Meet the Team

Dr. Bayne H. Heersink, DMD in Dothan, AL

Bayne H. Heersink, DMD

Dentist in Dothan, AL

Healthwest Dental Associates

Born and raised in Dothan, AL, Dr. Bayne Heersink has a deep connection with the Wiregrass Area. After graduating from Houston Academy, Dr. Heersink received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then attended UAB School of Dentistry, where he enjoyed learning about all aspects of patient care. While in dental school, his interest in treating difficult cases earned him an award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. After a time in private practice in North Alabama, Dr. Heersink felt called to specialize in Prosthodontics, and he returned to Birmingham. He completed a three-year Prosthodontics residency at UAB School of Dentistry in 2014, and had the distinction of serving as chief resident in his third year. Doctor Heersink also serves as an officer in Alabama's Third District Dental Society.

Dr. Heersink is married to Dr. Juanita Heersink, MD and together they enjoy their three young children.  Dr. Heersink enjoys sports, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Paul Hufham, III, D.D.S in Dothan, AL

H. Paul Hufham, III, D.D.S

Dentist in Dothan, AL

Healthwest Dental Associates

Dr. Hufham grew up in Dothan and attended the Dothan public schools, graduating from Northview High School in 1982. He is also 1986 graduate of the University of Alabama and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Hufham has practiced dentistry in Dothan for 25 years and is a third generation dentist in this area. His late grandfather, Dr. H. Paul Hufham, Sr., practiced dentistry in Eufaula and his late father, Dr. H. Paul Hufham, Jr., practiced orthodontics in Dothan. Dr. Hufham is a member of the Third District Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Hufham is a former member of the Board of Directors at Landmark Park, a member of the Dothan Rotary Club where he was honored as a Paul Harris fellow, and also serves on the Board of Directors at Friend Bank. He is a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. In his spare time, Dr. Hufham enjoys spending time with his daughters, Libby and Kate. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and wildlife management.

Jessica

Jessica

Office Manager

Healthwest Dental Associates

Jessica is a Dothan native. She has been with Healthwest Dental since June 2012. The dental field has been a huge part of her life. Her first job out of high school was at an orthodontist office where she worked a combined number of ten years. Jessica began her career with Healthwest Dental at the checkout desk where she handled insurance, billing, and making sure patients receive the most benefits from their dental insurance. She can now be found in the side front office and hopes to see you passing by with a smile on your way in, or half of a smile (if you are numb) on your way out.

When Jessica isn't at work she enjoys taking road trips and spending as much time as possible with her two children Marlee and Hank.

Chelley

Chelley

Appointment Coordinator

Healthwest Dental Associates

Chelley was born in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Dothan in 1994. Chelley has been with Healthwest Dental since January 2016. Her heart has always been in the dental field, and she has worked in various positions since 1998. The best part of her job is meeting new patients each day and helping to ensure they have the most pleasant visit as possible.

Outside of the office Chelley loves spending her free time with her husband and daughter at the beach.

Dana

Dana

Administrative Assistant

Healthwest Dental Associates

Dana is a Missouri native and has lived in the Dothan area since 1988. Dana originally began her employment at Healthwest Dental in 2012 at the check in desk. Due to a family job transfer she moved to Birmingham and has been back with us since August 2017. Dana is ready to help you get your next appointment scheduled when you check out and loves catching up with patients.

Dana loves spending time with her husband and children. In her spare time Dana enjoys hanging out with friends, kickboxing, and worshiping at her church.

Heather Marie

Heather Marie

Prosthodontist Assistant

Healthwest Dental Associates

Heather is an Ozark native. She has been with Healthwest Dental since February 2017. Heather is a graduate of the Brookwood Dental Assistant program in Birmingham. She is Dr. Heersink's assistant. Heather enjoys talking with patients and sharing their excitement as treatment progresses.

When Heather is not at work, her life revolves around her three children, Kylie, Chase, and Grayson. They spend a lot of their time at the ball fields and when they aren't busy playing ball they love to go to the beach and Disney World. Family time is very important to Heather.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Dental Assistant

Healthwest Dental Associates

Chelsea is a Wakulla County Florida native and has been residing in the Dothan area since 2012. Chelsea has been with Healthwest Dental since July 2017. She has had an interest in the dental field for several years and loves to help others. Chelsea strives to leave a lasting, caring impression with each patient that she comes in contact with.

Chelsea is a devoted wife, and mother to a little boy. When she isn't chasing her little one around she enjoys fishing, hunting, and vacations to the beach or trips to the mountains.

Tarah

Tarah

Dental - Hygiene Assistant

Healthwest Dental Associates

Tarah is an Ashford native. She has been with Healthwest Dental since August of 2016. Tarah graduated from Dental Assistant program at Wallace Community College in December 2013. She can be found throughout the office as a clinical assistant, maintaining our inventory, or helping out wherever she is needed.

Tarah enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and playing tug of war with her black lab fur baby.

Haydyn

Haydyn

Dental Assistant

Healthwest Dental Associates

Haydyn was born and raised in Abbeville. She is a 2011 graduate of Abbeville High School. Haydyn has been with Healthwest Dental since 2011 assisting Dr. Hufham.

Haydyn is married to her lifelong companion, Michael. They have one fur baby, Bentley. Some of her favorite activities include Tribe fitness, shopping, and refurbishing furniture. When she isn't working, Haydyn loves to spend time outdoors on the water, hunting, fishing, camping, and relaxing at the beach or lake with friends and family. Haydyn one day hopes to start a family of her own and will continually further her career in the dental field.

Kelli

Kelli

RDH

Healthwest Dental Associates

Kelli is a Dothan native, has lived in Mobile, and spent the majority of her childhood in Abbeville. After graduating high school from Abbeville Christian Academy, Kelli attended Wallace Junior College. After Wallace College, she joined the dental field by becoming a dental assistant. She decided to further her career by attending the Alabama Dental Hygiene program at UAB. Kelli became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2001 and has been with Healthwest Dental since 2005.

Kelli lives in Dothan with her son and daughter.

Holli

Holli

RDH

Healthwest Dental Associates

Holli is a Eufaula native and later moved to Abbeville, where she graduated from Abbeville High School. She attended the Alabama Dental Hygiene program at UAB, became a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Healthwest Dental since 2010.

Holli is married to Kevin; they have two children, Hunter and Marleigh that keep her very busy. Hollis is active with her daughter's school, her church, and her community. In her spare time Holli enjoys going to the beach, reading, and hanging out with her family.

Carmie

Carmie

RDH

Healthwest Dental Associates

Carmie resides in Dothan. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been practicing hygiene since 1976. Carmie strives to treat patients as she would like to be treated. She loves getting to know her patients and learning all about their families.

Carmie and her husband Edwin have two sons and daughters in law, Jamie{Ellen} and Mitchell{Aliison}. Carmie loves spending time with her grandchildren, Katie, Lauren, and Gage. She has two fur babies, Riley and Buddy. In her spare time Carmie enjoys reading, fishing, going to the mountains, and watching Alabama football, ROLL TIDE!