All professionals at Smiles by Bigelow maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Tod A. Bigelow, DDS, PLLC
Dr. Bigelow earned his dental degree from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln Dental College in 1981. Following graduation, he practiced dentistry in a family setting in Denver, CO until 1993. He and his family then relocated to Hattiesburg to take over the dental practice following Dr. David Miller’s retirement. As part of his commitment to staying current in the dental field, Dr. Bigelow maintains membership in the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association. He has also served in the Kiwanis Club, the Area Development Partnership, the Boy Scouts, and other community organizations.
Dr. Bigelow has pursued continuing education in all areas of family dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and bleaching, grinding and clenching treatment, and full-mouth restorative dentistry. He has received advanced training in occlusion dentistry and TMJ treatment from the prestigious Pankey Institute.
Dr. Bigelow married Pam Curry (who is a Hattiesburg native). Pam is an intervention specialist for the Petal School District. They have two sons, Drew and Brooks. Both boys attend the University of Mississippi.
Meet the Team
Hello, my name is Ginny Hust. I am Dr. Bigelow’s Office Manager. I first worked for Dr. Bigelow from January 2008 till November 2011 and recently returned September of 2015. I have been in dentistry for over 20 years and love working with Dr. Bigelow at Smiles by Bigelow. I love that we treat our patients like family and that we care about each and every one of them. At our office we are very family oriented and new patients will feel that when they visit us for the first time. So hurry on out to see us!! I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 21 years. We have three sons and four wonderful grandchildren.
My name is Chealea Ford and I am a Dental Hygienist here at Smiles by Bigelow. I graduated from PRCC in 2014 and have been working with Dr. Bigelow ever since. I enjoy helping patients overcome their fear of the dentist and helping them feel great about their smiles. I love working with Dr. Bigelow to give each patient the best care possible. I live in Petal and enjoy running and reading in my spare time.
My name is Jan Harrington and I work for Dr. Bigelow at his front desk. I have been in dentistry for over 15 years and I really enjoy working for Dr. Bigelow. I have worked for Dr. Bigelow for a total of one and a half years. I love my job and the one on one connection that it allows me to have with our patients because they are like family to us here at Smiles by Bigelow. I have been married to my husband, Charlie, for 28 years. We have two sons and two daughters and four fabulous grandchildren.
My name is Marta Carmical and I have been a hygienist for 20 years. Smiles by Bigelow and its employees truly care for our patients and their needs. I am married to Chris Carmical of Laurel and have two boys, Drew, and Wesley, both students at South Jones High School.
My name is Nicole Stansel. I am Dr. Bigelow's assistant. I started to work for Dr. Bigelow while attending assisting school in 2011. My husband, Chris and I have been married for 4 years and we have 4 children together. I love working with Dr. Bigelow to meet every patient's wants and needs in order to give them a confident, beautiful smile. I enjoy being around such a caring staff and doctor who truly takes the time to give every patient their undivided attention so that they may receive the best care possible.