Meet the Staff









Shelly
is a certified dental assistant. She graduated Hinds Community College dental assisting program in July 1999.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since August 1999.




Lacey
is a graduate of Hinds Community College dental assisting program.  She holds an Associates degree in Applied Science and has been with Endodontic Associates since 2000.  





Angelia
is a certified dental assistant.  She graduated from Antonelli College dental assisting program in 2011. She holds an associates degree in Applied Sciences.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since October 2018. 




Bayleigh
is a certified dental assistant.  She graduated from the excellerated dental assisting program.  She has been an assistant since 2015.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since September 2019.





















Jessica 
works in the front office and is responsible for managing patient scheduling.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since January 2008.




​Kim
​is a certified dental assistant.  She graduated from Hinds Community College dental assisting program in 1994.  She is now working as the operations manager.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since February 1995.






Clair
is a certified dental assistant.  She graduated from Hinds Community College dental assisting program in 2015.  She has been with Endodontic Associates since August 2019.


















Dr. Kristy Goff Jones
Dr. Goff Jones was born in Gulfport, Mississippi where she graduated from Gulfport High School.  She moved from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the Jackson area when she attended Millsaps College.  There she served as the president of Chi Omega.  She graduated in 2003 and attended the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  She received her degree in 2007 and moved to Boston, Massachusetts to further her education at Tufts Dental School in the Postgraduate Endodontics Department.  She received her certificate and moved back to the South to join Endodontic Associates.

Dr. Goff Jones has a twin sister, Dr. Misty Goff Roberts, who practices Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Flowood, Mississippi.  Dr. Goff Jones is also married to Mr. Jud Jones, who is an attorney in the Jackson area.

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Dr. Jeffery Pride
Dr. Pride was born in Dallas, Texas and lived there until his parents were transferred to Clinton, Mississippi.  Dr. Pride graduated from Clinton High school, Mississippi College, and the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Jackson and then practiced five years in family practice in Clinton, Mississippi.  He then decided to further his education and completed an endodontic residency at UAB School of Dentistry in 1993.  After completing his endodontic training he moved back to the Jackson area and has been in private practice since that time.

Dr. Pride is married to the former Marietta Pace of Pearl, MS.  They have three boys that keep them busy with all kinds of school and sports activities.  After work, it's not uncommon to find Dr. Pride at the soccer fields or at the football stadium following his boys.







Dr. Carey Johnston 

Dr. Johnston is married to the former Nina Naugle of West Point, Mississippi.
Her grandfather, the late Dr. Andrew K. Naugle, Jr., practiced dentistry in West
Point for many years. The Johnstons have two sons, Christopher and Daniel. 
Christopher, his wife, Amanda, and their children, Jane Marie and Curren, live
in Madison. Christopher is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual. Daniel
is a graduate of UMMC School of Dentistry. He and his wife, Tracie, live in
Tupelo where Daniel practices dentistry with Happy Smiles.