Lena joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2018. She graduated with her Associates in Arts at Mitchell Community College. She then received her Dental Assisting certificate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2017.
Lena is originally from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia. She moved to Mooresville, North Carolina with her mom when she was seven years-old and has been here ever since. Lena loves being outdoors, no matter the weather. She loves going on hikes, going to the lake or beach, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lena found herself wanting to be in the medical field for the longest time. She realized she wanted to pursue dentistry in her last year of her associates degree. She fell in love with dentistry because no matter what the problem is, it can always be fixed, whether that be with something as simple as a filling or something more surgical, like a dental implant. She values helping to give her patients their confidence back with their smile. It brings her joy to see how happy patients are with their final results. She is dedicated to helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. She strives to be very precise when providing patients the great care they deserve.
Amy joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2018. She attended Lima Technical College where she received her Dental Hygiene degree.
Amy is originally from Toledo, Ohio. In 2012, her family moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area for her son to race in the ARCA Racing Series. Outside of dentistry, Amy is also a Massage Therapist. She enjoys being outdoors, walking, hiking and reading.
Amy chose dentistry because it is the perfect career to balance health, science and art, while also utilizing her dexterity skills. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and hearing their stories and engaging in their lives. She values helping patients bridge the gap between dental concerns and overall health. Amy’s patients appreciate that she provides very thorough and gentle cleanings.
Shelly has been part of the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team since 2015, when the office first opened. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree at UNC Chapel Hill.
Shelly has lived in the Lake Norman, North Carolina area since 1988. She and her family love the outdoors and they have hiked and backpacked in many Western United States locations. She and her husband have two grown children, who are her pride and joy.
Dental Hygiene was the perfect choice for Shelly's career because her interests in science and healthcare allowed her to become the best she can be in her field. She is passionate about educating her patients and helping to improve their oral health and overall health. Comprehensive dentistry is her optimal goal. The ongoing relationships she has with her patients are very important to her. Getting to know her patients and their families gives her great joy and makes every aspect more personal.
Shelly is part of a local dental hygiene study group that brings in speakers to expand their knowledge in current technology in equipment and protocols. She is dedicated to educating her patients with current research and feedback as well as constantly educating herself with new standards of care.
Elizabeth, our Insurance Coordinator, has been part of the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team since 2015.
Elizabeth is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina when she was thirteen years old. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and hiking with her dog, Nola. She also recently started biking.
Elizabeth has always enjoyed working with the public, and originally went to college for nursing. She decided nursing was not the career for her, and became interested in dentistry. She values the gratification she gets when helping a patient achieve optimal dental health. She is dedicated to ensuring patients are satisfied with the dental care they receive in our office. She is known for providing friendly customer service.
Lori joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2018. She attended Ashland College for Business, Marketing and Fashion Merchandising.
Lori moved to North Carolina in 2017 from Northern Ohio for better weather and her spouse's new job opportunity. She enjoys spending time with her two girls, friends and family. Her hobbies include golfing, biking, decorating and sporting events.
Lori has been in dentistry for more than ten years. She is dedicated to establishing a comfortable experience for her patients in our office. She enjoys getting to know each patient personally. Lori is passionate about going the extra mile to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction.
Trish, our office manager, joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baker College. She is certified in OSHA, HIPPA, Adult First-Aid, CPR, and AED American Red Cross. Trish also received her Exceptional Leaders Certification (DDI).
Trish was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She has lived in many places, including Michigan, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, California and Germany. She moved to North Carolina in 2001 and she is happy to finally call Huntersville her home. Trish enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandkids. She enjoys reading, singing, playing piano, playing games, and being in nature (without the bugs). She also loves corny jokes and making others feel joy.
Trish volunteered on the base dental office in Dexheim, Germany and loved it. She then worked at a family practice in Laurel, Maryland, a pediatric practice in Tuscan, and with the moves, went back to school and worked in management on a large scale. She missed connecting with people, making a difference and doing work that matters and decided to come back to dentistry.
Trish strives to help patients feel instantly at ease when they walk into our office. She is dedicated to treating every patient like family and building trust with them. She enjoys getting to know who they are, what they like, and what they need. Trish represents Oak Ridge Dental Arts with integrity, kindness, care and quality our patients deserve. She loves the patients, staff and dentists in our office for what they bring to our office every day.