Meet the Staff

Paula Herron, RDH

Paula Herron, RDHA longtime member of our team, Paula has been serving our patients for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University’s dental hygiene school. Paula enjoys working with Dr. Throckmorton, who truly respects his team, appreciates their input, and values using the latest technology and techniques. In addition to general hygiene procedures, Paula provides care that supports the optimal oral health of our patients; assists in prevention and care of oral diseases such as tooth decay; performs periodontal probing and pocket depth assessment; provides patients with education on the oral health; and recommends strategies for maintaining good oral hygiene. Paula consistently meets the needs of our patients in a caring, gentle, and compassionate manner.

Paula is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren. When she is not hard at work improving your oral health, Paula enjoys photography and gardening.

DeVonne Beach, Office Manager

DeVonne BeechDeVonne began managing our practice in October of 2011 and has been consistently keeping the team in order ever since. She loves working with such wonderful people (both patients and her co-workers). One of her favorite aspects about working in Dr. Throckmorton’s office is having the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. She has loved getting to know the members of our community.

DeVonne has a BFA in design and is currently working on her master’s degree in urban education. She hopes to graduate in 2014. When not busy with school and work, DeVonne can be found spending time with her husband and daughter, or painting, drawing, swimming, and reading.

Jackie Paulmino, Hygiene Assistant

Jackielyn Paulmino

Jackielyn has been with our practice for 5 years. She graduated from high school in 2009 and is currently attending TCC. She loves working with people and does her best to help our patients to relax and not feel fearful while visiting the dentist. She also provides patient education on oral health and works with the rest of our team as we support one another in our practice.

Jackielyn is from Oahu, Hawaii. She has a 10-year-old sister and a dad whom she takes care of, and a Jack Russell Terrier. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend of 10 years and her sister, trying out new places to eat, cooking, and shopping.

Denise – Dental Assistant

Denise completed her education in 2010 and joined our team in January 2016. She has been assisting for 6 years and is working towards becoming a dental hygienist. She enjoys working with our patients to accomplish their goals and works hard to ensure their comfort, providing education on dental hygiene and treatments.

Denise likes to spend time with her 3-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Her hobbies include trying new foods, shopping, and going to the beach.


Rachel – Patient Coordinator

Rachel joined our team in August 2016. She attended Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she earned her Applied Science degree in dental assisting. She also studied psychology and adult learning and development at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining our practice, she served in the US Navy.

Rachel works hard to explain the confusing and ever-changing world of insurance to our patients and to help them with their treatment plans and insurance. She loves her job, especially the comfortable atmosphere and genuine sense of commitment to our patients.

Rachel’s fiancé, Duane, is retired from the Navy and is currently a merchant seaman. She has two daughters – Hannah, who is studying to become a paralegal, and Erin, who works as a CNA/activities coordinator while studying medical assisting. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys riding with Duane on his Harley, painting, baking, attending concerts and plays, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.