Deseree’ has 15 years experience in the dental field, ten of those as a dental assistant and the last five as a registered dental hygienist. “The love and desire these two doctors have for their patients is contagious. It makes us all want to be the best at our jobs. The level of expertise these men have is through the roof. They care for their staff and patients deeply. The quote, ‘If you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life,’ is certainly true here at our clinic. My goal is to deliver optimal patient care and strive to make our patients feel as if a red carpet has been rolled out just for them.”
Deseree’ is the oldest of six children and has been married for three years. She has a little boy. She enjoys decorating and completing DIY projects.
Nicki has been a registered dental hygienist for over five years and also works in the front office helping to facilitate care for patients. “There are many things that make Tharp and Klaus Dental Clinic a unique place in which to work, but for me the fact that we offer treatment that actually changes a person’s life in a substantial way is what means the most. I want the patients to have a positive, comforting experience.”
Nicki has been married nine years and loves spending time with her husband and two dogs. She likes to travel and go to concerts.
Ashleigh is a dental assistant with over fourteen years experience and is a member of the MS Forensic Dentistry Group. “I like working in this clinic because it is a professional environment where we are all constantly learning due to the specialized cases and procedures that are performed here. Some of our patients have medical issues, and we work with their other healthcare providers to give the best care we can. My goal is to treat patients how I want to be treated from the second they arrive until the end of their visit.”
Ashleigh has been married for six years and has three cats. She loves to travel and try new foods. Her hobbies include making jewelry, staying fit and healthy, and volunteering at the animal rescue shelter.
Jamie has worked as a dental assistant over 14 years and has experience in the following areas: oral surgery, restorative, pediatric, and orthodontics. “We really are like a family unit at Tharp and Klaus. My goal is to keep our patients calm and happy as we walk with them through their dental treatment. I love the amount of trust our patients have for us.”
Jamie has three children and enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Faye, affectionately known as “Mama” , is a dental assistant that has over 40 years of experience. She has worked for Dr. Tharp for over 14 years and is especially experienced in the areas of oral surgery and restorative dentistry. “Drs Tharp and Klaus and the talented support team make working in this clinic a unique experience. We operate as a family and have a common goal of offering our patients an excellent experience. Each day I leave work, I have a sense of reward because of the wonderful work done here.”
Faye is married and has four children. She also has 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. God and family are most important to her. Her hobbies include writing, traveling, and spending time with her babies.
Emily has over eight years experience as a dental assistant. She worked six of those years at UMMC School of Dentistry where she acquired a very wide variety of clinical skills in all areas of dentistry. She joined Tharp and Klaus Dental Clinic in 2018. “Working in an office where I can literally see a patient’s smile light up a room is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced. I love working for these two doctors because they truly care for their patients and work very hard to provide the best care for them. It is truly a blessing to work with such an amazing group of people.”
Emily has been married for three years and has two children. She loves hunting, fishing, and anything that keeps her outdoors and in the country. She is a member of Pinelake Church and loves spending time in God’s Word.
Teresa has over 15 years experience as a dental assistant. She has worked in the area of removable dentistry for eight years. “I especially like doing the all-on-four cases and seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces when they see the finished product for the first time. I love all of my patients and try to treat them like they are my family.”
Teresa has two daughters, five horses, and a pet bull named T-Bone. She likes traveling and spending time on her farm.
Karen is the office manager of Tharp and Klaus. She got her undergraduate degree at MSU and a Masters of Education at Mississippi College. She taught middle and high school for several years and began working at the clinic in 1992. “I love coming to work every day and seeing the patients, some of whom have been coming here for 25 years or more. The staff and I celebrate the fact the doctors are very passionate about providing the best care to the patients and are constantly learning new techniques and advanced technology. We are always striving to provide a top-notch, pleasant experience for our patients. “
Karen has been married to Dr. Tharp for 34 years. They have 2 children. She loves playing tennis, travel, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Leslie has over 25 years experience in the dental field and worked as an oral surgery assistant for many of those. She is the patient coordinator at our clinic. “It is so rewarding to see a patient come in to our clinic, literally hiding their mouth, and leaving with a BEAUTIFUL smile! Both of the doctors are excited about the treatment they offer and that makes us excited as well. I want to be friendly and do whatever I can to help make the patients’ appointment go as smoothly as possible.”
Leslie has been married for 22 years and has three children. She loves to draw and paint in her free time.
Sharon gained valuable knowledge and experience in her previous positions as dental assistant, administrative assistant, and insurance claims clerk. She currently is working at the front desk of Tharp and Klaus Dental Clinic as a patient care coordinator. “This is such a wonderful place to work because we know our patients get excellent care, and each and every patient is treated like family. I like the way the staff and doctors show heartfelt concern for our patients.”
Sharon lives with her two dogs, Roman and Molly, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, interior decorating, working out, 5 K’s, and volunteering.
Consult With Dentists Dr. Tharp & Dr. Klaus
whether you need a teeth cleaning, oral screening, or restorative dental care in Jackson, MS, trust in our team to deliver quality dental services that will leave you with a smile. We believe that each and every patient that walks through our door deserves a great smile, and we’ll work with you to find the treatments that fit your needs. During our consultations, you’ll be able to ask your questions one-on-one, get evaluated, and learn more about the ins and outs of your dental treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today; you deserve a beautiful brilliant smile.