Meet our Team
Our Office Manager Kristy is likely to be the first person you see when you enter our office. She will greet you and make sure your records are up-to-date so that we can best serve your needs. A former teacher, she puts her organizational skills to good use handling insurance claims, our hygiene schedule, and day-to-day office operations. Kristy is a Meredith grad and earned her Master’s in English Literature at the University of Maryland.
You may have spoken with Sandy, our Patient Care Coordinator, when you made your first appointment with us. Sandy reviews treatment plans with patients and coordinates care with other offices. She also keeps our website and social media sites current and manages inter-office communication. Sandy is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate; she lives in Durham with her husband, two dogs and a cat who rules the house.
With the practice since May, 2007
Fred joined our team in 2018. He grew up in Durham, North Carolina and is a huge supporter of the Carolina Tar heels. He is highly trained with 20 years of experience working in the dental field. He loves interacting with people, which is why he fits in so well with our team! In his free time, he loves to watch and participate in sports. He has competed in The State Games of NC where he has participated in long jump and triple jump.
With the practice since March, 2018
Laura has worked in the hygiene field since 1995. She attended Pembroke State University and earned her dental hygiene degree from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. Laura enjoys the individualized care she is able to provide our patients as she and they together work to maintain optimum dental health. Laura enjoys traveling with her husband on her days away from the office.
With the practice since July, 2007
Mimi is our Senior Dental Assistant, working chairside with patients. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. She came to the mainland after graduating from high school and attended the UNC School of Dentistry, where she earned her diploma in Dental Assisting. Mimi worked for five years in the Prosthodontics Department at UNC, then joined our practice. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their sons and their extended family on weekends.
With the practice since April, 1999
Elantra graduated with honors from the Dental Assisting Program at Alamance Community College in May of 2016 and joined our practice just a few months later. She is a gifted assistant who enjoys learning about the processes of making fixed restorations as well as dentures. She was born and raised in Rockingham, NC, and moved to Burlington in 2009. She loves spending time with her precious niece, her friends and family, and her chihuahua Sandy. And yes – she drives an Elantra!
With the practice since August, 2016
Jill is originally from Ohio, and graduated in 2005 from Eastland Career Center in Ohio in the Dental Assistant Program. In 2011, she moved from Ohio to North Carolina where she spent 5 years working as a teacher’s assistant for special needs children. She worked at the UNC School of Dentistry before settling here at Triangle Restoration Dentistry. She is passionate about serving others and believes that working in the medical field is the best way to do so. When she is not at work, Jill loves to spend time with her 3 wonderful children, her feisty cat and lovable dog.
With the practice since August, 2017
Bernadette joined our practice as an administrative assistant new to dentistry, and quickly demonstrated her aptitude for working as a dental assistant. We shouldn’t have been surprised by this hidden talent, as she volunteered with a wild animal rescue site as a teenager and once assisted with oral surgery on a tiger! Bernadette has capably assisted chairside for years and now works in our lab as well. It seems there’s nothing she can’t do!
With the practice since December, 2007
Dick has been keeping things running smoothly in our in-house lab for quite some time; he was with the practice when it was previously owned by Dr. John Hansel. Dick earned his associate’s degree in Dental Laboratory Technology from Durham Technical College. After working in manufacturing management, he began his artistic career designing and creating commissioned stained glass windows. We feel fortunate that he later turned his talents back to the health field and now fabricates beautiful and functional dentures and partials for our patients.
With the practice since January, 1993
Our new intern Mitchell comes to us from UNC is gaining hands-on experience working in the dental lab and in our business office and is in the process of applying to dental school.
With the practice since May, 2018