J. Cox Orthodontics

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Meet the Orthodontic Staff

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We recognize that all of our patients are unique, and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Ann McClendon 

A little about me: My husband, Joe, and I moved to Hernando in 2009, and we have four children together! I enjoy being outdoors, doing "girl" things with my daughter, being with our grown sons, walking, and most of all playing doubles tennis with my husband!

I love orthodontics because: I love to see the difference we make in people's lives by giving them a beautiful smile! It improves their self-esteem so much and gives them the confidence they need for every aspect of their lives!

At J. Cox Orthodontics: I am the Front Desk Receptionist, Financial Coordinator, and the Office Manager. I love meeting new people every day, and I love my job!

Kacey Sharp 

A little about me:  I am married to my wonderful High School sweetheart and best friend. We have one son and one daughter. I enjoy being outside, crafts and shopping, but most of all, I enjoy being with my family!

I love orthodontics because:  We help to change people's smiles and give them more self confidence.  This is a very rewarding job!

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I am the Treatment Coordinator.  I look forward to meeting new people everyday!


 Rachael Witt

A little about me: I live in Hernando with my husband, Daniel. We have been blessed with three wonderful children. We enjoy fishing, swimming, going to Gatlinburg, and summer trips to the beach. I love spending time with my family and friends!

I love orthodontics because: I get to see the amazing transformation in our patient's smiles!

At J. Cox Orthodontics: I am the Insurance Coordinator and help handle all the front desk duties.

 Teresa Miller


A Little about me: I live in Nesbit. My husband and I have five children and four grandchildren. We love Ole Miss. I love to garden and grow things. We love the beach.

I love orthodontics because: I have assisted in orthodontics for twenty four years. I love orthodontics because of the confidence it created in people.

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I am the Patient Care Manager.

 Hildi Hoopes

A little about me: Just like my hometown of New Orleans, I'm full of life! Happily married to Paul, we make our home in Hernando. My daughter, Leah, is now grown. Animal rescue is my passion. Our home has six very interesting four legged rescues which constantly entertain us. I have a great love for Basset Hounds, traveling and the New Orleans Saints.

I love orthodontics because: We really get to know our patients and create a special bond. I feel that patients are part of the family. I have been an assistant since 1987. I thoroughly enjoy helping the dentist create beautiful smiles. It warms my heart to have patients say that the best part of their day is coming to see us at J. Cox Orthodontics.

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I am the Treatment Coordinator and Patient Care Manager. There are a few things as rewarding as seeing a patient confidently smile when they look at their before and after pictures. Being an orthodontic assistant means helping making a difference for a lifetime. As a Treatment Coordinator I enjoy getting to meet new faces and assisting in whatever needs they may have with Dr. Cox.

Nichole Denton

A little about me: My husband, Ricky, and I live in Southaven. We have three beautiful children and a cat named Ace. When I am not working I am spending time with my family and friends. We enjoy sports, swimming, shopping and taking trips.

I love orthodontics because: It is amazing to watch the changes in our patients and visually see the difference in each of them and their self confidence!

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I work primarily at our Olive Branch office. I am the Scheduling/Financial Coordinator, Office Manager and Marketing Assistant. I challenge myself daily to make the next day even better! I never meet a stranger and I love working with people.

 Crystal McEwen

A little about me: My husband and I live in Lake Cormorant. We have three awesome kids, two boys and one girl. I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy camping, waterparks and anything outdoors.

I love orthodontics because: I love orthodontics because it gives me the opportunity to see the difference we make in everyone's smile.

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I am the Patient Care Manager.

 Ashleigh Long


A little about me: I have recently moved here with my husband, Tyler, from Tishomingo, Mississippi. I love being with my family. We enjoy fishing, hiking, biking and being on the lake.

I love orthodontics because: I enjoy changing the way a person fells about themselves. Know that I help make a difference brings my joy that will last a person a lifetime.

At J. Cox Orthodontics:  I am the Records/Lab Coordinator and Patient Care Manager. I love working with people and helping them understand what we are trying to achieve with their orthodontics.




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