Our Dental Team

Meet Our Awesome Riviera Dental CareTeam

Our experienced dentists, Dr. Chancellor McLemore, Dr. Valerie Trotter, and Dr. JoEllen Havron, along with our friendly team are proud to work with our existing patients and are equally excited to meet new patients.

  We welcome patients of all ages, and look forward to helping you achieve healthy,
happy smiles and get the smile you always wanted!
 Left to Right: Maureen Cowan, Amy Ballinger, Jenny Emmons, Autumn Phillips, Krista Gibson, Auburn Lopez, Anne Dwiggins,
Joellen Solga, Anika Mitchell, Susan Mothershed, Lisa Evans, Kimberly Miller, Dr. Valerie Trotter and Dr. Chance McLemore


Dr. McLemore was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up throughout the south, mostly in Naples, Florida. Known to most as just "Chance" he later moved back to his parents’ home city of Columbus, Georgia. He went on to attend Auburn University where he obtained a degree in Microbiology. Wanting to pursue bigger dreams he received his D.M.D. from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry.  In 2005, Dr. McLemore met the late Dr. Joseph McNeff. They hit it off immediately and Dr. McNeff offered Chance the opportunity of a lifetime to join him in his dental practice in Foley, AL. He married his wife, Carrie, packed their belongings and moved to the coast.  
Dr. McLemore's many interests include his great love for mission work, including mission trips to Russia and Ukraine. Chance looks forward to pursuing future mission opportunities at home and abroad. He and his wife Carrie have two beautiful daughters. He loves spending time with family, playing sports, fishing, and being involved with his church.
Dr. McLemore has additional continuing education in endodontics, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, implants, sleep apnea and sedation dentistry.


Dr. Valerie Trotter has been in dentistry since 1997, first as a dental assistant, then as a dental hygienist after attending and completing the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 1999.  She worked as a dental hygienist for 6 years in a pediatric practice while living in Hoover, Alabama.  
She realized she could help her patients even more by going on to get her degree in dentistry.  In 2005 she then finished her undergraduate work at the University of Montevallo, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry.  She received her D.M.D. in 2009 from the the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.
Dr. Trotter currently resides in Fairhope and enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn and their three sons and daughter. She also enjoys reading, running, and participating in church activities. 
Dr. Trotter has additional continuing education in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and implants.


Dr. Havron grew up in Brewton, AL. She graduated from T.R. Miller High School in 2001. She continued her education at the University of Alabama, earning her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology, with a Minor in Business in 2005.  Dr. Havron then went on to pursue an education in dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where she earned her D.M.D. in 2009.
Dr. Havron is married to Dr. Jess Havron, and they have a son and daughter. She enjoys running, exercising, spending time with her family and watching Alabama football, Roll Tide!
Dr. Havron has additional continuing education in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, endodontics, implants, and sedation dentistry.
Our Admin Team
Maureen Cowan,Kimberly Miller
 and Anne Dwiggins
(left to right)
Our Assistant Team
Auburn Lopez, Joellen Solga, Autumn Phillips, Krista Gibson and Amy Ballinger
(left to right)
Our Hygiene Team
Anika Mitchell, Jenny Emmons, Susan Mothershed and Lisa Evans
(left to right)
Anne Dwiggins, Office Manager 
Anne was born and raised in Pensacola, FL and came back to the area in 2000, after living in California, Kentucky, Texas and North Carolina. Dentistry is a second career for her that started in 2004 by helping her sister's practice in Texas. Working at Riviera Dental Care with Dr. McLemore and its great team since 2013 has been an rewarding and enriching experience.
When not working she loves reading, listening to music, designing, sewing, watching her nieces crazy dance videos and of course playing with her dog. 
Maureen Cowan, Insurance Coordinator
Maureen joined the Riviera Dental Care team in 2013. She has been in dentistry for over 30 years, first as a hygienist, then with a big dental insurance carrier in claims processing. "Must say this is an awesome place to work with awesome people!!"
She has been married to her "wonderful" husband for 30 years. They moved to Foley six years ago from Birmingham and have three children. Her oldest son still lives in Birmingham, her middle son is in PT school at University of South Alabama, and her daughter recently moved to Chicago.
Kimberly Miller, Patient Coordinator
Kimberly is a long time resident of Foley. She has been in dentistry since 2011. She really enjoys being a part of making our patients smile.
She attends Swift Presbyterian Church, where she a member of the choir and hand bells group. She is extremely proud of her daughter and son. Her three grandsons keep her young. She can be found fishing, kayaking, biking and spending time with friends and family in her spare time. You can always count on her to keep you laughing.
Amy Ballinger, Lead Assistant
Amy recently moved to the area from Arizona to fulfill her dream of living near the beach.  She has said, "I absolutely LOVE what I do and take great compassion in achieving each individual smile."  The most rewarding feeling for her is when patients leave having the beautiful smile they deserve.
She enjoys walks, area parks, cooking, the beaches and spending time with her family. She has four beautiful and amazing daughters, a bright handsome step-son, and her husband, whom she refers to as her "rock". 
Krista Gibson, Assistant
Krista is a native of Baldwin County. She got her Phlebotomy Certification from Fortis college prior to getting the opportunity to train as a dental assistant. To further her education she is currently enrolled in the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in Birmingham.
Outside of work Krista is very active in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, and going to the beach.
Auburn Lopez, Assistant
Auburn was introduced to dentistry in 2013 as a Dental Assistant.  She has also worked as a Patient Care Coordinator.  The one thing Auburn loves the most, is to see how changing a patient's smile transforms their lives.  
Auburn and her new husband have a Shihtzu named Chloe.  She spends most of her spare time with close family and long-time friends.
Meet our Newest
Team Members
in October!
Autumn Phillips, Assistant
Autumn is a life long resident of Robertsdale. She has been an assistant at Riviera Dental Care for over 2 years and is pursing her goal of going to Hygiene School, currently enrolled in the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program, Birmingham. She loves helping make her patients smile. 
Autumn attends 3 Circle Church, where she recently went on a mission trip to India. Her other interests include traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.
Joellen Solga, Assistant
Joellen moved to the area from Indiana in 2004. She started at Riviera Dental Care in 2005 and had been Dr. McLemore's lead assistant until she semi-retired.  Joellen has been dedicated to her profession for over 25 years. 

Her time away from work is spent with family, friends, and of course her dogs and the beach! Her big dream is to live on boat and travel the coast.
Lisa Evans, Lead Hygienist
Lisa was born and raised in Baldwin County. After graduating from Foley H.S. she completed a 6 month Red Cross Dental Assistant Program at Eglin AFB. She then went on to receive her National Certification and decided to further her education by entering the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in Birmingham. Lisa has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 25 years. 

When not at work she enjoys life on the Bon Secour river, kayaking, fishing and swimming with her two beautiful granddaughters.
Susan Mothershed, Hygienist
Susan was born and raised in Indiana. She has resided in Baldwin County since 1996 when she met her husband, who is a native of Foley. Susan has been in dentistry since 1995, starting as a dental assistant and later going to Alabama Dental Hygiene school in Birmingham. 
She has been with Riviera Dental Care 12 years. 

She spends her spare time with her four children and granddaughter. She enjoys traveling, which includes a mission trip to Ukraine Orphanages in 2011. She also enjoys fishing with her husband.
Anika Mitchell, Hygienist
Anika is originally from North Alabama.  She moved to the Gulf Coast 2 years ago.  Anika graduated from Wallace State Community College with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She joined the Rivera Dental hygiene team in 2016.

When not working she loves the beach, reading, and being involved with her church.
Jenny Emmons, Hygienist
Jenny grew up in North Alabama. She moved to Gulf Coast area 13 years ago. She lives in Gulf Shores with her daughter. Jenny has been in the dental field for over 25 years and with Riviera Dental Care for 3 years. 

She enjoys spending time with family and her new granddaughter.

Call our team today (251) 943-DENT
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