About Us

The Southern Smiles of Sylacauga facility has served as a dental practice in Sylacauga for over 50 years. It’s our mission to provide healthy and beautiful smiles for everyone who walks through our doors. Our team carries over 75 years of combined dental experience, so you can trust that we’ll provide exceptional care to people of all ages. Choose Southern Smiles and you’ll join our dental family from your very first visit.

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Rick Redmond

Dr. Redmond has been helping patients and families smile brighter here in the Sylacauga community for over 25 years so far – and he looks forward to many more! He has a true love of working directly with others and is always striving to keep his dental office modern with the latest tools and technologies, so his patients receive the highest quality care imaginable.

Dr. Redmond was actually pretty young when he first thought about becoming a dentist for his career. In his childhood, he had family members on both sides who were dentists. While he didn’t grow up around the work, it was definitely in his blood right away. In fact, he even saved his baby teeth – when he officially joined the field, he took a much closer look at them! In college, he volunteered at the dental school at Florida, and that eye-opening experience convinced him that this was 100% the right path he should follow. All these years later, and he hasn’t looked back!

After attending the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Redmond pursued his doctorate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also attended a residency at Washington Dental School Hospital and recently completed a Comprehensive Implant Residency Program in Birmingham as well! He then bought his uncle’s practice in Sylacauga and came to make his home here. He is currently a member of the following dental organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Redmond is happily married to his wife Joany; he has a son named Jake and two stepchildren named Jared and Emily, all of whom are grown. When he isn’t busy at the dental office, he usually spends his free time fishing and running. He loves doing triathlons and endurance sports in particular. So far, he’s completed approximately 15 marathons, including Boston, Chicago, New York, and the Marine Corps in Washington, DC! He’s also done seven 70.3 Ironman distance triathlons and one 140.6 Ironman distance triathlon.

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Dr. Casey Price

As a native Sylacauga-ian, Dr. Price is very excited to return to her hometown in order to take care of neighbors’ smiles alongside Dr. Redmond! Today, her overall career in the dental field spans nearly two decades, which includes lots of time spent in various parts of a typical dental office, including front desk work, assisting, and more.

Dr. Price got married and became a mother at a very young age – because of this, she never thought she’d be able to accomplish much success on a professional basis. However, her strong passion for dentistry pushed her forward to overcome this stigma, and today, she really enjoys encouraging young people to follow their dreams who have a similar background! Over the past decades, she has worked as a dental assistant, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), and an office manager before deciding to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine. She has also trained as a chairside assistant in sedation cases with hospital dentistry in pediatrics.

After completing her undergraduate education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Price pursued her doctorate at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. She is also very passionate about continuing her education and regularly pursues training courses to stay current with new developments in the oral healthcare field. She is currently a proud member of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Price is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has two teenage daughters, as well as two pets: a Rat Terrier named Molly and a Cocker Spaniel named Roxy. Whenever she has free time outside of the dental office, she enjoys hanging out with her loved ones, traveling, and reading a good book.

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Meet the Team


Office Manager

Michelle joined our dental team in 2021. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She loves meeting people, building relationships, and being in a Christian filled, team based environment.
Michelle obtained her BSBA from Auburn University in Montgomery and is CPR Certified. From Hollins, AL and she now resides there with her husband and 3 girls. She loves spending time with her family, loves traveling, and spending time with her church family.


Public Relations and Marketing

Joany joined our dental team over 20 years ago. She really enjoys being able to go out into the community to share the smiles of our office. She enjoys talking with people and sharing the goodness of a great smile.
Joany and her husband, Dr. Redmond, have three kids, two grandsons, and two grand-dogs. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, you can usually find her doing yard work, sewing, going to church, playing music, traveling, and spending quality time with the grandbabies.


Insurance Coordinator

Wanda has been a member of our dental team since 1994 with a dental career covering 41 years! She loves building long-lasting relationships with patients and works hard each day to create a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Helping each person maximize their dental insurance is her favorite part of the job.
She attended UAB for her education and is also certified in CPR. Her hobbies outside of work include spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and watching movies.


Implant and Treatment Plan Coordinator

Morgan joined our dental team in 2021. She loves helping patients improve their smile. Morgan works with patients helping them achieve any necessary financing. Morgan is a University of Montevallo alum and is CPR, AED and First Aid Certified.
Morgan lives in Sylacauga, Alabama with her firefighter husband, daughter, and son. Morgan loves camping, swimming, kayaking, riding horses, and spending time with her family. She loves to travel and has been to more than 40 states and 4 countries.


Front Desk Assistant

Melea joined our dental team in 2023.  She currently works the front desk and loves being the front face of the office.  Melea is from Pell City and now resides in Hollins, AL with her husband and son.  Melea is the baker of the team.  We love to see her coming with goodies.  Melea is excited to learn more about dentistry and grow with our team.


Dental Assistant

Laycee joined our dental team in 2020. Laycee enjoys working alongside Dr. Casey as her assistant. She looks forward to taking on a new challenge every day.
Laycee was raised in Sylacauga and loves helping patients in her hometown. She loves spending her days with her kids outside by the pool with friends and family, and going to the rodeos where her oldest rides sheep. An avid traveler, Laycee has visited 49 states, with only Hawaii left to go!


Dental Assistant

Sarah joined our dental team in 2016. Her career in the dental field covers six years, and she actually helps design the dental crowns made here! A person’s smile is such an important feature, and she really enjoys being able to improve it alongside Dr. Redmond.
Originally from Clay County, Sarah now resides in Oxford, AL and is married to her high school sweetheart. Outside of work, she spends her free time baking sweets and singing and dancing. Her other hobbies include singing and dancing.


Dental Assistant

Summer joined our dental team in 2023. Summer is originally from Westville, FL. She now resides in Weogufka, AL. Summer loves spending time with her family but most of all her two kids. She also loves traveling, camping, and swimming. She is excited about continuing to improve her dental assisting skills.


Dental Assistant/Lab Coordinator

Takiesh joined our dental team in 2023. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She loves working with people and being in a team-based environment. Takiesh is from Sylacauga but now resides in Hollins, AL with her husband and 2 children. She loves spending time with her family.


Dental Assistant

Sarah lives in Alpine, AL with her youngest daughter while her oldest daughter attends college.  Sarah is enjoying working beside Dr Redmond and Dr Casey and looks forward to improving her assisting skills.  Sarah loves doing home renovations and spending time with her daughters outside of work.


Dental Hygienist

Chasity joined us in 2021. She has 29 years experience in the dental field. What she enjoys most about her job is the friendships and trust she develops with her patients.
She attended UAB for her dental hygiene education and is certified in CPR. Chasity is from Hollins and is married to her high school sweetheart. They have been married 28 years with 2 children and a new daughter-in-love. She loves spending time at home on the farm and with family, friends and her dog.


Dental Hygienist

Kayla has been a part of our dental team since 2020 and has worked in dentistry for over 5 years. She completed her Associates in Dental Hygiene at Wallace State Community College, followed by her Bachelor’s in Biology (Pre-Dentistry) from Auburn University in Montgomery.
Today, what she enjoys the most about her work is being able to help patients achieve the smile they want while also alleviating any anxiety they feel about coming to the dentist’s office. She also loves that the entire staff feels just like family!


Dental Hygienist

Myra has been with our dental since 2012 and has a dental career that spans 37 years! She really enjoys helping patients maintain good oral hygiene over the years. Seeing them achieve the smile they want is always a wonderful experience!
After first attending Nunnelley State Technical College, she received her dental education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is also certified in CPR. Outside of working hours, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and watching movies on the Hallmark channel.


Dental Hygienist

Tracy has been with our office since 2021. She is very creative and we love seeing her decorating skills at work. Tracy has joined us from Lineville Dental where she worked for 22 years before the office closed its doors. Tracy is from Clay County where she resides today with her husband. Her greatest accomplishment is becoming a mother and Nonna. Tracy would love to learn basketweaving