Meet the Staff

Front Office


Front Office Manager


Hi! My name is Paula, I was born and raised in Michigan -GO BLUE!  My family and I moved to South Carolina in 2013.  I have been married to my husband Chris for 23 years. I have two children; Donovan who is twenty and works for UPS and Katarina who is sixteen and will be graduating early this year with the intention of becoming a dental hygienist. So, we are keeping dentistry in the family.  In my spare time, I love to work out, spend time with my family and fur babies and of course going to the beach anytime of the year.   I have been in the dental industry for almost 23 years.  I started out as an assistant for years before moving into management. I joined O’Neill Family Dentistry in August 2022.  I love being in the dental industry, my passion is to help patients with their dental care and insurance needs.  


Dental Assistant 


Hi, I’m Kayli! I was born and raised in Lexington. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends and family. I attended school in Charleston, South Carolina at Palmetto School of Career Development to become a certified Dental Assistant. Shortly after I graduated, I began working for Dr. Kris in the summer of 2020 as her full time Dental Assistant. I enjoy helping people achieve their goal of a happy healthy smile!



Registered Dental Hygienist 

Hi! My name is Jillian. I was born in Oklahoma, but have lived in Lexington, South Carolina for 25 years. I’m married and enjoy golf, volleyball, and quality time with my family.   Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved going to the  dentist and wanted to share that with others. I started out years ago working at the front desk, then worked my way to assisting.  I then went on to receive my Associates in Art degree in 2017 and then graduated in 2021 with my Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I worked in a periodontal specialty office for the first year of my dental hygiene career, then began working with Dr. Kris in November 2022. I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team who work together and treat everyone with compassion.  


Registered Dental Hygienist 


Hi! My name is Caitlyn. I am a native to the Columbia area. I have always had a passion for helping others and I quickly fell in love with dentistry. Starting out, I graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2015 as a Certified Dental Assistant and then graduated in 2017 with an Associates in Applied Science In Dental Hygiene. I have been working with Dr. Kris since June 2017. I feel so privileged to work for a dentist who treats every patient like family and to have coworkers who are as passionate about our amazing patients as I am. I can't wait to meet you at your future appointment!