Anne, our Lead Dental Assistant, joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2017. She is certified in Nitrous Oxide, CPR, and Dental Radiography.
Anne was born and raised in Mount Holly, North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, and going out on the lake. The beach is her happy place.
Anne values caring for patients, helping them create great dental habits, and helping restore and create their smile. She understands many patients have dental anxiety and is dedicated to providing a comfortable dental experience. Anne worked in pediatric dentistry before joining our team, and she is great with children. She is known for providing a calming, comfortable experience, and explaining treatment and dental procedures in an understanding way for her patients.
Ashley has been part of the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team since the practice opened in 2007. She received her Dental Assisting certification from York Technical College. She is certified in Dental Radiography, Nitrous Oxide, Coronal Polishing and CPR.
Ashley was born and raised in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, going to concerts, being outside and spending time with her family and friends. She loves going camping with her husband, daughter and dog.
Ashley chose the dental field because dentistry offers many opportunities, challenges and rewards. She enjoys meeting and interacting with her patients and seeing them achieve the smile they have always wanted. Ashley understands that many patients have dental anxiety and she is dedicated to providing a comfortable experience to help overcome their fear. She prioritizes treating each patient as if they are her own family. She is known for being kind, caring and passionate.
Joanna has been with Oak Ridge Dental Arts since 2011. Joanna graduated from Central Piedmont Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is a certified chairside assistant with expanded functions and has training in orthodontics, Dental Implants and Invisalign®.
Joanna was born and raised in Mount Holly, North Carolina. She is a huge sports fan and loves Carolina Panthers football, Clemson Tigers football, and Duke Blue Devils Basketball. Summer is her favorite season and she loves being at the beach, lake or pool. She loves spending time with her daughter.
Joanna knew she wanted to work in healthcare, and chose dentistry because she believes it is amazing how instantly someone’s smile can change. It is important to her to make sure patients are comfortable and well taken care of. She enjoys seeing how happy patients are after transforming their smile and dental health. Joanna is very educated in dentistry because of her many years of experience in the field and informs patients of their treatment needs with ease. She is known for her great, outgoing personality, and is very caring and easy going.
Shantice joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2019. She is certified in CPR, Dental Radiography, and Coronal Polishing.
Shantice is originally from Bertie County, North Carolina. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to be closer to her sister. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, traveling with her family, and all types of outdoor activities. She loves making people happy and laugh. Shantice is also a Certified Nurturing Parent.
Shantice is passionate about helping patients understand the mouth is the gateway to the body, and informing patients that your oral health affects your overall health. She values building patients’ confidence with each smile. It is important to her that patients feel like they received the best dental care possible at our office. She is known for her bright smile and is very caring, compassionate, loyal and respectful. She always looks for the positive in every situation.
Jasmina joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2016. She earned her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Catawba Valley Community College.
Jasmina is originally from India and relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina after marrying her husband in 2005. Outside the office, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Jasmina is passionate about educating patients about how our oral health affects our overall health and how to improve oral health. She enjoys meeting new patients and providing a comfortable dental experience for them. Jasmina is known for being very detail oriented, friendly, outgoing, patient and caring.
Kara joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2018. She attended Guilford Technical Community College in 2014. She then graduated from Central Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Prior to Dental Hygiene, Kara was a Certified Dental Assistant. She is certified in Nitrous Oxide, Dental Radiography, CPR and Invisalign®.
Kara is originally from Faith, North Carolina. Kara moved from her small hometown to Charlotte, North Carolina. Kara is obsessed with weather, and says she would be a Meteorologist if she weren’t a Dental Hygienist. She loves spending time with her four-pound maltipoo, Lilly. She enjoys running, working out, and traveling. Kara was asked to be on the ABC show, “The Bachelor”, and regrets turning down the opportunity.
Kara always knew she wanted to be a Dental Hygienist. She had an amazing hygienist growing up named Betsy, and always told her she would have her job one day. She followed through with that plan and began her dental career path straight out of high school.
Kara values creating relationships with her patients and staying updated on their lives by seeing them every six months. She enjoys helping restore patients’ smiles and making them tartar and stain free. Kara understands each patient’s dental needs are unique and is dedicated to providing personalized dental care for each of her patients. She strives to put each of her patients at ease from the time they walk in the door and ensure they are happy when they leave. Kara is known for being very friendly and personable. She has an extremely positive personality, which is very contagious. She knows how to put a positive twist on any situation.
Malinda has been with Oak Ridge Dental Arts since 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California San Diego. She then received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Catawba Valley Community College.
Malinda is originally from San Diego, California. Prior to dentistry, she was a history teacher. She then decided she wanted a different career path and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she began her dentistry career. She now resides on Lake Norman and enjoys boating, jogging and yoga.
Malinda enjoys caring for patients and educating them about their oral health. She values creating relationships with her patients and seeing them improve, grow and change. She prioritizes meeting her patients’ needs in a kind, efficient and gentle manner and wants her patients to leave each visit with a happy smile on their face.
Gillian, our Insurance Coordinator, has been with Oak Ridge Dental Arts since 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Boston University. She then received her Master of Science in Human Services degree from Capella University.
Gillian moved to Charlotte, North Carolina from Boston in 2015. She enjoys reading about history, working out, and spending time with her husband and parents.
Gillian understands that insurance can be complicated and enjoys helping patients learn about their insurance coverage. It is important to her to ensure that all patients use their insurance benefits in the best way possible. Gillian is very patient and dedicated, and enjoys expanding her knowledge and learning more about insurance.
Haley, our Marketing Coordinator, joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2016. She graduated Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing degree.
Haley was born and raised in Mount Holly, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her family, her husband and their two Siberian Huskies. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and being in the mountains.
Haley enjoys incorporating her creative skills into dental marketing. She especially enjoys participating in community events and meeting the local community. She understands that many patients have dental anxiety and strives to create a warm, comfortable environment in the office.
Sasha, our Scheduling Coordinator, joined the Oak Ridge Dental Arts team in 2018.
Sasha is originally from Mexico, and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with her family. Apart from dentistry, Sasha is a dancer for the NC Brazilian Arts Project, and has been a performer for fourteen years. In her free time, she also enjoys martial arts and roller-skating.
Sasha values connecting with patients and helping them feel at ease during their dental visits. She understands many patients have dental anxiety, and strives to provide a friendly, comfortable environment from the time they walk into the office. Patients appreciate when Sasha knows them by name when they arrive and how she treats everyone like family when they come in for their dental visits.
Tonya has been with Oak Ridge Dental Arts since 2010. She attended Brigham Young University- Idaho as a Biology Major. She then received her Dental Assisting certification from the American Institute of Medical and Dental Technology in Provo Utah.
Tonya is originally from Raymond, Alberta, Canada and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1990. In her free time, she is a freelance Sports Photographer for small local newspapers. Tonya loves reading and is a member of a book club. She enjoys spending time with her family, near and far. She loves to travel around the world and experience other foods, history and cultures. She is a huge history buff and a self-proclaimed chocolate addict.
Tonya began her dental career as a dental assistant and transitioned into accounting because of her honesty and attention to detail. It is important to her that patients feel their dental needs are a priority and that they are comfortable coming to the dentist. She is known for being organized, detail oriented, empathetic, understanding, and has a good listening ear.