Meet the Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. I have been part of Dr. Reese's team since 1996. My favorite parts of my job include building relationships and making someone who is afraid of the dentist change their opinion. Knowing that what I do can bring so much joy to someone is also very rewarding. The patients comment about my thorough but gentle cleanings. My goal is to provide each patient with the best quality care in a kind caring manner.
I am a Catawba County native and presently reside in the Sherrills Ford community with my husband. We have a son who graduated from Appalachian State University and a daughter who graduated from East Carolina University. When I am not working I enjoy relaxing on Lake Norman or the beach with family and friends.
My career in dental hygiene began in 2003 after I graduated from Catawba Valley Community College. I joined Dr. Reese in 2011 and am so happy to work with him and the rest of our fantastic team. Everyone here cares for our patients and each other like family! My goal is to provide patients with dental hygiene care that’s second to none while building trusting patient relationships.
I am married and have one daughter. Away from work I like to camp, read, be outdoors, and spend time with my family. I also volunteer at my daughter’s school whenever possible.
I have been with Dr. Reese for 21 years — since the very beginning of this office, in fact! We’ve always treated our patients like family; I love hearing new patients say they’ve never been treated as nicely as they have been here. We have the best interests of our patients in mind when they come to our office — doctors and staff both!
My husband Robert and I have three grown children and one grandson. Robert was the contractor who built our office! I enjoy going to antique and consignment stores, reading, traveling, and cheering on the Carolina Panthers. I am also very active in my church through the women’s circle group and church council, and as a community volunteer at free dental clinics and nursing home visits.
While I’m the newest member of Dr. Reese’s team, I bring over 18 years of experience in general dentistry and endodontics with me to this great office. I’m responsible for patient care, assisting the doctor, set-up and cleanup, taking radiographs, sterilizing instruments, making models for instructional use, and chart maintenance. I love working with a team and doctor who care so much for the well-being of our patients and each other. Watching people leave with a smile that stretches ear to ear is the best part about my job!
I’ve been married 15 years and have two boys, ages 13 and nine. I also have two dogs: one that stays inside and loves to cuddle, and the other who stays outside and only ever wants to play catch! I enjoy watching and cheerleading my boys when they play sports and I love cookouts with family and friends on long weekend trips.