Meet Our Team
Crystal - Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal has over 15 years experience as a dental hygienist. She is originally from Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Harrisburg College with a degree in dental hygiene. Crystal moved to Holly Springs in 2004 and quickly grew to love the area. She continued her education at UNC and is proud to call herself a Tar Heel.
Crystal enjoys being a mother to her 2 children, as well as volunteering with Together On Center Stage, an inclusive program for individuals of all abilities. Her hobbies include running, cooking, and reading. Crystal strives to keep each patient comfortable during their appointment and help them attain their optimal oral health.
Gabby - Registered Dental Hygienist
Gabby is a native of this area and attended Central Carolina Community College to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys providing extremely thorough care and customized oral hygiene instructions to help her patients obtain their optimum oral health.
She currently resides in Holly Springs with her husband, Rich. They are members of Hope Community Church. In her free time, Gabby enjoys cooking, traveling and crossfit.
Kathryn - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathryn is originally from Liberty, NC and moved to the area in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2017 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She’s an avid Tar Heel fan and loves all things UNC.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in her church. Kathryn focuses on patient centered care and strives to provide a comfortable dental experience for all patients.
Gina - Clinical Assistant
Gina has been a dental assistant since 1996. She received her certification through the Dental Assistant National Board in 1999. Her vast experience was obtained while working in offices located in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She, her husband, Chuck, and daughters, Elizabeth and Katie moved to North Carolina in 2007.
Since then, she has completed North Carolina’s coronal polishing course and continues to be CPR certified. She has worked at Wake Dental Care since 2010 and happily calls Cary, her home. A member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Gina enjoys reading, cooking and yoga.
Cady - Clinical Assistant
Cady is originally from north-eastern North Carolina and moved to the area in September of 2015. She attended the dental assisting program at Martin Community College, where she received her DAII certification in August of 2015.
Cady has been interested in the dental field since a child and became even more interested after improving her smile and confidence with orthodontics. Her goal is to ensure every patient’s experience is an enjoyable one. In her free time she enjoys beach trips, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her rescue dog, Jackson.
Ruth - Clinical Assistant
Ruth is originally from the American Southwest, but has called North Carolina home since 1999. After homeschooling her kids for the last 17 years, she decided to go back to school for dental assisting at Wake Technical Community College. She graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2016.
Her goal is to help every patient feel relaxed and comfortable while having their dental needs met. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking.
Jeannine - Clinical Assistant
Originally from Rochester, NY, Jeannine came to NC through serving in the US Army. After 22 years in the telecommunications field, Jeannine felt her life pull in a different direction to help others in the field of dentistry. She finished Dental Assisting school in December 2016.
Jeannine is married with two children. In her free time Jeannine loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors to the fullest by kayaking, hiking and mountain biking.
Ticia - Office Manager
Ticia joined our team in January of 2018. She is a native of North Carolina and has worked in the dental field for over 15 years.
In her spare time, Ticia likes to get out and see the world as a tourist. She and her partner, Calvin, are avid cruisers and love exploring the Caribbean and other exotic locales. They also love the beautiful beaches of North Carolina, especially the Outer Banks. In December of 2015, Ticia and Calvin welcomed their first child together into the world, a precious little girl. They are looking forward to traveling as a family!
Karen - Administrative Assistant
Karen is also a Pennsylvania native… one of many who has joined the team at Wake Dental Care. A graduate of Penn State University, she has lived in Raleigh since 2000 and is the mother of three grown children. She has a variety of experience in business settings and in the past several years has worked in dentistry.
She strives to make each patient feel welcome while providing the clinical team all the necessary information to make patient’s visits at our office as stress free as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading and baking.
Lauren - Administrative Assistant
Lauren is a Boston Native, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and calls Washington State “home”. She will tell you that she feels like she grew up in a dental office from a young age, since she is a daughter of a Registered Dental Hygienist. Lauren is entering her 11th year in the dental field, starting as a dental assistant and now works in the administrative side.
Having recently moved to the Raleigh area, she is excited to explore this beautiful side of the country. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, Skyping with family and friends from back home and spending time with her boyfriend Kevin and their 3 dogs and 3 cats.
Jamie - Treatment Coordinator
Jamie has worked in the dental field for over thirty years. With her experience, ranging from Dental Assistant to various administrative roles, she has grown to love her interactions with patients, as well as the satisfaction she receives from helping others.
Jamie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has two grown children, a son and a daughter. Jamie and her husband of over twenty-five years moved to North Carolina in 2016, and are quickly learning to love the South. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and her beloved pets.