Flint River Dental
The team at Flint River Dental is here because we want to share with you the gift of a healthy smile. We believe that happy patients are more likely to keep up with dental care, so we do everything we can to make all your visits with us enjoyable. Dr. Darby, Dr, Kwon, and our entire team focus on getting to know you so we can personalize your care to fit your needs. We think you'll find us to be a group of upbeat, friendly people who only want the best for you. Please take a moment to meet our awesome team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Meghan Darby
Dr. Meghan Darby graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2007. She proudly served in the United States Air Force, where she graduated from a rigorous Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Eglin AFB, FL, in 2008. She then served at Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA, where she was named Company Grade Officer of the Quarter in 2010 for the 23rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Dr. Darby is committed to lifelong learning and has earned over 500 hours of continuing education credit.
She has been happily married to Anthony Darby of Decatur, Alabama, for fourteen years. Meghan and Anthony have two (busy) boys, Jackson, age 9, and Grayson, age 6. Dr. Darby graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It also means she is a frustrated football fan... Go Bulldogs!!
Dr. Darby graduated from Sparkman High School in 1997. She is excited to be living and working close to home again! On her off time, you'll find her hiking on and around the beautiful trails of the Southeast and working out with Rocket City Crossfit. Dr. Darby volunteers two and a half days a month extracting teeth at the Community Dental Free Clinic at no charge for low-income residents of Madison County. Dr. Darby and family are members of Malachi Church and frequently serve as a family at the Downtown Rescue Mission.
Dr. Julia Kwon
Dr. Sodam Julia Kwon joined Flint River Dental in 2018. Dr. Kwon graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors.
Dr. Kwon is devoted to making sure her patients receive optimal care. She is known for addressing the patient's main concerns first and foremost, listening closely and making dentistry as painless as possible. She has been a great asset to our team.
Dr. Kwon was born in South Korea. She moved to Alabama about 10 years ago and graduated from Cullman High School. Her hobbies include sports, baking and spending time with her family.
Leslie - Office Manager
A native of New Market, Leslie has been with us since we opened in 2011. She graduated from Buckhorn High School. She also completed the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 1999.
Leslie is very passionate about customer service and loves that our team is always striving to do more for our patients and to do it better. She’s proud to be part of Flint River Dental because of our positive influence on the overall health and lives of people in our community.
Leslie enjoys spending time with her family. She’s very involved with the Lunches of Love program through Mission Fire Fly at her church and enjoys volunteering at the Downtown Rescue Mission.
Maggie - Clinical Coordinator/Dental Hygienist
Maggie started with us in 2015 and is a native of Huntsville. She is a graduate of Buckhorn High School and the Wallace State Dental Hygiene Program.
Maggie loves having the ability to improve the overall health of her patients. She is devoted to making sure every patient that walks through the door has a great experience. She’s also proud of the high level of camaraderie among her team.
Maggie is a member of Rocket City CrossFit. She loves spending her weekends at the lake, Alabama football and FOOD! In her spare time, Maggie enjoys random road trips and spending time with her family.
McKenzie - Treatment Coordinator/Dental Assistant
McKenzie is a Buckhorn High School graduate and joined Flint River Dental in 2014. She completed her Associates Degree at Calhoun Community College.
McKenzie is a native of New Market and loves helping people while working in such a warm and professional environment. She is devoted to helping every person fit the care they need into their budget.
McKenzie is the mom of twin boys, Ezra and Harvey. She is an animal advocate and vegan. In her spare time, McKenzie, a huge Dr. Who fan, enjoys reading and playing with her cats, Nyx and Rambo.
Lesley - Patient Care Specialist
Lesley is a Hazel Green native and attended Hazel Green High School. She joined the Flint River Dental team in 2017. Lesley is known for her caring heart that is just as big as her friendly smile! We appreciate her compassion and loyalty!
Lesley is a firm believer that everyone matters and should be treated with love, honesty and fairness. Her goal is to ensure patients are properly educated and taken care of.
Lesley suffers from dental anxiety herself. She can fully relate to our patient's fears and offers them education and understanding to deal with those fears.
Lesley enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful children Mattie Jean, Sadie and Jackson. She loves animals, gardening, fishing and God!
Bailee - Patient Care Specialist/Dental Assistant
Bailee is a native of New Market and is a graduate of Buckhorn High School. She has been a part of our team since 2015.
Bailee is known for her outstanding attention to detail and organization skills. We all appreciate her flexibility and how dependable she is! She is a team player and a great asset to our team.
In her spare time, Bailee enjoys baking and doing make-up!
Mehgan - Patient Care Specialist
Mehgan is a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Buckhorn High School. She has been a part of our Flint River Dental team since 2018.
Mehgan is known for her time management skills and her self-motivation. Her organization skills make her a great asset to our team. Mehgan is great at keeping the patients encouraged and calm during their time here at Flint River. Her smiling face is the first one you will see when you walk in the door!
Mehgan leads worship at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing and spending time with her family!
LaKesha - Dental Hygienist/Assistant
LaKesha is a Huntsville native and attended Johnson High School. She received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting at Calhoun Community College. During her training, LaKesha developed an interest in dental hygiene and went on to attend the Alabama Dental Hygiene program.
LaKesha has been with us since 2014 and is proud to be part of a dental team that puts our patients first from the moment they walk in the door. She is the mom of Caden, one of our miracle babies!
In her free time, LaKesha loves spending time with her family, especially her two older siblings. She enjoys traveling to new places and dancing like nobody is watching.
Magen - Dental Hygienist/Assistant
Magen is a native of Trinity and is a graduate of East Lawrence High School. She began as a dental/ortho assistant then went on to graduate from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. She joined our Flint River Dental team in 2017.
Magen is known for her efficiency and attention to detail. She walks patients through their appointments with confidence and makes sure every patient leaves here educated.
Magen is proud to say she enjoys coming to work and the people she works with!
Magen has one son, Colton. She enjoys spending time with her husband, camping, crafting and Alabama football!
April - Dental Hygienist
April has been with Flint River Dental since 2016. She is a native of Arab and a graduate of Arab High School. April graduated Wallace State's Dental Hygiene Program.
April is known for her attention to detail and ability to educate patients. She loves what she does and it truly shows. Her efficiency and passion make her a great asset to our team.
April has one daughter.
Stephanie - Dental Hygienist/Assistant
Stephanie is a native of Hazel Green and has been with our Flint River Dental team since 2018. She is a graduate of Hazel Green High School and the North Alabama Dental Hygiene Program.
Stephanie is a great asset to our team due to her attention to detail and her passion for giving back to her community. She is very personable, friendly and loves educating her patients. Stephanie believes in keeping our office a "judge free zone" and building relationships with her patients.
In her spare time, Stephanie loves to travel to new places! She has one labrador named Bo.
Sara - Dental Assistant
Sara has been part of our Flint River Dental team since 2016. She is a native of Gurley and a graduate of Madison County High School. She has been in healthcare for over 10 years.
Sara is known for being prompt, hard-working and compassionate. She excels at educating/communicating with patients and always makes sure each and every patient has the best experience possible. Sara said her goal is to make sure her patients feel like they are visiting family when they come see us.
Sara is a mom of two. Her daughter, Savannah, and son, Collin, keep her busy! In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, crafting and fishing!
Judith - Dental Assistant
Judith is a native of Town Creek and attended R.A. Hubbard High School. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Calhoun Community College. Judith joined our Flint River Dental team in 2018.
Judith's top three skills are her creativity, teamwork and planning ahead. She is known for her flexibility and drive for success. Her patient's appreciate her patience and compassion.
Judith enjoys animals art, singing and theatre! She says singing is her go-to when she has had a bad day. Her bubbly personality keeps everyone's spirits up!
Chesity - Dental Assistant
Chesity is a native of Huntsville and graduated from Lee High School. She has experience working with many different types of patients at places such as the veterans hospital and pediatric offices! She joined the Flint River Dental team in 2017.
Chesity excels at putting patients at ease and keeping them comfortable as possible. Patients appreciate her ability to listen.
Chesity is known for her ability to blend and connect with people of all backgrounds.
Chesity is mom to her daughter, Chrislyn. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweet treats and spending time with her family.
Vanessa - Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been with Flint River Dental since 2018. Her father was a Marine, so she has lived in many different parts of the world! Vanessa graduated from high school in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Vanessa is known for being detail oriented, punctual and highly motivated! She is very eager to learn so she can better assist her patients. Her willingness to help and dependability make her a great asset to our team!
Vanessa and her husband, Jason, have two children (Ava and Grayson). In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys crafts, being outdoors and going to the beach!