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.
Lori - Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Lori. I'm a graduate from Marquette University. I'm newly married with two grown stepsons. In spare time, we enjoy a wide variety of activities including family, biking, hiking, festivals and traveling to name a few. Currently, we reside in Grafton. The community is very quiet, yet is close to the action of downtown Milwaukee thanks to the freeway system. It offers the best of both Worlds. Grafton has the Interurban BikeTrail....great for walking our dog "Nikki". I am delighted to be the newest team member of the Smile Institute of Family Dentistry. I look forward to serving your family for many years to come.
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 Netflix and hanging out with my dog Duke or out with my friends and fiancé. We are engaged to be married in the summer of 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. As a family, we have gone a total of 12 times. My fiancé 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 Cedarburg 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!
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