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Meet the Team

Vicki- Office Manager  
Vicki joined our team in 2019. Originally from Georgia, she moved to eastern NC in 2009 on her husband’s orders with the United States Marine Corps. After serving two enlistments, they decided to change paths but still make NC home and we are so glad they did.  Her passion for patient care and satisfaction is unsurpassed and she has been such a valuable leader for our team. 
Susan- Senior Scheduling Coordinator 
Susan has been part of the team the longest. She started working with Dr. Ward in 2000 as a certified dental assistant.  She has since hung up her dental jacket for the luxuries of working in the front office with cushy chairs.  On occasion, Susan is still called to dental assist when necessary.  She has a wealth of knowledge with a very caring personality.  Patients absolutely love her and so do we!  We have decided, she is never allowed to retire.
Katie- Scheduling Coordinator
Katie is one of our scheduling coordinators and she does a great job! As our practice continued to grow, we wanted to add someone great to our front office. We waited, and waited, to find the perfect match to add to our work family. Katie was that person. She has fit in beautifully. With her past work experience in endodontics along with her work ethic and personality, we’re not sure how we all lived without her!
Op SmileMelissa- Certified Dental Assistant  
We were fortunate to add Melissa to our team in 2010.  Her experience in pediatric dentistry has been a valuable asset.  Patients love her compassion, especially the ones that may arrive to their appointments nervous.  Melissa has a way with patients to put them at ease. Many returning patients request Melissa to assist again with their appointment.
Jodi-  Certified Dental Assistant  
Jodi is our Marine Corps veteran. She served from 2007-2010 as an aviation ordinance tech. Jodi provides unique experience as she is not only a Certified Dental Assistant, but was also certified as a medical assistant and surgical technologist. She makes a great asset to our team!
Kristen- Dental Assistant  
Kristen is a dreamer.  She has big goals.  So far, she is accomplishing all the goals she has been dreaming about.  She is on a constant quest to always be learning.  We are lucky to have her.  Patients just love her.  So do we.
 Danielle- Certified Dental Assistant
Danielle was completing her schooling to become a Certified Dental Assistant, when we met her. Danielle was chosen specially for our practice as a required rotation. We were not looking to add a new assistant. But, we loved her so much, we could not let her go, and we’re glad every single day we didn’t.  
Amanda-Certified Dental Assistant
Amanda is our newest addition to the team and we absolutely adore her. The patients really respond to her calm, loving nature. Amanda brings her experience from general dentistry and has quickly come to love endodontics. We are very grateful to have her.