Meet the team

You won’t find a dentist or prosthodontist in Asheville with a staff as friendly or well-trained.

Let’s meet the team.

Cindy,
Practice Manager

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Cindy, Practice Manager

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area where she attended Los Medanos College, Cindy brings over 20 years of management experience to our practice. She provides optimal efficiency within her role, and operational integrity to support our patients and staff. If it’s outdoors, Cindy probably loves doing it, including hiking, parasailing, zip lining, gardening, and traveling. She also loves spending time with her son and her cat, and on the side, she enjoys helping our staff members with home makeovers.

Rhonda,
Treatment Coordinator

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Rhonda, Treatment Coordinator

Rhonda’s story is probably familiar to many of you who moved to Asheville. She originally vacationed in the area for 20 years before deciding it was time to live here. Originally from the Connecticut River Valley area, she attended Middlesex College in Connecticut, majoring in sociology/psychology. Rhonda received her Dental Assistant certification at the University of Florida and completed 3 ½ years of Practice Management training. She has 30-plus years of clinical and managerial experience, and celebrated her five-year anniversary with us in January 2020. Rhonda enjoys spending time at her camper on Buck Creek, gardening, photography, painting, and hiking.

Judy,
Treatment Coordinator

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Judy, Treatment Coordinator

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Judy graduated with an Allied Health degree from Point Park College. She moved to Asheville with her husband after he retired in 2018. Wasting absolutely no time, Judy started at our practice only a month after settling in. Being one of seven siblings, Judy loves the family atmosphere P&S offers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pets, cooking, and hosting dinner parties.

Kelly,
Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

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Kelly, Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Kelly moved to our area with her family in 1990. She completed the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Having been trained in a variety of roles since joining our practice in 2010, Kelly is considered one of our most versatile employees. Outside work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, Evan, and their one-year-old, Wyatt. Kelly loves supporting the local Asheville scene, whether it’s a festival, a new restaurant, or the beautiful outdoors.

Tamara,
Scheduling Coordinator

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Tamara, Scheduling Coordinator

Tamara was born in South Bend, IN and raised in Tampa, FL. She moved to Western North Carolina in 1991, where she began her dental career. She completed the Dental Radiology and Dental Assisting programs at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Tamara recently transferred from the clinic to the administrative department as the scheduling coordinator. She and her family are very active in the community with All Souls Episcopal Church, and she firmly believes it’s important to “keep Asheville weird!”

Sierra,
Marketing/Relations Coordinator

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Sierra, Marketing/Relations Coordinator

Sierra grew up just down the mountain from Asheville in Marion, NC. In 2014, she graduated from Western Carolina University with a dual degree in communications and business management. Sierra loves being able to market our practice as she firmly believes we’re all helping to improve our patients’ lives. She’s currently planning her wedding and will be marrying her junior high sweetheart, Jacob, in October 2020. They love spending time on the lake and at the beach, and they also enjoy remodeling their home and experimenting with gluten-free recipes.

Katelyn,
Sleep Administrator + Clinical Support

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Katelyn, Sleep Administrator + Clinical Support

Katelyn was born and raised just east of Asheville in Marion, NC and still lives there. Living in Marion allows her to experience the fast-paced, upbeat atmosphere of Asheville while maintaining her own, slightly slower-paced lifestyle. Katelyn comes from a medical background, and she has already amassed five years of experience. She’s married with two children, and the family enjoys taking full advantage of all of the seasons—especially picnics in the summer, apple orchards in the fall, and Biltmore House in the winter.

Loretta,
Sterilization Coordinator

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Loretta, Sterilization Coordinator

Loretta is an incredibly experienced staff member who, in her 22 years in dental practices, has worked as an assistant previously in different dental offices. She now expertly employes those same skills to keep the sterilization protocols and standards in our offices impeccable. Loretta is married and has two boys she adores—along with three dogs, three cats, and a new kitten. She also enjoys being active and loves living in a place like Asheville that has so much to offer.

Karen,
Lead Clinical Assistant + Denture Lab Technician

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Karen, Lead Clinical Assistant + Denture Lab Technician

As a child, Karen had an aunt she looked up to who worked as a dental assistant. So Karen grew up knowing that’s what she wanted to do. Karen graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and since has amassed a lot of experience—now with over 32 years in dentistry, focused on dentures. Karen is a Haywood County native who enjoys volunteering at her church and has been on several mission trips. This year, Karen traveled to the Dominican Republic where she helped build a church. Karen’s free time is devoted to gardening or hunting with her husband and son.

Lauren,
Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

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Lauren, Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

Lauren became interested in dentistry at age 13 after experiencing orthodontic treatment. Seeing her smile be completely transformed was fascinating to her and from then on, she knew she wanted to help others achieve a great smile. Lauren is a native of Candler who is proud to call the Blue Ridge Mountains home. She completed the Dental Hygiene program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and has been in the dental field for 13 years now. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys being outdoors with her family and exploring all that Asheville has to offer.

Ann,
Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

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Ann, Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

Though she originally called upstate New York home, Ann moved to Asheville in 1986 and loves our beautiful mountain views. She joined our practice in 2004 after graduating from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as a registered dental hygienist. That makes Ann our longest-standing employee. Married with four kids, quality family time is very important to her. Whether it’s school-related activities, sports, hiking and biking, or church gatherings, Ann has a boundless energy for what she loves doing.

Whitney,
Dental Assistant

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Whitney, Dental Assistant

Whitney was born in Asheville and raised just to our west, in Candler. She graduated from high school in 2007 and has been in the dental field ever since. Whitney is mom to an adorable dog named Ella, who she spends most of her time with. In fact, on most weekends, you can find the two of them with Whitney’s extended family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors. Whitney loves the unique restaurant scene that Asheville offers and enjoys experimenting with different cuisines.

Melissa,
Dental Assistant

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Melissa, Dental Assistant

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Melissa and her husband relocated to Asheville just last year. She’s worked in dentistry for more than twenty years and especially enjoys patient care. Melissa was so pleased to find our practice upon moving to the area, because everything just clicked into place. Melissa and her husband love experimenting with the unique cuisines and endless craft beer selection Asheville has to offer. She also loves exploring Asheville’s city life and the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Diana,
Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

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Diana, Registered Dental Hygienist + Clinical Assistant

Diana grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Asheville with her family when she was just six years old. She later went on to study dental assisting and dental hygiene at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Diana has been with us since 2013 and loves that she’s able to develop lasting connections with our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, as well as painting, reading, and calligraphy. She also loves assisting Sierra, our marketing coordinator, with creative designs and ideas.

Simon,
Lab Technician

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Simon, Lab Technician

Simon was born and raised in a small town in Scott County, TN. He went on to serve in the Air Force, where he trained in dental assisting and hygiene. From there, Simon followed his interests into more training, this time in the dental laboratory field. Simon still serves in the Air Force Guard, and manages to create our crowns, veneers, temporaries, and more for patients in our in-house lab. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashly, and their children.

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