals' experience and training.
Dr. Airiga Tucker Mims
Dr. Mims has been practicing dentistry since 2003. She received her bachelor degree in Biological Sciences from the prestigious Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She attended the well respected and top ranking Marquette University School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After completing her dental school education, Dr. Mims held a teaching position at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia where she taught oral pathology and biochemistry. She has completed numerous continuing education classes in the areas of endodontics, periodontics and restorative dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Wisconsin Dental Association.
Smile Institute of Family Dentistry, where all patients will receive individual attention and care. Her desire is to remove the tarnish of past unpleasant dental experiences by creating an experience that is individualized and encompasses patient appreciation and value. Not only does she adore treating children but she believes developing relationships with people is the breath of life.
Dr. Mims is a Milwaukee native and her personal interests include spending time with her family and cooking. She is happily married and has a son. Dr. Mims and her family enjoy bike riding and traveling together.
Joi - Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Hello! My name is Joi and I have been the Treatment/Financial Coordinator here at the Smile Institute of Family Dentistry since May 2013 and LOVE IT! I have been in the dental field for approximately 19 years, primarily working with insurance, billing and financial aspects of the business, but I have also worked in the back doing dental assisting and sterilization over the years.
My 12 yr. old granddaughter, Gabby, is the light of her papa and my life! We have custody of her so our "nest" truly never emptied. I also have two grown daughters and two grandsons. Gabby, Andy and I love RV camping just about every weekend, with our three dogs, traveling all over the place. When home in Pewaukee, we're pretty quiet homebodies and spend time with extended family.
Hannah- Dental Hygienist
Hello, I'm Hannah! I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Waukesha County Technical College in May of 2017. As a new graduate, I'm looking forward to developing my skills and experience at the Smile Institute! I currently live in Waukesha with my family. I'm originally from Chicago, so I appreciate a good hot dog and Italian ice, but I also love cheese curds and brats! When I'm not working, I enjoy socializing with friends and love being with my family. My other hobbies include watching superhero movie marathons, reading well-written stories, and participating in leadership activities. I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with the families here at the Smile Institute, so I look forward to meeting you!
Jenn - Dental Assistant
Hello! I am a dental assistant here at the Smile Institute of Family Dentistry. I graduated from The National Dental Academy in May of 2014. I started working for Dr. Mims in November of 2014. When I am not at work, I am usually at home watching movies and hanging out with my dog Duke or out with my friends and husband. We got married September 3rd, 2017. I coach a volleyball club team every fall to spring, usually a 15’s or 16’s age group. I also like to still play volleyball and am on a Co-Ed sand volleyball team with other coaches. My family is very important to me, and we always love to take trips and travel together. Our favorite memorable travel place is Disney World in Florida. My husband actually proposed to me there as well. It is and will always be my favorite place on earth. Ask me any Disney trivia and I will probably know it. We live in Port Washington WI and absolutely love it there with all of the festivals the town holds. If you are looking for a calm, relaxing but fun dental office come check us out. I look forward to meeting you!
Jennifer - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Jennifer & I began dental assisting in December 2001. Since then, I've ventured in many different paths in life, but have always found my way back to dentistry. I've received a certification as a dental lab technician in 2014 and have worked in a couple prosthodontist offices. Family dentistry is definitely where I am meant to be.
My passion and gift in life is dance. I've been a dance instructor since 2003 and a certified Zumba instructor since 2010. I met my fiance salsa dancing. We've blended our American/Mexican families and cultures despite our differences. I have two children in their early 20's, a young step-daughter, and we are expecting a baby girl at the beginning of 2018. In my free time, I enjoy Latin dancing, local family events, and festivals. I love healthy cooking and very rarely eat out. I gladly hand out free nutrition and fitness advice.
I feel truly blessed to be part of a dental practice that values our patients as much as we do our own families. Health and wellness are of the utmost importance to me and I am in a perfect atmosphere to express this in my career.
Shavon - Treatment and Financial Coordinator Assistant
Hi, my name is Shavon and I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I graduated from Brown Deer High School and am currently attending UW-Milwaukee studying biology. I started working at The Smile Institute of Family Dentistry in January 2016 and have since decided to pursue dental school due to my wonderful experience here. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family. I look forward to gaining more knowledge of the dental field and growing more relationships with the families at our office