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  Meet the Staff



HYGIENITST- Colleen Nichols has been a crucial team member at Satsuma Family Dental since 1999. She graduated from Faulkner State’s dental assistant program in 1993, and then she continued her education graduating from UAB’s hygiene program in 1998. She is a gentle but thorough hygienist. She is married to Rusty Nichols and has two children, Bryan and Mackenzie.


HYGIENIST- Amber Pipkin has been one of the SFD girls for 12 years, she began as an assistant and now is one of our hygienists. She graduated the Faulkner State assisting program in 2003 and from UAB's hygiene program in 2010. She is married to Shon Pipkin, and the couple just recently had a daughter, Piper in 2014.



ASSISTANT- Stephanie Gartman has been Dr. Tedder's assistant since 2014. She is a genuine and hardworking assistant. She has been married to Aithan Gartman since 2015. 

ASSISTANT- Holly Alexander has been assisting Dr. Tedder since June of 2016. Holly Graduated from Fortis College with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. Holly wants to one day become a Dental Hygienist. Holly is such a sweet asset to our office.  

FRONT DESK/INSURANCE CORDINATER -  Monica Williams has been with Satsuma Family Dental since March of 2014. Monica is married to Shae and they have two beautiful daughters Ryliegh and Ryann. 

FRONT DESK/SCHEDULING CORDINATOR- Amber Padgett has been a part of Satsuma Family Dental's team since January of 2016. She graduated from Faulkner State community College with an associates degree in Dental Assisting. Amber has married to Stephen Padgett since August 2016.