Karen

Karen

Surgical Assistant

Hometown: Smithtown, NY

“I love dentistry because I enjoy the diverse range of responsibilities, the ability to help others become healthy, and always learning something new.”

Favorite Five:

  • Food: Spanish/Latin
  • Dessert: Crème Brulee
  • Restaurant: Chef’s Palette
  • Music: Dance
  • TV Show: Friends reruns
Michelle

Michelle

Surgical Assistant, Clinical Team Leader

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

“I love dentistry because I love helping patients achieve their oral rehabilitation goals, and guiding them from the consultation process through the surgical and restorative treatment phases.”

Favorite Five:

  • Book: ‘Death in the Afternoon’ by Ernest Hemingway
  • Music/Band: Anything Prince or Glass Animals
  • Movie: 007 No Time to Die
  • Restaurant: A’verde Cocina and Tequila Library in Cary
  • Athlete: Kobe Bryant or Phillip Rivers
Janet

Janet

Financial Coordinator

Hometown: Rockland County, NY

“What I love most about dentistry is our patients! I truly enjoy greeting our patients every day and making sure everyone is happy and comfortable.”

Favorite Five:

  • Food: Mediterranean
  • Dessert: Cannoli
  • Restaurant: Vivace
  • Book: historical fiction
  • Movie: ‘The Blind Side’
Cloria

Cloria

Dental Assistant

Hometown: Durham, NC

“I love the busy aspect of dentistry, seeing patients satisfied in completion of treatment, and their genuine responses makes me happy and keeps me wanting to help.”

Favorite Five:

  • Book: ‘It’s Not All Downhill from Here’ by Terry McMillan
  • Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake
  • Restaurant: Benihana
  • Movie: ‘Pretty Woman’
  • College Sports Team: Duke
Sarah

Sarah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hometown: Plymouth, CA

“What I love most about dentistry is the opportunity to educate my patients and help others achieve oral health.”

Favorite Five:

  • Food: Tacos
  • Book: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings
  • TV Show: Yellowstone
  • Music: Colter Wall, Louis Armstrong
  • Pro Sports Team: Lakers, Ravens
Jennifer

Jennifer

Treatment Coordinator

Hometown: Austin, TX

“What I love most about dentistry is forming relationships with our patients and working closely with them to achieve their oral health needs.”

Favorite Five:

  • Book: ‘The Silent Patient’
  • Dessert: chocolate cake
  • Restaurant: Perry’s Steakhouse
  • Music/Band: Christian music
  • College Sports Team: UT Longhorns
Brie

Brie

Patient Care Coordinator

Hometown: Cocoa Beach, FL

“What I love most about dentistry is helping be a part of giving patients the confidence that a beautiful smile can give.”

Favorite Five:

  • Food: Pasta
  • Dessert: lemon cake
  • TV Show: ‘Gilmore Girls’
  • Music/Band: Zach Bryan
  • Movie: ‘Dirty Dancing’
Renee

Renee

Practice Liaison

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

“I like to tell my children that a smile is a universal language which can reach across all borders. When someone is able to smile confidently, as a result of excellent dental care, that helps people connect even more easily with one another! A dental provider who enables someone to smile confidently is invaluable in helping people make connections!”

Favorite Five:

  • Food: macadamia nuts
  • Dessert: berry cobbler with ice cream
  • TV Show: ‘Chuck’
  • Restaurant: Enrigo’s
  • College Sports Team: UNC!