About Us


chuckDr. Charles J. “Chuck” Harrell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He continued his education at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  Following graduation, Dr. Harrell practiced for six years in the United States Air Force, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida. Since then, he has been serving the Petal community in private practice.

Dr. Harrell loves helping people smile. One reason he chose a career in dentistry is that he loves to work with his hands.  He says, “The joy of changing a person’s life by creating a beautiful healthy smile is one the intangible rewards of being a dentist.”


Dr. Harrell is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • South Mississippi Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Petal Children’s Education Foundation
  • Petal Children’s Task Force
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Rotary International
  • Petal Chamber of Commerce

He has received post graduate training through continuing education courses, including:

  • Pediatrics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Operative Dentistry

Dr. Harrell is married to Ramona, who serves as Petal Family Dentistry’s Operations Manager.  They have twin sons, Matthew and Nathan. They also have a daughter from Honduras who came to America as a college student.  In his time away from the practice, Dr. Harrell enjoys scuba diving, fishing, hunting, traveling, aquariums, and going on mission trips.


glennDr. Bobby “Glenn” Braswell, Jr. graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He matriculated at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, followed by the University of Mississippi, for Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  In addition to his private practice at Petal Family Dentistry, Dr. Braswell serves as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve. His memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • South Mississippi Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Mississippi Academy of General Dentistry
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association – Life Member
  • Eagle Club
  • Petal Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Braswell has additionally completed post graduate training, as well as many hours of continuing education courses to add to his training. Highlights include:

  • Oral Surgery
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Treatment of Medically Compromised Patients
  • Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Braswell and his wife Andrea have two daughters.  When he’s away from the office, Dr. Braswell enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, Southern Miss athletics, and spending time with his family.


REBECCA HENDRY WHEAT – Registered Dental Hygienist



Rebecca graduated from Jones County Junior College, earning an Associates Degree in Science. She earned her Registered Dental Hygienist degree at Pearl River Community College. She is CPR certified. Rebecca is married with one daughter and one son.

LINDA MILEY SIMON – Registered Dental Hygienist



Linda obtained her education from Jones County Community College and the University of Mississippi School of Allied Health. She is CPR certified. Linda is married to Jerry Simon. Together, they have four children, ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  Away the office, she enjoys horseback riding, swimming, and playing with grandchildren and family.

LORI S. WEEKLEY – Registered Dental Hygienist



Lori graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and is CPR certified.  She has been married for eighteen years and has two sons, aged sixteen and fourteen.  Outside of work, she likes trail riding and camping with her horses, and watching her children in their activities.

SARAH TRUJILLO – Registered Dental Hygienist



Sarah attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Pearl River Community College, where she earned her Dental Hygiene degree.  She is CPR certified. Sarah has three children with her husband, Alex Trujillo.  When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding bikes, swimming, and traveling.

DEBBIE HELTON – Dental Assistant



Debbie studied at Meridian Junior College, Jones County Junior College, and Pearl River Community College. She is radiology licensed and CPR certified.  She is married with two sons and two grandsons, and enjoys photography in her spare time.

ELLIE PRIMEAUX –Dental Assistant



Ellie is a graduate of Pearl River Community College, where she earned her Dental Assisting degree.  She is CPR certified and Radiology licensed.  Ellie is married to Larry Primeaux. They have a three year-old son together named Landon.  Away from the office, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

ALYSSA JAMES - Dental Assistant
SARAH SMALLEY - Dental Assistant
RAMONA HARRELL – Operations Manager



Ramona earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Accounting, from the University of Southern Mississippi. As Petal Family Dentistry’s Operations Manager, her experience includes several years of work in the insurance industry, as well as regular continuing education courses.

Her certifications and trainings include:

  • ACS
  • Management
  • Customer Service certification

Ramona has been married for over twenty-nine years to Dr. Chuck Harrell. They have twin sons and an adopted daughter. In her time away from the office she likes knitting, reading, traveling, and scuba diving.

PAT TISDALE – Office Administrator



Pat studied Business Administration and Marketing at Jones County Junior College, as well as secondary education through the University of Southern Mississippi.

Her certifications and trainings include:

  • CDT – dental coding
  • HIPAA Practice Compliance
  • Collections and Insurance

Pat is married with two children.  Away from the office, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and gardening.

ELIZABETH TERRY - Insurance Coordinator
SERENA LINDLEY - Scheduling and Patient Records