Heather has been a part of our practice since 2005. She started out as a dental assistant, but in 2013, she left the “back” and became our office manager. Heather views her coworkers and patients as family and loves coming to work every day, yes this is true! When she is not at work, she can be found riding motorcycles with her husband, Jesse, or hanging out with their three kids. However, if Heather had to pick her own hobby, it would have to be shopping!
Junior Office Manager
Kim graduated from the dental assisting program at AB Tech in 2009 and has been with our office since 2013. She was a dental assistant with us for 6 years and then stepped into the role of Junior Office Manager. She is married to her hard working, handyman husband, Nathan, and has two beautiful children, Derek and Olivia. Kim stays busy with her kids being involved in numerous sports. In her free time, she enjoys going to the lake with her family, being outdoors, and attending Atlanta Braves baseball games!
Erica has been with our practice since 2018. She handles all of our patient accounts and can help you with any of your billing or insurance questions. Erica and her husband are natives to Henderson County and live here with their two daughters, Mckenna and Gracie. When Erica is not at the office, she loves spending time with her family and getting outdoors. She keeps everyone laughing with her witty jokes and she keeps everyone on their toes with her sneaky pranks.
Treatment Planning Coordinator
Teresa is our Treatment and Financial Coordinator. She has been building friendships around our office for the last 22 years. She takes care of a little bit of everything for us, which is why you may hear her referred to as “Momma T.” Teresa goes above and beyond to see that our patients fully understand their treatment options and that we are as accommodating as possible. She has been married to her best friend Rick for 42 years now! They have 3 wonderful children that have blessed them with 4 of the best grandchildren; Tyler, Miranda, Connor, and Lilee. When she is not in the office, you can often find her in the kitchen baking or out in the back-yard gardening, as well as spending time with her grandchildren and loving family.
New Patient Coordinator
Amarissa moved to North Carolina in 2014 from Boulder, Co. Originally a gypsy at heart, Amarissa has now found her forever home here in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, JB. She enjoys gem mining, being outside in the wild, helping out at her family’s camp and creating in the kitchen. As our New Patient Coordinator, she will be the first person you will speak with when coming to our practice, and she strives to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our patients!
Jessica has been with our practice since 2015. You will more than likely recognize her sweet voice from her answering the phone or when she calls to confirm your appointment. She works with our hygienist on scheduling and making sure they have all of the necessary products to provide our patients with the best care possible. She is your go to gal for your products and scheduling needs. Jessica and her husband Brandon have 3 children, Lily-Mae, Brenton, and Lee. When Jessica is not at the office, you can find her at the baseball fields with her family.
Hygiene Department Head
Melissa has been with our office since 2003 and in the dental hygiene field for 29 years. Melissa feels like her sweet patients have been her second family for awhile now and she treats each and every one of them like family! She loves educating and providing the best and most comfortable cleaning possible while laughing and having fun in the process. She has three children and a wonderful husband of 25 years, Brian. When she is not at work, she loves to relax, get involved in the community, and go on mission trips.
Margaret was born in Russia but moved to the United States and got her Associate of Applied Science degree in 1999 and became a dental hygienist. She loves the relationships that she has with her patients and how they have evolved over the years. When not at work, Margaret loves the great outdoors and admiring nature’s beauty. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Luna and Taco. They enjoying hiking, kayaking, and riding bikes. She supports wild life refuges, animal shelters, and charities.
Cherry was born and raised in the Philippines, where she graduated college in 1996. She then worked at a dental college in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she met her husband, Scott. They moved to the United States in 2002. Cherry graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical College as a dental hygienist in 2011. She has two boys, Alex, who recently joined the Army, and Topher who is in high school. Both of her boys love to play soccer, but Topher excels in wrestling. She also has two dogs, Peanut and Midnight. She enjoys gardening in her free time and her and her family enjoy road trips.
Lacie has been with our office since 2015. Dental hygiene has been an interest of hers since she was a small child. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is the relationships she builds while educating patients about oral health. She is married to her best friend, Justin, who is the Deputy Chief at the City of Hendersonville Fire Department. They have two children, Lane and Caroline, who keep them very busy when she is not in the office. Her family enjoys “glamping” every chance they get. She is an avid runner and loves spending time with her friends and family.
Alicia moved to Hendersonville in 2017 after her and her boyfriend bought their first house. She graduated from AB Tech’s Dental Hygiene program in 2010 and finished her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from ESTU in 2017. She is our recycling advocate around the office. She has a wonderful work ethic and is always willing to help anyone. She enjoys the educating aspect of the job and likes informing patients of their oral health and needs. She loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. She is obsessed with her dog, Toby. When she is not at work, she enjoys taking Toby for walks and hikes in the beautiful mountains. She also enjoys running and working out, mostly so that she can sample the delicious foods from the local restaurants and breweries.
Shelby was born and raised here in the small town of Hendersonville. She graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Greenville Tech and joined our team as a hygienist in 2019. Shelby loves making connections with her patients and putting them at ease when in the dental chair. The majority of her free time is spent with her family and boyfriend, along with their two golden doodles, Maisy and Indi. She loves the outdoors and is happiest when at the lake or the beach.
Heather is a native of Hendersonville where she lives with her beautiful daughter, McKenzie. After 6 years in finance, she decided to follow her high school dream of working in the dental field. In her free time, she loves getting pedicures and shopping with her daughter, doing crafts, painting, reading, or just about anything on the lake, especially jet skis.
Dental Assistant Department Head
Monica has been in our office since 2014. She graduated from the dental assisting program in El Paso, Texas in 2013. She was born and raised in Hendersonville. She is very passionate about her job. She loves coming to work every day to educate patients to obtain better oral hygiene. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her three children, Destiny, Tyler, and Austin, and their boxer, Abe. She loves being outdoors hiking, swimming, running, and grilling out.
Marjie is a native of Hendersonville. She completed the Dental Assisting program in AB Tech in 1979 and completed the Cosmetology program at Blue Ridge Community College in 2012. Marjie has been an asset to our office for 22 years. She has been married to her husband, John, for 36 years. They have two children, Stephanie and Drew, and four grandchildren, Tristan, Ava, Dawson, and Wyatt, along with three dogs.
Cindy has been a dental assistant since 2004. She worked in pediatrics for 6 ½ years. Since then, she has been in general dentistry. She has been with our office since 2017. Cindy and her husband, Jerry, have six children and eight grandchildren. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hunting, and fishing.
Alejandra has lived in Hendersonville for over 19 years but she is originally from Costa Rica. She loves both countries and travels to see family as often as possible. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She has been a dental assistant for five years and she enjoys every day of it. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and daughter. She recently added a new family member, their dog, Aria.
Diane is originally from the Tampa, Sarasota area of Florida. While in Florida, her hobbies usually revolved around the water, sailing, power boats, kayaking, and wind surfing. She has enjoyed many years of continuing education in the dental field, this includes her first job, which was working as an assistant with her family dentist. This is where she developed her love for the dental field. Her spare time is spent kayaking and spending time with her dogs, Hannah and Sadie, and her cat, Frank.
Brooke is from Travelers Rest, SC. She has a beautiful baby girl named Blakely. During her free time, she loves to be outdoors or by the pool. Summer is her favorite season. Brooke is the only girl and has five brothers! She started working here first as a hygiene assistant and then trained to become a dental assistant, which she absolutely loves! She loves her job and her coworkers and loves being part of this family!
Teresa was born and raised in Brevard, NC. She is married to her wonderful husband, Vernon, and they have three daughters and one granddaughter. She joined our team in 2019 and has grown to learn so many aspects of the dental world! When she is not at work, she likes to read, jog, ride bikes, and visit her granddaughter. She also has a small petting zoo in her backyard!
Jody grew up in Southern California with her mom and two older sisters and spent most of her weekends and summers at the beach. She had an interest in teeth and dentistry from a very young age. She attending a Dental Assisting program after finishing high school and she has been assisting dentists and caring for patients ever since! After living and working in California, she decided she needed a change and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where her son was born. She spent five VERY hot summers before making her way to North Carolina in 2009, where she met her husband, Lewis, and his four children and they formed their own version of the Brady Bunch, country style, in Green Creek, NC. She has an interest in many areas of dentistry but feels she has the most passion for teaching patients about oral health and educating them on how to keep their teeth healthy and making them last a lifetime. When she is not at work or tending to her three remaining teenagers or her chickens and turkeys, she enjoys walking, cooking, and working in her vegetable garden. She also loves to read and do needle point.