I enjoy working with and getting to know each of our patients and their families. Being in orthodontics means each day I’m surrounded by smiles, and I love watching those smiles being created! I’ve been involved in the dental and orthodontic field for more than ten years and am passionate about my job, as are my team members here at Signature Smiles Orthodontics. We are great together, because we’re all focused on delivering amazing, personalized care to each person.
I was born in Colorado Springs, CO, raised in Rocky Mount and now live in Nashville with my family. I’m the mother of two wonderful boys who stole my heart from birth and keep me on my toes 24/7. When I’m not at the office, I’m likely with my sons, and enjoying time outside or at the beach. My greatest passion and hobby is photography.
Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator
It’s amazing to watch the changes that happen in our patients over the course of treatment. In orthodontics, we see patients every month for about two years, so we get to know them and develop friendships with them. I’ve worked in the dental field for more than 50 years, starting as a dental assistant and then becoming office manager and treatment coordinator. I oversee all aspects of the practice and work directly with patients and parents to make scheduling and coordination a smooth process. I ensure that everyone receives great, personalized care and attention, at each visit.
I grew up in Greene County and have lived in Wilson for almost 50 years. I love spending time with my three grandchildren and my two sweet dogs, Nelly and Peanut. They definitely keep me busy and on the go!
I love people, especially children, and I enjoy making everyone smile. Working in our practice allows me to do just that. I really like coaxing a smile out of a shy patient, and encouraging them to open up and enjoy their orthodontic experience, from their first visit until the day their braces come off. Before entering the orthodontic field, I worked in property management and real estate for 25 years. However, after wearing braces in my youth and being thrilled with the experience and the results, I wanted to assist others to achieve the same feeling. I made the decision to go back to school and become a dental assistant; it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!
I’m a lifetime resident of Wilson, and have two children, Taylor and Turner. I’m active in several community organizations, including West Nash United Methodist Church, the Wilson Board of Realtors, and The Bennett Optimist Club. I enjoy cooking, traveling, music, going to the beach, and being with family.
Having worked in both general and pediatric dentistry, I must say I really like being in orthodontics. Playing a role in creating smiles, and knowing that the person will have a healthier, happier life, is a wonderful feeling. I love that we see our patients and their families so often and we’re able to get to know them as individuals. We look forward to their visits because we’ll hear the latest news about their adventures and plans. It’s important that each person we care for knows that not only are they in excellent hands, but that we genuinely want to make their treatment experience positive, so I do my best to make sure that message comes across.
I’m originally from Mexico, am married, and have two wonderful children who bring much joy into my life. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family and friends and I'm also a passionate reader.
It’s so rewarding to see the positive changes in our patients as they move through their treatment. Knowing we’ve helped someone feel more confident about their appearance, and how that carries over into their day-to-day life because they know they have a beautiful smile, is a great feeling. I am always fascinated to watch the physical and emotional transformations that happen in a person as their new smile is created. They start to walk with their head up and smile without covering their mouth, and they laugh more, too. I will never tire of being part of that process!
I was born and raised in the Nash County area and now live in Bailey with my daughter Kaitlyn, who is my pride and joy. If I’m not at work, my favorite place to be is at the beach.
I love making people smile, and I love my job. Here, each patient comes to us with dreams of straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, and we make that happen, using personal treatment plans and finding options that work for them. Being in orthodontics means I get to know each patient as a person, and I love learning about their lives and interests. The day that the braces come off and the patient can’t stop looking at their new smile, our whole team is smiling and laughing right along with them, because we’re happy to have been part of that process.
I have lived in Rocky Mount for most of my life. In my spare time, you’ll find me riding my motorcycle and being with friends and family. I have five dogs who I love to pieces and who keep me busy and entertained.