DENTAL assistants

Our Dental Assistants, Rena, Haley, Erica, Ashley, Mike, Britt & Grace take on significant responsibilities at NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns

It is important to note that all NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns Dental Assistants take yearly advanced continuing education courses in both Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and in Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA) compliance.

For many patients with complex dental cases, going to the dental office can be a very stressful and/or fearful experience. Our Dental Assistants have many years of education, experience & training that put even the most anxious patient at ease, allowing for a calm & relaxing experience in the dental chair.

Meet our Dental Assistants:

RENA has been a dental assistant for more than 27 years. She studied at FTCC Fayetteville NC & loves caring for patients by building confidence through their smiles. She hopes to see you soon! In her spare time Rena enjoys hiking, traveling & spending time with family & friends. We are happy to have her as a team member of the NC Prosthodontic Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns for the past 5 years.

HALEY is one of those rare individuals native to North Carolina. She grew up in Apex, and currently lives in Clayton with her husband and 2 girls. Spending time with friends and family is a top priority for Haley. She loves to travel when she can, preferably anywhere with new and exciting things to do. Her new adventure with our office began in October 2018, after 13 years as a dental assistant at an oral surgery office. She is a highly trained member of our team, having graduated with honors from Wake Technical Community College-Dental Assisting Program in 2005. We are happy to have her with us at NC Prosthodontics Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns.

MIKE attended Wake Technical Community College’s Dental Assisting program in 2020. This program allowed him to become deeply involved in the dental community. Through that experience, he was able to participate in several organizations to promote better oral health education, which include Wake Smiles, POE Center and Give Kids a Smile. These events have enhanced his educational experience and more importantly, advocated for better overall health. Upon graduation, he completed all requirements needed to become certified as a dental assistant. Currently, he is a full-time student at NC State. In his free time, he enjoys an active lifestyle and being outdoors. Mike looks forward to becoming a dentist in the future to continue to serve the community. He is proud to be a part of our practice and we at NC Prosthodontics Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns are excited to have him on board.

ERICA began her journey in North Carolina in 2012, where she attended Shaw University on an academic and athletic scholarship. During her time at Shaw, she served as Miss Senior to the 2016 class, became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and earned her Bachelors degree in social work. In her spare time she enjoys going to any sporting event and spending time with her friends. Erica got her start in dental assisting after completing the Wake Tech Dental Assisting program in 2021. After completing her summer rotation with us, we decided to make her a part of our team. She shows true passion! We at NC Prosthodontic Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns are happy to have her.

ASHLEY is from Washington state and has been a dental assistant for 14 years. She did her schooling in Louisville, Kentucky but spent most of her dental career in Phoenix, Arizona. She enjoys traveling with her husband, 2 sons and daughter who she loves very much. As our newest assistant, we are excited to have her at NC Prosthodontic Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns.

BRITTANY was integrated into the dental field alongside her mother (Grace) by being a hands-on learner. She worked for Dr. Schweitzer in 2002 and received more in-office training once hired with us. During her interview process, it was questioned how well she would be able to work with her mother, after 4 years they are the mother-daughter dynamic duo and closer than ever! Brittany does many different things, but became our Patient Relations Liaison and also handles marketing for the practice. She has a Bachelors in Fine Arts for dance from East Carolina University and couldn’t be her best self without the love of her life and her poodle. We are happy to have such a diverse assistant at NC Prosthodontic Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns.

GRACE has been in the dental field for 40 years. She has established a lifelong career in dentistry-following the footsteps of her grandfather, mother and sister.  She graduated from Queens College in New York and later completed the dental assistant program at Rutgers University. Outside her work environment, she takes pride in having raised 5 awesome children! They are her greatest achievement in life. She also enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and 2 very energetic German Shepherds. We at NC Prosthodontic Specialists-Dentures, Implants & Crowns are grateful to have her expertise.