Teresa Manogin-Bender, DMD
As a longtime provider of dental care, Dr. Bender takes pride in offering quality treatment for our patients. She is dedicated to serving the needs of our patients each and every day in a compassionate manner, adhering to the standards and guidelines set forth by both the American Dental Association and the Mississippi and Louisiana State Boards of Dental Examiners.
Dr. Bender is a 1994 graduate of University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, and has also studied at Temple University (Kornberg) School of Dentistry. She is a graduate of Millsaps College, where she participated in various academic and social clubs. She holds memberships in organized dentistry on the national and state levels. Dr Bender holds active, non-restricted dental licenses to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Prior to entering private practice, she was a Staff Dentist with Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, and held a Commission in the National Health Services Corps. She has operated a satellite dental office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and also works with a team of dentists to provide care to members of the Armed Services to achieve dental readiness as they prepare for deployment.
Dr. Bender is a member of The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, sponsored through the National Institutes of Health, and headquartered at University of Alabama School of Dentistry. This association is an investigative union of practicing dentists and academic scientists, through which she participates in studies to further knowledge of what works in true clinical dentistry settings. She strives to learn and update new methods to better serve her patients.
In August, 2017, Dr Bender was appointed as Clinical Professor-Educator, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Care Planning and Restorative Services, Pre-Doctoral Student Outreach Rotations.
She is a Parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Trained Dental Professionals
NICOLE JACKSON, RDH
Nicole is graduate of Pearl River Community College and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is from Liberty, MS. Nicole enjoys studying materials, products, and scientific advancements in dental hygiene.
LATOYA MCGLOSTER, RDH, BS
Latoya is our "go-to" Dental Hygienist. She entered the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant, after graduating from Pearl River Community College. She worked as a Dental Assistant for a few years, then studied Dental Hygiene at MS Delta Community College. Eventually, while working as an RDH, she furthered her education, obtaining her BS degree, upon graduation from University of Mississippi Medical Center. Latoya has worked and volunteered in various offices and clinics, and has compiled hours of continuing education courses to keep abreast of everything new in hygiene and dentistry as a whole.
MIA DABNEY, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Mia is our Lead dental assistant. She is in charge of chairside assisting and directing all clinical areas. She is a graduate of Delta Technical College.
ALONZA WARD, OFFICE MANAGER
Alonza has a longstanding backround in management. Prior to working at Bender Dental, he worked in management at retail establishments such as Banana Republic and JCrew. He is a graduate of Pearl River Community College and a veteran of the US Navy.