Dr. Marcia Barnes graduated from The University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry, Trinidad in 1996 after completing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She began practising in Jamaica in April 1998. She recently completed MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics) at King's College, London
She joined in the Jamaica Defence Force in April 1999 at the rank of Captain, and served as the Force Dental Officer/ Head of the Dental Corps for over 14yrs and left at the rank of a Major in May 2014.
She continues to be an active member of the Jamaica Dental Association Dr. Barnes is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Kingston Study Club.
Dr Barnes was recently honoured for her voluntary work with Best Care Foundation since July 2008. She continues to provide comprehensive dental care to the staff of their Children’s Home. Among to her many achievements while serving in the Jamaica Defence Force Dr. Barnes received a National Award - The Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service in 2013.
Through many hours of continuing education and professional affiliations Dr Barnes continues to increase her knowledge of advanced technical skills & state of the art dentistry essential in keeping abreast of the latest advances in general and cosmetic dentistry. With this constant exposure to the dynamic technological side of dentistry she enjoys artistically restoring teeth and help her patients maintain healthy, reliable and harmoniously beautiful smiles.
Dr. Barnes and her team at Southdale Dental are committed to providing compassionate comprehensive dental care with clarity.
Dr. Andrew Phillips is a part of history as he possesses the honour of being a member of the first cohort of dental surgeons produced in the island of Jamaica. He is a graduate of the University of Technology, College of oral Health Sciences having successfully completed the Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D) programme with honours in 2015. Prior to this accolade, Dr. Phillips obtained the Batchelor of Science in Biology degree at the Northern Caribbean University as a stepping stone to his dream.
Dr. Andrew Phillips grew up the eldest of three sons to his parents and can recall his first patients being his willing younger brothers who with innocent admiration allowed him to remove shaking baby teeth. It is from the tender age of 10 that he knew where his passion lay.
Dr. Phillips is committed to continuing education and remaining cognizant of new trends and advances in the profession. Oral health improvement for the patient is the primary goal and Dr. Phillips looks forward to working with you. Meet Dr. Phillips today!
Dr. Kasanya Williams
Dr. Williams is a registered General Dentist with a special interest in and a passion for Oral Surgery. She graduated from The University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry, Trinidad in 2013 after completing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors. She began practicing in Jamaica in 2014.
Prior to attending dental school Dr. Williams attended The University of Technology where she successfully completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. After graduation she served in the profession both in public and private laboratories.
Even though Dr. Williams interest in Dentistry as a profession came later in her life, it is a revelation she describes as life changing and a complete gift.
Dr. Williams hopes to one day pursue graduate studies in Oral Surgery and to become an educator in the field. Until then you can find her providing quality care and giving sound advice to her patients.
Setina Evans is a well regarded scholar and practitioner with over 10 years work experience as a Dental Hygienist.
She is an innovator providing much needed advice to patients and the community on how to care for their teeth for a lifetime.
According to her patients and peers she is very passionate about her work and helping others. She is very good at training others and educating others.
In 2011 Setina Evans by the grace of God won the “Best Clinical Year In Dental Hygiene” 2007-2010 Award and the “ Best Clinical Year In Patient Management” 2007-2010 Award from the Ministry of Health Dental Auxilliary School in Jamaica.
Setina Evans is best known for providing gentle but thorough teeth cleaning and whitening services. New Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists can always call on her for on the job training and up to date information about infection control tech
I am Kedesha Riley one of your dental assistants at Southdale Dental. I am happy to assist with all your dental needs. I care about you our patients and love to see you smile. I take pride in my work and seek to make your visit with us a pleasant one.
Claudia has been a Dental Assistant for the last three years and was trained at the University of Technology (UTECH). Claudia is also a certified Practical Nurse who really enjoys her job – “ it makes me feel complete when we make a great positive contribution to our patient smiles”.
Claudia enjoys listening to music and going to church.
Atalia Ho Sang
Southdale Dental is a well known organization that has been in existence for over 15 years. The staff is professional, courteous & friendly. We provide a calm and serene environment. Being a part of this team as the Office Administrator has added to the growth of my capabilities in ways such as stress management, advancing computer literacy, improvement in customer service skills, among others. I am a proud member of the Southdale Dental family and would recommend our outstanding services to people of all ages. At Southdale Dental we aim to establish lasting personal relationships with each of our patients.